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.


by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
A wickedly funny new sequel on the classic Grimms' fairy tale, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will make its World Premiere at Village Theatre this spring. The smart and riotous new musical features a book by Hannah Kohl, lyrics by Daniel Maté, and music by Will Aronson, and will be directed by Village Theatre's Artistic Director, Jerry Dixon (If/Then). Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah March 12 a?" April 19, 2020 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center April 24 a?" May 17, 2020.
by Broadwaysted - Jan 28, 2020
The Broadwaysted Crew had a blast seeing so many friends and fans this past weekend at BroadwayCon 2020, so we're bringing you back to the 'Room Where it Happens' every January for many of Broadway's biggest fans around the country and around the globe!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Tony and Olivier Award-winning Bob Avian's dazzling life story, Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, is a memoir told in three acts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
MTC Music Academy presents a 5 week Vocal Masterclass featuring intensive technique coaching with Founder and Voice Teacher, Tegan Miller, as well as expert input from rest of the creative team, Music Director, Assaf Gleizner (Office the Musical) and Rep Coach, Andre Catrini (Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit). The classes will also include handpicked, personalized audition material for each student and a showcase for two Casting Directors, Holly Buzcek (HDB Casting/Wojcik/Seay Casting) and Alison Franck (Franck Casting), as well as the creative team. In this showcase, actors will present their new material and receive live, constructive feedback.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Vincent Victoria Presents' first play of 2020 will be the World Premiere of the play Dreamgirl Deferred. The new production is a fictional dramatization of the last days of real life singer Florence Ballard, who was the founding member of the iconic singing group The Supremes. The show runs February 21-March 1 at the Midtown Art Center 3414 La Branch.
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020
Billy Porter attended the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, January 26. See him walk the red carpet below!
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 BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Lyric Theatre presents the joyful celebration of the lives of two centenarians in its 2020 season opener next month at the Plaza Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Paul Merton a?" one of the UK's greatest comedians and star of the BBC's renowned programme Have I Got News For You a?" is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical.
by Broadwaysted - Jan 23, 2020
This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be having some drinks and some laughs with Once On This Island's Tyler Hardwick! We're pouring out Hudson Maple Cask Rye (soooo good!) as Tyler spills about being Kevin's neighbor, the goat's diaper quick-change on the Tony Awards, and bringing Once On This Island from Broadway to theaters around the country!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The hit musical Hairspray is returning to the West End! Tonight the production announced that actor Paul Merton will be joining the cast in the role of Wilbur Turnblad.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Tommy Tune's anticipated performance scheduled for this year at Old School Square's Crest Theatre has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. André De Shields will proudly be presented in his place.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC will honor Black History Month by kicking off its third season of Magic Thread Cabaret with a fitting tribute to legendary female artists of color with a?oeLes Chanteusesa?? on February 7-9 and 14-16, 2020, collaborating with Fonseca Theatre Company at its new venue on Indianapolis' Near Westside. A trio of dynamic Indianapolis vocalists will be performing some of the world's most famous love songs, making for a perfect date night for Valentine's Day.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2020
With David Alan Grier making his official return to Broadway tonight as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in Roundabout Theatre Company's A Soldier's Play, we're looking back at his Tony-nominated turn as Sportin' Life in 2012's Tony-nominated production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the show's opening night. Check out the video to see Grier alongside Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Joshua Henry, and more as they celebrate the special night!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Black Arts MKE, Adam Slater Productions and Patton Daye Slater Productions present the captivating new musical 'Love & Southern D!scomfort' in Milwaukee this May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Youth choirs and musical theatre groups are being given the opportunity to perform with Broadway and West End leading lady Marisha Wallace on her debut UK tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Its announced today that Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi on Sunday 16th February 2020 will be recorded and released as a live album, available in Spring 2020, with specific release details to follow.
by Debbie Hall - Jan 17, 2020
Audiences loved The Cocktail Cabaret during its year-long run at Caesars Palace, and now the show will be touring with scheduled shows in Florida. Back by popular demand, the full production version of The Cocktail Cabaret, presented by PK Entertainment, will begin the tour with two special performances at Notoriety in downtown Las Vegas Jan. 22 and Jan. 23.
