Leap of Faith

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)
Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA
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by Paul Smith - Sep 6, 2019
Little Gem is running at Irish Repertory Theatre until September 8 and BroadwayWorld had the chance to chat about the play with the show's director, Marc Atkinson Borrull.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Fresh off of a successful summer tour throughout the east coast, Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub with her new show, Tori Scott is Overserved,  on Thursday, October 3rd at 9:30pm. Overserved is an evening of belting, boozing, and bad decisions. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of NEW AMSTERDAM, airing on NBC on Tuesday, October 1, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Micaya is pleased to present the 21st Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest featuring innovative hip hop performances from dance companies from around the globe. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Broadway comes to Brisbane next month as musical theatre star Faith Prince graces the Cremorne Theatre Stage at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in An Intimate Evening with Faith Prince on 4 and 5 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned today the complete cast, design and production team for Guys and Dolls, the first show of its second century, June 10 - 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Alex 'Goldie' Golden will be making her New York City composing debut at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 3rd at 7pm. An up-and-coming composer with a BA in theatre and honors in music direction from Bucknell University, Goldie has worked with various professional companies as an established music director, most recently at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
by Scott Rawson - May 18, 2019
I had the pleasure of seeing A Bronx Tale with my friend Cassy, who had NEVER seen a musical before! (I know, right?!) I invited Cassy because the 1993 movie, off which the musical is based, is her favorite. Seriously, her cat is named Calogero, after the lead character in both the movie and the play. I was excited to see this show, and especially excited to see it through the eyes of a neophyte theater goer. I was not disappointed!
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE AMAZING RACE, airing on CBS on Wednesday, May 22, 2019!
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Canadian artist, Reg Rider released his new single, 'Baby Girl' on all streaming platforms last Friday.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2019
On Day 27, we're flashing back to the 2016 Tony ceremony, when the rhythm got Radio City Musical thanks to the cast of On Your Feet! sporting some Tony-nominated moves from Sergio Trujillo, who is nominated this year for his work on Ain't Too Proud!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer, Leslie Odom, Jr., has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media - spanning Broadway, television, film, and music.
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2019
​​​​​​​Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
sdasdasdBefore the 2019 Tony Awards broadcast began, the award for Best Choreography was awarded to Sergio Trujillo for his work on AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Watch Trujillo's acceptance speech here.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Sergio Trujillo has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography for AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Sergio Trujillo has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography for AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
The worst homes in Houston's best neighborhoods are getting Texas-sized makeovers in the new HGTV series Going for Sold, premiering Thursday, Aug. 1, at 11 p.m. ETPT. The series stars real estate agent Jon Pierre Tjon-Joe-Pin and his wife Mary, a former flight attendant who left her career to pursue her love of design and start their home renovation business. In each episode, the busy parents of two turn forgotten homes into charming and affordable properties that appeal to young families looking for a high-end look without the hefty price tag. With a love for bright colors and bold design, Mary incorporates artful features into each home, including removable wallpaper, bamboo sinks, modern staircases and geometric paint accent walls.
by Guest Blogger: Michael Harp - Jun 23, 2019
BroadwayWorld is bringing you the inside scoop on this year's Jimmy Awards with student blogger Michael Harp- a nominee from the St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards. Earlier this year, he won the title of Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Billy Lawlor in Althoff Catholic High School's 42nd Street. Read Michael's third entry below and catch up on his first and second entries here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.filmlinc.orgfilms.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. Tickets are $15 and will be available on June 21 at www.filmlinc.orgfilms.
by Jack Read - Jun 12, 2019
The central performance in Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy, now playing at Spooky Action Theater through June 30, belongs to the ensemble as a whole. The title character, a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist lama, is brought to life not by a single actor, but by the seven actors that create his world. Some are more directly responsible than others - the puppeteers, for example, move him from one place to another, help him to look where he needs to, help him to hold things - but all are crucial to helping us believe in him. When his mother looks into his eyes, we think we can catch him breathing. It's a leap of faith on our part, one that yields some of the richest results any show will bring this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Author Sherrill Nilson announces the promotion of her sci-f fantasy novel, Karda: Adalta Vol. I.
by Richard Ridge - Jul 9, 2019
Tony award winner Cady Huffman returns to The Green Room 42 with her critically acclaimed sold out one woman show Miss. Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music for two more shows on Weds. July 24th and Weds. July 31st. Broadway World's own Richard Ridge caught up with Cady and her long time collaborator, writer director Will Nunziata during a break in rehearsal to chat about bringing the life and career of the legendary Peggy Lee to the stage.
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BURDEN OF TRUTH, airing on THE CW on Sunday, July 21, 2019!
