Leader of the Pack

Opened: April 8, 1985
Closing: July 21, 1985

Leader of the Pack - 1985 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)
219 W. 49th St. New York, NY 10019

Based on a play by Melanie Mintz

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Review: GIRL SHUT YOUR MOUTH at The Breakout, at The Mill
by Barry Lenny - Jul 24, 2023

A complex and emotionally powerful play.

by Roy Berko - Jul 5, 2023

What did our critic think of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Porthouse? It’s summer, a time of year in Northeastern Ohio for escapist activities.  This is the only logical reason that Porthouse would pick a show like Roger Bean’s jukebox musical THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES.

Review: GREASE ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - GO GREASED LIGHTNIN' at DeLaMar
by Chantal Kunst - Apr 4, 2023

What did our critic think of GREASE ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - GO GREASED LIGHTNIN' at DeLaMar?

Review: TEDD FIRTH TRIO Top Shelf at Birdland Theater
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 20, 2023

Birdland Theater was all smiles and sighs when Tedd Firth, Mark McLean and David Finck made their yearly trip to the headliner spotlight.

Darlene Love to Release 'Live 1982' on CD & DVD
by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2023

Captured on stage at Hop Singh’s club in southern California, this eleven-song set includes her signature hits recorded for Phil Spector — “He’s a Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” — alongside previously unreleased covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” and the Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out.”

Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the West Coast Players
by Peter Nason - Jan 29, 2023

You've never seen a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS quite like this!

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.

SIMPLY BRILL, A Celebration Of The Biggest Hit Songs Of The 20th Century, Comes to Fringe 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Award winning cabaret artists Amelia Ryan, Michaela Burger and Michael Griffiths will reprise their acclaimed show Simply Brill for four performances only this February and March. Following a sell-out season at the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, this hit show shares the story of the American teenage songwriters who transformed 1960s rock 'n' roll forever, and the building in which they did it.

Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 15, 2023

This month, the reader question was: 'Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?'

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.

Review: Nostalgic and Warm MARVELOUS WONDERETTES May Be the Cure For What Ails You
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2022

There’s really nothing better for what ails you – particularly on a cold, wet and dreary Sunday afternoon – than a stroll down memory lane, thanks to a tuneful trip to the 1950s and ‘60s with The Marvelous Wonderettes, a nostalgic and enormously entertaining musical revue by Roger Bean.

Bobby Fox Will Join the Cast of HAIRSPRAY in Adelaide and Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

One of Australia's favourite musical theatre performers, Bobby Fox, will be joining Shane Jacobson, Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and the rest of the cast of the hit musical Hairspray, in the role of the loveable Corny Collins.

Review: THE WOLVES Scores Big with Edmonton Audiences at The Citadel
by Sarah Dussome - Oct 16, 2022

Girl power takes centre stage in Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated drama.

VIDEO: Omar Apollo Makes JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Debut
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2022

Omar has seen his song “Evergreen” skyrocket with nearly 50 million global streams peaking at #8 on the Spotify US Top 200 Chart, #1 on Apple Music Top Songs – Pop Chart, and presently at #51 on Billboard Hot 100 and rapidly climbing along with taking a life of its own on TikTok with over 460 thousand video creations and 1.2 billion views.

Wunderhorse Embarks on Debut Tour
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

Over the past year, Slater has supported the likes of Sam Fender, Foals, and Sorry. Now, he’s making his North American debut on tour with the fast-rising Irish five piece Fontaines D.C. Along with opening for the Grammy-nominated Dublin band, Wunderhorse will cap the tour with his own headline show at Mercury Lounge in New York City on October 7.

Meet the New, Broadway-Bound Cast of INTO THE WOODS
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Meet the Broadway bound cast of INTO THE WOODS for Summer 2022, which includes Sara Bareilles, Brian D'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, and more!

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

Theatre Under The Stars Announces 2022 Tommy Tune Awards Nominations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the nominations for the 2022 Tommy Tune Awards today. The Tommy Tune Awards will be held virtually on May 27 at 7 p.m. via the Theatre Under The Stars Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Harry Hill and Steve Brown's TONY [THE TONY BLAIR ROCK OPERA] World Premiere Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

From stand-up comedian and TV legend Harry Hill and his long-time collaborator Steve Brown comes the premiere of the rock opera the world has been crying out for: a reckless reappraisal of the life of former Ugly Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister Tony Blair. 

