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The New Musical

You're Not in Kansas Anymore


Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022
Rogue Theater Festival is at again! Making waves this year in person at The Players Theatre AND digitally on ShowTix4U, Rogue is ready to present a brand new lineup of shows in their, here to stay, hybrid theater festival. Lasting from June 30th through July 3rd, the festival will include 18 brand new shows to be presented LIVE and in person at The Players Theatre along with 27 brand new shows that can be streamed on demand virtually on ShowTix4U.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
Dallas-based performing arts group Verdigris Ensemble has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support SHAMS: A Portrait of Our World.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Krista Garver - May 20, 2022
Kirsten Childs’ 2016 musical, now running at Portland Playhouse, offers a new take on American folklore, featuring a new tall tale hero: Bella Patterson, “a woman of mythic proportions and heroic appeal.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader’s legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.
by Stephen Mosher - May 20, 2022
Brandi Burkhardt is ready to tell her own stories, and what better place to do it than on the solo concert stage?
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas and UP Playwrights’ Theater of the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (DSCTA) present Kasama, Kaisa, Karamay featuring Rody Vera’s Nana Rosa under the direction of José Estrella.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader's legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Acclaimed immersive design and spatial storytelling company IMMERSIVE INTERNATIONAL has announced the opening of a brand-new theatrical experience, The Alchemist - The Secret Life of Isaac Newton, an ambitious new production combining live performance and technology, bringing together traditional theatre design, animation, projection and holographic content.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Olivier Award-winning actor John Dagleish (Sunny Afternoon, Farming, The Third Day) will reprise his critically acclaimed role as 'Spike Milligan' this autumn, as SPIKE - the comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman that had its world premiere at The Watermill in January – tours the UK.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Connectivity Core Partner THEARC Theater present 19. This autobiographical solo theatre/concert experience from local rap artist O-Slice fuses storytelling, music, and verse to tell the coming-of-age tale about a shy Nigerian-American kid turned artist on the rise.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
The first in-person event since 2019, the annual conference will feature an extraordinary schedule and honor Detroit luminaries Dominique Morisseau, Ron Simons, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Chanté Adams, and Angela Birchett, who have found success on Broadway and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022
Broadway In Detroit has announced that the First National Tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical, will make its Detroit Premiere at the Detroit Opera House August 9-28 as part of its 60th Anniversary Season.
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022
AMC+ today released the exclusive trailer and key art for its upcoming limited series, This Is Going To Hurt, a comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die, London Spy) based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international bestselling memoir of the same name.
by Robert Diamond - May 19, 2022
First up - Peter Yagecic, Executive Director of Technical Projects who during the pandemic was in charge of all virtual and streaming events and leads the companies' drive into new frontiers like the Metaverse and beyond.
by Bruce Glikas - May 18, 2022
MJ the Musical celebrated its 10 Tony Award nominations last night with a party at Tavern on the Green! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here.
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022
They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz musical revue celebrating the personal and professional life of Desi Arnaz returns to Don't Tell Mama 343 West 46th Street, June 20th at 7 pm, Doors open at 6:45 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Ballet Tech’s Kids Dance will return to The Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) with a program devised by the organization’s new artistic director, Dionne D. Figgins. The production celebrates founder Eliot Feld, featuring some of his early Kids Dance pieces as part of Ballet Tech’s expanding repertory.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
National Dance Institute has announced the Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d’Amboise will take place at New York City Center on June 1, 2022, at 7pm.  General admission tickets are free to the public and available on a first-come/first-served basis.
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022
QUEER AS FOLK is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. Watch the official trailer now! Plus, check out the complete cast and character descriptions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022
“HALFTIME” offers an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is, from her performances onscreen and on stages around the world, to her Super Bowl Halftime show, to the recent Presidential inauguration.  
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022
He has previously released the title track along with its video. The companion album Heavyweight Champion of Dublin8 will be released this fall. The Less I Knew was written and produced by McMorrow, mixed and engineered by Alex Borwick and recorded at Black Mountain Studios in Ireland.