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2019
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.filmlinc.orgfilms.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2019
Cate Blanchett, director Richard Linklater and author Maria Semple talk about bringing WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE to the big screen in a new featurette, complete with new film footage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
We asked, and you answered! The legendary Oscar and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken is celebrating his birthday this week, so in honor of the occasion, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to name their favorite of his countless iconic shows! Check out your top picks, from Disney stage adaptation like Newsies and Beauty and the Beast classics like Little Shop of Horrors and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that original Broadway cast members of Dear Evan Hansen Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park will play their final performances as Cynthia Murphy and Larry Murphy, respectively, on Sunday, August 4. Beginning Tuesday, August 6, Ivan Hernandez (who made his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2015) will take over the role of Larry Murphy, and Ann Sanders will temporarily take over the role of Cynthia Murphy (through October 20).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will screen at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6pm. The short will screen at The Vets Cinematheque, Providence, RI, as part of the 23rd year of New England's largest and most prestigious film festival. Tickets are $10 and are available online at https://bpt.me/4299473. For more details on the festival, visit http://www.film-festival.org/.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Indonesian rapper Rich Brian premieres a new song “Kids” today alongside a Sing J. Lee-directed video.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce LaChanze: The Feeling Good Tour on Monday, August 5 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
A formidable presence on the stage but, more recently, an even more commanding fisherman, folk troubadour CHUCK RAGAN is the subject of LANDSICK, an award-winning documentary that was released last year and is now getting a wide release via YouTube. A consummate angler and guide, Chuck's skill at fishing is the center of LANDSICK, a short film from Costa Sunglasses® and filmmaker Matt Devlin and producer Peter Vandergrift.  Winning the award for Best Story at The Drake's 12th Annual Video Awards, the documentary chronicled Chuck's delicate balance between music, his family, and his fishing.
by Jim Munson - Jul 16, 2019
Broadway and TV actor Frances Jue is currently starring in TheatreWorks' production of Julia Cho's 'The Language Archive.' Mr. Jue recently talked to BroadwayWorld about his lengthy and surprising career path, from his formative experiences with Stephen Sondheim and TheatreWorks to working with Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, and of course his continuing role on the CBS television series 'Madam Secretary.' His fascinating story serves as an inspiring example for anyone who doesn't see a clear path to success or struggles to find a place to fit in.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
In July 2019, the inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival will take place with over 100 performances at Exeter Phoenix and Barnfield Theatre across 10 days from 26 July to 4 August. There are 6 performance spaces featuring a wide range of fringe theatre, family theatre, comedy, music and dance. The inaugural Exeter Fringe Festival has been organised by Elaine Faulkner and Alex Jackson.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?" November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Today, Swedish born, LA-based artist Winona Oak releases her new single“Break My Broken Heart” via Neon Gold Records / Atlantic Records HERE. The single is accompanied by another stunning music video directed byAndreas Öhman HERE and Billboard premiered the song HERE, stating 'The chorus is explosive, bursting with a spine-tingling melody and sultry arpeggiation.' The song follows her runaway debut single “He Don't Love Me”, which has amassed 6.5 million streams across all platforms to date.
by Isabella Perrone - Aug 5, 2019
Many artists spend their career working to become the best at one thing in their field, be it television, film, or theatre a?" but for Canadian composer Patric Caird, variety has been his main motivator throughout the last two-and-a-half decades. From his home in Los Angeles, Caird delved into his dynamic career a?" and even hinted at upcoming work a?" to give us a sense of what it takes to be successful in writing music for film and television. With credits ranging from his recent work on Fab Filippo's CBC comedy series Save Me and Netflix's supernatural drama The Order, all the way back to the start of his career with the beloved cartoon Ed, Edd n Eddy, Caird has remained an important figure in the world of music composition because of his ability to adapt to the demands of the industry.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the regional premiere of Escaped Alone by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud 9, Top Girls) and directed by acclaimed DC actress Holly Twyford (Signature's A Little Night Music, Sex with Strangers).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
It's time to grab your best gal pals and head to Ogunquit Playhouse for the hilarious musical comedy Menopause The Musical®, on stage September 4 through September 14. A raucous celebration of womanhood created by Jeanie Linders and inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® applauds women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived a?oeThe Change.a?? The show is produced by special license from GFour Productions, the producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now in its 18th year, and 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history. The director of the Ogunquit Playhouse production is Tony Award®-winner Seth Greenleaf. This joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s features chart-toppers including a?oeI Heard it Through the Grapevine that You No Longer See 39,a?? and the disco favorite a?oeStayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake!a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
San Francisco-based Chantal Guillon invites you to try their ultimate Parisian-Californian dessert, the macaron. The Chantal Guillon macaron brings the Parisian patisserie and American appetite together in its unique experience-forward sweet tooth indulgences. One bite into a Chantal Guillon macaron immerses one into an experience of multiple flavors and textures, a love affair for dessert. The best way to understand why celebrities, such as Whoopi Goldberg and Olympic Athlete Josh Prenot, choose Chantal Guillon macarons is to try them for yourself.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The 19th Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 13 - 15, 2019 at the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company the creators of the character/puppet 'Kong' for King Kong; musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb and the late actress and advocate Marin Mazzie; will be each be presented with a Special Tony Award for their outstanding contributions to the theatre and community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Following a string of warmly received singles including “Rich And Poor,” “Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds,” and “I Need Help,” each of which have offered their own revelations, “I'll Be Me” shares another deeply personal chapter of the path has that has paved the way to his upcoming LP release.