Starlight Broadway


Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.
by Alan Portner - Sep 7, 2019
Playing this weekend only at Starlight Theatre is the traveling version of the very successful a?oeCirque Dreams a?' Jungle Fantasy.a?? a?oeCirque Dreamsa?? is a family friendly, modern, circus production and was greeted with thunderous applause and warm approval from an almost full amphitheater. There can be nothing but praise for the wide menu of gymnasts, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, and balance specialists.
by Rona Kelly - Sep 6, 2019
Elliot Cowan returns to the Lyrics Hammersmith for A Doll's House. Taking us through his own history with the play, Elliot also shares an insight into the vitality and vision of Gupta's adaptation, set against the backdrop of British colonialism.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Through monologue and magic, Japanese American magician David Hirata will excavate the mysteries and stories of magician Namigoro Sumidagawa in The Jap Box, making its debut at The Marsh Berkeley this October. In 1866, Sumidagawa became the first Japanese citizen in over 200 years to receive a passport to leave the country. As part of the a?oeImperil Japanese Troupe,a?? he dazzled audiences across Victorian America with his exotic stage magic and became a media celebrity. By the time Sumidagawa returned home, his prize trick had been appropriated by American magicians in yellowface and rechristened as the a?oeJap Box.a?? Over a century later, Hirata unveils illusions and surprises from this Japanese American story in his latest solo show, The Jap Box. Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from history to magic, will be offered throughout the run (dates below). The Jap Box will be presented October 26 - December 1, 2019 (press opening: November 2) with performances at 5:00pm Saturdays and 2:00pm Sundays at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale; $55 and $100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The cast was announced today for the second year of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Carolee Carmello in the iconic title role.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
With the 'Love Alive' tour hitting ANN and NANCY WILSON's Washington-areahometown tonight, the HEART founders and tourmate Elle King chatted about the summer tour. The critically acclaimed tour which kicked off July 9 and wraps October 13 marks the band's first tour in three years.
by Kelly Luck - Sep 27, 2019
Carolee Carmello becomes the latest to headilne in touring company of Hello, Dolly revival
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 27, 2019
Edward Staudenmayer, plays the crafty courtier Vlad in the production of ANASTASIA that is bringing this musical about family, memories, adventure, and more to Broadway San Diego from October 1st a?' October 6th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over the 2019/20 festive season at the Bridge.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019
Today's top stories: Carolee Carmello begins her run in the tour of Hello, Dolly!, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Tickets for the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! starring Carolee Carmello are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Starlight Theatre box office (4700 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO, 64132), by visiting, or by calling 816-363-STAR (7827). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 816-997-1137.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Identical, the world premiere of a 'Twin-sational' new musical, destined for London's West End, is based on the novel The Parent Trap by Erich Kästner, which inspired Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998. It tells the story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp 10 years later. In an attempt to re-join their divorced parents, they decide to exchange identities.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (EastEnders and Sunday in the Park with George) will be taking to the stage in Piaf in May 2020. She will bring to life the sensational, world-renowned Edith Piaf, whose most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien. Pam Gems' play explores the extraordinary life led by Piaf a?" from singing in the streets to becoming one of France's biggest international stars.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Last night Vampire Weekend performed “Sympathy” from their widely acclaimed album, Father of the Bride on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Having previously been guests of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, Vampire Weekend returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater for their first Late Showappearance since Colbert took the helm. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The producers of HELLO, DOLLY!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, and Starlight Theatre are excited to announce that single tickets for the National Tour starring Carolee Carmello are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Starlight Theatre box office (4700 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO, 64132), by visiting, or by calling 816-363-STAR (7827). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 816-997-1137. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra announced today the appointment of Kathryn Eberle as Concertmaster, effective immediately.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Multi-platinum Grammy and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas will join the upcoming spring cycle of a?oeThe Voicea?? as a coach.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
As the weather cools off, the stage house heats up with the 2019-20 Starlight Indoors series, sponsored by the Missouri Lottery. Now in its fifth season, this year's lineup of hilarious Off-Broadway hits opens November 5-17 with the North American tour of Spamilton: An American Parody, making its Kansas City premiere. Tickets are on sale now.
