Opened: November 24, 1986
Closing: January 03, 1987

Smile - 1986 - Broadway History , Info & More

Based on the screenplay by Jerry Belson

The cut-throat world of beauty contests is satired.

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Philadelphia Coming Out Parade Unveils Line-Up With Giselle Fetterman, Robert Drake, and More by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

Philadelphia is ready to make history once again. Pride 365: A Program of Galaei will present the inaugural Philadelphia OURfest: National Coming Out Parade and Festival/Resource Fair, the first National Coming Out Parade in the United States. Get event and lineup information here!

Previews: THE CHOIR OF MAN at Straz Center by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 29, 2023

THE CHOIR OF MAN follows a group of nine talented guys who come together each night at a local pub to sing, dance, and share stories. It's also a celebration of the human spirit and the importance of connection, and it changes every night based on the audience. The show explores themes of friendship, love, and loss, reminding us that we're all stronger together.

Young Franco Releases 'Daydreaming' With Franc Moody by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2023

Young Franco continues his ground-breaking year marking the biggest in his career yet. On “Daydreaming” he links with London based funk-duo Franc Moody who elevates his already groove laden production style to greater heights. Young Franco also releases a funky intergalactic video which finds Franco and friends vibing across the galaxy.

Review: ALEGRÍA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at Morinomiya Big Top [Osaka] by Ayaka Ozaki - Sep 29, 2023

The world-renowned circus entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil, presents their legendary show 'ALEGRíA,' which is an all-time Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. With flying trapezes, the  fire knife dance, aerials, their true ability’s acrobats, and more, this show step towards resuming international performances after the pandemic.

Interview: Shawn Raiford Plays in A NIGHT OF ELEGANCE at the DoubleTree Hotel by Courtney Symes - Sep 28, 2023

Between Sacramento and San Francisco are many small towns dotting the Interstate 80 corridor. Farmland eventually turns to the bay, which has inspired many songs such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” Maybe not as well known is one such town, Vallejo, whose biggest draw now is its Six Flags amusement park. For one talented musician, though, Vallejo is everything. Shawn Raiford is a philanthropic saxophone genius whose music has been climbing the smooth jazz charts. His latest single, a love letter to his hometown, has been described as containing “warm melodies and intimate harmonies” that “float atop a soulful midtempo groove.” BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Shawn about his new single, his dedication to serving, and the beauty of Vallejo.

Christian Borle Will Direct John Cariani, Heather Ayers & More in Howard Ashman Tribute Concert at 92NY by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2023

The 92nd Street Y, New York is presenting the Lyrics and Lyricists 2023/24 season opener Tale as Old as Time: The Songs of Howard Ashman. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jasmine Amy Rogers to Star as Betty Boop in BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2023

This Fall, Jasmine Amy Rogers will star as Betty Boop! in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. Learn more about the production!

GIRL SCOUT Release New EP 'Granny Music' by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2023

Girl Scout shares one of the fall’s most highly anticipated EP’s, Granny Music, out now via Made Records. After teasing the EP with previous singles including “Bruises,” “Boy In Blue” and “Monster,” they continue to deliver stellar song after song, each as ear wormy as the next.

Katy Perry Joins PEPPA PIG Special As Ms. Leopard by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2023

Katy Perry will be joining Peppa Pig for a special episode next year. Perry will be voicing the role of Ms. Leopard in a special episode, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the hit animated childrens' series. Perry will also be voicing the title role in the upcoming movie musical Melody.

Interview: Odile Gakire Katese on THE BOOK OF LIFE at McCullough Theatre by Joni Lorraine - Sep 26, 2023

Odile Gakire Katese, a Rwandan playwright, actor, director, and humanitarian, is known for her work in using theater and the arts to promote healing and reconciliation in her home country after the 1994 genocide. She is a remarkable Rwandan artist, playwright, and cultural entrepreneur known for her outstanding contributions to the fields of theater, literature, and cultural development. Her life and work have made a significant impact, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Fernando Carsa Will Speak to Students at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2023

Actor Fernando Carsa (Acapulco) will be the guest speaker and honoree during the first day of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) two-day Orientation, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, welcoming students to a new academic year. Learn more about the upcoming event here!

