Princesses is a musical within a musical about a group of "seen-it-all, too-hip-for-their-roommates private school girls" who are forced by an enthusiastic teacher (played by English) to put on a production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's Victorian classic, A Little Princess.


BWW's On This Day - March 9, 2019
by - Mar 9, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At Stages Theatre + Escalate Dance Production Of OWL MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

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BWW Review: THE KING AND I Revitalized at Clowes Memorial Hall
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 7, 2019

The musical, THE KING AND I, accounts the experience of widow Mrs. Anna Leonowens (Anglea Baumgardner), an English school teacher, who was take on as a main driving factor in the King of Siam's push to modernize Siam in the late 1800s. Anna and her young son travel to Siam where she teaches the royals about culture, customs, and the modern world. With the King also being thought of as "a barbarian", Anna also prepares a formal party for English diplomats with hopes they will change their tune about the King. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo Comes To Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to the Van Wezel stage on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a night of dance you won't want to miss! Founded in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works. The troupe incorporates comedy by exaggerating the foibles, accidents and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The men dance all the parts - heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic Princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies - enhancing rather than mocking, the spirit of dance as an art form. (more...)

Children's Classic THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Comes To Life On Carpenter Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Generations of devoted readers have marveled at the endlessly inventive world and wordplay of Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 4pm at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), the children's story once again enthralls with an equally inspired production by Enchantment Theatre Company. (more...)

The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's world-premiere production of SLEEPING BEAUTY wakes up the Taft Theatre April 27-May 6, 2019.  (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents 'TIS PITY By John Ford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) continues its 2018-19 season with 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2019-2020 Youth Season; FROZEN, JR., CINDERELLA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its 2019-2020 Youth Theater Season. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Announces New Series INSIDE MIGHTY MACHINES
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Smithsonian Channel is delving deep into innovations that changed the world with INSIDE MIGHTY MACHINES. Hosted by ex-NASA jet engineer Chad Zdenek, the new six-part series scrapes away the grease and chisels through the rust to reveal the remarkable engineering principles that make great machines run. Working alongside salvage teams as they take these giants apart piece by piece – from a 747 jumbo jet to an oil rig in the North Sea – Zdenek gets a final chance to figure out how they were built and how they worked. Along the way, he explores the impact of each invention and how it changed history. INSIDE MIGHTY MACHINES premieres Sunday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Creative Cauldron To Present ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Continuing a celebration of its 10th season of award-winning theater, Creative Cauldron will present Alice in Wonderland from March 22 through April 14, 2019. The production features 13 original songs created for the show by Matt Conner, with lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith.  Twenty-four young people participating in Creative Cauldron's Learning Theater program will perform the iconic characters that have made this story a beloved classic.  Madeline Aldana joins the cast as Alice and Izzy Smelkinson stars as the White Rabbit. Creative Cauldron veterans Will Stevenson and E. Augustus (Gus) Knapp appear as the Queen of Hearts and King of Hearts respectively. Press night is Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Announces New Series A LIFE AMONG MONKEYS
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Smithsonian Channel will introduce viewers to a class-conscious community of Sri Lankan monkeys in a new documentary to air during the network's Wild Wednesday lineup. The one-hour special draws upon the remarkable work of Dr. Wolfgang Dittus, who has spent over 50 years studying the charismatic toque macaques of Sri Lanka, constituting the longest continuous monkey study in the world. Centered in the stunning ancient kingdom ruins of Polonnaruwa, A LIFE AMONG MONKEYS reveals trials and tribulations of life in the intricate social order of toque macaques, documented for the first time thanks to Dr. Dittus' pioneering work, and forces us to reevaluate what we thought we knew about primate societies. A LIFE AMONG MONKEYS premieres Wednesday, April 24 at 9 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

BWW Poll: Which Song Do You Most Want to See in the Britney Spears Musical?
by BWW Polls - Mar 19, 2019

Oh, baby baby! As BroadwayWorld recently reported, a new musical centered around the music of Britney Spears called Once Upon a One More Time is going to have a pre-Broadway tryout at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre this fall! With this news, we wanted to hear from you about which of the iconic songs from the pop star's library you most want to see put on stage! Let your voice be heard by voting in our poll below! (more...)

MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER, FROZEN, and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway world premiere ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, OSLO, MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and Disney's FROZEN. The off-season specials will include: AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Current subscribers can now renew by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling (312) 977-1717. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 15, 2019
by - Mar 15, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

EPAC Summer Camp Will Present FROZEN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp, now in its fifteenth year, will fix its primary focus on the overall performance experience as they present Disney's Frozen JR. This summer campers entering grades 1-12 in the fall will take a weekly, step-by-step journey on the magic of 'putting all together.' (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Presents Two-Hour Special ROME'S CHARIOT SUPERSTAR
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

With new discoveries from the world of Roman chariot racing, ROME'S CHARIOT SUPERSTAR pieces together an epic view of the lost ancient sport – the most popular and longest-lived form of mass entertainment in the Roman world, yet also the most lethal. Smithsonian Channel's new two-hour special offers a detailed account of the life of Flavius Scorpus, a real chariot star, and the racing contests he and other champions entered in the famed Circus Maximus arena. Drawing from expert knowledge, archeological evidence and written records, ROME'S CHARIOT SUPERSTAR rebuilds the world of chariot racing and its stars in graphic detail. The special premieres Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.  (more...)

Britney Spears Musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Will Have Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Once Upon a One More Time, a new Broadway-bound musical comedy set to the smash hit music of Grammy Award-winning superstar Britney Spears, will have its world premiere this fall at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph Street). Previews begin Tuesday, October 29, 2019, with an opening night of November 13, 2019, for its limited engagement through December 1, 2019, before heading to Broadway. (more...)

Lea Salonga To Tour Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne In November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Tony and Olivier Award-winner, 'Disney Legend' and musical theatre royalty Lea Salonga announces she will be returning to Australia in November 2019 for an east coast tour. Lea Salonga: In Concert will, for the first time, take to the QPAC stage in Brisbane and will return to Sydney and Melbourne, following her previous sold-out concert tour. Known for her powerhouse vocals and perfect pitch, Lea is a best known for her West End and Broadway roles in Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, as well as being the singing voice for two Disney Princesses in the animated classics Aladdin and Mulan. Globally, Lea has sold a phenomenal 19 million albums. (more...)

TLC To Air KATE V. MEGHAN: PRINCESSES AT WAR?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The world watched with awe when Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot in one of the most talked about events of 2018. But, while Meghan's entrance into the royal family began with girly days out and sunny trips to Wimbledon, media suggests that the honeymoon phase may well be over. Featuring archive footage and interviews with insiders and experts on the royal household, KATE V. MEGHAN: Princesses AT WAR? examines if there is any truth to the speculation of unrest following the new duchess' entry into the royal family, specifically a possible rift with sister-in-law and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. KATE V. MEGHAN: Princesses AT WAR? makes its exclusive U.S. premiere on TLC Tuesday, February 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at BDT Stage
by Jon Bee - Jan 30, 2019

As children grow older, it is almost a requirement to leave the world of Princesses and fairies behind you. But what happens when the Princesses grow up too? This is where we find them in BDT's newest staging of Disenchanted. (more...)

QPAC Presents A Reimagined Take On CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

This April, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is bringing audiences Cinderella (but not as they know it) in an exciting first production from new theatre collective MYTHS MADE HERE. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Could London's SIX the Musical Be Headed to Broadway?
by Alan Henry - Jan 30, 2019

Could the London/West End hit SIX the musical be headed to Broadway? (more...)

BWW Previews: WHAT'S HOT IN 2019 AT DELAWARE THEATERS (PART 1)
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jan 30, 2019

What's hot in 2019 at the Delaware theaters you know and love. (more...)

Morrison Center Offers Free Family Tickets to Furloughed Federal Government Employees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

In support of federal government employees affected by the current government shutdown, the Morrison Center is offering a free family four-pack of tickets to all furloughed government employees. The four-pack of tickets is good for the upcoming performance of The Phantom Tollbooth on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 PM at the Morrison Center. (more...)

Netflix Renews SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Netflix has renewed the animated series She-Ra and The Princesses of Power for a second season, according to Entertainment Weekly.  (more...)

El Capitan Theatre Presents Happily Ever After Disney Classics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of five HAPPILY EVER AFTER DISNEY CLASSICS,January 18 to March 3, exclusively at The El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90028. (more...)