by Helge Arnoldt - Oct 6, 2019
A film adaptation on stage is always be trapped between different expectations: It can be too close to the movie or new settings or/and new songs may leave the audience unsatisfied. This show manages this fine line. Although I haven't seen the film for years, I am surprised how many details and phrases I recognised and which are used to bring the movie alive onstage.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
CMT has announced the 70th episode taping of its critically-acclaimed music series a?oeCMT Crossroads,a?? featuring global superstars Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini. The two will take the stage together for the first time ever during a special, open-to-the-public taping of a?oeCMT Crossroadsa?? at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 11. The episode will premiere on CMT in early 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Julia Waks and Josée Hurteau will present their first exhibition together, Feutre et Ciseaux - Scissors and Felt at Galerie 1040 from Tuesday, November 19 to Monday, November 25. The artists will be present at the vernissage on Friday, November 22.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse announces the full cast for Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's darkly comic take on Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. Joining previously announced cast Daniel Monks and Susan Wokoma are Callum Adams, Alice Hewkin, Siena Kelly and Ruth Madeley.
by Steve Wilson - Oct 22, 2019
A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 opened Saturday October 19 on the Jerome Stage of the Unicorn Theatre and runs through November 10. Darren Sextro who directed A DOLL'S HOUSE at the City Stage, where it was produced by the Kansas City Actor's Theatre directs the sequel which takes place 15 years after the end of the original play.
by Broadwaysted - Oct 15, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted crew is absolutely thrilled to be sitting down with the incredible star of Broadway and the West End, Frances Ruffelle! We're pouring out Milagro Tequila (and super embarrassed that we somehow misplaced our corkscrew) as Frances spills about the experience of creating the iconic role of Eponine (and winning the Tony Award!!!), starring in the original West End production of Starlight Express, and her amazing performance piece 'Frances Ruffelle Lives in New York' celebrating its final New York performance at The Green Room 42 on Sunday, October 20th!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning actress, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 13, 2019 as part of the opening night celebration for Disney's Newsies, directed by Molly Smith. 
by Review Roundups - Oct 10, 2019
Reviews are in for the second year of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Carolee Carmello in the iconic title role. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Wagner College Theatre launches its 2019-20 Stage One Season with a world premiere musical Our New Town, with performances October 10-13.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019
The classic holiday song Baby It's Cold Outside received criticism last year when some argued that it promoted date rape. Now, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have released a version of the song, with new lyrics more suitable for the modern-day.
by Debbie Hall - Nov 8, 2019
Award-winning Broadway and Las Vegas entertainer Travis Cloer is releasing his latest album, Here's TRAVIS CLOER, on Amazon MP3, cdbaby, Google Play, and iTunes on Nov. 22. But for advance copies, everyone is invited to Here's TRAVIS CLOER CD Release and Listening Party on Nov. 12.
by Alan Portner - Nov 6, 2019
Need an evening that stretches your G-rated mind with a fun, supremely entertaining, ninety minute rib-tickling exercise? How about an evening free from national politics? Oddly, it is available in a show about the nation's founders and others. You will enjoy Spamilton, an American Parody literally on the stage at Starlight Theatre's reformatted Cohen Stage through Sunday November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by Jim Munson - Nov 15, 2019
David Hirata is the creator and sole performer of a?oeA Box Without a Bottom (Soko-nashi Bako)a?? currently running at The Marsh Berkeley. Within the context of a magic show, Mr. Hirata connects his own personal story to that of earlier Japanese magicians in a way that explores the illusions of race and identity in America. Talking with him, it's evident that he's a true magic geek as he delights in sharing his extensive knowledge about the history of magic and finding hidden links to his heritage as a Japanese American.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated, British singer-songwriter David Gray has announced plans for a 2020 North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, White Ladder. The “WHITE LADDER: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” produced by Live Nation will kick off on July 13th at Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston, NY. The North American tour announcement follows on the heels of Gray's upcoming UK, Ireland and EU tour. He recently added his third 3Arena show in Dublin and is on pace to sell out the tour in these countries overall. David will be performing the multi-Platinum album, White Ladder, in its entirety as well as greatest hits. This will be a once-in-lifetime tour that fans won't want to miss. 