Devon Allman & Donavon Frankenreiter Officially Break World Record By Performing In All 50 States in 49 Days by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

The rock ‘n’ roll recording artists and longtime friends along with their talented band mates – Matt Grundy (bass), John Lum (drums), David Gomez (percussion, sax), Jackson Stokes (guitar) – just completed the challenge with their final, celebratory performance in California at BeachLife Ranch, the second annual coastal country SoCal festival.

Chicago to Return to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas in February by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2023

CHICAGO GREATEST CHRISTMAS HITS will be released November 3 on CD, red and green vinyl and digitally. The festive compilation shines a spotlight on Chicago’s sound across 13 yuletide favorites, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow,” “All Over The World,” “Wonderful Christmas Time” (featuring Dolly Parton) and “Winter Wonderland.”

Cast Set For the 2023-24 National Tour of ANNIE by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2023

Casting has been announced for the 2023-24 North American Tour of ANNIE that launches in Paducah, KY before a two-week engagement in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tuesday, October 10th. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Review: CHEYENNE JACKSON Makes Welcome Return To NYC In Stunning 54 Below Debut by Stephen Mosher - Sep 21, 2023

This was one of the special ones, and there are three chances left to see Cheyenne.

Video: Bittersweethearts Release 'Empty' Music Video by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2023

Taking cues from the 90’s classic Thelma and Louise, the music video - produced by Vicente Cordero of Industrial Films - reminds us all that we don’t have to put up with being walked over and sees Bittersweethearts mixing elements of Blondie and Mazzy Star with the new wave cool you’d find at renowned NYC club CBGB’s.

Paramount+'s PEAK SCREAMING Collection Returns for Halloween by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2023

The Paramount+ Peak Screaming collection returns to the service with a broad and popular lineup of chills and thrills for audiences to enjoy this Halloween season. The updated collection features more than 400 fan-favorite horror movies, series and episodes. Check out the full lineup of Halloween content on Paramount+ now!

Register Now for Darlene Zoller's Adult Tap Classes Through Playhouse Theatre Academy by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Playhouse Theatre Academy is offering Adult Tap Classes this fall for ages 18 and up! The session will be from October 16th - December 4th, and walk-ins are welcome. Find out how to attend an upcoming class here!

Review: THE MIKADO, Grimeborn, Arcola Theatre by Michael Higgs - Sep 20, 2023

It maintains the opera’s timeless charm, strong wit, and with a cast that never takes itself seriously, leads to an evening that has the audience roaring with laughter.

Experience the Magic of Christmas at The Glasshouse With Performances, Film Screenings & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Get into the holiday spirit at The Glasshouse this Christmas. From November 25th to December 31st, 2022, experience a magical and festive celebration suitable for all ages. Don't miss out on this spectacular event filled with holiday fun and cheer.

Skindred Announce Headline Tour Opening Acts by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

With Black Gold already announced as the main support for the tour, with the exception of the two shows in Ireland where Raging Speedhorn will take their place, Skindred have just announced that they will have a variety of the best upcoming bands in rock and metal opening their shows. Check out all tour dates now!

Meet the Queens of DRAG RACE ITALIA Season Three by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

The show also debuted the brand new soundtrack for the series featuring previously unreleased song, “The Queens” by Paola Iezzi who, together with Paolo Camilli, Chiara Francini and Drag Queen Priscilla make up the judging panel for this season. The song was written by Paola Iezzi and Johannes Willinder.

Interview: Moses Pendleton talks ALICE coming to Bass Concert Hall by Joni Lorraine - Sep 16, 2023

An upcoming tour of Momix’s ALICE is headed to Austin next week, and we’re in for a treat. Momix's productions, choreographed and directed by the brilliant Moses Pendleton, have been performed all over the world, captivating audiences with their dreamlike and fantastical storytelling through movement and imagery. 

Video: MGM+ Debuts BILLY THE KID Season Two Trailer by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2023

The series is starring Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) as “William H. Bonney” and Daniel Webber (Escape from Pretoria) as “Jesse Evans.” Creator, writer and executive producer Michael Hirst returns for the second season alongside executive producers Donald De Line (De Line Pictures). Watch the video now!

