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Umeda Arts Theater
Japan, 〒530-0013 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 北区茶屋町19-1

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Celebrating one of the most influential and successful careers in the American theatre of the past 60 years, Prince of Broadway will look at the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to Hal Prince creating some of the most enduring and beloved theatre of all time, including The Pajama Game, West Side Story, Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history.


Photo Coverage: HEARTBREAK HOUSE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2018

Heartbreak House celebrated its opening night last night, September 6. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos below! (more...)

Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Anthony Rapp and More Head to 54 Below for THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Jonathan Larson Project' October 9 - 14. Jonathan Larson wrote Rent and tick tick BOOM, the former a landmark Broadway game-changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. (more...)

BWW Social: BroadwayWorld Instagram HACKED! Will Roland Takes Over For BE MORE CHILL's Broadway Transfer!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

We've been HACKED!! BroadwayWorld's Instagram account has been taken over by Will Roland, cast member of the newly announced, Broadway bound musical, Be More Chill. Roland, along with fellow cast members, have taken over several other Broadway news outlets' instagram accounts, in a complete social media takeover! You can check out Roland's takeover here. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser and More in HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The limited Off-Broadway engagement for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House will open Sunday September 9th.at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only. Check out photos of the ensemble in action below! (more...)

CURSED CHILD, MEAN GIRLS & More Earn Nominations for Casting Society of America's Artios Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today the list of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the television, theatre, short form series and short film categories. Nominees will be recognized at the 34th Annual ArtiosAwards, taking place on January 31, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles & Stage 48 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the John W. Engeman Theatre lead by Janet Dacal, Richard Todd Adams, and Carlos Lopez
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 19, 2018

Northport's gorgeous John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar showing of theatre staple Man Of La Mancha, the second show of their dazzling 12th Season. This incarnation of the Tony winner, running through October 28th, is excellently directed by Peter Flynn and boasts an extraordinary cast. Long Island is certainly lucky to have this production lead by Broadway vets Janet Dacal, Richard Todd Adams, and Carlos Lopez. (more...)

Caissie Levy, and Adam Chanler-Berat & More Join THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Jonathan Larson Project' October 9 - 14. Jonathan Larson wrote Rent and tick tick BOOM, the former a landmark Broadway game-changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. (more...)

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

VIDEO: The Stars of THE CHER SHOW Bring Cher to Vanity Fair
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Below, get a behind the scenes look as the three leading ladies of The Cher Show on Broadway star in an editorial for Vanity Fair magazine! Watch as Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond strut their stuff for the camera and serve some of Cher's signature moves in the process! (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Welcomes Brandon Uranowitz to Nowhere, Replacing John Cariani
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will join the cast of THE BAND'S VISIT as 'Itzik.' Uranowitz will begin performances in The Band's Visit on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Babe, the Lady & the Star Make Their Way to Broadway in THE CHER SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture - breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is her story, and it's packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: The kid starting out, the glam pop star and the icon. The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy, an Oscar, an Emmy, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequins shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Ed Dixon Lead World Premiere Of Broadway Hopeful THE RIVALS at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals, based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop, running October 30 - November 18. (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE CHER SHOW Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2018

The Cher Show officially opened its pre-Broadway run in Chicago last night, June 28. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Do the Critics 'Believe' in THE CHER SHOW in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Cher Show took its opening night bows in Chicago last night, June 28. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

Brief 6/29: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 29, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Encores! production of Songs For a New World, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Cher x3! First Look at Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks & Micaela Diamond in THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture - breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show takes its opening night bows in Chicago tonight, June 28. Check out a first look at the Broadway-bound cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: First Listen of Jason Robert Brown's Original Finale for PRINCE OF BROADWAY; New Album Released Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release coincides with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30. For more information on the album, click here. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephanie J Block and Jarrod Spector Spill What it Was Like Performing THE CHER SHOW for Cher
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Bio musicals are tricky in their own way, but what's it like when the source of the life's story is sitting in the fifth row? Stephanie J. Block, Jarrod Spector, and the cast of The Cher Show found this out firsthand when the iconic diva snuck in to see the show's Chicago debut. They chat with WGN about the experience and the show below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Talks New Album with Ilana Levine 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will be the guest for a special podcast taping of 'LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine' to discuss How We React and How We Recover, his new album. (more...)

Photo: The Chers of THE CHER SHOW Cher A Moment with Cher!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2018

Cher swung by the out of town tryout of her new musical this week and went nose to nose backstage with the three actresses who share the mammoth task of portraying this American icon. Stephanie J. Block tweeted an exclusive photo from Cher meeting the Chers of The Cher Show.  (more...)

Cher Sees CHER SHOW in Chicago: 'Much Better Than I Thought It Would Be'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Cher Show has begun previews in Chicago, and who better to catch an early look than Cher herself! The superstar stopped by the Oriental Theatre for three performances this past weekend to check out the show. 'Some parts of it are really fabulous. We're going to work on the other parts. In many parts, it was much, much better than I thought it would be. And there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out,' she tells the Chicago Tribune. 'It needs work. I'm not supposed to say that but I don't care.' (more...)

