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Leap of Faith - 2010 - Los Angeles

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 Raúl 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.

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Ahmanson Theatre

( Los Angeles, CA)
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
The Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award winner was announced as Sonali Bhattacharyya. Her play Chasing Hares presents the Jatra (Bengali folk theatre) stage, the factory floor and the routes of delivery drivers as sites of resistance and transformation in Britain and India. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021
Created and crafted with intent, Telescope is a concept album that presents a conscious shift from internal to external, and intended to be listened straight through. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 24, 2021
Tournet continues, 'The record is about being jolted into seeing the world from a fresh perspective. It's also about how you can be doing endless self-analysis but that often the thing you're looking for lies outside of yourself.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
The success of his first two contributions to the genre, Gesualdo and Charlotte Salomon, established Marc-André Dalbavie as one of the most prominent new voices in contemporary opera.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 18, 2021
The first 'Knives Out' starred Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc, a detective sent to crack the case of the mysterious death of a mystery author. Craig will return to reprise his role for the second film. 
by Shari Barrett - May 18, 2021
Here is my interview with Gloria Gifford about presenting LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS live-streamed online as well as her Gloria Gifford Conservatory and how she is managing to keep her students active during the past year.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 12, 2021
Created and crafted with intent, Telescope is a concept album that presents a conscious shift from internal to external, and intended to be listened straight through. Telescope is 9-songs deep that tunes-in the listener to the main character who goes through a journey of self-reflection.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 11, 2021
The plan for what eventually became Derev was in the works since Michel and Armando met in high school while living in Kuwait. At the time, they were unable to pursue the project due to circumstances of living in the Middle East.
by Student Blogger: Audrey Myers - Mar 8, 2021
In order to graduate from Samford University as a theatre student, one must complete a final thesis called a “Catalyst project.” This year, two senior Theatre for Youth majors, Anna Johnson and Chloe Tower, teamed up to reach students on the other side of the world through their collaborative senior project.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 5, 2021
Released in January of this year, “Coming Back For Me” caught the attention of legendary radio voice and programmer Bruce Warren and has spun on XPN and NPR’s World Café.
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2021
Leslie Odom Jr. shares some of his favorite Sam Cooke songs that have inspired him throughout his life and while taking on the role of Sam in the film, One Night In Miami.
by Student Blogger: Jaclyn Hansen - Mar 31, 2021
There is so much that I wish I could have told my younger self. Things that I have learned in the past few years and that I know about now. Things that would have maybe helped to ease any stress or concerns that were on my mind; things to make me slow down and not take anything for granted.
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2021
Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Odom, Jr. about his career, from his Broadway debut in Rent, to his breakout role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, as well as his most recent role in the film One Night in Miami, which has earned him two Academy Award nominations.
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 24, 2021
Black Girl Magic, but make it CHAOS. Malcom X described the black woman as the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America, and yet, black women are surely at the center of much political progress, artistic genius, and family structure throughout history.
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!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2021
New York-based musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella have announced two new episodes of their free, family-friendly musical podcast “What Will She Do Next?,” celebrating key moments in the lives of history's greatest women.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 18, 2021
The new album by jazz maven Fleur Seule will open your eyes, just before compelling you to get out your shitkickers for some line dancing around the living room.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
Austin Opera’s much-anticipated return to live performance is an innovative outdoor staging of Puccini’s Tosca at one of the most exciting venues in Austin: Germania Insurance Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the city’s Formula 1 racetrack located just 15 miles outside the downtown core.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021
American Blues Theater has announced the winner of the 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Refugee Rhapsody by Yussef El Guindi. A staged reading of his play will be presented as part of the virtual 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 8, 2021
Today, Starr released the opening track and shared the lyric video for “Watch The Stars,” reminding us to be surrounded by those who radiate vibrant goodness.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 7, 2021
Accompanying the release is the music video directed and filmed by Michael Cacciabaudo and produced by Frozen Bunker Productions. Michael joined the band in the studio for the recording process documenting the band and their journey.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2021
The Whitefire Theatre's Solofest Best of Fest continues with streamed encore presentations of six award-winning shows airing June 6 through June 27. Grab some tickets and help support live theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2021
The video for “Rally Call” garnered over 150K views upon its release striking a chord with people all over the world, including the United Nations, who invited DeBose to perform the song at their SDG Action Zone Conference last year. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers!  First up, the original cast of In the Heights! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the organization’s 47th season — ALL ABOARD! — kicking off this October online and in person. The Public recently completed the Classics N’at online benefit reading series, the second iteration of the organization’s Public PlayTime series.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 22, 2021