Video: STARZ Shares SHINING VALE Season Two Trailer by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2023

“Shining Vale,” stars Emmy Award® nominee Courteney Cox (“Friends,” “Cougar Town”), Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets, “The Kennedys”) and Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino (“Hollywood,” “The Expecting”). Watch the video trailer now!

DANCING WITH THE STARS to Feature Jason Mraz, Barry Williams & More by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2023

The “Dancing with the Stars” season 32 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners were announced live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” From “Vanderpump Rules,” Ariana Madix to “The Brady Bunch” actor Barry Williams, get all the details on the cast for season 32 now!

Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Royal Theatre by Theresa Bertram - Sep 12, 2023

What did our critic think of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Royal Theatre?

Linda Purl Shows Pizzazz and Poignancy In THIS COULD BE THE START At The Green Room 42 by Rob Lester - Sep 13, 2023

Linda Purl brings poise and polish and pure entertainment to the stage in her latest set.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 13th, 2023 by - Sep 13, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 13, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes to Haddonfield Plays & Players This Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Something Rotten! is coming to South Jersey when the hit Broadway musical opens at Haddonfield Plays & Players on September 29. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Zoonicorn Expands With With New Licensing Partnerships & Streaming Content by Michael Major - Sep 11, 2023

Amplifying awareness for the property, Zoonicorn master toy licensee United Smile is collaborating with leading licensee SRM Entertainment, Inc. to showcase the brand. They will first present Zoonicorn at the LA September Preview, September 18-23, at United Smile’s showroom at the Sonesta Hotel, Suite #108.

Review: KIERAN HODGSON: BIG IN SCOTLAND, Soho Theatre by Kat Mokrynski - Sep 12, 2023

Kieran Hodgson: Big in Scotland begins with a Scottish-themed bang as Hodgson takes to the stage, expressing his love for Scotland with jokes and references that only those from Scotland would understand. Hodgson is wearing a tartan blazer and proclaims that he himself is Scottish, but this quickly changes as his true identity is revealed. 

Sleeping Jesus Explore The American Dream On Fun New Single 'Ferdy' by Michael Major - Sep 11, 2023

“Ferdy” encompasses ideations of chasing the American Dream, and doing what’s necessary to achieve it, even if that means kicking pride and integrity aside. More specific to the band, it pertains to being a Midwest artist, and the prospect of taking to the highways to either the beaches of California.

Bush Theatre Reveals Lineup For the First Half of 2024 by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

Bush Theatre has announced productions for the first half of 2024. Learn more about the full season lineup and how to get tickets here!

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL YOUTH EDITION at Gettysburg Community Theatre by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 10, 2023

Overall, this production was just plain fun. The cast brings so much joy to the stage that the audience cannot help but smile. This show is appropriate for audiences of all ages! Invite your family and friends for a fun and heart-warming shows and support your local community theatre!

Bittersweethearts Release New Single 'Empty' by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2023

Listen to “Empty,” a kaleidoscopic blast of Tarantino-esque rock vibes that mixes elements of Blondie and Mazzy Star with inspiration pulled from a failing relationship. Zooming in on the tipping point of realizing that person is no longer good for you, “Empty” drives with the new wave cool you’d find at renowned NYC club CBGB’s. 

Sean Mason Announces Debut Album 'The Southern Suite' by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2023

Mason has also shared the track “Closure” with a studio performance video. The genesis of The Southern Suite came from the all-star quintet which Mason handpicked to accompany him on tour: Tony Glausi (trumpet), Chris Lewis (tenor saxophone), Felix Moseholm (bass), and Domo Branch (drums).

Listen: Two New Barbra Streisand Albums Set For Release In October, Listen to the First Track! by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

Two new albums featuring Barbra Streisand will be released next month. EVERGREENS: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records and YENTL: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will both be available on Friday, October 27. Learn more about both albums, and how to pre-order them now, here!

Miami Jr. Carnival to Celebrate Pageantry And Caribbean Heritage This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

The highly anticipated Miami Carnival Jr. Carnival is back and will take place on September 30, 2023, at the Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, Florida.

