Up Here


When introverted, 30-something computer repairman Dan finds a potential spark with outgoing t-shirt designer Lindsay, his attempts at a relationship are thwarted by the Technicolor world in his head. This world-premiere musical goes where no musical has gone before, bringing to life the circus of judgmental, neurotic, ever-changing characters that rule an ordinary man's mind. Up Here is an ambitious, razor-sharp musical comedy about recognizing your place in the universe - and maybe even finding happiness.

Up Here is a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, "Let It Go," from the Disney animated film Frozen.

The cast is led by Broadway's Betsy Wolfe (Broadway's Bullets over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and newcomer Matt Bittner (Public Theater's Much Ado About Nothing), along with Broadway alums Andrew Call, Giovanni Cozic, Jeff Hiller, Gizel Jimenez, Zonya Love (Playhouse's Side Show), Sarah Meahl, Eric Petersen, Devin Ratray, Devere Rogers, Charles South and Nick Verina.


Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
In the wake of nearly two dozen women independently coming forward following the Access Hollywood hot mic reveal of now President Donald Trump's egregious sexual misconduct,
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 8, 2019
Broadway star Kelli Barrett currently stars on FX's Fosse/Verdon as Liza Minnelli. The series follows Bob Fosse, who a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors, and his wife Gwen Verdon, who is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Fosse/Verdon tells the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals - the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.
by Roy Berko - May 6, 2019
Though it seems like it will never be here, there will be summer and the Cleveland theater scene will heat up. Here's a list of some of the offerings that are being staged.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
On Tuesday May 28, 2019 during the 40th Dora Nominee Press Conference at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Jacquie P. A. Thomas was honoured with the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in Professional Theatre. The George Luscombe Mentorship Award was inaugurated in 1999. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded Toronto Workshop Productions (TWP) in 1959, marking the beginnings of Toronto's alternative theatre movement. He was Artistic Director for 27 years at TWP.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Today, The Regrettes share their electric new track“Dress Up,” the latest taste of their highly-anticipated sophomore album due out this summer via Warner Bros. Records. Leading up to the forthcoming release, the band will embark on a North American headline tour this summer, plus KROQ Weenie Roast, Life Is Beautiful Festival, and Summer Sonic in Japan, following more than 25 European arena shows as direct support for Twenty One Pilots earlier this year. Check out a full list of dates below and stay tuned for more album details to be announced very soon.
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019
Patti Murin was a guest on Wednesday morning's episode of TODAY to discuss mental health awareness. Despite a skyrocketing career as a stage and screen actress, Murin was struggling with debilitating depression and anxiety. Since opening up about it, she's been met with an overwhelming response. 
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 28, 2019
Everyone has a 9/11 story. Where were you? Megan McGinnis and the touring cast of COME FROM AWAY are bringing their story to New Orleans this week and you can bet I will be there! Keep reading to hear from Megan about her journey in show business and what makes COME FROM AWAY so special.
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019
Take one-part classical composition, one-part guitar virtuosity and one-part cinematic drama and you may begin to get the concept behind SYMPHINITY. Due out this summer (exact date TBA), the SYMPHINITY album is the brainchild of Benny Goodman, who enlisted his twin brother and life-long songwriting collaborator Brian Goodman to help compose and create a sound that neither had never heard. Together the two compiled SYMPHINITY, a true collaboration between the Goodman brothers and a staggering list of talented players (*see artist quotes below). The project will launch with the first track, 'Singularity.' 
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Olney Theatre Center offers its fourth musical production of the 2018-19 Season on the Mainstage, with the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (June 21 - July 21, 2019), directed by Peter Flynn, fresh off the rave reviews for his acclaimed revival of Into the Woods at Ford's Theatre. Invited Press Night is Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Reading Rep Theatre today announces it will be launching a new cultural arts hub as its first permanent home in Reading, allowing the company to continue to expand as the town's only year-round professional producing theatre. The new space will house the multi-award-winning Reading Rep Theatre, led by Artistic Director Paul Stacey, and provide the facilities for the company to continue producing critically acclaimed and increasingly ambitious work, as well as delivering outreach opportunities to those with least access to the arts.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jack Whitehall made his Frozen dreams come true recently with a walk-on role in the Broadway musical! Photos have just been released of Whitehall and Fallon backstage with Frozen's stars, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin. Check them out below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years.  They are not getting along.  They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.  Upon entering the hotel room, Julie remarks to Robert, "I guess the separate beds were your idea."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Producer Scott Rudin announced this morning that Andrea Martin will depart the company of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, due to an injury she sustained, having broken four ribs in an accident during rehearsals.
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2019
'Would you please raise your hand if you are a white man who also owns property?', playwright/performer Heidi Schreck asks her audience. The number of respondents is typically a very low percentage of the house.
by Review Roundups - Mar 31, 2019
Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opens tonight, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2019
Susan Egan recently stopped by Frozen on Broadway, for the show's first anniversary. Beauty and the Beast, in which Egan starred, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2019
On this day in 2018, Disney's Frozen brought a cold front to Broadway on opening night at the St. James Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2019
Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He revealed to Fallon that he recorded a single line for the Frozen film, which later got cut.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
As Frozen celebrates its first smash year on Broadway on March 22nd, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that the show will have three international productions, joining the previously announced North American tour launching this fall.
by Kelly Luck - Mar 17, 2019
Kansas City Lyric Opera's 2018-2019 season continues with a production of Mozart's comic opera.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Mar 17, 2019
Giovanni Pernice is now somewhat of a stalwart amongst the professional dancer gang on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. With four seasons under his belt and a fifth to follow, he is one of the show's most recognisable faces, and now returns to local theatres for the third year running with Dance is Life, first seen in 2017, but with a largely new army of supporting dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14. Created by the dream team of song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns) and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will begin previews this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Actress Erin Darke (Dietland, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) has been cast as the lead in the pilot of IT'S A MAN'S WORLD (working title) for YouTube Premium.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Luckiest, by Melissa Ross, directed by former Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running June 30 - July 28 (press opening: Sunday, July 8 at 7:00pm). in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