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 17, 2020
Jess here. Happy 2020! And just like that, we've turned the page to not only a new year, but to a new decade. Now begins an advanced semester of classes, spring audition prep and... Summer Stage Theatre season announcements!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Billy Porter was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the new movie he stars in, Like a Boss. During the interview, Porter reviews some of his showstopping red carpet looks and talks about hanging out with the cast from Like a Boss and going to a male strip club with Tiffany Haddish.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
'Dear Mom summer camp isn't fun anymore, everyone is dying.' 'Dear Ron things haven't been the same since we found out we were related.' 'I, Becka McNeil state herein that upon my death Drew Kopel has all legal rights to my skull.' IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by everyday people.
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 BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a first-time ever NYC concert event featuring the songs from the musical Taking My Turn.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a successful run in China that closed on January 14, 2020, Big League Productions, Inc.'s DREAMGIRLS will travel to Japan for performances January 29 through February 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2020 season includes an eclectic mix of shows featuring stories of hope, love and family, Native peoples and reunions.
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020
Janelle Monae opens Oscars 2020 with a rousing performance covering some of the year's biggest films. Billy Porter joined Monae during the opening number, singing Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing.' 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Creative Cauldron will present its first production of 2020, Crowns, February 13 - March 8, written by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Mayberry. When a Brooklyn teen goes to live in South Carolina after the death of her brother she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient, southern sisters. This musical draws from the roots of gospel music and traditions of greater African-American Diaspora to weave an inter-generational story of love, joy, and redemption. Crowns has played throughout the country to acclaim, including a sold out run at Arena Stage. Directed by Kara Tameika Watkins and Ian Anthony Coleman, with musical direction by Cedric Lyles. Crowns will be presented at Creative Cauldron, 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church VA 22046 from February 13 to March 8. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Press night is Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 12th.
by Chris Struck - Feb 7, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and Patina Miller share some backstage stories as well as some of her backstory on the way to becoming an incredible stage and screen actress. In between, she sang a few songs at a nearly peerless level.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
Today's top stories: Plaza Suite, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, begins its pre-Broadway run in Boston, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Raleigh Little Theatre's 2020-21 Season of Great Heights was announced on February 3, 2020, at Raleigh Brewing Company in front of an audience of RLT board members, staff, volunteers, and community members. The season celebrates marginalized voices and features an entire lineup of debuts for the theatre, including an area premiere. 
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2020
Billy Porter delivers the LGBTQ State of the Union, reflecting on the past year and looking to the year ahead for the LGBTQ+ community.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
North Carolina Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Memphis, playing March 24-29, 2020 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. North Carolina Theatre's production will be directed and choreographed by Broadway performer Robert Hartwell, and Eric Woodall is NC Theatre's producing artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Teal Wicks (Broadway's The Cher Show, Wicked) and Hugh Panaro (Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, Side Show) are set to star as Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Camille Claudel with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton (Broadway's The Scarlet Pimpernel) and music by Frank Wildhorn (Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Broadway alum Jacob Brent debuts his first mainstage musical as faculty director in the James Madison University School of Theatre and Dance's production of Side Show, a?oea?? a hypnotic spectacle that packs an emotional wallopa?? (The Hollywood Reporter). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020
Entertainment veteran John Lant has announced the re-opening of the Park Art Gallery and a sneak preview of the refurbishment project at the historic Park Theatre in Union City.
by Brett Cullum - Feb 21, 2020
Every generation seems to have their Florence Ballard - ultra talented singers who get tossed aside because they don't fit a look or a concept of what a record label wants in its catalog.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 6th, Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with an all star line up of Broadway vets.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020
You can't stop the beat! Hairspray is coming back to the West End, and to celebrate this exciting return, two of the show's cast members performed numbers from the show. Watch the video below!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020
Good Morning Baltimore! We chat to the cast of Hairspray about iconic songs, the rehearsal process and returning to the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by everyday people.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a first-time ever NYC concert event celebrating the songs from the musical Taking My Turn.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to Philly in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 12, 2020
HAVING OUR SAY tells the story of the Delany sisters, two sisters who were born to a former slave and grew up in the Jim Crow South. The Delany sisters both lived to be over 100 years old, and wrote their version of events in the 1993 biography that inspired the play. Lyric's production features two Broadway stars in the roles of Bessie and Sadie.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 12, 2020
HOLLYWOOD, CA   JANUARY, 2020 There was quite the wild opening night going on at the fabulous Montalban Theatre, in Hollywood, this past month. And I have a feeling, every night since, until it closed it's two-week run, due mostly to cast members' former commitments, it felt much the same. The audience was treated to an embellished redux of the 1975 cult smash hit of the same name.