Elektric Voodoo is comprised of an all-star ensemble with songwriter, guitarist and band leader Scott Tournet, Matt Bozzone (drums/percussion, vocals), Ty Kiernan (congas, timbales, percussion), Travis Klein (tenor sax, keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals), Brad Nash (baritone sax, keyboards, percussion, vocals), and Luke Henning (bass, vocals, percussion).
by Student Blogger: Zac Denver Lee - Jun 21, 2021
The journey there is harder than being there and I want to do this for me. I always think that if I don’t try, I will forever regret it and never know what it will be like if I did. In all honesty, there are a lot of moments where I felt so lost and on the verge of giving up. So what keeps me going?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
Ping Chong and Company, founded by the influential theater-maker Ping Chong and a home for a diverse, intergenerational group of affiliated artists, partners with Urban Word NYC for a preview presentation of the latest Undesirable Elements work, Generation Rise, commissioned by New Victory Theater/New 42.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
Michael Ritchie announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January, 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions.
by Student Blogger: Zac Denver Lee - Jun 1, 2021
I keep asking myself if it’s worth it to sacrifice my time, energy and money to pursue a far fetch dream of working on Broadway. With all the paperwork I have to do, paying so much to move halfway around the world to a future with some much uncertainty. What keeps me motivated is this dream and the passion I hold on to.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 1, 2021
Being an artist is part of Di Pace's heritage. Marta Maineri, well known in the art world as a 'painter of hands,' is Di Pace's mother. Her paintings can be seen in churches all over Europe, including the Vatican in Rome.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2021
ATP describes “Love Heals” as a poignant and inspiring celebration of our individual differences, our collective humanity, and the voices we can share to improve the world as we continue to try and come out on the other side of a tumultuous year. It is being held in conjunction with ATP's Broadway Summer Training Camp, where 11 Broadway professionals mentor local students.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Many explored coming to terms with mental health issues, dealing with drug addiction and reconnecting with family and loved ones. A sense of climate responsibility also pervaded, with a strong showing of plays engaging with visions of a more environmentally sustainable future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
Ballet Tech, which each year introduces hundreds of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, today announced Dionne D. Figgins as its new Artistic Director. Figgins begins leading the organization on August 1, in time for the return of school in fall.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021
Since 2015, Secret Song in Levis' Corner House has been filled with excited punters and artists, and no one gets to know in advance who's playing.  
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021
Today (February 25) in live streaming: its Game Night on Stars in the House, Brian Stokes Mitchell on Backstage Live, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2021
Offering a £10,000 commission, the Arch 468 Hope Prize is now open for submissions for a new play that offers a vision of hope. Hope is the fuel that drives every innovation, every attempt to advance the sum of human knowledge, every revolution and every leap of faith.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 23, 2021
The Broadway Palm stage is heating up with On Your Feet playing February 18 through April 10, 2021. The inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent, and each other, to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This thrilling production follows their incredible journey from anonymity in Cuba to stardom in the United States.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 2, 2021
Encompassing the sweaty momentum of the dancefloors which we all miss so much, VISSIA’s latest single is an ode to the simplicity of being in the moment with someone you love and appreciate - mind, body and soul.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 14, 2021
When a casual encounter with an old acquaintance turned into modern-day pen pals in love story, this twosome wasn't prepared to wait out the pandemic to see if it was the real thing - they acted on their best instincts... and look at them now.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 11, 2021
Today, JUNO Award winner Dominique Fils-Aimé shared “Mind Made Up,” the final single off her album Three Little Words, out this Friday via Ensoul Records.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop announced today programming for the months of February & March, including Hilton Als Presents by Artistic Instigator & Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als; a benefit reading of For Which It Stands by Lee Edward Colston II; and Open Office Hours, a new NYTW pilot program; as well as free Virtual Programming events.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 5, 2021
Today's episode features internationally renowned theater choreographer and director, Sergio Trujillo, who was quick to note that his success has been deeply effected by the many supportive people in his life.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 30, 2021
Jeremy Jordan has taken his one-man show CARRY ON and turned it into a film that debuts online on May 6th, for everyone in the world to see. And they should.
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2021
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami... is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together.
by Student Blogger: David Lopena - Apr 24, 2021
You shape how you want your college experience to be. Be bold, lead with love, and most importantly do what makes you happy.
by Student Blogger: Anna Demaria - Apr 23, 2021
From the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, these artists have careers that span both the stage and screen. Today we are delving into the Broadway careers of six performers who are nominated for the 2021 Academy Awards.
by Student Blogger: Danielle Urban - Apr 19, 2021
For everyone who loves theatre, but feels like it might be a little late to join.