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Shubert Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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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.

BWW Previews: Australian Play EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES To Be Screened At NCPA
by Zofeen Maqsood - Dec 18, 2018

Australian play, Emil and the Detectives will be showcased at the Experimental Theatre in NCPA in January. (more...)

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Star & Director Penny Marshall Dies At 75, HAPPY DAYS Cast Members Share Quotes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Star & Director Penny Marshall Dies At 75, HAPPY DAYS Cast Members Share Quotes (more...)

Penny Marshall Tribute Airs Sunday on MeTV Network
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

MeTV Network pays tribute to the career and comedy of beloved actress and director Penny Marshall with a special presentation of Laverne & Shirley episodes airing on MeTV this Sunday, December 23, beginning at 2:00pm ET/PT through 6:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN Running Now Until 3/11/19 at Volksoper Wien
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

WONDERFUL TOWN is playing in Austria from now all the way through March of next year.  (more...)

Save on Tickets Fiasco's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG from the Roundabout Theatre Company
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 18, 2018

Following its triumphant Into the Woods, Roundabout Theatre Company's company in residence, Fiasco Theater, reimagines its next Stephen Sondheim creation. With Fiasco's one-of-a-kind imagination, this audacious musical about a trio of showbiz friends who fall apart and come together over 20 years emerges as newly personal and passionate. (more...)

Save Up to $40 on Roundabout's Revival of KISS ME, KATE, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 18, 2018

In the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces, Kiss Me, Kate shines as perhaps Broadway's most sparkling achievement. Once again, Roundabout Theatre Company catapults you to musical comedy heaven, with a brand-new Kiss Me, Kate. (more...)

Save on Tickets to See JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway this Winter
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 18, 2018

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough of. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer Steve Ross Talks About His CD IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS EVE
by Don Grigware - Dec 18, 2018

Singer Steve Ross has been knocking 'em dead on the cabaret circuit in New York and other theatre cities for many years. He has released several solo albums. His latest is It's Almost Christmas Eve but features an ensemble of singers. Ross took time from his busy touring schedule to talk to me from Boston about the album and his love of old music. (more...)

SLASHR Biting Political Satire Returns To The Gene Frankel Theatre In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Last September, veteran downtown playwright Tony Stinkmetal foisted upon a Trump-weary New York City a frantic fever dream of a theater show: SlashR was a tongue-in-cheek satire that tackled issues as diverse as immigration, political correctness, dating apps, Benghazi, Big Pharma and bedbugs - all wrapped up in a cuddly tale of serial killers and Russians destroying American democracy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Looking Back At (mostly)musicals' HOLIDAY Show, & 5th Anniversary Show Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

On Monday, November 19th, (mostly)musicals returned to Upstairs at Vitello's to celebrate the holidays with their 30th edition! Music director Gregory Nabours led a jingling (ring-ting-tingling too!) evening, featuring Alli Miller (CHERRY POPPINS), Amy Engelhardt (BASTARD JONES), Clent Bowers (B'way: CATS, Big), Emily Clark (Stealing Focus), Gabriel Gonzalez (La Verdad), Iara Nemirovsky (National tour: SCHOOL OF ROCK), Jeffrey Polk (B'way: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE), Kelley Dorney (IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S), Kristina Miller (JERSEY BOYS), Jonny Lee Jr. and Justin Anthony Long (CITY OF DREAMS), Juan Lozano (2 Cents Theatre Company), Keith and Laura Nicole Harrison (EMOJILAND), Natalia Vivino (CHILDREN OF EDEN at 5-Star Theatricals), and Shawn Ryan ('America's Got Talent'). The evening also showcased a guest performance from the cast of the critically acclaimed Greenway Court production of THE COLOR PURPLE, and, as always, the open mic afterparty! See videos here, and scroll down for photos of the festive evening! (more...)

