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The Leading Lady - 1948 - Broadway


National Theatre

(New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Sep 9, 2019
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 27, 2019
Broadway's Betsy Wolfe has been captivating audiences for years with performances in hits like Waitress, Falsettos, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood and is returning to Feinstein's/54 Below this October for an encore of All Bets Are Off. Sold out this past spring, this high-energy, humorous, and delightful solo show will take audiences on a journey of exploring show business! Wolfe will share songs and stories about the lessons learned, magic moments, and the importance of personal growth.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents  Dames At Sea playing now through November 2, 2019. This long-running Off Broadway production that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters is a campy show based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30s. The New York Times called it “A Winner! A gem of a musical!” and NBC New York says “It's delightful, and doesn't take itself seriously for a minute…”
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him… but he has a FAR more important woman in his life? It’s his MOM!
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 14, 2019
Since creating and starring in In the Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become one of the most influential creators on Broadway. His work has earned him great acclaim and he's collected too many awards to count, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, three Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents  Dames At Sea playing September 19 through November 2, 2019. This long-running Off Broadway production that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters is a campy show based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30s. The New York Times called it a?oeA Winner! A gem of a musical!a?? and NBC New York says a?oeIt's delightful, and doesn't take itself seriously for a minutea??a??
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Great Performances returns with its third annual a?oeBroadway's Besta?? lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings), and the PBS Video app. This fall's lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama: a?oe42nd Street,a?? the Broadway fable of a star-struck chorus girl dreaming of her big break; a?oeRodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I,a?? Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical classic starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe; a?oeKinky Boots,a?? the Broadway blockbuster featuring music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein; a?oeReda?? the Tony Award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko; and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon's modern interpretation of a?oeMuch Ado About Nothing,a?? the first Public Theater production recorded live at Free Shakespeare in the Park by Great Performances in over four decades.
by TV Scoop - Oct 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 23, 2019!
by Herbert Paine - Oct 24, 2019
Extensive and far-ranging interview with Loni Anderson. The showbiz legend joins animation legend Don Bluth in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. November 23 at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.
by Emma Kershaw - Oct 16, 2019
Hope Mill Theatre is known for its excellent musical theatre revivals, and the current production of MAME is no exception. In 1969, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's production graced the West End, starring Ginger Rogers; 50 years on, MAME has become one of the lesser-known musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Have you ever wanted to work out with your favorite Broadway stars... for a cause? Whipped Into Shape for Biden is raising money weekly for the Biden Victory Fund and you can be a part of it!
by Louis Train - Oct 14, 2019
Imagine On the Town with a bunch of dick jokes and you'll sort of get a picture of SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS, a new Canadian musical by Eli Pasic. The show is equal measures charming and raunchy, with a good deal of humour and an excellent - actually, surprisingly, really good - score. Inspired by musical comedies of the 30s and 40s, SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS follows the adventures of a group of sailors (seamen!) and burlesque dancers as they look for love in the big city.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Americans were listening to 'Goodnight, Irene' and Bing and Gary Crosby's interpretation of a 1914 song by Irving Berlin, 'Play a Simple Melody.' And Berlin's new musical, Call Me Madam, was opening at New York's Imperial Theater with an advance of over one million dollars, by far the largest in Broadway history.
by Jacob Ruscoe - Nov 22, 2019
The Asolo Repertory Theatre is starting the 2019-2020 season off with a marvelous rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's a?oeThe Sound of Music.a?? Any time you go to see a classic piece of musical theatre your past experiences and schema come into play. Expectations are high (or low) based upon what you think you know about the show. It can be difficult to change those perceptions and to not see what you expect to happen. While the songs and storyline are timeless as ever, Asolo's version, which is spectacular on many levels, offers you a new perspective that will make you feel like you are watching the show for the very first time.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by Tim Wright - Nov 20, 2019
The feeling you don't conform to the mould that society expects, is a feeling familiar to most of us in our lives at some point or another. Perhaps that is what makes Funny Girl endure and continue to pack out theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The Dramatists Guild Foundation and TodayTix have teamed up to give one lucky winner a pair of orchestra seats to any twelve shows on the TodayTix platform in the 2020 calendar year. All proceeds from the raffle go to supporting writers for the theater through the Dramatists Guild Foundation's many programs. The raffle closes on Friday, November 15th and a winner will be announced on Monday, November 18. Entries start at $25. For more information and your chance to win, click here.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Freeform announced today that it has begun production on a Valentine's Day romantic-comedy film, “The Thing About Harry,” filmed in Chicago and set to premiere in February. The network's first Valentine's Day feature, from director Peter Paige (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”), will tell the story of high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, who are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out. Stuck spending the night together in a roadside motel, Harry and Sam begin to develop a deep friendship—with neither admitting a potential romance may be brewing—leaving them wondering if one road trip could change the rest of their lives.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Giving performers the opportunity to present the material that they feel best represents themselves, West End Misfits return at The Other Palace for a night of ground-breaking musical theatre and holiday cheer as we celebrate the diversity and imagination of West End performers who just don't seem to fit into the casting they want to be.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Over 100 voices from across Greater Manchester have come together to honour and remember those lives lost on the front line during this global pandemic. The virtual choir is made up of singers from The Choir Project Community Choir & The Royal Northern College of Music and Deloitte staff choirs. They were joined by guest soloist Kerry Ellis.
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2020
For those of us who love Broadway, the classic 1933 movie musical, '42nd Street' is a delightful viewing experience. This finely produced black and white film was the predecessor to the hit stage show.
