Barnum - Broadway

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages... step right up to The Ritz Theatre for a front row seat and a first rate glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and original ring leader of them all... Mr. P.T. Barnum! Written by Mark Bramble, Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Michael Stewart, we're giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like you've never seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!


St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today an ongoing lineup of three video series featuring past and present Mercury talent, to include actors, musicians and members of several creative teams.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Hello, Dolly!, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, was set to begin performances this summer at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. Producers of the show today announced that the production has been postponed to 2022.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Following the announcement of Riverside Theatres Digital, Riverside Theatres are thrilled to announce the first concert in the brand new series of specially produced digital concerts, You'll never walk alone, which streams live at 5pm on Sunday 31st May.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Full casting has been announced for Hello, Dolly! as one of the most iconic musicals of all time comes to the Adelphi Theatre this summer. This brand new production is headlined by Imelda Staunton, as she reunites with director Dominic Cooke, following the critically acclaimed production of Follies at the National Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director; Kit Ingui, Managing Director), the non-profit theatre with a mission to present radically inclusive works that galvanize the community of New Haven, has announced dates, complete casting, and creative team for The Chinese Lady, written by Lloyd Suh and directed by Ralph B. Peña. Performances begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for a limited run through April 12, 2020. Opening night is set for Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 PM on Stage II (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT). The Chinese Lady exemplifies the theater's mission by offering audiences the opportunity to explore their collective humanity.
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
American alt-rock supergroup Beauty in Chaos presents their new single, 'A Kind Cruelty' ft. Curse Mackey. This is a taster of Beauty in Chaos' forthcoming full length album 'The Storm Before The Calm', to be released on May 22 via LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective. Recorded at Ciravolo's own SAINTinLA Studio, it was produced by Michael Rozon, Grammy-nominated for his work with Ministry.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020
BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
As a result of COVID-19, the Grand Theatre made some dramatic programming announcements today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Joining the many stars entertaining fans from quarantine, the great Hugh Jackman took a seat at the piano to cover Dear Evan Hansen's 'You Will Be Found.'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2020
Today's top stories: read Seth Rogen's live-tweet of the CATS film, plus check out our list of today's upcoming live-streamed events you can attend from your own home!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
So you're stuck at home. We are too. Good thing there's endless hours of theatrical content available online to fill all your time social distancing. (And no, we're not talking about a good YouTube Spiral.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020
Robert A. Reed, Executive Director, of the Plano Symphony Orchestra today announced that a slate of officers and board members were unanimously elected at the organization's annual meeting held Sunday, June 7, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2020
Today's top stories: stars are speaking out against racism on Broadway, future Hairspray productions will need to be cast as written, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
The Tank has announced a full slate of programming for its annual PrideFest. Every year in June, The Tank opens its stages to a wide variety of performances and discussions surrounding the topics of sexuality, gender, equality, old battles and new ways of fighting them.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Casting Directors Geoff Josselson, C.S.A., and Katja Zarolinski, C.S.A., announced today the launch of JZ Casting, a New York-based casting office, with over 25 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry. Their new offices are located at 226 West 37th Street, Suite 604.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Newly established company Clovelly Fox Productions will present their debut production by renowned Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, When The Rain Stops Falling from 2 a?" 11 April at Space 28 at the Victorian College of the Arts.
by Michael Quintos - Jan 26, 2020
During the opening night performance of her fun return engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series at the Samueli Theatre, Tony Award winner Lillias White felt strongly about putting on a a?oehappy show,a?? as a way to combat all the sadness and fear that have overtaken our world. Joined on stage by her talenteda?"and gleefully playfula?"artistic director/accompanist Abdul Amid, Ms. White definitely accomplished her goal of making us smilea?? while also gifting us with a heaping portion of exactly why she has remained one of musical theater's most treasured voices. Ms. White's show continued for two additional shows on January 24-25, 2020.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 17, 2020
Los dos artistas han publicado esta versión del tema de Pasek y Paul popularizado en el film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2020a?"21 season, featuring a repertoire of beloved classics, company premieres, and a much-anticipated world premiere. The 66th season opens with audience favorite Carmen. American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard makes her HGO and role debut as Carmen in the revival of Rob Ashford's acclaimed 2014 production of Bizet's classic. She is joined by tenor Andrea Caré as Don José, bass-baritone Christian Pursell as Escamillo, and Anita Hartig as Micaela, all making their HGO debuts. The production will be conducted by HGO Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020
Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
