Big Broadway

Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

The 1987 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. A witty, moving, insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score make this already classic motion picture fantasy an unforgettable theatrical experience. 'Big' is satisfyingly good. The music of David Shire, the lyrics of Richard Maltby Jr., the book by Jerome Weidman and the choreography by Susan Stroman extol all the values of the grand tradition of musicals. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

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Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Tickets are officially on sale today for LumiNature presented by JP Morgan Chase & Company. Philadelphia Zoo's new fantastical new holiday season light experience is set to transform the Zoo starting on opening day, Wednesday November 20th through January 5th. LumiNature will take visitors on a magical journey of illuminations, music, sound and surprises that is designed to inspire and delight each night through the holiday season. LumiNature will feature 12 experiences that include hundreds of illuminated penguins, oversized bold-colored illuminated flowers, a 21-feet tall brilliant colored snake, giant cat eyes glowing in the dark of night, and a 25-foot tree made entirely of lit flamingo lawn ornaments! Along with tickets going on sale, Philadelphia Zoo unveiled several more of LumiNature's highlights, including a 35 foot tall polar bear, talking Everygreen trees and a giant, all-season party of light, music and special effects. Guests must purchase timed-tickets to experience this exciting new spectacle, now available at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Prices are adults $24.00 children $19.00. (Special community Value Nights have also been announced for Wednesday and Thursday evenings through December 13th- check the website for price details.)
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today, Kyle Emerson releases the live video for “Better,” the first video in a series from the artist, filmed at the Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado. Emerson will be revealing additional videos from The Oriental Theater Sessions leading up to the release of his sophomore album Only Coming Down out November 1st, 2019 via Brooklyn indie-label Swoon City Music. In support of the release of Only Coming Down, Emerson and his band head out on a run of dates this fall with Houndmouth, kicking off on November 7th at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO before heading to Denver, Boulder and Manitou Springs, CO. Tickets and information can be found at www.kyleemerson.com, with more dates to be announced soon. Pre-order Only Coming Down here, and pre-save on Spotify here.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Artistic and Executive Director Eda Holmes and Centaur Theatre's Board of Directors host Party in Paradise, the theatre's 2019 annual Gala, and a celebration like none other. Those in attendance can expect an enchanting night of celebrity-led live and silent auctions, an indulgent cocktail dînatoire and gifts. The entertainment will be immersive and ongoing, with live tango and accompanying music, and theatrical happenings in various locations throughout the theatre. Is temptation always a bad thinga??? Find out on November 5 at Centaur Theatre. Slip into your cocktail attire and take a bite of the apple.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2019
The Growing Stage is now presenting 'MATILDA: The Musical,' a charming and off-the-wall musical theatre production brought to life by a talented cast of equity and community performers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The masterful magician Reza brings this ancient art form to a new level in a?oeEdge of Illusion,a?? a full-stage rock concert style magic production at the Spencer Theater stage on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
by Debbie Hall - Oct 16, 2019
Hard to believe, on Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr. borrowed $800 from his family to begin Tamla Record Company as part of Motown Records Corporation in Detroit. The company was briefly known as Hitsville USA before becoming the soundtrack of life, Motown. Motor City Nights brings this significant time in American music history with its tribute show on the M Pavilion stage at The M Resort Spa and Casino on Oct. 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Brooklyn Tavern Theater, led by composer/lyricist/writer Dan Furman, is presenting 'Impossible but True,' a 'tavern musical' inspired by Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle story, through October 29 at Franklin 820 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and in Manhattan at Uncle Charlie's, 139 East 45th Street. This immersive musical aims to pioneer a new genre of no-frills productions in hospitable places that are underused for performances. Cailín Heffernan directs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment announces a partnership with Brian Kelley -- of the multi-platinum, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line -- via his CuzBro Productions banner, on the recently announced new musical MAY WE ALL. Kelley and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell join previously announced producers, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra, and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG. CuzBro will be actively involved in the creative development of the project, and a developmental production will be staged in Memphis, Tennessee at Playhouse on the Square in the fall of 2020 (dates TBA). The producers are simultaneously pursuing a feature film adaptation of the musical.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
On behalf of City of Edinburgh Council, Underbelly presents the full programme of Edinburgh's Christmas 2019, the hugely popular, world-renowned celebrations which last year welcomed almost 1 million unique visitors snapping over 771,000 tickets to its various events, attractions, rides and markets, with 99% of visitors rating them very good or good and 8 out of 10 people saying they would be very likely to recommend Edinburgh's Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the first event in the 2019-2020 Family Series Season: Jamie Adkins' Circus Incognitus on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00AM. Circus Incognitus is the first show of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2019-2020 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.  