More than 40 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 14 19 from six different states will be presented during this year's festival at the YPF Pop-Up Playhouse in Hollywood, running from June 6 30.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
The Indie Street Film Festival (ISFF) proudly announced its feature film lineup today. The opening night selection for its 2019 festival is GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH (a 2019 Tribeca Film Festival official selection). The documentary film follows Conductor Tim Seelig and 300 singers in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus as they embark on a tour of the Deep South in 2017 to confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era. Director David Charles Rodrigues is a Greek-American-Brazilian filmmaker and equal rights activist. He's a Sundance New Frontier and Documentary Lab fellow. Gay Chorus Deep South is his feature debut. The film will be followed by a live musical performance by members of the Monmouth Civic Chorus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2019
Bid to win 4 tickets to see Disney Frozen The Broadway Musical in New York City!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
BIG BROTHER brings the great outdoors to the Houseguests as they embark on their journey living in a house inspired by summer camp. The show debuts with a two-night premiere event Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ETPT) on the CBS Television Network.
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced the release of their new album A Tuba To Cuba, the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herringtonand Danny Clinch, out June 28, 2019 via Sub Pop. Today, they have released the track “Keep Your Head Up” from the album. Listen and share “Keep Your Head Up” here and pre-order A Tuba to Cuba here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman are expanding the leadership team at Milwaukee Repertory Theater with three exceptional female leaders.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
This spring, Barrington Public Theater-Southern Berkshire County's newest theater company focused on new work and local artistry-announces its inaugural production of the new play, Breakwater, written by the Barrington Public's Artistic Director Jim Frangione.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 14, 2019
The impetus behind ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY was not the Freed family. Gary Kupper was approached by Larry Marshak, with whom he had worked for many years, about a third party's desire to do a story about Alan Freed as a 'jukebox musical'. The intention was that Kupper might be able to write a couple of songs for the piece. Kupper realized that Freed's story is a classic one. A rise and fall and then redemption story that can't be told as a jukebox musical because Alan Freed wasn't a singer. He feels that a jukebox musical would have cheated the story. This is the story of this man, and the story of Rock-and-Roll. That notion gave birth to the 'book musical'. In 2011, Kupper started writing original songs and sometime later, the team started writing the script. Freed's son, Lance, stepped-in and helped to secure the rights to the Rock-and-Roll classics. They have combined the music of the era with storytelling. They admit it's both risky and tricky and has never really been done to the extent that it is in this show. Thirty to thirty-five original songs were written, most of which were thrown out. A little more than a dozen are in the current iteration of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The following is the unofficial transcript of a FIRST ON CNBC interview with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and CNBC's Phil LeBeau on CNBC's “Squawk Box” (M-F 6AM – 9AM) today, Thursday, July 11th. The following is a link to video of the interview on CNBC.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Make the most of the long summer evenings by heading to one of the capital's food or drink hotspots after your theatre trip. Here are some of the best restaurants, cafes and bars to check out!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Throughout the last seven years, Buffer Festival has brought to Toronto hundreds of the most original and inventive digital creators in the world. Aspiring filmmakers will once again have the opportunity to submit their one-to-ten minute videos in order to show their work on the big screen and attend the festival as an official Buffer Festival Featured Creator. The festival will take place from October 4-6, 2019 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Hong Kong based production outfit Studio SV is excited to announce that their docu-series, BEAT N' PATH, which follows Lupe Fiasco, a Grammy award winning rapper from Chicago, as he embarks on a cross-cultural journey across China to live out his other passion - martial arts, launched today, July 1, 2019, at lupefiascobnp.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Previews for the world-premiere of Kathleen K. Johnson's play FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, will now begin Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. prior to the production's opening on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m., with its new stars, CAITLIN GALLOGLY (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH (Apple Season) at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St.) in Manhattan. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The Country Music Association honored the songwriters behind Country Music's biggest hits at the 10th annual CMA Triple Play Awards Tuesday, Feb. 19 during an intimate, industry luncheon at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. CMA Triple Play Awards recipients were honored for having penned three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay and Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 20, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Having trouble making it through hump day? Take a break and catch up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a quick trip to Arendelle this weekend to enjoy the magic of Frozen on Broadway. Check out his photo with the queen and princess below!
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 17, 2019
Sarasota Says, Carol Burnett - We're So Glad We Had This Time Together
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
After a groundbreaking inaugural year, BroadwayEvolved returns in 2019 with two Summer Intensives and College Prep. With just a few spots remaining, Betsy Wolfe, Co-Founder, shares her reflections on 2018 and why she just knew there had to be a second year.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2019
Kicking off with sold-out comedy fundraiser Stand Up for Peace, The Court Theatre is hosting a festival packed full of laughter, theatre and music; bringing some of New Zealand's best talent together in Canterbury.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Leading the nominations are seven time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Frozen set designer Christoper Oram hid some scenes from his favorite Disney films in the set for the Broadway adaptation of the hit film! Have you managed to spot any while catching the show at the Nederlander theatre? Check out the video below for the reveal!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Boston Court Pasadena announced the full details of its 15th annual New Play Reading Festival, April 13-14, 2019. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court Pasadena's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.