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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.


Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Previews ENCORE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below (May 9-22) with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows." Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga will perform a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring. Below, she previews her engagement, which begins tonight! (more...)

World Premiere THE DANCING HANDKERCHIEF Concludes Theatrical Outfit's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Atlanta audiences are invited into a beautiful fable, told through song, dance, stage magic, and puppetry, about an aspiring rocker-girl who falls into a magician-dad's bag of tricks.  (more...)

Calling All Real Princesses, Can You Pass the Test?
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Theater Works' concludes the season with the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress continuing May 5-14. This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea  will have you looking at fairy tales in a whole new way! Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along with impossible tests!  (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney Princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: American Ballet Theatre Invites Children to see ABT Kids
by Rose Marija - May 30, 2017

On Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, ABT gave an hour length performance designed to introduce children to the ballet, as they do every year. The Metropolitan Opera House was full of excited young ones. I had a running commentary from a boy of about 4 years old, sitting next to me on his father's lap. It is a performance composed of excerpts from several ballets. (more...)

Les Nubians, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth and More Coming Up This Summer at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy-nominated French duo Les Nubians, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, Rik Emmett of Triumph and more. (more...)

BWW Review: ABT Introduces Ballet to Children
by Rose Marija - May 27, 2017

On Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, ABT gave an hour length performance designed to introduce children to the ballet, as they do every year. The Metropolitan Opera House was full of excited young ones. I had a running commentary from a boy of about 4 years old, sitting next to me on his father's lap. It is a performance composed of excerpts from several ballets. (more...)

CBS to Present PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Princess Diana captured the world's imagination so much so, many thought they really knew her. The reality is that they just knew a part of the Diana story. (more...)

Cast Set for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Shrek The Musical, directed by Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation Film, Shrek The Musical, is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs, and the beloved characters you know and love to life on our stage! (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Swings Around the World with New Series AMAZING MONKEYS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

AMAZING MONKEYS premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere All-New Installments of Iconic Series AERIAL AMERICA Beg. 6/4
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

The most expansive aerial series in U.S. television history - AERIAL AMERICA - is going global and local on Smithsonian Channel in all-new episodes, shot exclusively in 4k/Ultra High Definition. (more...)

BWW Previews: AURORA CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE SUMMER EDITION at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 15, 2017

It's a Saturday morning, and I'm at the Aurora Children's Playhouse at Aurora Theatre.  We're waiting for Wendy Bennett's interactive performance of Cinderella to begin.  That exciting electricity of patrons eagerly anticipating a show dances in the air.  Most of this morning's patrons are between the ages of 4 and 10.  And many are dressed like Princesses.  I've counted two Jasmines, three Cinderellas, and a Belle.  Wendy Bennett, bouncy and bright, walks onto the stage and comments excitedly on the number of Princesses in the audience.  One little girl in a white summer dress pops up from her chair and says, 'Look at me.'  Another little girl in the back who's wearing a blue tulle ballerina skirt won't be outdone.  She stands on her chair and shouts, 'Look at me!'  And those exchanges are perfectly indicative of the spirit of this fun presentation where, at any moment, children might become pumpkins or white mice or even Prince Rupert (who's giving a ball) all while Wendy Bennett sings songs and waltzes with puppets.  It's a morning of sheer delight.  (more...)

BWW Review: Garden Theatre's INTO THE WOODS is their Best Show Yet
by Libby Champion - May 12, 2017

'Anything can happen in the woods.' And in the Garden Theater's production of INTO THE WOODS, many, many things happen there. The Sondheim favorite has been adored by theater-goers the world over since it's opening night in 1987. With its combination of fabled fairytales, witty music, and intricate storyline, it's no wonder this show has enjoyed staying power over the years. But staying power can be dangerous as well - a theater never wants a beloved production to start to feel stale or aged. A theatre-goer may love 'Into the Woods,' but how do you make it fresh and new but still keep that beloved quality to the production? (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Premieres New Series MY BIG BOLLYWOOD WEDDING, 6/10
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

You are invited to the colorful, extravagant and glamorous world of Indian weddings. These celebrations can often last for days and involve entire villages joining together to give well wishes to the new bride and groom. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set to Open at Hale Theatre in Gilbert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Audiences are certain to be entranced as the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is transformed into a magical underwater kingdom when the Hale presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production featuring fantastic costumes and special effects bows on July 7th and runs through August 19th. Beneath-the-sea settings and story engage sophisticated theatrical techniques to create other-worldly gliding movements for the actors. (more...)