Nominations Announced for the 2022 Tommy Tune Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2022

Theatre Under The Stars announced the nominations for the  2022 Tommy Tune Awards today. View the complete list of nominees!

VANITIES' Jack Heifner To Host Online Playwriting Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

Designed for both beginners and intermediate playwrights, the workshop will focus on the fundamentals of writing for the theatre and meet Sunday afternoons from 2:00 -4:00 PM via Zoom, March 27 through May 1.

The Muny Announces Directors, Choreographers & Music Directors for 2022 season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.

BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Kathleen Anwar - Nov 18, 2021

Turning to the stage to raise funds for the funerals of their dearly departed members, these sisters sing, tap, and puppet their way through a variety show where we learn about their personal stories and the apparently unpredictable life of a nun.

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90
by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Will Be Performed by Possum Point Players Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2021

'The Marvelous Wonderettes' stars Leilani Anupol of Milford; Whitney Cook, Selbyville; Abby Cuesta, Salisbury, MD; and Seaford resident, Rachel Jones.  Rehoboth Beach resident John H. Hulse is director and Diane Trautman of Millsboro is music director.

John Paul Young Announces 50 Years Young - The Anniversary Tour
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021

JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour, will take you on that journey in songs and stories from Glasgow, Scotland to the shores of Australia and back around the world again, as John performs the songs that brought him national and international stardom.

BWW Review: LEADER OF THE PACK at Shanley High
by Brian Michaels - Mar 27, 2021

The kids from Shanley take us back to the 60's! Leader of The Pack is a jukebox musical originally released in 1984.

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!

VIDEO: Patrick Cassidy Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 6, 2021

Tune in this Wednesday, March 3 (12pm ET) as he chats with Patrick Cassidy, who is getting the gang back together next week for a reunion of the original company of Assassins.

BWW Exclusive: What Does It Mean to Be a Woman in Theatre?
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 8, 2021

BroadwayWorld is celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day by asking the question, 'what does being a woman in theatre mean to you?'

Center For The Arts Hosts Darlene Love Digital Holiday Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love will usher in the Christmas season with a special digital concert performance on Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m. PST. The concert, which was recorded at Sony Hall in New York City, will be streamed on December 5, and will be available for viewing until Christmas Day.

Kritzerland Announces Full Cast for @HOME AGAIN �" PREMIERES AND ENCORES
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2020

For the 110th Kritzerland show and the sixth online show, Kritzerland is doing Premieres and Encores - songs that have never been performed in any of the ten years of shows and a few encores of songs done in the live shows.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

10 Books Every Theatre Fan Should Read Just For Fun!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2020

This list includes books like Wicked: The Grimmerie and Hamilton: The Revolution, as well as a Broadway cookbook, a book about Broadway art, the collected lyrics and Stephen Sondheim, and more!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of TASKMASTER on THE CW - Sunday, August 16, 2020
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2020

Get all the scoop on TASKMASTER, airing on THE CW on Sunday, August 16, 2020!

VIDEO: Devanand Janki & Laiona Michelle Join Goodspeed's IN THE (HOME) OFFICE Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2020

This week's episode will feature Devanand Janki, founder of Live & In Color. Located in Salem, CT, Live & In Color develops new works that celebrate diversity, emphasizing non-traditional casting and multi-ethnic participants.

BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Original Cast Recording to Be Released April 24
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Broadway Bounty Hunter a?' Original Cast Recording will be available on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 24.

Laura Neal Announced as Lead Writer of KILLING EVE Season Four
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2020

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Suzanne Heathcote and now Laura Neal. BBC AMERICA announced today that Laura Neal (Sex Education, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) will be the next lead writer of its critically-acclaimed and award-winning series Killing Eve, from Sid Gentle Films Ltd. The network renewed the series for a fourth season last month, well ahead of season three premiering April 26th on BBC AMERICA and AMC. Season four of Killing Eve will go into production later this year.

BWW Review: Orlando Shakes Draws Swords and Laughs with THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by Albert Gutierrez - Feb 9, 2020

Ask anyone to describe the Three Musketeers, and you'll get the usual answers: three heroes, bound together in brotherhood, inseparable in the most dire circumstances. They were a holy trinity of masculinity and friendship, the #SquadGoals of the 19th century. But unless one were intimately familiar with Alexandre Dumas' novel or its many adaptations, five will get you ten the average Joe today would be remiss to actually name all of them. That's not the fault of the average Joe, but rather the reputation that precedes these fictional characters. Most would be familiar with what they are, not necessarily who they are.