New Album by Jason Robert Brown To Be Released This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, will be released by Ghostlight Records this month. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Jason Robert Brown's 'Do the Work' from PRINCE OF BROADWAY performed by Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Saturday night, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the 2nd Annual Kristi Awards took place, culminating the end of a week's work and training at the 4th year of Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Joins Students for The 2nd Annual Kristi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Broadway World has an exclusive look at photos from Saturday night's 2nd Annual Kristi Awards celebrating the 4th year of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp held in the Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Finds Its Full Cast; Tiffany Mann, Britton Smith, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

One of this summer's most anticipated musicals, Be More Chill, has announced complete casting for the New York premiere production (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time
by Harry Haun - Jun 13, 2018

In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience by dispassionately drinking in the stage action and politely applauding at the appropriate places. This is-typically-the usual battle station for the artist-in-progress. Atypically-in fact, for the first time--John Kander sat alone. (more...)

Hershey Felder's BEETHOVEN Brings Composer to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Hershey Felder returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Artswith Beethoven, directed by Joel Zwick, from July 27 to August 12, 2018. This new production is based on the original Aus dem Schwarzspanierhausby Dr. Gerhard von Breuning with text by Felder and features some of Beethoven's greatest compositions from his keyboard works such as the "Emperor Concerto" to the 5thand 9thSymphonies, his keyboard sonatas, and chamber music. The Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen production is an extraordinary one-man musical play that brings the composer to life as it dramatizes the true story of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side as the son of Beethoven's best friend. (more...)

Douglas Sills Joins DAVE the Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned Douglas Sills will play Chief of Staff Bob Alexander in the new musical DAVE, premiering at Arena Stage this summer! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Arena Stage is preparing for the world premiere of a new musical Dave. Check out photos of the cast and creative in rehearsal below!  (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On DAVE at Arena Stage; Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Dave, new musical, is now on stage at Arena Stage. By three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, IfThen), Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. The world-premiere engagement is produced by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, The Donners' Company and Larger Than Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Tina Landau, and with choreography by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton and music direction by Rob Berman, Dave runs July 13-August 19, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley Join Seth Rudetsky for Provincetown's Broadway Series In August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Six of Broadway's most sought-after stars will join Mark Cortale's "Broadway @ The Art House" and "Broadway @ Town Hall" concert series in Provincetown in August. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo, Christine Allado, and More Record Webborn And Finn's British Musical THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Acclaimed new British musical The Clockmaker's Daughter premiered in London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2018

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team comes the world-premiere musical comedy DAVE, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. DAVE tells the story ofhigh school teacher (and presidential lookalike) DAVE Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than 'presidential' circumstances, DAVE is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady. Subscription packages, including DAVE, are currently available. Single tickets for DAVE go on sale March 28, 2018. Patrons may call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300or visit arenastage.org. DAVE runs July 13-August 19, 2018. For complete 2018/19 Season details, visit: arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/index-18-19.shtml. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Wolf Trap's BERNSTEIN 100 With Tony Yazbeck Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Wolf Trap's Bernstein 100 celebration today as Tony Yazbeck takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drew Gehling, Mamie Parris, Tina Landau and More Celebrate Opening Night of DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Arena Stage presents the world premiere of the new musical Dave. By three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. The show celebrated its opening night this week, check out the stars celebrating below! (more...)

The Squip Enters: BE MORE CHILL Begins Performances Off-Broadway Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash', The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events') will have its New York premiere production this summer. Stephen Brackett directs and Chase Brock choreographs the limited 9-week, off-Broadway engagement July 26 - September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Begins Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash,' The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events')launches its long anticipated New York premiere production July 26.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Arena Stage presents the new musical Dave, get a first look below! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Comes To The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from August 8 - 19. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  To purchase tickets, visit STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $35. (more...)

Industry Interview: Wolf of Broadway- Meet Tony-Winning Producer, Orin Wolf
by Robert Diamond - Jul 16, 2018

Just over a month ago, Orin Wolf was celebrating a whooping ten Tony wins for his little musical that could- The Band's Visit. As the big winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, the new show not only swept the ceremony, but it found a place in history with some of Broadway's most awarded musicals- a producer's dream. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Cancels Final Performance in Chicago Due to Technical Error
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 15, 2018

The Cher Show cancelled its final performance in Chicago, which was set for today, July 15, due to a technical issue. The issue was announced to the audience shortly after the show was set to begin. A mini concert was performed in lieu of the full production, including 4 songs. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Jason Robert Brown
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: THE CHER SHOW Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2018

The marquee for the upcoming Broadway pop spectacular, The Cher Show, arrived in midtown this week! Check out photos of the show's new signage below! (more...)

HEARTBREAK HOUSE Starring Alison Fraser and More Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group announces that performances will begin this evening for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only.  Opening Night for this limited Off-Broadway engagement is set for Sunday September 9th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 24, 2018
by - Aug 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 24- PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pays Tribute to the Great Hal Prince
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 24, 2018

On this day in 2017, the long-awaited Broadway tribute to the great Hal Prince, Prince of Broadway, celebrated its opening night at the Samuel J, Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids Returns To Vineyard Arts Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

One of the country's most dynamic and successful programs for the performing arts - ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS, located on West 45th Street in Manhattan - will make its 5th annual trip to Martha's Vineyard August 12-18, it has been announced by Lori Klinger, Artistic and Executive Director of ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS (RTKids). (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Spanger and More Join THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Jonathan Larson wrote RENT and tick tick BOOM, the former a landmark Broadway game-changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. He was a brilliant, groundbreaking creator of musical theatre who died tragically at the age of 35, before seeing the worldwide acclaim his work would receive. Jonathan was posthumously awarded Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, and his songs have come to be treasured and performed in 25 languages, from Mexico to Japan to Italy, from summer camps to the silver screen to Broadway. (more...)

Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

 Be More Chill, the new hit musical has extended by popular demand. Having sold out its entire run prior to opening night, Be More Chill has now extended its limited engagement one week through September 30. (more...)

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