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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.


Aurora Theatre Ushers in Fall Festivities with October Programming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

As the air cools, leaves change and spooky stories creep in, theatergoers can welcome the Halloween season with continuous fun at Aurora Theatre! Kick back and let the side-splitting laughter commence with hysterical and mystical special guests at Aurora Comedy Nights throughout the month. (more...)

Brian Calhoon's MARIMBA CABARET to Return to Club Cafe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

'What's a marimba?' It's like a xylophone, but bigger and more fabulous - just like Brian. (more...)

The Voice Kids UK and More Among Lineup for 2017 Cheshire Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Thrilling entertainment for all the family awaits visitors at next weekend's Cheshire Fest, which returns for 2017 after a successful launch last year. (more...)

DISENCHANTED Heads to City Theater in Biddeford Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Poisoned apples? Glass slippers? Who needs them? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted Princesses in the hilarious, not-for-the-kiddies, musical that's anything but Grimm. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 10/9 - 10/20 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 10/9 - 10/20, airing on NBC (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2017 - 2018 Cabaret Series celebrates the power of music and words to touch our lives and hearts. Broadway stars and today's leading vocalists and club performers will perform many of the greatest and most memorable songs composed by music legends and icons. (more...)

NTT Solmare Releases Shall we date?: We the Girls, a Modern Take on Fairytales from Which Players Get to Choose Her Own Character!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

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SWINGIN' WITH THE MOUSE: VILLAINS to Bring Scary Disney Tunes to Feinstein's/54 Below for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Join us for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below as an all-star cast celebrates the scariest of Disney tunes set to completely original jazz charts. Swingin' With The Mouse: Villains will feature music from Alan Menken/Howard Ashman, The Sherman Brothers, Stephen Schwartz, and many more, all set to a haunting theme just in time for Halloween. (more...)

Mary Zimmerman's THE SECRET IN THE WINGS Opens Next Month At The Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre presents THE SECRET IN THE WINGS by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Emily Lyon+. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME Enters The Dark Woods Of Cautionary Tales In GTA's Discovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Once upon a time enters the dark woods of cautionary tales in unconventional fairy tale adaptations in GTA's Discovery Series (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Carrie St. Louis, Linda Eder and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE GRUFFALO and More Set for 2017-18 Kids 'N Family Series at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The South Orange Performing Arts Center has announced the return of its Kids 'N Family series for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Maine (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineup for 'My First Film Fest 2,' 11/10-11/12
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the second edition of My First Film Fest, which aims to bring the singular excitement and vibrancy of the festival experience to burgeoning movie lovers, November 10-12. (more...)

Smithsonian TV Documentary Series MAKE IT OUT ALIVE To Be Released 10/22
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Experience the pulse-pounding moments behind some of the world's greatest disasters, reliving the incredible stories of those that faced split-second decisions that made the difference between life and death. MAKE IT OUT ALIVE brings viewers back to these catastrophes and tells the stories of these events by recounting both the horrific and heroic tales of human sacrifice, bravery and survival. This new series features ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - in the center of disasters both man-made and natural - and offers compelling insights into the moments before and after disaster strikes. The series premieres on Sunday, October 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Dana Ivey, Brad Oscar and More Join THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee and celebrated screen actress Dana Ivey (Sunday in the Park with George, Heartbreak House, Driving Miss Daisy) is set to appear as Aunt Mary, the steadfast no nonsense matriarch of the Drexel Biddle family in Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, celebrating its 50th anniversary in a concert benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Premieres Harrowing New Series MAKE IT OUT ALIVE, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2017

MAKE IT OUT ALIVE brings viewers back to these catastrophes and tells the stories of these events by recounting both the horrific and heroic tales of human sacrifice, bravery and survival. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (MUSICAL) rings in at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 13, 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is not a typical Disney stage creation. It is a dark, brooding musical and probably not appropriate for children. While the first act is rather slow, the second act is strong. It is well worth seeing. (more...)