Darlene Love Comes To MPAC In February
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2020

Everyone could use a little bit of 'Love' on Valentine's Day when MPAC presents the classic pop sounds of Darlene Love on Friday, February 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$69.

The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2020

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Ridgefield Theater Barn Sings the Phrases of AM Radio and 45s
by Bruce Apar - Dec 19, 2019

The Marvelous Wonderettes tugs at the memories of audiences who remember the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves and 45-rpm records were stacked, like hotcakes, on a phonograph spindle.

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Dec 16, 2019

On Saturday, December 14, I had the pleasure of seeing THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield, CT. This comedic musical has the audience laughing from start to finish, while keeping everyone entertained with great oldies songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The excellent singing and acting brings all four characters to life, under the writing of Roger Bean, direction of Foster Evans Reese, and musical direction of Benjamin McCormack who leads the talented live band that is onstage, in the back of the stage.

Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Will Release a Cast Recording
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced it will record the new musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter for an original cast album to be released later this season. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis (a?oeSmash,a?? Be More Chill, The Black Suits), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little's Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill), the show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon Supervising Associate Director) and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, a?oeOrange is the New Blacka??) in the title role. The album will be produced by Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Geoffrey Ko and Ian Kagey, with Jennifer Ashley Tepper serving as executive producer.

Fall in LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS With Darlene Love At Kean Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 5, 2019

The incomparable Darlene Love returns to Kean Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 to perform Love for the Holidays, a Christmas show like no other. The event will take place at Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. on Kean University's main campus.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love Returns to Kean Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

The incomparable Darlene Love returns to Kean Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 to perform Love for the Holidays, a Christmas show like no other. The event will take place at Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. on Kean University's main campus.

Patrick Cassidy Joins Franklin-based Studio Tenn as Artistic Director
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2019

atrick Cassidy, acclaimed performer and director with a career spanning Broadway, film and television, has accepted the role of artistic director at Studio Tenn. Cassidy, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy and brother to Shaun, Ryan and the late David Cassidy, recently moved from Los Angeles to the Franklin area with his wife, Melissa Hurley Cassidy.

Dr. Dre To Be Recognized At The 13th Annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week Event
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 1, 2019

Revolutionary producer and recording artist Dr. Dre and the music industry's most revered producers, engineers, and artistic professionals will gather on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the iconic Village studios in West Los Angeles for the Recording Academy's 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY® Week celebration. Known as the official kickoff to GRAMMY Week, the signature event will pay tribute to the artistic achievements and innovations of Dre—one of the music industry's most groundbreaking producers of all time.

VIDEO: On This Day, October 22- Happy Birthday, Marc Shaiman!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

On this day we celebrate legendary composer of stage and screen, the great Marc Shaiman!

BWW Feature: WE WILL ROCK YOU on Tour
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 14, 2019

Vanwege de enorme vraag naar kaarten voor de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU zijn er, zelfs voordat de repetities zijn begonnen, ruim 20 extra voorstellingen toegevoegd aan de Nederlandse tournee. De spectaculair nieuwe, volledig Engelstalige versie WE WILL ROCK YOU zal nu ook te zien zal zijn in Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen en het Chassé Theater in Breda. Omdat de vraag naar kaarten alle verwachtingen overtreft zijn er ook in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, het World Forum Theater in Den Haag en Schouwburg Hengelo extra voorstellingen toegevoegd. De kaartverkoop voor alle extra voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU is vandaag van start gegaan.


Be My Baby
Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home
A...My Name Is Ellie
Jivette Boogie Beat
Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Hearts
Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
I Want to Love Him So Bad
Do Wah Diddy
And Then He Kissed Me
Hanky Panky
Not Too Young (To Get Married)
Baby I Love You
Leader of the Pack
Look of Love
Christmas--Baby Please Come Home
I Can Hear Music
Rock of Rages
Keep It Confidential
Da Doo Ron Ron
What a Guy
Maybe I Know
River Deep, Mountain High
We're Gonna Make It (After All)
Chapel of Love
Leader of the Pack has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1985 and Broadway which opened in 1985.



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