Estelle Parsons Hosts Root Us In The LES: A Wild Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

the wild project will hold Root Us in the LES, a benefit performance night on Monday, January 7 at 7:00 PM. The benefit performance kicks off their new capital campaign: a fund dedicated to the purchasing of the building and the future of the wild project, a vital part of the East Village community. To purchase tickets, which are $50, to the benefit performance or to make a donation to the Root Us in the LES capital campaign, visit (more...)

BWW Interview: Joe Bailey & Brandy Joe Plambeck of MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE! (EXCEPT CHRISTINA) at The Ringwald Theatre
by Katie Laban - Dec 18, 2018

The Ringwald Theatre is always throwing surprising twists at their audiences and this holiday season is no different. Taking a break from their usual SantaLand Diaries, they are ready to bring on the laughs with Merry Christmas to Everyone! (Except Christina), a brand-new play - think of it as a Mommie Dearest Christmas - the perfect Christmas spoof we never knew we needed until now! It weaves together Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, A Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mommie Dearest, and your other gay and/or Christmas favorites. It's a Big gay Christmas gift from your favorite Ferndale theatre that is directed by Dyan Bailey and stars Joe Bailey as Joan Crawford, Richard Payton as The Ghosts, Brandy Joe Plambeck as Christina Crawford, and Kevin Kaminski as Christopher Crawford. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with founders and married couple of The Ringwald Theatre, Joe Bailey and Brandy Joe Plambeck, to discuss the theatre, the show, and campy twists that everyone always expects from The Ringwald - the best part about the interview, BWW Detroit spoke with them each separately, so it was really fun to see where they think alike and differ! (more...)

Palo Alto Players Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Palo Alto Players continues its 2018-19 season with the Peninsula premiere of Lee Hall's stage adaptation of Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's 1998 Oscar-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.  Set against the backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, the romantic romp imagines the fictional love affair between William Shakespeare and the woman that inspires him to write his first great masterpiece.  SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is directed by Theatre Bay Area Award-winning director Lee Ann Payne (Palo Alto Players' The Laramie Project), and features a cast of 21 local Bay Area actors.  SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE runs January 18 through February 3 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  For information or tickets, visit or call 650.329.0891. (more...)

BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's THE MUTILATED Brings Holiday Cheer
by Tara Bennett - Dec 18, 2018

The holidays are here, and with them comes a cavalcade of seasonal entertainment filled with sugar plum fairies; bitter, elderly misers, and Christmas specials to fill your heart with cheer. However, why stick with the traditional fare when you can visit the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center for a performance of the Tennessee Williams's rarity, THE MUTILATED? (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Scoop: NBC's Primetime Schedule, 12/18-1/6
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2018

Get all the scoop on NBC's Primetime Schedule, 12/18-1/6, airing on NBC on Tuesday, December 18, 2018! (more...)

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Form Collaborative Band Altitudes & Attitude
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Altitudes & Attitude, a collaboration between Anthrax's Frank Bello and Megadeth's David Ellefson—two virtuoso bass players who've anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time – will release its debut album Get It Out on January 18 via Megaforce).  A testament to the expressive strength of rock songcraft, Get It Out reaches far beyond the boundaries of an all-star metal outing. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of SINGLE PARENTS on ABC - Saturday, January 5, 2019
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of SINGLE PARENTS, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 5, 2019! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeff Sullivan of FINDING NEVERLAND at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - Dec 18, 2018

Jeff Sullivan has that Star Quality plus intelligence, kindness and talent. Broadway stardom can't be far behind for this Canadian import. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The Winners Of The 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announced the winners of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series: Miracolo by Jarlath Barsanti-Jacobs and Emilio Solla; and Seeing Red by Joey Mazzarino and Aron Accurso.The two musicals will be performed on Monday evening January 14th and Monday evening February 4th respectively. Both performances will be at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY. Readings are free but reservations are required - please email name and number of tickets requested to, or use the bright red ticketing box at the show websites below. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Adkison brings Walter Hobbs to life in ELF THE MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Tonight!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 18, 2018

Grab your candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup! Buddy the Elf is coming to New Orleans and he's bringing all of his friends and family with him! ELF THE MUSICAL, based off of the beloved Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, has been turned into a musical and it's headed to the Big Easy this week. ELF tells the story of Buddy, a human baby who sneaks into Santa's sack one night and is raised by the elves at the North Pole. When it becomes obvious to Buddy that he doesn't belong, Santa decides it's time for Buddy to journey to New York City to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs, and to get to know his family. Hilarity and Christmas cheer ensues, of course. (more...)