The Smithsonian Channel Presents THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

On the heels of the Golden Globe® winning film Green Book, Smithsonian Channel is taking a deeper look into the real story of The Negro Motorist Green Book during the Jim Crow era and beyond. THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM tells the story of Victor H. Green's eponymously named travel guide that allowed African Americans to safely tour the country during a time of severe institutionalized racism. The film features a wide array of experts delving into the history of The Green Book – historians, business owners and individuals who experienced first-hand the phenomenon of “traveling while black” in pre-civil rights America. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Yoruba Richen, the filmmaker behind The New Black, THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM looks at the daily realities that African Americans faced on the road – the struggles, indignities and dangers, but also the opportunities and triumphs that were won along the way. THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM premieres Monday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel and will also be available to stream on the Smithsonian Channel app starting on February 18. (more...)

DVR Alert: Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, And Courtney Reed Head To Food Network WINNER CAKE ALL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2019

On January 21, theatre fans can tune in to the Food Network for a fresh-baked Broadway princess party on a new baking competition series, Winner Cake All! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest Patti Murin!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 21, 2019

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...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Pays Tribute To The Ladies Of Disney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019

It is Valentine's Day and Prince Charming (Handsome Brad) and his beloved queen The Fairy Godmother (Cherry Pitz) are matchmaking again! The plan is to help their dear friend Aladdin to get over his break-up with Jasmine! It's a bride finding ball with some of the hottest people in the magical kingdom vying for Aladdin's attentions. (more...)

BWW Review: Partying With the Princesses at THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at the Lied Center for Performing Arts
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 20, 2019

Laura Osnes (Cinderella-Cinderella), Susan Egan (Belle-Beauty and the Beast, and the voice of Meg-Hercules), and Courtney Reed (Jasmine-Aladdin) brought their considerable princess powers to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska along with their 'Fairy God Fairy' Benjamin Rauhala. (more...)

BWW Previews: FL DRAMA KIDS BRINGS ALADDIN JR. TO HCC Brandon Campus Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 18, 2019

Through interviewing a pair of Aladdins and Jasmins, as well as a Genie, the consensus is clear. FL Drama Kids is so much more than learning the steps to putting on a musical. Friendships are forged, confidences built and the instructors/directors create a much-needed, fun and safe haven for kids to be themselves. (more...)

Spring Classics Come to Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Beautiful ballet, stirring opera and contemporary dance are part of an unmissable cultural programme at Storyhouse this spring. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel To Debut EPIC YELLOWSTONE With Bill Pullman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

The eagerly anticipated series EPIC YELLOWSTONE is set to give audiences a front row seat to the extraordinary spectacle of wildlife and dramatic seasonal extremes in the iconic crown jewel of America's national parks. Hosted by renowned actor and Montana local Bill Pullman, and filmed over the course of three years, the series delivers stories from Yellowstone never told before. The stunning four-part project uses state-of-the art 8K cameras, FLIR thermal imagery, drone timelapse, cineflex aerials and miniature nest cameras to reveal the world of Yellowstone's predators and prey in jaw-dropping beauty – shot fully in the wild with no captive or enclosed animals.  EPIC YELLOWSTONE premieres on Sunday, March 10 at 9 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel and will also be available on the channel's 10-hour 4K On-Demand model. In the lead-up to the event series, Smithsonian Channel will also premiere an all-new episode of the acclaimed and popular AERIAL AMERICA focusing entirely on Yellowstone on Sunday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Gallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Gallery Players' comic and progressive retelling of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA will make you rethink your expectations of fairy tales. Opening on Friday, February 22, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, is the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, raucous comedy, fabulous dance numbers, and a happily-ever-after, this musical will appeal to audiences both young and old. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Presents Special MY JOURNEY WITH A POLAR BEAR
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

With climate change at the forefront of the world's natural crises, Smithsonian Channel takes you on a dramatic adventure that reveals an ever-changing Arctic. In MY JOURNEY WITH A POLAR BEAR, viewers will get an intimate look at one polar bear mother's struggle to raise her cubs as her home melts away under her feet. Norwegian filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad worked in the harshest of conditions to document the bear's life over the course of four years, capturing her attempts to hunt and her interactions with other bears while experiencing unprecedented change to the world around her. MY JOURNEY WITH A POLAR BEAR premieres Wednesday, March 6 at 8 p.m. on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live at St Helens Theatre Royal! (more...)

The Royal Ballet's LA BAYADERE Screens In US Cinemas February 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Royal Ballet's La Bayadère will be screened in US cinemas around the country on Tuesday February 19. To find a cinema near you, visit: https://rohcinematickets.com.  (more...)

