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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.


Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Cast Announced For Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS At Playhouse On Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15!    (more...)

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Event Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will hold its first annual DADDY-DAUGHTER BALL for a royal, enchanted evening, on Father's Day Eve, June 16, 2018 from 5-7:30pm at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. (more...)

Personalized Disney Books for Kids Puts Them Right in the Action...
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

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VIDEO: Child Sings 'On My Own' Impersonating Lea Salonga...and Lea Approves!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

Esang De Torres, a contestant on the Philippines television show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, impersonated Lea Salonga, performing a rendition of On My Own from Les Miserables. (more...)

VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, & More on THE TODAY SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2018

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer visits TODAY to talk about her latest film, “A Kid Like Jake,” about a child with gender differences whose parents are trying to get him into a New York kindergarten. Spencer calls it “a way of opening dialogue,” and also talks about the disparity in pay faced by women of color in Hollywood. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Reveal Cast for All-New Series SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2018

For the honor of Grayskull! DreamWorks Animation Television has revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,set to be released globally in 2018. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Reveal Cast for All-New Original Series SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

For the honor of Grayskull! DreamWorks Animation Television has revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, set to be released globally in 2018. (more...)

Netflix's THE WHO WAS? SHOW Starring Lilla Crawford Now Available for Streaming
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

The Who Was? Show is a laugh-out-loud, all-new Netflix Kids & Family comedy that tells the stories of famous historical figures from across the globe through improv, sketches, impersonations, music videos and animated shorts.  Based on the New York Times bestselling Who Was? book series, the Show is secretly educational, but also contains overt silliness, excessive falling down, really bad dancing, spit takes, double takes, far too many rat puppets and occasional flatulence! (more...)

Assembly Announces Full Programme For 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Assembly Festival (1st - 27th August 2018) announced its FULL programme goes on sale at 10am today (Thu 17 May 2018). This year there are 208 shows - 60 theatre acts, 60 comedy shows and the biggest programme of cabaret Assembly Festival has ever staged. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer of ABC's New Series SINGLE PARENTS, Starring Leighton Meester & Taran Killam
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2018

A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2018-19 Prime-Time Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television ("Roseanne"), the No. 1 new drama ("The Good Doctor") and the No. 1 reality show launch ("American Idol"), ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Celebrates 19th Anniversary with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings.  (more...)

ABC Reveals 2018 - 2019 Primetime Schedule Including THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, ROSEANNE, THE GOOD DOCTOR, & More
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2018

Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television ("Roseanne"), the No. 1 new drama ("The Good Doctor") and the No. 1 reality show launch ("American Idol"), ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

NJPAC Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the country's most diverse arts presenter, announced a sensational opening lineup for the 2018-2019 season, an adventurous range of more than 150 attractions - Bollywood to ballet, hip-hop to K-pop - for every kind of audience. (more...)

BWW Review: A Darker SWAN LAKE Glides Onto Houston's Jones Hall Stage
by Gary Laird - Jun 29, 2018

A DARKER SWAN LAKE GLIDES ONTO HOUSTON'S JONES HALL STAGE (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Wildlife Documentary KING OF THE DESERT LIONS July 11
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

After spending nearly six years filming a remarkable pride of endangered desert lions, Smithsonian Channel is now bringing viewers the compelling narrative of their lives in Namibia's extreme, searing terrain. This story, about one of the world's most magnificent coalitions of five male lions, has not only touched the hearts of millions all over the world, it has even changed national law. KING OF THE DESERT LIONS premieres on Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Princess Party Returns With Christy Altomare, Laura Osnes, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After twelve sold out shows and a West Coast tour, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala returned to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below. The Princess Party's starriest cast yet sang the most beloved 'Princess' songs of stage and screen in a magical evening. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre's ROMEO AND JULIET Moves To Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City For 'Take A Seat' Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

After a successful run in Central Park, playing to over 4,000 people, performances resume on Wednesday, June 27 in Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City for New York Classical Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by the company's Founding Artistic Director Stephen Burdman. The production will play this week through June 30, before continuing on to The Battery, Carl Schurz Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park for performances through July 29. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. Performance schedule can be found at newyorkclassical.org.    (more...)

The San Diego Symphony Announces 2018-2019 Jazz At The Jacobs and City Lights Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The San Diego Symphony has announced its complete lineup for its Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights series for the 2018-19 season. Back for its fourth year, the successful Jazz @ The Jacobs returns with Gilbert Castellanos continuing in his role as series curator. From October through April, the five-concert series features a new and exciting lineup of programs and guest artists. The popular City Lights series also returns bringing the best of Broadway musicals and the American Songbook to San Diego in four exciting concerts. (more...)

Identity Theater Presents A New Take On Fairy Tales: S.W.A.K. . ! (SEALED WITH A KISS)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Okay, so this is NOT your usual fairy-tale of a Princess kissing a frog. Instead the frog kisses Princesses and turns them into frogs! This twist on the classic puts a fun-filled spin on the story. Along the way we encounter Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, a Dragon and of course, the Evil Witch. Your audience will be enthralled and 'bewitched.' (more...)

Broadway Princess Party, Lindsey Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Review Roundup: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)

She Believed She Could: Laura Osnes & Benjamin Rauhala on the Fairytale of The Broadway Princess Party
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 20, 2018

What place does a fairytale have in the modern world? Unlike Cinderella's slipper, there's no one perfect fit of an answer, but two of Broadway's favorites have been exploring this question through a popular concert/cabaret series. The Broadway Princess Party, the brainchild of two-time Tony-nominated actress Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, combines a tongue-in-cheek sensibility with a warm affection for musical princess characters and their stories. With the concerts, Osnes and Rauhala have created a space that celebrates music, joy, and a healthy dose of girl power. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Raleigh (more...)

