Little Women

Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women is based on Alcott's and her sisters' coming of age in Civil War New England. With their father away fighting in the war, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth must keep their household running with the help and guidance of their mother, called Marmee. The March sisters find joy in life's small details and endure twists of fortune - Jo sells her hair to facilitate Marmee's trip to be with her ill husband, Meg becomes engaged, Jo chooses her sisters over a potential suitor, Beth falls ill, and Jo moves away to begin life as a writer. Even through squabbles, challenges, and heartache, the sisters' unwavering friendship and loyalty help them to fulfill their dreams.



Little Women's March sisters have continued to enthrall generations of young readers, sparking many popular adaptations for the screen and stage. The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's timeless story, Broadway musical LITTLE WOMEN brings the March sisters to a new generation of theatergoers, offering a slice of Victorian family life set to a soaring musical score.

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by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for June -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights). 
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC
by Jo-Jo Steine - May 30, 2019
'Bright Star,' by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is billed as 'an uplifting musical journey.' The story sprawls over decades, steeped in the history and culture of the American south, accompanied by the most beautiful, toe-tapping, heart-breaking folk music you've ever heard. A story rooted in family, tradition, and home deserves a venue as homey as The Firehouse Theatre.
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios, “The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville, and the Zonta Clubs of Buffalo and Grand Island are joining to present a dramatic reading of the play Little Women, adapted by Marian de Forest from the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
 The Eastern kicks off its inaugural season with the San Diego premiere of Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic opening Friday, June 14th and playing Thursday through Sunday until Sunday, July 21st with additional weekday performances Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th at PowPAC theatre in Poway.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Written in 1868, the year that the Finborough Theatre's building was constructed, The first London production in over 120 years of Dion Boucicault's rip-roaring Victorian melodrama, After Dark; or, A Drama of London Life, directed by the multi-award-winning Phil Willmott, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Press Nights: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 and Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
Multi-awarded recording artist and musical theater performer Ima Castro and internationally-renowned baritone Andrew Fernando will join the cast of Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's SWEENEY TODD, starring Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Dottie Jones, Angie Dagastino, Laura Terry and Jim Brasher - in Memory of Happy Jones and Fred Terry, Diane Vescovo and Mike McLaren,
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Patio Playhouse President Steve Warrick and General Manager Cassiopeia Guthrie joined San Pasqual High School staff, students, and community members at the annual Senior Awards Tea on Thursday, May 23rd, awarding an $850 scholarship to high school senior and performer Dylan Nalbandian.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Bryant Park Reading Room is proud to announce an exciting schedule of free outdoor literary events, featuring nearly 100 scheduled author conversations, family-friendly storytelling, writers workshops, BookClub discussions, crossword and spelling bee competitions, and much more. The Reading Room promises to deliver can't-miss events for readers of all ages and interests all summer long.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The creative team behind the 2017 Hollywood Fringe International Award winner and Pick of the Fringe, LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII, are excited to return to the festival in 2019 with their next project... MEG JO BETH AMY & LOUISA.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College announces its 2019-20 Season of music, theatre, dance, opera and more, a season spanning genres and cultural influences, rich in imagination and ideas.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the Broadway production of Tracy Letts's Linda Vista. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the production will feature Ian Barford (Wheeler), Sally Murphy (Margaret), Caroline Neff (Anita), Chantal Thuy (Minnie), Jim True-frost (Paul), Cora Vander Broek (Jules) and Troy West (Michael).
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
This beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women playing a limited 2-week engagement at Music Mountain Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod, presents More Or Less I Am: a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, 'Song of Myself,'one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. The next performance in this series, spanning multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7:30 pm at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.  
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Food of Love and Third Rail Projects announce a new production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed and choreographed by Third Rail Projects Co-Artistic Director Zach Morris (Then She Fell) and a menu by Emilie Baltz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Louisa May Alcott wrote the first great American novel - a story of longing, love, and patience that has stood the test of time. With genuine family affection, tragedy, and finally, hope, Little Women is a classic, buoyant romance that gives the sentiment, wisdom, and humor that makes us able to "Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds."
by Monroe George - Jun 5, 2019
Primary Stages' Little Women officially opened last night, June 4 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 17th Annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards Honoring High School Musicals, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. Presented at The 5th Avenue Theatre, more than 2,000 teenagers, many in costumes representing their schools' musical theater productions, cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. The acclaimed event, directed this year by Kat Ramsburg, handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Take a trip back in time to Rydell High and get ready for some summer loving and greased lightning this July.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2018/2019 Season has been a landmark for what has become a staple of the region's theatrical community. As the season opened this past September with its production of the family-favorite Annie, Way Off Broadway kicked off its 25th year of bringing live entertainment to the stage.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
