Opened: March 20, 1983
Closing: July 06, 1984

Dreamgirls - 1983 - US Tour History , Info & More

Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.

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Norm Lewis to Join The New York Pops for THE BEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2023

Get ready for a magical night of music and holiday cheer as Norm Lewis joins The New York Pops for 'The Best Christmas of All' at Carnegie Hall on December 18th. Don't miss this spectacular holiday event!

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 11, 2023

A live theatrical adaptation of “Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas” is making its Chicago debut this holiday season, November 14-December 31, 2023. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Unions Formed, Joined, and Agreements Reached - In Both Theatre and Hollywood
by Alex Freeman - Jun 5, 2023

While the writers continue to strike, and the actors have until this evening to vote on a strike authorization, at least one of the major Hollywood unions appears poised to avoid a strike - the Directors Guild, who shared many of the same concerns as the WGA membership, have secured an agreement with the producers pending a vote of its membership.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2023

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Tony Award & MTV Moonman Awarded to Choreographer Michael Peters to be Auctioned
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2023

A Tony Award and MTV Moonman Awarded to Michael Jackson Choreographer Michael Peters and important documents from James Dean’s Broadway career will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 26, 2023.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2023

A live theatrical adaptation of “Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas” is making its Chicago debut this holiday season at the Studebaker Theater at the historic Fine Arts Building.

Full Casts & Complete Lineup Set for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete principal casts, creative teams, and events planned for the previously announced summer season.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Ebony Repertory Theatre 15th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2023

Ebony Repertory Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ as its 15th Anniversary Season Opening Production. 

21 Theater Books for Your Winter 2023 Reading List
by Team BWW - Feb 11, 2023

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's winter reading list.

Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 54th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert, presenting the 2023 “Rosie” Award to Honoree Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph. See how to purchase tickets!

Atlantic Theater Extends CORNELIA STREET Starring George Abud, Norbert Leo Butz, Mary Beth Peil, and More
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 18, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has announced an extension for the world premiere musical Cornelia Street. The production, which will begin performances this Friday, January 20th and open on Tuesday, February 14th, will now play through Sunday, March 5th, Off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2.

George Abud, Norbert Leo Butz, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in CORNELIA STREET World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens. Find out who is joining the cast, the performance schedule and how to get tickets.

Plano Symphony Orchestra to Present BRAVO BROADWAY! with Hugh Panaro and More
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2022

The Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will continue their 40th Anniversary Season, Celebrating Connections, with Bravo Broadway! on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center.

Marriott Theatre Closes 2022 Season With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, closes their 2022 season with A Christmas Story, The Musical, previewing Wednesday, November 2, opening November 9 at 7:30pm and closing January 1, 2023. 

Jules Fisher and Jennifer Tipton to Receive Ming Cho Lee Award
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2022

The Henry Hewes Design Awards committee announced that legendary lighting designers Jules Fisher and Jennifer Tipton will each be honored with the Ming Cho Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design, bestowed by the Henry Hewes Design Awards at the 58th annual event on October 24 in a livestream awards ceremony.

David Alan Grier Joins ABC's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 30th Anniversary Special as Cogsworth
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

David Alan Grier has been cast as Cogsworth in ABC's upcoming animated and live-action blended special, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” Grier will join the previously announced H.E.R. in the role of Belle, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Josh Groban as the Beast, and Rita Moreno as the Narrator.

Lillias White Will Sing Broadway Hits Live From London; Streaming On BroadwayWorld Events April 16th
by Team BWW - Feb 23, 2022

Broadway star and Tony Award winner Lillias White will stream her concert live from the Crazy Coqs stage in London on BroadwayWorld Events. She will be accompanied by the internationally celebrated artist Billy Stritch on piano. The concert will take place on April 16th at 2 PM ET.

David Alan Grier Joins FX's THE PATIENT
by Michael Major - Feb 10, 2022

Grier will join the previously announced Steve Carell, Domhall Gleeson, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi and Andrew Leeds in the cast of the eight-episode half-hour series. Details of Grier's role are currently being kept under wraps. The Patient was co-written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg.

Review Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2022

New York City Center just kicked off the 2022 Encores! Season with The Tap Dance Kid, featuring music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, and a book by Charles Blackwell. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), the production also includes new tap sequences by choreographer Jared Grimes (After Midnight) and a concert adaptation by Lydia Diamond (Stick Fly). Broadway's Joseph Joubert (Caroline or Change) will guest music direct The Tap Dance Kid.

A SOLDIER'S PLAY's David Alan Grier Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by - Sep 26, 2021

David Alan Grier has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for A SOLDIER'S PLAY.

World Premiere of WOMEN BEHIND BARS, Hosted by Kathy Griffin, to Star Eureka O'Hara and Ginger Minj
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

Get ready for some totally outrageous and unfiltered fun! BroadwayHD will be bringing a brand new film capture of the 1970s cult hit Women Behind Bars exclusively to the service on August 26th. 

Wake Up With BWW 6/30: PLAZA SUITE Announces Broadway Dates, New MJ Casting, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Today's top stories: Plaza Suite announces Broadway dates, MJ announces new casting in the title role, first look at photos from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, and more!

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1980s-1990s
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021

With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1980s and the 1990s!

BWW Blog: The Most Popular Musical Theatre Songs of the Most Popular Musicals (According to Spotify)
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Feb 18, 2021

While many may consider musical theatre to be rather niche (and it is compared to a lot of other mainstream entertainment, don’t get me wrong), it might surprise them just how popular many of the more mainstream musicals are.



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