FARM TO BURGER by Yves Jadot Restaurant Group Opens in the New Aliz Hotel Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Yves Jadot Restaurant Group has announced the opening of Farm to Burger, a farm-to-table inspired ode to the American patty. The menu includes classic beef burgers, as well as vegetarian, fish and chicken options. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the new Aliz Hotel Times Square at 310 W. 40th Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Be A Lion: The Third Time's A Charm!
by Vickie Evans - Dec 18, 2018

I had the pleasure to see the award-winning stage play 'Be A Lion', written by Rory D. Sheriff, inspired by the Broadway play, 'The Wiz' for the third time. Be A Lion is the fictitious account of what could have possibly happened in the land of Oz, AFTER the Wiz's sudden departure. It's an urbanized depiction of the modern day lives Dorothy, Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Lion, who is on a quest to become the next 'RULER' of Oz, with his trusted side-kick Miles, The Mouse, and LaDawn, the lioness. (more...)

BWW Review: Fort Lauderdale Makes Waves with RIPTIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 18, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is making its name in the music festival world with Riptide Music Festival. The three-day festival takes place on Fort Lauderdale Beach and features over thirty bands that audiences can enjoy while taking in the incredible sights of the Atlantic Ocean. I was able to attend the second day of the festival, which showcased many alternative rock bands and performers. The first night showcased “Classic Hits” and the following two nights were “Alternative.” This variation of performers allowed for different types of music fans to attend the festival and to be able to pick which day would be best for them. (more...)

Make A Joyful Noise! Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Signs With Verve Records
by Paul Smith - Dec 18, 2018

Get ready for some new music from Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo. According to Billboard, Cynthia Erivo has signed to Verve Records and plans to start on a new album in 2019.  (more...)

Renowned Jazz Pianist Arturo O'Farrill To Serve As The Greene Space's 2019 Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the live event space and broadcast studio of WNYC and WQXR, today announced that Grammy Award-Winning composer and jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill will serve as its 2019 Artist-in-Residence. (more...)

Science Channel to Premiere the New Season of HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Science Channel's longest-running and most popular space series is rocketing back after the new year to shed new light on a host of new celestial mysteries. HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS returns for its seventh season as astronomers and experts examine Neutron Stars, Supernovas, Interstellar Space, the Big Bang, and more. The new season blasts off Tuesday, January 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Matoma Releases Debut Documentary, MATOMA: ONE IN A MILLION
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Tom a.k.a. Matoma may not be the Biggest superstar DJ in the scene, but this Big character from a small Norwegian town is one of the most unique. When he studied music technology it was to become a music teacher, not for aspirations of stardom. His life however was turned upside down when he uploaded remixes online for fun and it generated millions of plays. While this would be a fairytale story for some, Tom didn't care about becoming a superstar - which is his unique gift, and sometimes his curse. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

CBS today announced the director, head writer, assistant director and the newly created writers' room for the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE. (more...)

CNBC Exclusive Transcript: Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Speaks with CNBC's Jim Cramer Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky, and CNBC's Jim Cramer on CNBC's “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer” (M-F 6PM – 7PM) today, Monday, December 17th. Watch video from the interview on here!??????? (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 12/10-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Check out quotables from last weeks TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

NBC Wins The Fourth Quarter In 18-49 For A 7th Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

NBC has clinched a #1 finish for the fourth quarter of 2018 in the key primetime demographic of adults 18-49, marking the seventh consecutive year NBC has opened the new fall season with a fourth-quarter win.  (more...)

