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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.


Ahmanson Theatre

( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA


by Ari Axelrod - May 8, 2020
Welcome to 'Cabaret Corner', a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.
by Stephen Mosher - May 8, 2020
The unstoppable John Davidson goes live online for the first time ever on Mother's Day via his Facebook page and it promises to be a helluva show.
by Laura Fuller - May 4, 2020
Curve Theatre in Leicester, currently led by Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, has developed a reputation for producing and programming bold and innovative work, with many productions going on to tour both in the UK and internationally. Chris and Nikolai talk to BroadwayWorld about their time at Curve, hopes for the theatre's future, and how audiences can support the theatre industry during these difficult times.
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, airing on CBS on Monday, June 15, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's classic repertory theatre, announces its Fate vs. Free Will season. This award-winning company is celebrated for its language and actor driven epic classical theatre and will resume live performance in 2020 with a season of theatrical masterpieces.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Someone To Watch Over, the debut novel from award-winning screenwriter William Schreiber from Not a Pipe Publishing is out today (May 26). A vivid and moving Southern family saga, readers of Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees will be thrilled that Schreiber has made the genre change from screen to page.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
​​​​​​​Andy Frasco has announced the lineup for 'Andy Frasco's World Saving Sh*tshow,' a liveshow spawning from Andy's 'World Saving Podcast.' The liveshow will be held this Thursday May 21st, this week's guests will be MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Billy Strings and David Shaw of The Revivalists. Andy Frasco's World Saving Shitshow is every Thursday at 8PM MTN / 10 PM EST and is filled with live musical performances, 80s dance parties and interviews with special guests from across the world.  
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre announced on 18th May the 2020-21 theatre season. Under the theme 'Discovering Theatre: A Joyful Journey', the new season includes quite a few comedies, hoping that audiences can garner wisdom and insight through laughter.
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 9, 2020
From March 24th-29th, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting a production of Joe DiPietro & David Bryan's 2010 Tony-winning musical, Memphis, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Robert Hartwell, who will be directing and choreographing the production.
by TV Scoop - Mar 27, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, airing on CBS on Monday, April 6, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA announces its 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Krystal Joy Brown from Hamilton has recorded a video, tweeted by Governor Andrew Cuomo, addressing specifically young people and urging them to stay home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
After 9 years of championing independent theatre from a small space underneath a parking lot in the Main Street Life building, POPArt is taking a leap of faith and moving on from its inaugural space at the end of March 2020.
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
When you wish upon a star, once in a lifetime you'll hear a song as unforgettable and beloved as a?oeUnder the Seaa??, a?oeBe Our Guesta??, a?oeSeize the Daya??, a?oeA Whole New Worlda??, or a?oeI See the Lighta??. When you wish upon New York-songwriter and film composer Alan Menken, you experience the genius and imagination of his musical works a hundred lifetimes over. This year, Hollywood in Vienna CEO & Founder Sandra Tomek is pleased to announce that the incomparable Alan Menken will be recognized by the City of Vienna with this year's Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
The biggest little theatre festival in the world just got bigger as the original Sydney festival doubles the fun from next week onwards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli have announced Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2020/2021 six-play subscription series, two special events, and new programs for the company.
by TV Scoop - Jun 5, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GAME ON!, airing on CBS on Wednesday, June 10, 2020!
by Student Blogger: Torie Brown - Jun 30, 2020
I am so thankful to Viviana and Rodney for sharing their stories and having these courageous conversations with me. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Claim Our Space Now, Hamilton's Krystal Joy Brown, along with fellow officials, leaders, and activists have come together to urge the Broadway & theatrical community at large to peacefully protest the erasure of Black lives and Black Trans Lives in our communities. In alliance with Broadway for Racial Justice, Claim Our Space Now is fighting for respect and action for Tony McDade, Riah Milton, Dominique Fells, Nina Pop, and the countless other lives that have been stolen with little to no recourse. All of our voices are valuable in this urgent fight to save ALL Black lives. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
History may have its eyes on Hamliton, but today, we have our eyes on the history of its stars. Take a deep dive into the career of Leslie Odom Jr., both before and after his Tony-winning turn in as Aaron Burr!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Rising Nashville R&B singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bren Joy unveils his debut single for Warner Records entitled 'Freezing.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson announces programming for the 2021 Repertory Season, scheduled to open January 19 and run through June 27.
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Every so often, great songwriters will take a leap of faith, allowing the songs themselves to steer the ship. When longtime Americana-leaning artist Treva Blomquist started recording her new album Snakes & Saints, she learned firsthand the scary-but-rewarding process of letting go and giving the songs what they deserve—and the result is stunning.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Alan Menken is officially an EGOT thanks to his first Emmy Award win this weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
The Walt Disney Family Museum will host Oscar-, Grammy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning composer and songwriter Alan Menken for an intimate evening of music and storytelling. Streamed live on Thursday, August 6th, this special event will be presented in two partsa?"a paid fundraising program followed by a free musical performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Today marks the start of Leo season! Which Broadway stars' birthdays fall under the Leo zodiac sign?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