by Review Roundups - Oct 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermot McLaughlin Productions announce the Premiere UK Tour of Bang Bang! A new farce from John Cleese starring Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters.
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 16, 2019
Inspired by William Shakespeare's famous play, Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City in the mid-1950s. The story explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, who are immigrants from Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
5th Floor Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization supporting emerging theatre artists in New York City as they build a foundation for their careers, will present Farragut North, a play by Beau Willimon (House of Cards) in its first New York City production in more than a decade.  
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Sesame Street got its start at the height of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, in answer to a simple but powerful question: could television help prepare less advantaged children for school? In 1969, the show's founders tapped researchers, entertainers, and other visionaries to create a “street” like no other, where colorful monsters, humans, and even grouches lived side by side. Today, Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit organization behind the iconic show, which has grown to reach kids and families in more than 150 countries and 70 languages – is proud to announce the start of Sesame Street's landmark 50th season.
by Brett Cullum - Oct 16, 2019
4th Wall Theatre Company's production shows a lot of love for Tennessee Williams, and they have thrown a ton of resources behind it. The result is a strikingly handsome production with surprising interpretations of the characters and plenty of eye candy.
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019
Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Variety reports that Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard will re-team for Robert Eggers' upcoming film 'The Northman.' The two starred together in 'Big Little Lies.'
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
On Friday, November 15th, nationally-touring comedian, Daniel Van Kirk, will release his debut comedy album, Thanks Diane, on Blonde Medicine. Fans know Daniel from his widely popular podcasts, Dumb People Town with The Sklar Brothers and Pen Pals with Rory Scovel, his work on The NFL Network, and as the voice of Flips Whitefudge on Bob's Burgers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment announces a partnership with Brian Kelley -- of the multi-platinum, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line -- via his CuzBro Productions banner, on the recently announced new musical MAY WE ALL. Kelley and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell join previously announced producers, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra, and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG. CuzBro will be actively involved in the creative development of the project, and a developmental production will be staged in Memphis, Tennessee at Playhouse on the Square in the fall of 2020 (dates TBA). The producers are simultaneously pursuing a feature film adaptation of the musical.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins to join the cast of The Actors' Gang Theater's new production of 1984, written by George Orwell and adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan. In addition to Robbins portraying the show's antagonist a?oeO'Brien,a?? he will be serving as director, as previously announced. This marks Robbins' first time on stage since The Guys in 2005. 1984 began previews Thursday, October 10th and runs through Saturday, December 7th, with an official press opening on Saturday, October 19th.
