The Drowsy Chaperone

A rabid musical theatre maven retells the story of his favorite musical, 1928's fictive obscurity The Drowsy Chaperone.


Ahmanson Theatre

( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
On Pitch Performing Arts (OPPA!) Layton's ONLY Live Theatre  Opens a?oeThe Drowsy Chaperonea?? January 24th! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Don't stop 'til you get enough! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, MJ the Musical is set to begin Broadway previews this July with Ephraim Sykes playing the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. To get ready to see the iconic star's story and artistry come to the Great White Way, we're getting to know the show's cast members including Sykes, Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. Facing the unexpected death of her father, Alison struggles to make sense of the past, particularly her relationship with her father, a man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it wields in shaping our identities.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Paramount Theatre announces the addition of two principal cast members a?" Sydney Morton and Melody A. Betts a?" both making their Paramount debuts in its upcoming world premiere musical The Secret of My Success.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International has announced the Broadway hit and Tony winning musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! is now available for licensing worldwide.
by West of Broadway - Jan 29, 2020
On this special 50th episode of West of Broadway, we head east to the 5th annual Broadway Con in New York City to celebrate musical theater with thousands of super fans! This being our 50th episode, we wanted to do something special, so we caught up with Broadway veteran Laurie Wells to talk careers, our love for musical theater and her partnership with a brand-new mentoring app called Shadow Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Broadway Records announced today that the original concept album for Platinum Girls - The Musical will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, February 28, 2020. The album is currently available for pre-order at and will be available at Broadway Records' booth at BroadwayCon.
by West of Broadway - Jan 22, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts' in Costa Mesa, California continues it's 2019 - 2020 Family Series with The Joshua Show: Episode 2. This family-friendly production plays February 1 and 2 in Samueli Theater. Will caught up with Joshua himself. Joshua holden is an Award-winning puppeteer and Ambassador joy. He shares how he uses singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets to thrill audiences of all ages in his whimsical production about friendship and the value of being yourself.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Between The Lines); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical) are some of the stars and creatives confirmed for the 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Terrence McNally's barb-filled love letter to the madness of high-stakes New York theater, It's Only a Play, playing now through Feb. 9, 2020, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The production is directed by Aric Martin, produced by Kalila Horwitz, and stage managed by Ashley DeFrancesco, with costume design by Kristie Mattsson and set and lighting design by William Wilday. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Chris Aruffo, Michael Bernstein, David Callander, Joanna Churgin, Justin Heller, Kelly McReynolds, and Kent Navarette.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by West of Broadway - Jan 17, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 17, 2020
Jess here. Happy 2020! And just like that, we've turned the page to not only a new year, but to a new decade. Now begins an advanced semester of classes, spring audition prep and... Summer Stage Theatre season announcements!
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 16, 2020
Tony Award winner and force of nature Beth Leavel spends some time at 54 Below in between The Prom and The Devil Wears Prada and hordes of fans scream with laughter and sigh wistfully as she shows the places she can go with her wealth of talent
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Penobscot Theatre Company will close out its 46th Season by kicking off summer with 9 to 5 The Musical, from June 11 to July 12. With a book by Patricia Resnick, and music and lyrics by the beloved Dolly Parton, this delightful story of friendships and girl power is part 80's office humor and part fairy tale.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Kendra Lynn Lucas joins the cast of Women of The Wings Volume III at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 14th at 9:30pm.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Listen in as we speak with Mason Reeves, the exceptionally talented young man who has stepped away from his senior year at the University of Michigan to originate the role of Kristoff in Disney's Frozen National Tour. Currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theater til Feb. 2nd.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Welcome to part 2 of our series on Disney's Frozen 1st National Tour. Today we are connecting with Evan Strand one of the actors who plays the impressive and loveable Sven the Reindeer.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Get a first look at American TV regular and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits on his return to London's The Crazy Coqs for a star-studded, week-long residency, of his critically acclaimed, jaw-dropping, completely improvised solo evening of music and comedy, 'Off The Top.' Ruth Bratt of Showstopper The Improvised Musical was his first guest star.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
We asked, and you answered! In anticipation of Young Frankenstein Live, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to pick their top choice for the next show to head to the small screen and get the live musical treatment, with the help of our latest bracket. Now we've gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, from musical classics like Little Shop of Horrors and Chicago to more recent Broadway favorites like Waitress and Hadestown. Get a look at all of the picks!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2020