On July 19th, Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) will present an online event and fundraiser, The Art of Wellness: A Curated Evening of Conversation and Music. Proceeds from this event will go toward the ASTEP Arts Resilience Fund during COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
It's been 20 years of local Six Pack theatre and audiences continue to love the choice of a variety of plays for an amazingly low price. This season sees the re-teaming of Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina, Walterdale Theatre, Workshop West Playwright's Theatre and a soon-to-be-confirmed sixth company.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
On her 2019 debut album the masquerade, 19-year-old singer/songwriter mxmtoon delivers what she calls 'rhyming diary entries': an off-the-cuff account of her most private thoughts and feelings, usually dashed off very late at night, straight from her brightly lit brain. In her deliberate refusal to hide behind metaphor, the now Brooklyn-based artist otherwise known as maia achieves a quiet bravery, an unrestrained honesty that gives voice to those who often go unheard.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Covent Garden's cheekiest street performer, Tony Roberts, has taken his highly successful street theatre escape indoors to create a rollicking family-friendly show in, I'm a Magician Get Me Out of Here! Earning gongs at festivals internationally, the show was nominated for Best Family Show Award at Brighton Fringe 2018 & Best Children's Event Weekly Award Winner Perth Fringe World 2019.
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Los Angeles, California's Best Coast - comprised of Bethany Cosentino (guitar, vocals) and Bobb Bruno (guitar) - today reveal “Different Light”, the propulsive opening track from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming fourth studio album, Always Tomorrow, which is due for release on February 21, 2020 via Concord Records. 
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 3, 2020
To commemorate their 20th year in the Tampa Bay community bringing new, authentic and often original stories based in truth, Powerstories Theatre is switching it up in 2020 with its first Broadway musical opening February 20. In a series of monologues and songs, Working A Musical tells the relatable story of working-class men and women and compels the audience to look at the person behind the job. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working A Musical is a vibrant depiction of the workers often taken for granted. The homemaker, the schoolteacher, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker are just a few of the voices represented.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2020
Hollywood in Vienna will present Alan Menken with this year's Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award!
by Sabrina Wallace - Feb 24, 2020
BWW Review: GLIDERS Soars at Trinity Street Playhouse with a story that illustrates the unimaginable pain, courage, and strength required by generations of women to overcome misogyny and abuse. Beautifully performed by an outstanding 'mostly' female cast that fits together as a true family.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Los Angeles, California's Best Coast - comprised of Bethany Cosentino (guitar, vocals) and Bobb Bruno (guitar) - have released their first album in five years, Always Tomorrow, TODAY via Concord Records. Always Tomorrow, produced by Carlos de la Garza with additional production by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83), is the band's first album of new studio material since their acclaimed 2015 record California Nights. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
In celebration of the 75th Birthday of trailblazing composer and EiO mentor Anthony Braxtona?"one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of our timea?"Experiments in Opera presents a rare run of performances of Compositions No. 279-283 composed for improvisational actor and improvising musicians. This production is part of the Braxton75 festivities in 2020 in collaboration with the Tri-Centric Foundation, which supports the continued evolution of the music of Anthony Braxton.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Delbert McClinton, Americana singer-songwriter Chris Knight and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, February 21 at noon. Tickets will be available at
by Robert Diamond - Feb 10, 2020
Phone rings, door chimes, and on Monday, March 2, in comes Company. Already the winner of 4 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, 2 Evening Standard Awards and the Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, Marianne Elliott's new production of Company arrives on Broadway in just week, following its triumphant run in London last year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2020
A video of a young Nigerian boy dancing outside went viral, and sparked interest from prestigious dance programs in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
'Lost And Found: The Unsung World of Alan Menken', featuring rare treasures from the songbook of the eight-time Oscar winner, will be offered Sunday, August 16th via exclusive live stream.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Austin Opera today announces a slate of new performances and partnerships as it continues to explore new ways to bring opera to Austin audiences during the pandemic and beyond.
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
No matter what happens in this world, the sun will always rise and set—a comforting and reassuring fact that mxmtoon's new EP dawn embraces with astounding clarity. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
No matter what happens in this world, the sun will always rise and set—a comforting and reassuring fact that mxmtoon's new EP dawn embraces with astounding clarity. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Luca Silvestrini's Protein is one of the UK's leading touring dance companies. This year, it celebrates its 21st anniversary and has announced a multi-dimensional celebratory programme to mark the milestone
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners for the 2020 juried competition, awarding top honors from this year's program.
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
mxmtoon's new dawn EP is out today unveiling an exciting new chapter for the 19-year-old singer/songwriter. On dawn we see Maia expand her sonic world, embracing lush soundscapes and pulsing beats.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Broadway vets Rachel Potter (Evita, The Addams Family), and Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden,) have teamed up to present a weekly digital cabaret series called Quarantine Cabaret.  The two best friends have joined forces to appear in concert online, and each weekly show features a new lineup of guests. 
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
 Dan Croll has announced his third album, Grand Plan, out August 21 on Communion Records and has unveiled his two newest singles, title track 'Grand Plan' and 'Work.'