by Review Roundups - Oct 16, 2019
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical opens officially tonight, October 16, at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts will welcome the country's definitive Fleetwood Mac tribute band to the stage this fall! Experience the magic of Fleetwood Mac and Steve Nicks with Fleetwood Max at 8 p.m. on November 9, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
From the bustle of neon-lit Shinjuku and its ultramodern skyscrapers to the traditional scenery of Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and Shinto shrines, Tokyo has served as a source of creative inspiration for generations of international filmmakers. Anticipating the 2020 Summer Games, when the eyes of the world will once again fall upon Japan's dynamic capital, Tokyo Stories: Japan in the Global Imagination considers the ways Japan—and the elusive concept of “Japaneseness” —is rendered and interpreted outside its borders with a revealing selection of Tokyo-set films by foreign directors, including Japanese co-productions, Hollywood blockbusters, and European arthouse favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Accomplished multi-genre artist Tim Rushlow, announces the return of his highly-acclaimed a?oeHome For The Holidaysa?? with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band show to the Franklin Theatre for three timeless Christmas classics performances on Dec 2, 3 and 4. Purchase tickets here.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Beginning Monday, November 11, young adventurers will get to go back in time to meet some of the world's most inspiring historical figures – when they were kids – and learn about the character skills that helped shape their vision and lead to their success. XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM, a new animated adventure-comedy series based on the New York Times bestselling children's book series, Ordinary People Change the World, by Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, debuts with five back-to-back episodes on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings), the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Luke Lalonde, the acclaimed lead singer of indie-rock mainstays, Born Ruffians announces his forthcoming sophomore solo album The Perpetual Optimist will arrive November 22 via Paper Bag Records/Warp Publishing.  Lalonde released the title-track single today, sharing an endearing video.  In his time with the Ruffians and over five full-length records, Lalonde has become known as a prolific solo writer in his own right, collaborating with a variety of artists across several genres, including Caribou. In 2012, he released his debut solo effort, Rhythymnals, which found Lalonde exploring a more electronic space, moving from his signature New Wave howl to a more echoey, crooning pure-pop sensibility. The release was met with notable acclaim, with critics drawing attention to the impressive breadth of Lalonde's creative capacity.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced its partnership with GRAMMY-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic to launch the second year of its music-driven “Share the Code. Hit the Road” campaign, celebrating people who serve others through acts of kindness big and small.  The campaign will culminate with a one-of-a-kind concert event featuring OneRepublic on November 15 in Southern California at the famed venue Pappy & Harriet's. This year's event with OneRepublic will give fans an exclusive, one-night-only performance and surprise fan experience in an unforgettable setting. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the Bay Area premiere of Groundhog Day the Musical, the hit Broadway comedy adapted from the timeless Bill Murray film. Danny Rubin, co-writer of the 1993 film, wrote the book, with music and lyrics supplied by Tony-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda). Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland is proud to present The Jazz Ensembles from Cornell University with a unique and exciting concert on Friday October 25 at 7:30 PM. Directed by Paul Merrill, the talented student musicians will present a concert entitled 'Mythology, Folklore, and Freedom: Train Imagery in Early Blues, Folk, Jazz and Pop.' With a central theme of songs about trains and a?oeriding the railsa??, the concert features music by Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington, Bob Marley, Arlo Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Lead Belly, Elizabeth Cotton, Henry Thomas, Mary Lou Williams, and The O'Jays.  Special guest musician/singer Miché Fambro will also join the group, bringing his own unique sound to the concert.  Tickets for $10.00 for adults and seniors, and $8.00 for youth under 22.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today dick clark productions, Tubefilter and YouTube announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Streamy Awards. The 2019 awards ceremony will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Friday, December 13 and will stream live globally and exclusively on YouTube via YouTube.com/streamys.
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 16, 2019
With direction by Michael Weber, Porchlight Music Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's SUNSET BOULEVARD provides one wild ride of a musical evening. The musical's storyline itself vacillates between the predictable and the shockingly dark and twisted. It chronicles the story of former silent movie star Norma Desmond as she descends further and further into madness. Based upon the film of the same name, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's book paints a portrait of Norma as she continues to lose her grasp on reality (which was not all that firm to begin with) and as she plots an unrealistic comeback into the Hollywood spotlight. Hollis Resnik conveys all of Norma's mania and desperation in a star-worthy performance. Though Norma has long faded from the limelight by the time audiences meet her in SUNSET BOULEVARD, Resnik commands the stage with ease.
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019
Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
E! announced today that celebrated multi-award winning actor and producer Jennifer Aniston will receive “The People's Icon of 2019” award at the “E! People's Choice Awards.” Aniston will be honored for her fan favorite performances in movies and television, including 2019's Netflix hit “Murder Mystery,” for which she is also nominated in the Female Movie Star of 2019 category. The “E! People's Choice Awards” will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 from 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT.  