BWW Review: Murfreesboro's Best Ever? THE LITTLE MERMAID Stakes A Claim for the Title
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2018

There's absolutely no need to equivocate, make comparisons or to otherwise water down this particularly judgmental opinion: The Little Mermaid - the stage version of the Disney musical about a gamine sea creature who longs to become human which is now onstage at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts through June 24 - is the best show we've ever seen among the many CFTA productions reviewed over the years. Congratulations to direct Mark David Williams, musical director Nate Paul, choreographer Brittany Griffin and costumer Lisa McLaurin for their remarkable achievements that, combined, lift this oft-produced title from the stage-bound to far loftier heights of theater excellence. (more...)

PARENTHESIS Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

An encounter with a magical fish interrupts a couple's mundane life by the sea. Drama escalates into chaos as the two women find their love tested by power, ideology, and extraordinary twists of fate. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING, MADAGASCAR, CATS, and More Announced For New Season At Wolverhampton Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Following his live performance appearances in the upcoming Grand Theatre production of Ladies' Day this July, TONY CHRISTIE returns for a full live concert on Saturday 3 November. Tony Christie has enjoyed an incredible career, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances - a living legend and national treasure. (more...)

Children's Shows Highlights At Assembly Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

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VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Christy Altomare Rehearse 'Journey To The Past' for Broadway Princess Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Christy Altomare and Liz Callaway are prepping for the Broadway Princess Party at 54 Below on June 25th! In the video below, watch them sing the Anastasia classic, 'Journey To The Past!' (more...)

BWW Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and Beyond
by Troy Frisby - Jun 18, 2018

The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY is having a homecoming of sorts. The brand, led by Benjamin Rauhala and Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA), touched down at Feinstein's/54 Below (then simply 54 Below) back in August 2015, returning for four more engagements over the next three years. When the show returns to the space on June 25, it will look a bit different than what New York audiences may have come to expect. (more...)

Arise Little Man Book Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

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EDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - Family Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 18, 2018

BWW Reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top family shows to see this Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Opens At Playhouse On Park Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15!    (more...)

All Female West End Cast Announced For New British Musical SIX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Final casting is today announced for the eagerly anticipated West End premiere of new British musical SIX at the Arts Theatre from Thursday 30 August - Sunday 23 September. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 14, 2018

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top pick of musicals from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. (more...)

VIDEO: Claire Danes Talks HOMELAND, A KID LIKE JAKE, & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Actress Claire Danes visits TODAY to talk about her new film “A Kid Like Jake,” in which she plays the mother of a boy with gender differences, as well as the second child she is expecting soon in real life. She says there's no conclusive word on whether the upcoming eighth season of her spy thriller series “Homeland” will be the last, but admits, “it feels like the end.” (more...)

FamFest Warrington Reveals its Live Music Line-Up For Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

FamFest Warrington has revealed a brilliant line-up of music to entertain festival goers descending on the family-friendly event next month. (more...)

Brief 7/6: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Smokey Joe's Cafe begins previews tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: SIX Releases Exclusive Lyric Track Video
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2018

Producers of the eagerly anticipated new British musical SIX have released an exclusive new lyric track video ahead of its West End opening at the Arts Theatre. Watch it below! (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

She Believed She Could: Princesses, Producing, and PUFFS with Sally Cade Holmes
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 4, 2018

"Finding the art in forward motion." That's how producer Sally Cade Holmes describes her work, and it's an apt - and elegant - description of the nebulous, multifaceted world of theatre producing. From festival credits to the off-Broadway favorite Puffs, or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic to the Broadway hit musical Anastasia, Holmes has often found herself working on productions that tap into audience's hearts and minds. (more...)

Children's Programme Confirmed For Warrington's FamFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

A brand-new family festival, FamFest, comes to Warrington next month featuring a jam-packed programme on Sat 11 and Sun 12 August to keep the whole family entertained! (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Explores Hallowed Shrines, Temples, & Monuments Around the World in SACRED SHRINES
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

From the supposed tomb of King Arthur to ancient Egyptian temples once controlled by female priests, the world's religious sites are home to alluring secrets and mysteries. This summer, Smithsonian Channel brings back SACRED SITES to explore even more enigmatic religious sites found around the world. Featuring advanced scientific discoveries and archaeological research, new episodes will bring viewers to sanctified and historical locations stretching from Europe to North Africa, through the Mayan civilization in the Americas, across the path of the Camino de Santiago and more. SACRED SITES returns Monday, August 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Five Things You Should Know About FROZEN's Patti Murin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Frozen has taken Broadway by storm this season and it's partly thanks to Patti Murin's spunky yet honest portrayal of one of Disney's newest heroines. Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chatted with Murin about being chosen to originate this role for the stage, her history with Disney shows, and of course, other highlights from the course of her Broadway career! Here are five takeaways from the conversation that you should know! (more...)

Adina Katz Presents BE A GOOD GIRL At The Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Adina Katz' one woman, multimedia, musical show called, Be a Good Girl, has been running at the Toronto Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jul 13, 2018

Jukebox musical that should have stayed in the pub. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Heads to Minneapolis and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original 'Aladdin' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) as the show's Prince for the Night. (more...)

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