Disney Villains and More to Spook Audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below from October 23-31 with a spook-tacular array of shows that will feature: scary tunes, ghost stories, Disney villains, an original tale of blood and revenge, a Tim Burton concert, a night of Stephen Sondheim's eeriest and most macabre shows, and a rockin' evening inspired by Hocus Pocus. Grab your favorite costume or come as your best self we guarantee an All Hallows' Eve to remember! (more...)

Lesley Ann Warren and Joyce Bulifant to Reprise Roles from THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater welcomes Lesley Ann Warren (Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Drat! The Cat!, 110 in the Shade, Dream) and Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Airplane!), as they reprise their roles from the 1967 movie musical spectacular, Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, celebrating its 50th anniversary in a concert benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents THE DANCING PRINCESSES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor. This whimsical production brings to life a royal mystery as five diverse sisters dance their way through the new incarnation of the classic, enchanting story. With hot chocolate, dance numbers, and shenanigans aplenty, The Dancing Princesses is holiday fun for the entire family! Playing November 29-December 30, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

THE FROG PRINCE at Archway Theatre Delights with Classic Fairytales For All Ages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Archway Theatre welcomes the children's theater production of 'The Frog Prince and His Story Time Pals' to the stage for performances 11 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 25 through Dec. 17. People of all ages will delight in this staging of these classic fairytales about charmed Princesses, spell-bound princes, and enchanted animals. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $40 for a Family Four-Pack. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents THE DANCING PRINCESSES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor. This whimsical production brings to life a royal mystery as five diverse sisters dance their way through the new incarnation of the classic, enchanting story. With hot chocolate, dance numbers, and shenanigans aplenty, The Dancing Princesses is holiday fun for the entire family! Playing November 29-December 30, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Casting And Creative Team Announced For The London Premiere Of SIX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The cast and creative team is announced today for the London premiere of the new British musical SIX that sees the 6 wives of Henry VIII singing their way out of the history books and into the West End spotlight. (more...)

Pretty Awesome Appearances Hosts Brunch With Santa & Friends Nov. 26, Dec. 3 in the Twin Cities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

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Tonya Pinkins Joins THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE Benefit at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Tony Award Winner and three-time nominee, Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Play On!, Jelly's Last Jam) joins the cast of Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, celebrating its 50th anniversary in a concert that will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Interview: CINDERELLA costumes by William Ivey Long makes her the belle of the ball
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 27, 2017

Rogers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is bringing the ball to San Diego this weekend, December 1st-3rd at the San Diego Civic Theatre. To get in the festive mood, and help those potential Princesses plan their gown choices here is a quick question and answer with the multi award winning costume designer William Ivey Long who also designed CINDERELLA. (more...)

The Australian Ballet Opens Its 2018 Season With MURPHY, A Tribute To Australia's Iconic Dancemaker
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The Australian Ballet opens its 2018 season with Murphy, a tribute to the country's greatest choreographer Graeme Murphy who celebrates his milestone 50-year career in ballet. Murphy began his dance career in The Australian Ballet's corps de ballet, made his first work for the company's Choreographic Workshop in 1971, and went on to become artistic director of Sydney Dance Company for 31 years. Murphy brings together a diverse selection of works by the master storyteller, showcasing the bold originality, wit and poetic movement that have earned him a peerless place in Australian dance history. His exquisite retelling of the Firebird story will be paired with highlights from his incandescent career. The Murphy program will light up the stage in Melbourne at Arts Centre Melbourne from 16 to 26 March 2018, and in Sydney at Sydney Opera House from 6 to 23 April 2018. (more...)

Lightning-Quick UCB Touring Company to Land at PTC for Two-Night Stand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

Local audiences can get ready for some high-octane laughter to finish out 2017 when Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) welcomes the venerable Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company for a two-night stand. (more...)

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Sing Their Way Out Of The History Books And Into The Spotlight in SIX the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

From Tudor queens to pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don't Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. (more...)