The Smithsonian Channel and Bill Pullman Present EPIC YELLOWSTONE
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The eagerly anticipated series EPIC YELLOWSTONE is set to give audiences a front row seat to the extraordinary spectacle of wildlife and dramatic seasonal extremes in the iconic crown jewel of America's national parks. Hosted by renowned actor and Montana local Bill Pullman, and filmed over the course of three years, the series delivers stories from Yellowstone never told before. The stunning four-part project uses state-of-the art 8K cameras, FLIR thermal imagery, drone timelapse, cineflex aerials and miniature nest cameras to reveal the world of Yellowstone's predators and prey in jaw-dropping beauty – shot fully in the wild with no captive or enclosed animals.  EPIC YELLOWSTONE premieres on Sunday, March 10 at 9 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel and will also be available on the channel's 10-hour 4K On-Demand model. In the lead-up to the event series, Smithsonian Channel will also premiere an all-new episode of the acclaimed and popular AERIAL AMERICA focusing entirely on Yellowstone on Sunday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT.      (more...)

BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at Prima Theatre
by Jessica Crowe - Feb 4, 2019

Take ten beloved heroines from some of the world's most well known fairy tales. Instead of giving you the fluffy storybook myths that we are used to, these Princesses rip those facades apart to show you what life is REALLY like after 'the end'. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Heads To The Frozen Forests Of Northern Europe To Witness Battle For Survival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Smithsonian Channel's new special WOLF VS. BEAR brings two archenemies together in a fight for food and survival. Shot over the course of a full year across the far northern wild of Norway, Finland and Russia, this one-hour special follows the tracks of two of nature's most formidable predators and shows what makes both creatures optimal predatory machines, albeit with remarkably different strategies. Their goals are the same and are driven by the most basic of primal instincts – to hunt and breed. Each must do what it takes to endure the harsh northern wilderness and make it through the year. The competition unfolds in WOLF VS. BEAR, premiering Wednesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Stages Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Stages Theatre Company announces its 2019-2020 season, featuring a diverse blend of plays and musicals focusing on friendships, adventures, and discoveries. The Capture the Memories season's nine-show lineup includes four musical productions, four world-premieres, a dance collaboration with Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio, and a Theatre for the Very Young production for families to enjoy. (more...)

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Announces The 2019/20 Season - MATILDA, FROZEN JR., and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

From start to finish, this year's lineup promises to surprise and delight audiences in the way only live theatre can. Civic Theatre's 2019- 2020 season is brimming with American classics, brand new musicals show for families to enjoy, and powerful shows for adults. (more...)

English Touring Opera Returns To Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

English Touring Opera (ETO) return to Storyhouse in March with a cast that combines internationally celebrated stars and exciting young singers with local talent, supported by a full-scale live orchestra and large chorus. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIX The Musical Celebrate Their 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The cast of SIX on the West End celebrated their 100th performance this weekend. The audience on Saturday evening even got to take away a piece of the celebration cake! (more...)

BWW Feature: KANSLEY & LIDERT HOMEGROWN SONGBOOK SERIES at Chapel Off Chapel
by David Pearson - Feb 17, 2019

Kansley and Lidert have a special one night only concert as part of HomeGrown's Songbook Series at Chapel Off Chapel on Monday 25th February, with some of Australia's best talent ready to showcase the duo's original work. (more...)

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater Presents JOHANNES DOKCHTOR FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

From March 21 to April 7, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in an update of its perennially popular 'Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye,' translated and directed by Vit Horejs. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor.  The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references are being updated to the current topsy-turvy political climate. (more...)

Isabella Valette Announced At Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Isabella's not afraid of comedy. She's a kids entertainer. And kids are the worst hecklers of all. One child said to her, "You're not a real clown, you're just an old human." Which begs the question: what is a real clown?   (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces February Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

As romance fills the air this February, St Helens Theatre Royal has an abundance of delightful treats for all, with a jam-packed month of entertainment. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Presents New Series, AMERICA'S HIDDEN STORIES
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The Salem witch trials. The Spanish influenza of 1918. The treason of Benedict Arnold. These events are notorious in American history, but new revelations suggest we don't know their full stories. Smithsonian Channel's new series AMERICA'S HIDDEN STORIES delves into hidden records to investigate what our history books may have missed: Is a British lord responsible for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? Did Benedict Arnold act alone? Where is the true site of the Salem witch hangings? The answers to these questions, and more, are uncovered in AMERICA'S HIDDEN STORIES, premiering Monday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.  (more...)

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