by Alan Portner - Jul 31, 2019
'A Bronx Tale,' playing this week at Starlight Theatre, is one of those hidden gems of a show that enjoyed a fairly limited Broadway run. And because the Broadway run ended last fall after 700 performances (for now), a good portion of the New York cast has signed up for the touring company and are performing for Kansas City audiences. These folks obviously love this show. It shows in the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Fall is right around the corner and, as the weather cools off, the stage heats up with the fifth season of Starlight Indoors! It's bound to be another hilariously entertaining year with a lineup of fantastic off-Broadway productions in Starlight's climate controlled, indoor theatre. Tickets are on sale now to all of the hilarious hit shows in the 2019-20 Missouri Lottery Indoors Series at Starlight: 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Judah & the Lion is fresh off the release of their third full-length studio album Pep Talkswhich was released on May 3rd, 2019 via Cletus the Van/Caroline and are hitting the road all fall on their massive Pep Talks Worldwide Tour!  Full dates are below!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum producer and artist benny blanco today unveils “Graduation” with Juice WRLD alongside a video starring blanco and Juice WRLD plus Hailee Steinfeld, Justice Smith, Olivia Munn,Dove Cameron, Ross Butler, Noah Cyrus,Tommy Dorfman, Tony Revolori, Lil Dicky,Maddie Ziegler and more. Watch the video, directed by longtime collaborator Jake Schreier, here. The track samples the Vitamin C classic of the same name and follows the pair's previous collaboration, “Roses” with Brendon Urie, streamed more than 200 million times to date.“Graduation” follows blanco's Gold-certified debut album FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS—streamed more than 1 billion times to date—which featured the global smash hit “Eastside” with Halsey andKhalid, now certified four times Platinum in the U.S. and two times in the U.K. (where it reached #1), with many other accolades worldwide. Earlier this year blanco released the chart topping “I Can't Get Enough” with Selena Gomez, J Balvin and Tainy, streamed hundreds of millions of times and now nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Stage West presents First Date, Book by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 29, 2019
Ever sat on a plane, or a train, or even in a theatre seat and wondered about the lives, choices, and stories of the strangers around you?  H THE COAST STARLIGHT by Keith Bunin is making its world-premiere at The La Jolla Playhouse through September 15th and explores what is left unsaid.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Last month The Crazy Coqs Presents at Live at Zédel hosted an evening of songs from musicals of the 1990s featuring James Hume, Alex Lodge, Emma Kingston, Courtney Reed and Rebecca Lock.
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2019
Betty Buckley completed her run in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! this weekend! See the star take her final bow as Dolly Gallagher-Levi at the Opera House in Boston below!
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2019
Apple TV has released the first trailer for Dickinson, a half-hour comedy series starring Oscar® nominee Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Betty Buckley ends her run in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! today, August 25.
by Rose Marija - Aug 23, 2019
On August 17, 2019, I attended Ballet Festival's Program D, curated by Edward Watson, principal dancer of London's Royal Ballet and a performer in this program. He was joined on stage by Sarah Lamb, principal dancer of the Royal Ballet; Robbie Fairchild, former New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer; and Maria Kowroski, NYCB principal dancer. There was much anticipation; audiences were eager for what promised to be a highly memorable evening.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of a?oeVictor/Victoria,a?? September 11 - 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have released the new performance clip for “Shadow Life” off their forthcoming live concert album and DVD titled the LIVING THE DREAM TOUR. Watch the group perform “Shadow Life” off LIVING THE DREAM TOUR which will be released worldwide on September 20 via Eagle Vision.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Last night, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. Watch the band deliver their first late-night TV performance of 'Miracle Pill', the title track from the band's forthcoming album Miracle Pill (Warner Records). The song is currently at #32 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and rising.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2019
In the theater community Jamie deRoy is a well known Broadway producer but in the Friars community she is also acclaimed as an entertainer. Friar Jamie deRoy furthermore has the distinction of being the 8th woman to become a Friar subsequent to the men's only club changing it's rules in 1988. Jamie deRoy who is usually the earliest to spot an opportunity had to wait behind the likes of Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers Gloria Allred, and Brooke Shields who were also among the first to join the Friars Club.