The Ringwald Theatre's Gay Play Series Opens 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 8th installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS).  The festival returns in June with new short plays based on Gay Fan Fiction and a big old show tune Sing-Along! (more...)

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to Life at the Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Hit TV show Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom comes to life on the Lyceum stage from Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 July. (more...)

The Capitol Steps, Dweezil Zappa and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Featured performances for the month of July at City Winery Chicago, include political satirists The Capitol Steps on July 2, Dweezil Zappa, son of the late Frank Zappa, on July 7, R&B Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians on July 10, British rockers The Graham Parker Duo on July 12, Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on July 19, stand-up comedian Sandra Bernhard (July 20-21) and more. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Harrowing Documentary LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM, 7/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The ultimate in authentic storytelling, this series features no narration or recreations – just the story as captured by media reports and home videos at the time, including rarely-seen press coverage of the murders and interviews from people who knew Berkowitz. THE LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM premieres Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4
by Kathy Strain - Jun 26, 2017

Yesterday was the big one: Tech Day. For those unfamiliar, that means we do a rough run of the show where we add technical elements like set changes or lighting, stopping and starting to adjust or solidify traffic patters, take a dinner break, and then run the show again from start to finish. (more...)

Announcing 2017-18 Storybook Season For Families!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Characters from beloved books will soon jump from the page to the Tempe Center for the Arts stage during Childsplay's 41st season. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company announced today the starting lineup of the organization's 2017-2018 season, including the Philadelphia premieres of two plays, a concert series of pre-Broadway musicals, knife-edge comic theater, a musical parody of The Game of Thrones, and sing-a-long holiday programming for family audiences. (more...)

THE LADIES OF LAUGHTER Come to bergenPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Ladies of Laughter comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8 p.m. (more...)

Genius Brands International Partners With Southwest Airlines to Offer Premium Children's Entertainment on WiFi-Equipped Flights Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE DANCING HANDKERCHIEF World Premiere at Theatrical Outfit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A visual smorgasbord, this world premiere about forgiveness, creativity, and the depths of love between parent and child plays now through June 18, 2017 and concludes Theatrical Outfit's 40th Anniversary Season of Hope! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! (more...)

Les Ballets TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Comes to Peace Center 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo comes to the Peace Center on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Fantastical Winter Family Fun Comes to College of Magic with Children's Magic Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Cape Town's families are invited to escape the blistering cold into a fantastical world of magic as the College of Magic once again proudly presents its popular winter school holiday event, the 2017 Traditional Children's Magic Festival. (more...)

BWW Feature: RAPUNZEL Enchants Kids of All Ages at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
by Emily Yorgey - Jun 10, 2017

RAPUNZEL is perfect for kids of all ages. There is a good amount of humor, catchy music and lyrics, and wonderfully entertaining actors and actresses. Whether you are looking for a fun lunch and show to see to escape the rainy Florida afternoons, or you have a child or grandchild that adores fairytales and Princesses, I highly recommend Broadway Palm's RAPUNZEL. (more...)

Experience Fairy Magic With BEN & HOLLY ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

This weekend at the Wyvern Theatre, fairy Princesses and tiny elves will take to the stage for one big magical adventure that will thrill children and families alike. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL To Be Staged At Windsor Castle's State Apartments
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

This December, for the first time, an immersive Christmas performance will be staged in the magnificent State Apartments at Windsor Castle. (more...)

Wild Wednesdays Return to Smithsonian Channel with Two New Specials
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Journey into the depths of exotic habitats with some of nature's most extraordinary creatures with two brand-new Wild Wednesday specials on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK Welcomes Audiences Back to Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 20, 2017

Keystone Theatrics and Artistic Director Dustin LeBlanc have revived theatre at Allenberry after an absence from the scene. Things are looking up and not just in Duloc. (more...)

Voices Behind Disney Princesses Unite to Tease RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Disney recently announced at the D23 Expo that the sequel to WRECK IT RALPH, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, will include cameos from nearly every Disney princess, news that almost did indeed break the internet. The panel then decided to test the mettle of audience members by bringing out the voices of enough Disney Princesses to flood the stage with starlight. (more...)