Interview: Benjamin Andreae-Quarberg of MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 2023 at Shakopee by Jared Fessler - Sep 6, 2023

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival began its journey in September of 1971 on a 22 acre field in Jonathan, MN. More than 25,000 people visited the two weekend grand opening of the festival, then named “A Celebration of Nature, Art, and Life!” That celebration has since relocated to Shakopee, MN and has grown to be the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 300,000.

Australian Theatre Festival NYC To Honor Caroline O'Connor And Producer Neil Gooding At 2023 Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Get ready for the Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Fundraising Gala, honoring Broadway and West-End icon Caroline O'Connor and Producer Neil Gooding. Join in for an evening of performances and celebrations, showcasing Australian stories and artists in NYC. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase.

DiAngelo Publications Releases New Book By Judith Barrett Lawson I SMILE AT THE SUN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

DiAngelo Publications is set to release 'I Smile at the Sun' by Judith Barrett Lawson, a delightful children's anthology filled with clever wordplay and whimsical illustrations. Join the journey through childhood's joys, mishaps, and everyday wonders, as Lawson offers lighthearted humor and heartfelt insights.

Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor Releases 'Always Right There' From Forthcoming Album THUNDERCHILD by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Discover Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor's latest single, 'Always Right There,' from his upcoming album 'Thunderchild.' Explore the craft of songwriting and groove to the infectious love song that captures the attention of both men and women. Learn about Mwalim's musical journey and his family's influential roots from the Brill Building.

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre to Open New Season With BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Get ready to be inspired by the incredible true story of Carole King in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Experience the rise of a teenage songwriter to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Don't miss this high-energy production filled with chart-topping hits. Tickets available now!

MOIPEI to Make Ohio Debut at Vern Rife Center for the Arts by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Experience the captivating harmonies and unique musical blend of MOIPEI as they make their Ohio debut at Vern Rife Center for the Arts. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of American Songbook classics, Kenyan music, and dazzling performances. Book your reservations now!

Feature: 54 DOES 54: THE 54 BELOW STAFF SHOW Returns To 54 Below September 11th by Stephen Mosher - Sep 6, 2023

The 54 Below staff show is the night that many wait for throughout the year. Well, it's back on September 11th and the 54B team is rarin' to go.

LYNDA RODOLITZ MAKES ART Announced This Fall At Don't Tell Mama by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2023

MAC Award winning Musical Comedy Artist, Lynda Rodolitz will present her new show 'Lynda Rodolitz Makes Art' at Don't Tell Mama on October 12 & 15 and November 14 & 19.

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And PAGLIACCI by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2023

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler Kemper today announced the 2023-2024 season-opening  production, a double bill of ALL NEW productions of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, conceived by Shawna Lucey and designed by Steven C. Kemp.

SOMEBODY'S CHILD North American Tour Dates Kick Off September 20 by Michael Major - Sep 5, 2023

Somebody’s Child, the name Cian Godfrey records and performs under, has been wowing large audiences at festivals all over Europe this summer, including Readind/Leeds last month. The dates are in support of Godfrey’s self-titled debut album which was released earlier this year via Frenchkiss Records.  

 Brooklyn Children's Museum Hosts New Dinosaur Yoga Classes by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2023

 Brooklyn Children’s Museum invites children and their caregivers to experience some Jurassic stretches at three new Dinosaur Yoga classes this September – with a backdrop of the Museum’s 9-hole miniature golf course featuring the prehistoric monsters.  


Smile [i]
Six O'Clock News
The Y.A.M. Survival Manual
Any Moment Now
After High School
Night Life in Santa Rosa
Fraternal Fiesta
The Heat Is On
Those Royal Princesses
The Wizard of Magic Town
Lie a Little
Classical Music
Walking in the Sunshine
Made in the U.S.A.
Here's Looking at You
Next Year
It Goes Like This
Nothing But the Best
Postcard #1
Postcard #2
Young and American
Until Tomorrow Night
Postcard #3
Dressing Room Scene
Smile [ii]
We Wish We Were You
In Our Hands
Pretty as a Picture
Portrait #1
Portrait #2
Portrait #3
The Very Best Week of Your Lives
Dear Mom #1
Dear Mom #2
Bob's Song
Dear Mom #3
There Goes the Girl
Maria's Song
Smile has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1986 and Broadway which opened in 1986.



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