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 9, 2020
Scott P. Calhoon's dreamlike staging of the S. E. Hinton classic finds moments of beauty and adrenaline in the sometimes clumsy prose of a young adult classic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2020
Kerry Ellis' new album, Feels Like Home, is now available!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 19, 2020
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or Prime Video, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
BroadwayHD is the premiere streaming service for theater lovers everywhere! With all your favorite shows available anytime. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 11, 2020
Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.
by Susan Haubenstock - Jun 4, 2020
The two Richmond productions of David Yazbek's musicals made outstanding memories.
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Today, British singer-songwriter LAYLA KAYLIF releases her new single: “As I Am”.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 13, 2020
Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling is the vivid dramatisation of the life of Crown Prince Rudolph and his death alongside his young mistress Mary Vetsera in 1889. A staple of the Royal Ballet's repertoire since its premiere in 1978, it is known for the rigorous demands on the central male dancer, but is demonstrated faultlessly in this 2018 performance starring Steven McRae with Sarah Lamb as his teenage lover.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2021
Danny Burstein has penned a personal essay reflecting on his 20-plus year marriage with Broadway veteran Rebecca Luker, who passed away this December after being diagnosed with ALS. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Silhouette Stages has announced its mainstage shows for its 17th Season (2020-2021) bringing you three classic, family-friendly tales of transformation: a mother and daughter experience life in each other's shoes, a chorus girl becomes a Broadway star, and a servant transforms into a princess. Brought to you by two award-winning directors and our award-winning Artistic Director, TJ Lukacsina, this will be an exciting season featuring the exceptional local talent and the high quality theater you have come to expect from Silhouette Stages.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Way Off Broadway was scheduled to welcome the Broadway classic Oliver! back to its stage after more than 20 years, beginning in March.  However, to do so would require a cast larger than producers believed to be prudent at this time.  In its place, Way Off Broadway has announced the musical comedy Ruthless!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Long Island's Argyle Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season! The season will include the world premiere of new Joe Iconis musical, Punk Rock Girl September 10 a?" October 25, 2020.
by Jim Munson - Feb 25, 2020
Heather Orth stars as mysterious opium den proprietress Princess Puffer in Foothill Music Theatre's new production of Rupert Holmes' rollicking musical comedy a?oeThe Mystery of Edwin Drood.a?? A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, the show is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. As the novel was left incomplete, so is the show - up to a point. When the cast reaches the part in the story where Dickens left off, they put a vote to the audience at each performance as to how the show will end. Ms. Orth has been gracing Bay Area stages with astonishing frequency as of late. She possesses a big, flexible voice and the ability to charm the pants off you or break your heart with her emotional transparency. BroadwayWorld caught up with her recently while she was still in the thick of rehearsals for a?oeDrood.a?? She has often played characters older than she is, and as she matures one gets the sense she may just be coming into her own as a musical theater performer, and even bigger opportunities may be on the horizon.
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2020
Performances are underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020
Good Morning Baltimore! We chat to the cast of Hairspray about iconic songs, the rehearsal process and returning to the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
Coming this spring, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will lovely skewer musical theatre, stage mothers, and ambitious child stars in its production of Ruthless! The Musical.  As previously announced by the theatre's producers, due to current health and safety protocols in place limiting cast sizes, Ruthless! The Musical has taken the place of Oliver!, which had originally been announced for the 2021 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
The West End production of 42nd Street, filmed live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this spring. The production is currently streaming on BroadwayHD, released by the company Liberator Film Services. The production company has announced that the musical will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 6, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Last night, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre welcomed with open arms Cayman Ilika, and special guests Olivia Hernandez, Charlie Johnson, and Ethan Andersen on keys. The set featured the leading lady's bicoastal journey as she reclaims New York in full-throated measure.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Dec 21, 2019
After the artful, intimate INTO THE WOODS last year, TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) is back with the bombastic and bodacious HAIRSPRAY. Directed by Broadway's Brandon Bieber, the glam production was worthy of Broadway barring noticeable technical issues.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Join The Shows Must Go On from this Friday 4th December for the multi-award winning production of 42nd Street starring stage legend Bonnie Langford! The show will be available to view for 48 hours. 
by TV Scoop - Dec 16, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 4, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
See a full line up of shows coming tot Luther Burbank Center for the Arts January and February!
by The Marriage Matinee - Dec 1, 2019
Childhood is tied up with memories of favorite fairy tales and the dreams they inspired, which is part of what makes this musical so beloved. Everyone enjoys a chance to be pulled into a fantasy where magic is real and wishes are granted. This production has dashes of whimsy and romance that are sure to enchant children and adults alike into the fairy tale world of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Thursday, August 20th will bring the unique pairing of the leading lady of the movie musical version of Hairspray, Nikki Blonsky, and the leading man of the television version, Garrett Clayton. In addition to discussing the show, the pair will discuss their careers and lives as openly-gay artists.
by Martin Ganeider - Aug 13, 2020
by Fiona Scott - Aug 1, 2020
Award-winning comedy performer Vikki Stone and West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes teamed up during lockdown. They crafted a revue of the funniest comedy songs in musical theatre for female performers. The show, Funny Gals, will make its debut at the BarnFest, the Barn Theatre's premiere outdoor festival in Cirencester. We spoke to them about the show, wild swimming and returning to performing for live audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
For the past three weeks, the number one streaming show on BroadwayHD was Kinky Boots. This weekend, Oklahoma took the spot of number one. Here's a Top 10 list of most-streamed shows this past weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater lovers everywhere, is adding two new shows this month! The Last Five Years will be released on April 23rd and Sextette will be released on April 30th.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
For the past three weeks, the number one streaming show on BroadwayHD was Kinky Boots. This weekend, Oklahoma took the spot of number one. Here's a Top 10 list of most-streamed shows this past weekend.