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Los Angeles, CA

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You'll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award©-nominee Raķl Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields will star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.



Based on the movie with Steve Martin, Leap of Faith boasts a brand new score from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and directed and choreographed by Tony Award©-winner Rob Ashford, helmer of the recent Taper favorite, Parade.


Lloyd Mulvey, Michelle Duffy and Angela Iannone to Lead Titan's Ambitious RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The award-winning Titan Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's tragedy RICHARD III, directed by Edward Morgan. RICHARD III will play a three-week limited engagement at Titan's home at Queens Theatre. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Guest Blog: Dramaturg Clare Slater On Staging THE UNKNOWN ISLAND
by Guest Blog: Clare Slater - Sep 6, 2017

It was three years ago that I first read Jose Saramago's story, The Tale of the Unknown Island. It's 28 pages long - so, perhaps more precisely, it's 28 pages short. When I finished it, I started breathing again. (more...)

Cast Complete for ON YOUR FEET! First National Tour, Starting the Salsa in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced complete casting for the First National Tour of the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, starring Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Jared Zirilli Joins SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Jared Zirilli will star as Summer's husband and bassist 'Bruce Sudano' in the show, which runs November 7 - December 17, 2017. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara & Faith Prince Headed for The Herbst in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Tori Scott to Return to London with VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Tori Scott returns to London with her brand new Christmas show 'Vodka is the Reason for the Season' as part of the Live at Zedel winter season. (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barnes-Storming in THE WAKE WORLD of Composer David Hertzberg
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 15, 2017

The last of the new operas at the center of Opera Philadelphia's O17 opera fest is THE WAKE WORLD, a chamber piece written by composer/librettist David Hertzberg and directed by RB Schlather. It opens on Monday September 18 at the Barnes collection--the great museum in central Philadelphia--and promises a one-of-a-kind experience for those savvy enough to snare a ticket. (Its five performances are sold out.) (more...)

BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2017

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous Leap of Faith and a story that will sell tickets? (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for New Animated Film LEAP ft. Music from Carly Rae Jepsen
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen star in the upcoming animated family comedy opening in theaters nationwide on August 30th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fulton Theatre Seizes the Day with Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY¬ģ winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY¬ģ winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series C!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series C features: Good Results Are Difficult When Indifference Predominates by Amy Fox, The Good Muslim by Zakiyyah Alexander, Female Beginner by Edith Freni,  Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Intensive Care by Donald Marcus. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 15, 2017

'soot and spit' has already received rave reviews from the New York Times, and Kim Weild, the director behind this ambitious new work, shared her "insider" perspective of the outsider art piece. (more...)

Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Children of a Lesser God runs from June 22 through July 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.      (more...)

Francesco De Carlo to Bring Brand New Show COMFORT ZONE to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

What do you discover when you decide to leave the safety of your sofa in Italy to become a foreigner in the UK, just as the UK decides to leave Europe? Francesco De Carlo has done just that, and shares his adventures and hilarious findings in his brand new show, Comfort Zone. (more...)

Will Disney's HERCULES Go the Distance to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

In a recent interview, composer Alan Menken, revealed tentative plans for a stage version of his 1997 Disney hit, Hercules. (more...)

Pre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The album is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Wait For It' & More at BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On last night's BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, former HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. joined The Boston Pops orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, to perform 'Wait For It,' from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Alan Menken & Howard Ashman's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats today, Friday, July 28. (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell, Rickie Lee Jones and More Coming Up This August at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of August. Featured performances include three shows with Rachelle Ferrell on August 4-5, Roomful of Blues' on their 50th anniversary tour on August 17, Grammy award-winner Rickie Lee Jones on August 20, Welsh alt-rock group The Alarm on August 28 and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Muny's A CHORUS LINE Takes Over BWW on Twitter and Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Join BroadwayWorld on Instagram and Twitter today as Ian Paget and Holly Ann Butler take us behind the scenes of The Muny's production of A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Concert Presentation of Frank Wildhorn's New Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

A concert presentation of music from Frank Wildhorn's new musical, The Song of Bernadette, will be part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Willie Nile to Play Dylan Tribute CD Release Show at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nilehas established a reputation as a world-class rock 'n' roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock's rich history. So it's not surprising that he'd choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile's work since the beginning. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presenting (through July 22) the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Now according to the New York Post, producers have their eyes on the show for Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that Hal Luftig is waiting to confirm a theatre for a spring 2018 transfer. (more...)

TLC to Premiere 90 DAY FIANCE Spin-Off Prequel Series This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

TLC's new prequel series, 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS will chronicle the time before the K-1 Visa process begins, from meeting in person for the first time to traveling to a foreign country they barely know or understand (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

BWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE Musical
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Playwright Jake Brunger and composer Pippa Cleary have been creating musicals together since they met at Bristol University in 2008. Their work includes Jet Set Go!,¬†The Great British Soap Opera¬†and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's beloved¬†The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¬ĺ. The latter¬†begins a London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Tony Winner Faith Prince Headed to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will join Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series on August 25 & 26 at 7:00 PM, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the GOD BLESS YOU MR. ROSEWATER Cast Recording
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrates the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - with a special new "Making of the Cast Album" video featuring exclusive footage from the recording session and stage production, in addition to commentary from the cast and creative team. (more...)

VIDEO: Carly Rae Jepsen Shares Music Video for 'Cut to the Feeling' from LEAP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

LEAP! - Carly Rae Jepsen has released the music video for her new song 'Cut to the Feeling' from the hit animated film LEAP, now playing in theaters everywhere. The song is available now (more...)

Timothy B. Schmit Launches Fall Solo Tour Alongside Eagles this November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT--the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player of the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco--will launch a fall U.S. tour. (more...)

Will Ra√ļl Esparza Make Way Back to Broadway?
by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 25, 2017

At last night's premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge had the pleasure of speaking to some of Broadway's best, including Raul Esparza. After chatting about their love and appreciation for Harold Prince, Richard asked Raul when he would be making his way back to Broadway. (more...)

Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage August 30 to September 30. (more...)

Review Roundup - Did Critics LEAP for Joy Over New Animated Film?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Dare to dream big with The Weinstein Company's LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song from the soundtrack, 'Cut To The Feeling.' Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen in the animated family comedy. (more...)

Broadway Star Faith Prince to Perform in New Orleans This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will make debut for Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series on September 22 at 8:00 PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Weighs In On Confederate Statue Removal Controversy
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. spoke TMZ this week about the current controversy regarding the removal of Confederate statues and monuments which are still displayed throughout the country. The former HAMILTON star shared his belief that no statue should be 'off the table (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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