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Agganis Arena
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Believing is just the beginning when dreamers from Boston witness the empowering tales of Disney's most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney's Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming And Hilarious, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Is A Brilliant New Australian Musical That Must Not Be Missed
by Jade Kops - Nov 20, 2017

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL, the much anticipated musical theatre adaptation of PJ Hogan's iconic movie from 1994, is absolutely wonderful, capturing the heart and soul of its inspiration with an added depth and incredible new music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Warms Hearts This Holiday Season with Princess Concert and Sing-Along 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company welcomes everyone's favorite Princesses for a heart-warming afternoon concert for the entire family. During A Dream Is A Wish: Holiday Princess Concert audiences will sing-along with a gathering of Princesses from popular movie musicals and television shows in a one day only event, Sunday, December 17 at 3:15pm. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite prince or princess. After the show, there will be a meet-and-greet reception with holiday cookies, apple cider and photo opportunities. The Holiday Princess Concert will take place at Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad Street). Tickets are on sale for $35 (or save 10% off for a family four pack) at philadelphiatheatrecompany.org, at the box-office, or by calling 215-985-0420. Note: This production will be a relaxed performance that welcomes children with autism or sensory or emotional sensitivities. (more...)

BWW Interview: Caissie Levy at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by Robert Sokol - Nov 18, 2017

Caissie Levy shares some thoughts on fitting in some cabaret gigs between Frozen runs and how motherhood has changed her approach to her career. (more...)

BWW Previews: Black Friday Signed Editions Return to Barnes And Noble Stores with over 150 Authors!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Nov 16, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest retail bookseller, announced the return of its Black Friday Signed Editions program, a customer favorite, with over a half-million autographed books by more than 150 highly acclaimed authors. The largest promotion of its kind kicks off on Black Friday, November 24, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, while supplies last. The autographed books span many genres and interests, and were signed by authors for Barnes & Noble customers. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Windsor Castle
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Casting is today announced for Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol at Windsor Castle. Due to popular demand additional performances have been added for the sell-out run, which will be staged in the Castle's magnificent State Apartments. Tickets for the new performances are now on sale. (more...)

Brooke Shields Signs on for THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE Benefit at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

TV and theater favorite Brooke Shields will join the cast of the one-night-only benefit performance of Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, it was announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Escape the Cold Weather with One of SWEENEY TODD's Piping Hot Pies and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD is fighting off the cold with the warmth from their ovens...hope no one gets too close! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Special Events Announced in Conjunction with The Huntington's Production of TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

In conjunction with its current production of Tartuffe, Huntington Theatre Company will host several special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Tartuffe, available at huntingtontheatre.org/tartuffe, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances run through December 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Season 42 Lineup Announced for The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

See the full 42nd season lineup at the Noel S. Ruiz Theater below! (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA: A HOLIDAY MUSICAL at The Growing Stage Dazzles
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 9, 2017

Gather your princes and Princesses and head over to The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. Cinderella: A Holiday Musical is being performed through Sunday, December 17th. It features wonderful direction by the Theatre's Director of Educational Programming, Lori B. Lawrence, musical direction by Stephen Fox, and choreography by Jillian Petrie. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/9/2017
by - Dec 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/9/2017. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesley Ann Warren, Joyce Bulifant, Brooke Shields, Tonya Pinkins and More Bring THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

A special 50th anniversary production of the classic film, Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in two performances at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) last Sunday, December 3rd. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Tony Yazbeck, Matt Doyle & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

Citizens Theatre Awarded 4.8 Million for Redevelopment Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2017

Glasgow's Citizens Theatre has received a confirmed grant of 4.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its transformational redevelopment project, it was announced today (Monday 18 December). (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella to Stage World Premiere Reading of Elizabeth A.M. Keel's TOOTH AND TAIL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Adding to an already exciting season, Mildred's Umbrella (MU) will share a new fantasy from local playwright and University of Houston student Elizabeth A.M. Keel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Windsor Castle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This December, for the first time, an immersive Christmas performance will be staged in the magnificent State Apartments at Windsor Castle. Presented by theatre company Watch Your Head, the family-friendly evening performances of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol will take place in the Castle's two largest rooms, where the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret performed Christmas pantomimes during the Second World War. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 13, 2017
by - Dec 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2017
by - Dec 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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