With Seth's Big Fat Broadway Vacations, you can cruise the seven seas with Broadway favorites Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who will join in on the fun to Key West, Mexico, and Grand Cayman (February 13 - 20, 2021). Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, onboard Celebrity Apex, and immerse yourself in all things Broadway on this seven-night journey.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Merrigong Theatre Company has announced its 2020 MERRIGONGX Artists' Program which consists of two shows, two development showings, four Made From Scratch events and an insight into the continued development of works from seven local artists.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As part of its 40th Anniversary Season and fifth anniversary of the Moonlight Presents series, the Moonlight Amphitheatre will offer four events in April. Fall and winter events will be announced this summer. With title sponsorship from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the City of Vista has been able to expand year-round programming at the city owned Moonlight Amphitheatre for the past five years. Moonlight's Managing Director Colleen Kollar Smith oversees programming of the Presents series and today announced the April line-up.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
New Camerata Opera will present the New York fully-staged premiere of  Barnum's Bird at (Le) Poisson Rouge, a live music venue located in Greenwich Village. This opera, composed by Libby Larsen with a libretto by Bridget Carpenter, debuted in 2001. It tells the story of famed operatic soprano, Jenny Lind, and her American tour with P.T. Barnum in 1850. Barnum's Bird is also an extraordinary vehicle through which to gain insight into one's own experiences as a lover of art and a consumer of entertainment. Performances will be held on May 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
A star-studded cast including some of Australia's most celebrated television, film and theatre performers will join already announced Lachy Hulme and Roz Hammond in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, to be staged at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited season from 23 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Enda Markey, the producer of Boublil & Schönberg's DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING, has announced that Rachelle Ann Go, the acclaimed West End and Broadway star, will join the concerts celebrating the creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more. DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? will have its premiere at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June prior to dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
American alt-rock supergroup Beauty in Chaos presents their new single, 'A Kind Cruelty' ft. Curse Mackey. This is the first taste of Beauty in Chaos' forthcoming full length album 'The Storm Before The Calm', to be released on May 22 via LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective. Recorded at Ciravolo's own SAINTinLA Studio, it was produced by Michael Rozon, Grammy-nominated for his work with Ministry.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Australian actor and writer, Roz Hammond will play the chilling role of Nurse Ratched in a new stage adaptation of one of the world's most iconic stories, starring opposite previously announced actor Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Beaconsfield, Romper Stomper) as the anarchistic Randle Patrick McMurphy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Tufts University BlackOut Step Team defeated top ranked collegiate step teams to win UpStaged Scholastic Productions' UpStaged 1: Step and the City National Collegiate Performing Arts Association (NCPA) Step Championship.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Tufts University BlackOut Step Team defeated top ranked collegiate step teams to win UpStaged Scholastic Productions' UpStaged 1: Step and the City National Collegiate Performing Arts Association (NCPA) Step Championship. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Birmingham Hippodrome have announced that Australian actor, singer and much-loved personality Jason Donovan will make his pantomime debut in this year's long-awaited pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Saturday 19 December alongside previously announced returning favourite Matt Slack.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Hailed as “a remarkably strong and diverse exploration of everything opera can be in the city (The New York Times),” the New York Opera Fest celebrates its fifth season with performances by 20+ local opera companies in all five boroughs of New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is excited to present a?oeThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,a?? March 6a?"April 5, 2020, adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford from the popular children's book by Newberry Medal-winning author Kate DiCamillo. The play is directed by Meghann Henry.
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White is releasing her highly-anticipated second album, entitled, GET HAPPY!  The album is scheduled for release in Spring 2020 - and is a modern mix of Motown, Standards, Rock-and-Roll, and Jazz a?" all re-invented for today's audiences. The tracks all center on the theme of a?oehappinessa??.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Some of the biggest names in British pantomime have come together to raise awareness and show support for theatrical charity ACTING FOR OTHERS with a hilarious take on the panto classic a?oeThe 12 Days Of Lockdowna??.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The acclaimed ETHEL string quartet is going virtual this month. Details are below about their upcoming online events.
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020
See a special message from the cast of Ebenezer Scrooge's Big San Diego Christmas Show at the Old Globe below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
St Kilda's MEMO Music Hall continues its transition from Dance Hall to Digital Venue with a very special Mother's Day event at 7.30pm 10 May featuring an all-star line-up of leading ladies of Australian Music Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2020
Hugh Jackman recently chatted with The Daily Beast, where he discussed his thoughts on a potential future re-casting of Wolverine.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2020
She may not be America's Next Drag Superstar in title, but the Queen of New York is ready to expand her queendom and take on the world. Already an icon in the NYC drag community before entering the workroom, Brita Filter (known to RuPaul's Drag Race viewers as simply Brita), has long-used her theatrical roots and Broadway-ready lipsync style to outshine her competition.
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Hugh Jackman, who is set to star on Broadway this fall in The Music Man, had the potential to be turned into a CGI cat in the Tom Hooper film adaptation of the hit musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
We asked our staff and critics around the country what their favorite films are - if you're in need of something to watch, check out some of their suggestions below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its WEDNESDAY LINE-UP. The spotlight is on YOU and we can get through this together. Being socially distant may be the biggest role you will ever have to play. Let's come together while being apart with workshops, workouts, classes and talkbacks.