Ronnie Milsap Announces US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

For an artist who started out playing DC's iconic Howard Theater and Atlanta's legendary Peacock, as well as getting his Big break at Hollywood's famed Whiskey A Go Go, the only way to kick off one's 76th trip around the sun is to take it on the road. So Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap will do just that. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Lea Bertucci's MASS OF DISSOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Kitchen presents the world premiere of Mass of Dissolution, a new work from composer Lea Bertucci that takes an intensely industrial approach to contemporary percussion music (January 24). Conceived as an incantation against the blind violence of military-industrial power dominating global dynamics, and composed for percussion trio Tigue (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody), the work combines extended techniques for percussion with dislocated fragments of traditional American drum corps music. Bertucci will appear in performance to open the evening with a set by her newly formed duo with composer and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi. Called 'ingeniously contemporary' by the New York Times, this project features improvisations by Kidambi processed by Bertucci through idiosyncratic misuse of tape machines. Organized by Matthew Lyons. (more...)

Breaking: Adam Pascal Will Fill In for Andy Karl in PRETTY WOMAN This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Producer Paula Wagner announced today that PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will welcome Broadway superstar, and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal to Hollywood Boulevard for one week only. Adam Pascal will play Edward Lewis from Tuesday, January 15, through Sunday, January 20, 2019, during Andy Karl's time off. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience presents About Alice, the world premiere of a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn).  (more...)

Eagles-Rams Sunday Night Football Is #1 For The Week, NBC Ties For The 12/10-12/16 Primetime Win In 18-49
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

NBC's “Sunday Night Football” coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles-Los Angeles Rams NFL game has scored as the #1 primetime telecast of the ratings week of Dec. 10-16 in adults 18-49 and total viewers, leading NBC to a tie for #1 for the week in the key 18-49 demo, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mackenzie Ziegler and More Star In THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, presents their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2018

Two-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway actor Gavin Lee steals Christmas this season in the title role of the Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. This limited holiday engagement runs at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden through December 30, 2018. See a time lapse video of Gavin getting Grinch-ified below! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
by TV Scoop - Dec 17, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, January 2, 2019! (more...)

Naoko Yamada's Animated Masterpiece A SLIENT VOICE Back in U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

ELEVEN Arts and Fathom Events are proud to announce the return of director Naoko Yamada's stunningly animated coming-of-age drama “A Silent Voice.” The hit Japanese film is a moving depiction of the struggles of adolescence told through its memorable characters and beautiful animation. In addition to the full feature, attendees will view a short feature and interview with the dub voice of Shoko Nishimiya, Lexi Cowden, from a deaf community group, where she talks about her experience and how it relates to the film. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Friday, January 4, 2019
by TV Scoop - Dec 17, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Friday, January 4, 2019! (more...)

CNBC Exclusive Transcript: DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Speaks with CNBC's Scott Wapner Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach and CNBC's Scott Wapner on CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' (M-F 12PM – 1PM) today, Monday, December 17th. The following is video from the interview on here.  (more...)

Nick Foles Speaks With Peter King For FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA Exclusively On
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Peter King's Week 15 edition of “Football Morning in America,” available now exclusively on, is highlighted by an interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to a 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on NBC's Sunday Night Football. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, presents their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. (more...)

Landon McNamara and Leilani Wolfgramm Drop Passionate New Music Video IF YOU GO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Reggae artist sensations Landon McNamara and Leilani Wolfgramm have just released a passionate new music video for their track “If You Go,” out [Date] off tastemaker label Mensch House Records! A lo-fi beat with a solid groove, raw, soulful voices and a sweet message, Landon McNamara and Leilani Wolfgramm's new video “If You Go” is catching the attention of audiences worldwide. “If You Go” sets a lucid scene with Leilani and Landon singing to each other in a dark black room. The simplicity of the video shows the complexity between the lovers, from fighting, to making up, to complete adoration for one another.  The reggae stars sing to each other, “Look at all the love that we have, if we never followed the path, of least, resist, I have one wish, if you go, than I go, if you go, than I go too, I go too, I go for you.”  (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a Big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

After a sold out run last fall, the recent revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman ('97 Broadway version) will return for a limited engagement previewing January 11, 2019. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018


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