On this week’s episode, Diana musical opens at La Jolla Playhouse, Starlight wins the Pitch’s Best of KC awards, a Britney Spears musical is in the works, and a revival of Oklahoma! Is set to open on Broadway.
Diana Musical Extends for Second Time at La Jolla Playhouse
Diana - a new musical about the iconic British princess - made its world premiere last month at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Set to a contemporary score, the musical tells of the life of the late Princess Diana and comes from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis. There’s no confirmation yet on when the show will make it to the Great White Way, but the outlook is positive so far, as Diana has been extended twice during its California run.
Best of Kansas City 2018
Thank you to all who voted in The Pitch’s Best of KC Awards 2018! We’re proud to announce that Starlight Theatre took home two awards - Best Live Theater and Best Outdoor Venue, Starlight was also a finalist for Best Live Music Venue. More than 33,000 people voted in more than 370 categories, ranging from Best Barbecue and Best Restaurant, to Best Jazz Artist and Best Venue, and everything in between. Congrats to all of the winners and the finalists - we here at Starlight are thrilled to be part of such an excellent city.
Britney Spears Musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Will Have Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago This Year
Britney Spears has conquered the pop-music charts, a Vegas show and now… Broadway? Once Upon a One More Time is a new, Broadway-bound musical comedy set to the Grammy Award-winning music of this iconic pop princess. The show tells the tale of Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses and takes a look at the challenges, charms and choices involved in finding “Happily Ever After.” Once Upon a One More Time will premiere in Chicago this fall with hopes of a Broadway run in the future.
Oh What a Beautiful Day! OKLAHOMA! on Broadway
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Is currently in previews at Circle in the Square theatre, with an opening set for early next month for a limited engagement. Celebrating seventy-five years, this version of Oklahoma! is described as a reimagining of the musical classic, with the New York Times calling it “thrilling and audacious.” This production was originally developed, produced and premiered at Bard College in July 2015, then played a sold-out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn in fall of 2018 before transferring to Broadway earlier this year.