Opened: October 22, 1998
Closing: July 02, 2000

Footloose - 1998 - Broadway History , Info & More

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway)
226 W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036

Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford

Footloose - 1998 - Broadway Cast

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Video: Watch the 35 Best Broadway Performances from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Sidney Paterra - Nov 22, 2023

This year several Broadway shows will perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including casts from Shucked, Back to the Future, Spamalot, How to Dance in Ohio, and & Juliet (on NBC) and Chicago, A Beautiful Noise and Aladdin (on CBS). Before they do, recap our past favorites with these videos!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2023

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

Video: Kevin Bacon Recreates FOOTLOOSE Dance to Celebrate the End of the Actors Strike
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2023

Kevin Bacon took to social media to celebrate the end of the actors strike with a dance many may find familiar! The actor recreated an iconic scene from Footloose, in which he starred, to mark the end of the 118-day strike.

MOMENTS, A MUNY DOCUSERIES Examines the 106-Year History of The Muny in St. Louis
by James Lindhorst - Nov 4, 2023

“Moments, A Muny Docuseries” is the brainchild of Colby Dezelick, The Muny’s Digital Communications Manager. He told Broadway World that this documentary series will focus on the century long history of The Muny. He shared that episode will examine specific moments in the timeline of The Muny and the blind courage it took to create an outdoor performance space that has now become a legendary theater. In fact, the first episode is titled “Blind Courage.” As part of the production process Dezelick hand selected St. Louis Actor Rich Pisarkiewicz to serve as the narrator for the series. 

Exclusive: Original FOOTLOOSE Cast Cuts Loose to Celebrate 25 Years
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 3, 2023

In this video, watch a chat with original Footloose stars Jeremy Kushnier, jennifer Laura Thompson and Tom Plotkin as they take a trip down memory lane to celebrate 25 years since the show's debut.

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Comes to Playful People Productions Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2023

Playful People Productions presents Footloose, the Musical, created from the original 1984 movie plus new songs, directed and choreographed by the T (T Saffold). Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

The New London Barn Playhouse Opens Its MainStage Production Of THE WEDDING SINGER
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

The Wedding Singer is now at the New London Barn Playhouse, running from August 9th - August 20th at 7:30 pm with matinee performances on August 10th, 16th, and 18th at 2:00 pm and Sunday performances at 5:00 pm.

Review: FOOTLOOSE at Stage West At The Lights
by Brian Michaels - Jul 31, 2023

What did our critic think of FOOTLOOSE at Stage West At The Lights?

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at The Muny
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

Check out a sneak peek video of the first day of rehearsal for Disney's Beauty & the Beast at The Muny, starring Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, and more!

The Muny's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast, Design, and Production Teams
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30.

DarlingtonOS to Present FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Beginning in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 10, 2023

DarlingtonOS will present Footloose the musical, with performances running from Wednesday 25 October to Saturday 4 November. Directed and choreographed by Jo Hand and with Steven Hood, and featuring a talented cast of local actors and musicians, this is a show you won't want to miss.

Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, and More Will Lead BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

The Muny has announced that Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh, Eric Jordan Young, Holly Ann Butler, Tommy Bracco, Harrison White, Debby Lennon and Michael Hobin will star in the magical production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 - 30, 2023.

Interview: Jordan Radis of FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 9, 2023

Footloose is energetic, emotional, and fun—audience can’t help but feel like dancing. This electrifying musical takes the stage at Dutch Apple April 7-May 20. Jordan Radis, who plays Ren in this production takes some time to talk with BroadwayWorld about his experience in Footloose.

Review: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Sandra Harberger - Apr 8, 2023

Jordan Radis had the formidable task of portraying Ren McCormack, which is Kevin Bacon’s break-out role from the 80’s. He was able to pay homage to Kevin Bacon’s character while giving the it his own style. Audrey Taylor Floyd, who play Rusty, stood out with her impressive vocal performance in “Let’s Hear it for the Boy.” Though it is strange to hear pop songs from the 80’s sung in musical theatre style, Audrey was able to nail that song just like I remember hearing it many years ago. This show will make you laugh and want to dance and sing to songs you haven’t hear in years but still somehow know all the words.

HEATHERS, BONNIE & CLYDE, and More Set For Naples' TheatreZone 2023-2024 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2023

Love stories from the comic to the edgy with music ranging from rockabilly to show tunes are in the lineup of TheatreZone's musicals for 2023-2024.

Interview: Michelle Elkin on Choreographing FOOTLOOSE: The Musical at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Shari Barrett - Apr 5, 2023

Michelle Elkin made her professional debut at the age of 8 in the movie musical Annie. Since then, her resume includes working in numerous film, television, commercial, and theater projects as a dancer and choreographer. After recently choreographing the teen musical 13 at Simi Valley Cultural Center, Michelle is returning to the venue as co-director (with Barry Pearl) and choreographer of Footloose: The Musical with book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford and Kenny Loggins, running April 22 – May 14, 2023. I decided to speak with her since about the production as well as some of the iconic shows on which she has previously worked.

FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL Returns To LA This Month at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 2, 2023

Footloose: The Musical, produced by Panic! Productions & BarCinBoo Productions, is returning to Califórnia, for 13 performances April 22 – May 14, 2023.  Footloose is all about fun, dancing and the carefree nature of being a teenager... However, the show is honestly about so much more.  

Review: FOOTLOOSE at Oak Grove
by Brian Michaels - Mar 19, 2023

What did our critic think of FOOTLOOSE at Oak Grove?

Barry Pearl & Michelle Elkin Will Co-Direct FOOTLOOSE: The Musical At Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2023

Barry Pearl and Michelle Elkin, two powerhouse talents in Los Angeles Theatre, gear up to co-direct the energetic musical FOOTLOOSE. Produced by Panic! Productions & BarCinBoo Productions.

Concord Theatricals Reveals Winners of 'Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The FOOTLOOSE Competition'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Concord Theatricals has revealed the winners of their Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The Footloose Competition. See who the winners are, and learn more about the competition!

THE WEDDING SINGER Comes to Bellport This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023

The Wedding Singer The Musical Comedy, based on the 1998 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film, will open on January 27 and run until February 26 at The Gateway in Bellport.

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS
by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Season 3 of CABARET BEAT to Launch in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Season 3 of the online series Cabaret Beat – Music & Conversation will launch on January 8, 2023, with six episodes being released through March 12, 2023.  The show combines one-on-one interviews with video and a live performance by members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

The 30 Best Broadway Performances at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Team BWW - Nov 23, 2022

While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!


On Any Sunday
The Girl Gets Around
I Can't Stand Still
Somebody's Eyes
Learning to Be Silent
Holding Out for a Hero
Heaven Help Me
I'm Free
Let's Make Believe We're in Love
Let's Hear It for the Boy
Can You Find It in Your Heart?
Mama Says
Almost Paradise
Dancing Is Not a Crime
I Confess
Still Rockin'
Footloose has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2006 and West End which opened in 2017.
Best Book of a Musical for Dean Pichford, Best Book of a Musical for Walter Bobbie, Best Choreography for A. C. Ciulla, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tom Snow, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Dean Pitchford, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Eric Carmen, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Sammy HagarBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Kenny Loggins and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jim Steinman.
Footloose has been nominated for the Outstanding Choreography award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The nomination was for the choreography by A.C. Ciulla.



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