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
Walton Arts Center is presenting the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning composer Steve Mackey's new music-theater work, Memoir, at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 18.
by Alexander Cohen - May 18, 2022
Hot off the stage of the Donmar Warehouse where she starred opposite Kit Harrington in Henry V, Melissa Johns is a disabled actress whose iCloud account was hacked in 2018, leading to the release of intimate photos. Her play, Snatched, is autobiographical, documenting her struggle as a disabled woman to come to terms with societal expectations of sexuality and femininity.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
Rosmarie Trapp, whose family served as the inspiration for the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, has passed away at age 93.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Ford’s Theatre has announced the Ford’s Theatre 2022-2023 season will include Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring Nancy Robinette, Tom Story and Kimberly Gilbert; the return of the music-filled full stage production of A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and more.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has announced its lineup for the 45th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) which will be presented as a hybrid (in-person and streamed) festival July 29 - August 7, 2022. Selected from 240 applicants via a committee process with 150 readers (the majority of whom are also playwrights), five powerful plays by five exciting new voices will receive public readings and workshops in this year's festival.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
Face To Face Films Producer and Ensemble Member Liv Kirby will star with Ensemble Member Olivia Fergus-Brummer in an original play written and directed by Anthony M. Laura entitled 'Shadows,' set to premiere Off-Broadway in 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
Moonbox Productions has announced its first ever Boston New Works Festival taking place June 23rd - June 26th at the Calderwood Pavilion and the Boston Center for the Arts. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
'The COVID Monologues,' was a video project presented by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, that honored people who died from COVID-19.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
Sergey Nagorny and Anya Zicer, co-producers of The Singing Windmills, the world premiere production written by Roman Freud, directed by Gera Sandler, and featuring New York-based Russian, Ukrainian and Israeli actors, who have joined hands and voices during this time of horrific events unfolding in Ukraine, today announced that they will present an encore run June 1-12 at Theatre 71, 152 West 71st Street in Manhattan.
by - May 16, 2022
Special Offer - SPECIAL OFFER! Tony® and Emmy winner Lillias White pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2022
Three plays where what seems like the truth might be a subjective point of view.
by Joanna Barouch - May 15, 2022
Bible stories are not always the easiest to listen to, and sometimes have the net effect of putting the listener to sleep. When Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was inspired to write about the life of the prophet Elijah, however, he took the story to the next level
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
The following is jointly issued on behalf of the First National Tour of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations and Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where Ain’t Too Proud is currently playing at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre through May 15, 2022.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
Gerry Beckley, the illustrious singer, songwriter, performer and co-founder of legendary band America, releases his new single, the album’s title track - “Aurora” - today!  The song is culled from his fourth solo album for Blue Élan Records set for release on July 1, 2022. Pre-orders are available now. “Aurora” is available today on all streaming services.  
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
Tamron Hall's self-titled talk show has released the guests that will appear on the show in the coming week. Below is the programming for May 16, 2022. Please note: Lineup is subject to change.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022
Playwright Chip Deffaa, who wrote and directed the Off-Broadway musical 'One Night with Fanny Brice' (published/licensed by Leicester Bay Theatricals), has just released an album of Fanny Brice herself performing songs heard in that show. 
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022
Broadway in Indianapolis is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Season celebrating the three Indianapolis premieres of Anastasia, Disney’s Aladdin, and Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Rounding out the series are three epic return engagements of Hairspray, Les Misérables, and two weeks of Hamilton. 
by Stephen Mosher - May 14, 2022
As a part of her legacy series honoring great women in music, Ann Hampton Callaway focuses on Peggy Lee.
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022
Tony Award winner Karen Olivo and director/choreographer Maria Torres O'Connor were at stopped by the Off-Broadway musical ¡AMERICANO! tonight! Check out photos from their visit!
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022
The West Coast premiere of award-winning Welsh playwright's poignant love story comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival from its celebrated UK tour.
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022
The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2022-2023 season today, which includes an impressive slate of performances by the New York Philharmonic, famous blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will partner with The Historic New Orleans Collection and Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts & Dance to stage The Six Blanches, a deep exploration of the main character from A Streetcar Named Desire adapted to be a part of celebration of the 75th anniversary of Streetcar.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
​​Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, announced that publisher Terry Nemeth will be retiring in the fall of 2022. For almost 40 years, Nemeth has led TCG’s publishing programs, including TCG Books and American Theatre magazine.