Walt Disney and Pixar Preview Upcoming Projects at D23 Expo 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE GRUFFALO and More Set for 2017-18 Kids 'N Family Series at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Take Audiences on Classic Adventure at HVT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Hudson Village Theatre's (HVT's) third production of the summer, playing August 9 to 27, is Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Verne's acclaimed 1873 classic adventure. (more...)

Feng Hsiang Dance Troup of Taiwan Appears in Special Seattle Center Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Seattle Center Festal is pleased to present Feng Hsiang Dance Troupe of Keelung, Taiwan, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 28, in Seattle Center Armory. The lively, colorful performance is free and open to all. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for KINKY BOOTS, Nick Offerman and More at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts kicks off the 2017-18 season with internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, and comedy, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! Tickets for a select number of 2017-18 performances listed below go on sale July 14, with many performances already on sale. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Explores the Landscapes of New Zealand in FLYING HIGH WITH PHIL KEOGHAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

On the edge of the world, the island nation of New Zealand is known for its jaw-dropping scenery and incredible natural wonders, but it's the people who call this small country home that make it unlike any other. Amazing Race host and Kiwi native Phil Keoghan, who has traveled millions of miles and visited more than 100 countries, takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through New Zealand.  From helicopters and hot air balloons to sailboats and a World War I plane, Keoghan drops in to meet some of New Zealand's icons, game changers, and global celebrities. FLYING HIGH WITH PHIL KEOGHAN premieres Sunday, August 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Announcing THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH: Traveling from the Page to the Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Phantom Tollbooth's fantastical adventures and quirky characters will soon leap from the page to the stage, as the beloved children's book opens Childsplay's 41st season of theatre for young audiences. Using puppets, mysteriously fun set design and stellar projections, Milo, Tock the Watchdog, and The Humbug will come to life at Tempe Center for the Arts Sept. 17 through Oct. 15, 2017, Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. (more...)

Disney on Ice! FOLLOW YOUR HEART Arrives in Kent and Everett this November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Follow your heart straight to adventure with Disney On Ice! Families will make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when the new ice show Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart arrives in Kent and Everett! (more...)

Head Trick Theatre Presents THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

A theatre company begins their newest play, about a merchant's apprentice who falls in love with the merchant's beautiful daughter - when suddenly a couple in the audience interrupt to complain about plays making fun of honest London middle-class citizens, and demand a good old-fashioned adventure story, with knights, Princesses, and giants. (more...)

Art & Theater Come to the Park at Wrigley, Sunday, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

In partnership with the Park at Wrigley, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Belmont Theater District presents "ART & THEATER @ THE PARK," Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring local artists showcasing fine art, crafts and a family-friendly LOL Comedy Showcase featuring ComedySportz's infamous improv matches, Storytown Children's Improv and the best of Laugh Factory's standup comedy including audience prizes and live music. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 4th, 2017: CONVICTED Premieres at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 4, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CONVICTED makes its world premiere at the 2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival tonight! (more...)

Wrigley Field to Host Art & Theater Event, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

In partnership with the Park at Wrigley, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Belmont Theater District presents "ART & THEATER @ THE PARK," Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring local artists showcasing fine art, crafts and a family-friendly LOL Comedy Showcase featuring ComedySportz's infamous improv matches, Storytown Children's Improv and the best of Laugh Factory's standup comedy including audience prizes and live music.  (more...)

IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA Opens Today at Summerhall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne - together known as Tibaldus are one of Belgian's most exciting and innovative young theatre companies, producing work that is fierce, surprising and thrilling. (more...)

THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID to Premiere at Boston's Club Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID, Ariel (of The Little Mermaid fame) is back on stage spilling all the Tea about Eric - the man she THOUGHT she loved and Ursula - the sea hag who ruined her life.  Ariel is older, wiser, and she doesn't have a single F#*k to give!   (more...)

DISENCHANTED! and More Set for Halloran Centre's New Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Today, the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum announced a new theatre series as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre programming. Three shows comprise this inaugural series that will run December through March 2018. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents PRINCESSES UNITED!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Join your favorites Princesses, including Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel for an adventure of a lifetime.  See what happens when they band together for a common cause!! (more...)

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