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) brings her brand new show to Feinstein's/54 Below for five nights of fun this month!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, has announced the lineup for the new 2020-21 CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
Theatre fans need not travel all the way to New York City to get a taste of Broadway. Though the Big Apple boasts perhaps the freshest productions and greatest talents in the world, many of the most successful shows on Broadway will eventually hit the road- bringing and equally magical (though sometimes slightly updated) version of their production to cities across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
They say it takes a village and this summer two Charlottetown Festival actors will take on the whole town.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Monumental Theatre Company received eight Helen Hayes Award, Helen Category nominations at theatreWashington's 2020 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announcement Event held on February 3, 2020 at The National Theatre. Daddy Long Legs received six total nominations, including Outstanding Production in a Musical. Monumental Theatre Company's production of Be More Chill also received two nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
ABC has shared a first look at this Thursday's episode of A Million Little Things, featuring guest star Sutton Foster. 
by West of Broadway - Feb 3, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong interviews Michael (Mike) Milton at the 2020 Broadway Con where he was debuting his new mentoring App Shadow Star!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
The Louder We Get runs at Theatre Calgary January 28 - February 22, 2020, in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at
by West of Broadway - Feb 24, 2020
Will and Wendy officially set their clocks to island time as the L.A. Premiere of Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE weighed anchor at the Dolby Theatre for a three week L.A. premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents HEART OF THE CITY, the songs of mother/daughter writing team Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld on March 30.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 23, 2020
Come From Away, Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations, the pre-Broadway tour of Diane Paulus' eagerly anticipated revival of 1776 and a return of one of Nashville's favorite touring productions a?" The Lion King a?" are among the highlights of the 40th HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season at Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Center Theatre Group has announced its 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, which features Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Dr. Phillips Center today joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America to announce the full lineup of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. The 20/21 season launches with Academy Awarda?"winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prizea?"winning masterwork TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and includes Tony- and Grammy Awarda?"winner HADESTOWN. The expanded season sees the Orlando premieres of TOOTSIE, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE PROM and THE CHER SHOW, along with audience favorite CATS. The previously announced season add-on HAMILTON will run for four weeks and season option WICKED will play the Dr. Phillips Center for three weeks.
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 18, 2020
The team that just brought us The Adventures of Tom Sawyers, which had two runs, last season are already back at Théâtre Magador with a new musical: Around the World in 80 Days.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
It's a provincial holiday on P.E.I. today and to celebrate, Confederation Centre of the Arts is offering a special 'Islander Day' sale for Charlottetown Festival tickets. Artistic Director Adam Brazier has also announced the casting of four of the lead roles in Anne of Green Gablesa?"The Musical.
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by West of Broadway - Feb 13, 2020
It's curtains up on a special episode of West Broadway! I'm Los Angeles publicist and Broadway veteran Will Armstrong. This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal shows at west of Broadway, but as I think of it, maybe it's less of a departure and more of an evolution. After all, as I see it, a podcast about musical theater on the West Coast is great. But what is musical theater without... Theater?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company co-present 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from March 20 through April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Head Over Heels, a jukebox musical comedy featuring music by The Go-Go's, will launch its first D.C. metro area production opening Monumental Theater Company's 2020 season.
by West of Broadway - Feb 10, 2020
It's curtains up on another episode of West of Broadway. I'm Broadway Veteran Will Armstrong and this is a continuation of our Broadway Con Series. That's right, the West of Broadway crew went all the way to NYC for the 5th annual Broadway Con. We met celebrities, broadway fanatics and some innovators really changing the way broadway fans connect with their favorite shows and personalities.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Emily Borromeo (School of Rock, Broadway Bounty Hunter) star in The Cactus, an original comedy short written by Ms. Ewoldt and Jessica Wu (Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Broadway Training Center of Westchester's 2020 Winter Gala could not be more aptly named. Drawing inspiration from one of cinema's most iconic musical fantasies, artistic directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos have titled the Jan. 4 fundraiser “There's No Place Like Home.” 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
 Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. 
by BWW Special - Dec 27, 2019
Broadway has been home to a lot of incredible shows over the past decade, and what better way to keep on living through those memories than by listening to those cast recordings?
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Fargo Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!