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Country crooner Paul Bogart brings us back to Summer with his new official music video for “I'm Just Sayin'.” CMT's Next Up Now debuted this feel-good, breezy video on Wednesday, taking viewers on to the water with Bogart, prolonging the warmer months as long as possible. Written and produced by Trent Willmon with Jenee Fleanor and Buddy Owens, Bogart sings a lighthearted love song about wooing a woman with a tropical getaway and it can be streamed here. The music video was directed by Nashville's Quinton Cook.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Oct 16, 2019
TF: Honestly, after a rough divorce, and the prospect of not seeing my children on a daily basis, I was in pretty rough shape, mentally. I saw and answered an ad for a Christian theater group's production of 'It's a Wonderful Life' simply to have something to do (Little did they know what they were unleashing on the world). Immediately the bug that is theater bit me. I had a home and purpose once again. . This community of ours is unlike any I've ever experienced. We are truly a family in every sense of the word. It has saved my life countless times.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
After releasing the first half of his forthcoming mixtape Magic Is Real, due out in full on November 15th via his own IDGAFOS imprint and Mad Decent, Platinum-selling artist, DJ and producer Dillon Francis today releases the music video for mixtape track “Still Not Butter.”
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Widely acclaimed composer, performer, singer and creator Meredith Monk announces her robust 2019–2020 season, which is set to include a host of performances, residencies and workshops, as well as the distinguished honor of being appointed Harvard University's Fromm Foundation Visiting Lecturer on Music. Combined, the season offers audiences numerous opportunities to experience Monk's work, gain glimpses into her creative process and learn from Monk herself alongside longtime members of her renowned Vocal Ensemble. Highlights follow, with links to additional info.
by Emma Kershaw - Oct 16, 2019
Hope Mill Theatre is known for its excellent musical theatre revivals, and the current production of MAME is no exception. In 1969, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's production graced the West End, starring Ginger Rogers; 50 years on, MAME has become one of the lesser-known musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
With the first phase of its much-anticipated expansion complete, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the country's youngest LORT B+ theatre, is opening its 2019/20 season with its first commission, a vibrant world premiere by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Otherworld Theatre presents the fifth annual PARAGON Play Fest,  the world's largest Science Fiction and Fantasy genre play festival November 9-10, 2019. PARAGON Play Fest features 40 Science-Fiction and Fantasy plays performed over 2 days. Collaborating with hundreds of Theatre Artists, locally and internationally to increase exposure for an underserved theatre genre, PARAGON Play Fest has become an annual festival and a unique part of Chicago's diverse cultural landscape. Curated by Otherworld Theatre Company's Literary Manager Elliott Sowards and Artistic Director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer for the fifth year running.  The 40 plays chosen are a small sample of over 600 submissions  from 8 different countries in 3 different continents!. Weekend and Day Pass Tickets are on sale now at www.otherworldtheatre.org 
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 16, 2019
Sometimes the audience goes to the theatre but in the case of the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival the theatre comes to the audience at the Liberty Station Arts District. This exploration of immersive, and site specific theatre is running through Sunday, October 20th and promises a variety of theatre.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The nine flaxen-haired children in the Plath family have never had a soda, don't know who Spider-Man or Tom Brady is and have never watched TV, living remotely in rural Georgia with their “follow their own rules” parents Kim and Barry Plath. In the latest of its iconic family shows, TLC invites viewers to “unplug” from their fast-paced lives in its new six-part series, WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE, premiering Tuesday, November 5 at 10PM ET/PT.
by Blair Howell - Oct 16, 2019
Broadway leading man Jeff McCarthy received a personal message from Stephen Sondheim while in rehearsal for SWEENEY TODD, a co-production of UVU's Noorda Center for the Performing Arts and Utah Repertory Theater Company, running Oct. 24-Nov. 9, 2019.
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 16, 2019
Just over 49 years ago, a little-known student band named Queen gave their very first public performance under that name at Imperial College Union, settling on their final line-up a few months later and bracing themselves for world domination. Following on from the phenomenal success of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returned for another round of Symphonic Queen, celebrating some of the band's biggest hits with a classical twist.
by Mari Donnelly - Oct 15, 2019
Las Vegas Neon Museum welcomes 'frightmaster auteur' Tim Burton and his phantasmagorical, wide-eyed-sans-irides, zany creations, now on display amidst retired casino marquees, in an over-the-top exhibition, 'Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum,' generously funded in part by the Engelstad Foundation through February 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Pee Wee Players on Saturday, October, 26th from 9:00-11:00 am. This workshop is for students ages 4-5. Tuition is $40. Financial aid is available.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the full adult cast of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which opens in Australia next year. SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May.