When a modern-day theatre troupe in an unnamed totalitarian country mounts a searing satire of the Russian court under Catherine the Great, it becomes the target of intensifying government censorship, harassment, and violence. Bringing the curtain up could mean curtains for them all, and the company is left wondering: is freedom of speech really worth dying for?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Little Women, adapted and directed by Jason Spitzer and based the on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, returns to the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis July 10 - 21, 2019, after a sold out production run in February 2019. The encore performances are part of the Theatre Memphis Summer Showcase productions and are not part of the season membership ticket package. Season members do get a discount on all full priced adult tickets, however.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Brooklyn the Musical, with a book, lyrics, and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson, will run at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 27 September - Saturday 19 October, 2019. Press night is Monday 30 September at 7,30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Dottie Jones, Angie Dagastino, Laura Terry and Jim Brasher - in Memory of Happy Jones and Fred Terry, Diane Vescovo and Mike McLaren,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Maxamoo contributor Jose Solis talks to playwrightactor Kate Hamill about her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women in which she also stars.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Fresh off their Jeff Award nomination for Little Women the Musical and community-focused Holding On cabaret, Brown Paper Box Co. continues its Midwest premiere of the Chicago Reader recommended Grace, or the Art of Climbing by L M Feldman through July 7, 2019 at Stage 773.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The Eastern today released photos for the San Diego premiere of Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic opening Friday, June 14th and playing Thursday through Sunday until Sunday, July 21st with additional weekday performances Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th at PowPAC theatre in Poway.
by BWW Special - Jun 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Clay Aiken in GREASE, ROCK OF AGES in LA, Rachel York in 42nd Street & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
New London Barn Playhouse presents The Pajama Game running June 12th thru June 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Primary Stages announced today that Mary Bacon (The Roads to Home ) will join the cast of Little Women, written by Kate Hamill (Pride and Prejudice), based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, and directed by Sarna Lapine
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 9, 2019
Today's top stories: Patti LuPone in Company, tickets on sale for Freestyle Love Supreme, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester announce An Evening with Tracie Bennett, at 7pm on Sunday 4 August at Hope Mill Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
What a wonderful way to kick off the Music Conservatory of Westchester's 90th Anniversary! With more than $335,500 raised at the Conservatory's 18th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala on Monday, June 24 at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY, it is truly a time to celebrate. Iconic comedian and Westchester resident Robert Klein and award-winning music composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman, were honored for their illustrious careers with musical performances by Broadway stars Kate Baldwin, Jennifer Damiano, and Gizel Jimenez, emceed by WQXR radio host Elliott Forrest.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2019
The star-studded Broadway concert event of the summer, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, is coming to the historic The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St., between Broadway and 6th Ave.) tonight, July 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets, starting at $50, are available online at www.TheTownHall.org
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The star-studded Broadway concert event of the summer, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, is coming to the historic The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St., between Broadway and 6th Ave.) tonight, July 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets, starting at $50, are available online at www.TheTownHall.org. Ahead of the big night, check out photos of the cast in rehearsals!
by Jack Read - Jul 8, 2019
There are 90 shows at Capital Fringe this summer, and a vast majority of them are from local artists. But there's a handful of individuals coming from outside the District to present their work, among them Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Company. They'll be bringing an encore of Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen, a solo show inspired by the story of Iphigenia.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Tonight, Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe, and many more Broadway stars take the stage in Into The Woods at Town Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2019-20 grant recipients, including the 2019 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and eight Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Final casting is complete for the star-studded Broadway concert event of the summer, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods. Produced by and benefitting Cleveland Musical Theatre, this one-night-only event will play the historicThe Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St., between Broadway and 6th Ave.) on Monday, July 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets, starting at $50, are available online at www.TheTownHall.org
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Part biography, part adaptation... but definitely NOT your Marmee's Little Women!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Playhouse on the Square brings the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical to the Bluff City in celebration of the theatre's 51st season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group is proud to present Tony Award-nominated Working A Musical, based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews, at The Unicorn Theatre (6 East Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Working features music by Pulitzer, Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights, Moana); Tony Award-nominee Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success); Grammy Award-Winner Micki Grant (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope); Tony Award-nominee Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress); Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam); Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-Winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Audiences for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's production of Evita can make up their own minds whether Argentine legend Eva Peron used sex as a path to political power, or overcame personal hardships to emerge as a revered champion of the country's 'shirtless ones.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Get an inside look at the star-studded Broadway concert event of the summer, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods. Produced by and benefitting Cleveland Musical Theatre, the one-night-only event played the historic The Town Hall on Monday, July 8 at 7:30pm.