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The Road Trip Continues! Little Miss Sunshine Extends Before Opening at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage

The Road Trip Continues! Little Miss Sunshine Extends Before Opening at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage

Little Miss Sunshine is sticking around for one more week! Originally scheduled to play through December 8, the new musical by William Finn and James Lapine is now slated to run through December 15. Directed by Lapine and starring Will Swenson, Stephanie J. Block and Hannah Rose Nordberg, Little Miss Sunshine will open November 14 at Second Stage’s Tony ...

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Get a Whimsical First Look at Off-Broadway's Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Stephanie J. Block & Will Swenson

Get a Whimsical First Look at Off-Broadway's Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Stephanie J. Block & Will Swenson
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Everyone climb into the big, yellow bus! Little Miss Sunshine is bringing the quirky story of Olive Hoover and her eccentric family to off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, and we’ve got a first look at their wild and wacky road trip from New Mexico to California for a pre-teen beauty pageant. Directed by James Lapine, featuring music and lyrics ...

Will Swenson on Getting Mean in Les Miserables & Jumping On the Little Miss Sunshine Bus

Will Swenson on Getting Mean in Les Miserables & Jumping On the Little Miss Sunshine Bus

Try as you might, there’s no typecasting Will Swenson. Since his Broadway debut in Brooklyn, he’s played an eclectic collection of roles, from a vampire in Lestat to a hippie in Hair to a drag diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off-Broadway, he originated the role of badass Arsenal frontman Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages and ...

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New Les Miz Star Will Swenson on Practicing ‘The Confrontation’ with Audra & Why the Mega-Musical is His Wicked

New Les Miz Star Will Swenson on Practicing ‘The Confrontation’ with Audra & Why the Mega-Musical is His Wicked

For the past two days, Will Swenson’s phone has been ringing off the hook: “It’s felt like my birthday,” he tells Broadway.com. “I got a message from someone from junior high, just saying ‘Hey man, I haven’t seen you since science class in seventh grade, but congrats, I saw the news.’” The news, of course, is ...

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Prepare the Barricades! Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Nikki M. James to Lead Les Miserables on Broadway

Prepare the Barricades! Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Nikki M. James to Lead Les Miserables on Broadway

In the most exciting casting news of the week (maybe even the year), West End star Ramin Karimloo, Tony nominee Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Tony winner Nikki M. James will star in Cameron Mackintosh’s new Broadway mounting of the Tony-winning mega-musical Les Miserables. Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, the newly reimagined production will begin performances on ...

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Audra McDonald Takes a Road Trip to Little Miss Sunshine to Cheer On Husband Will Swenson

Audra McDonald Takes a Road Trip to Little Miss Sunshine to Cheer On Husband Will Swenson
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A very special visitor jumped into the Little Miss Sunshine van on October 18: Audra McDonald! The five-time Tony winner couldn’t wait to catch a performance of the brand new musical, which stars her husband, Will Swenson, as dad and motivational speaker Richard Hoover. Directed and adapted from the 2006 movie by James Lapine and featuring a score by ...

Jump In! Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Will Swenson & Stephanie J. Block, Begins Performances

Jump In! Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Will Swenson & Stephanie J. Block, Begins Performances

Little Miss Sunshine is taking an off-Broadway road trip! The new musical comedy begins performances October 15, starring Will Swenson, Stephanie J. Block and Rory O’Malley, with nine-year-old Hannah Rose Nordberg making her off-Broadway debut. Directed by James Lapine, the Second Stage production is set to open November 14 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.

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Drag-a-Licious! Nick Adams, Jeremy Kushnier & More Join Rocky Horror at Bucks County Playhouse

Drag-a-Licious! Nick Adams, Jeremy Kushnier & More Join Rocky Horror at Bucks County Playhouse

Broadway is moving to Bucks County! Two-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Nick Adams and Jeremy Kushnier are joining the cast of the upcoming Bucks County Playhouse production of The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster. The production will run from October 23 through November 2 at the Pennsylvania theater. No replacement has been announced for ...

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Road Trip! Tickets Now Available for Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Will Swenson & Stephanie J. Block

Road Trip! Tickets Now Available for Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Will Swenson & Stephanie J. Block

Put on your red cowboy boots and grab a seat in the big yellow van! Tickets are now on sale for the new musical adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine, beginning performances October 15 at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. The production stars Broadway alums Will Swenson, Stephanie J. Block and Rory O’Malley, with nine-year-old Hannah Rose Nordberg making her ...

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Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Replace Will Chase in Off-Broadway’s Little Miss Sunshine

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Replace Will Chase in Off-Broadway’s Little Miss Sunshine

The sun has come out again off-Broadway! Tony nominee Will Swenson will play the role of father and motivational speaker Richard Hoover in the new musical Little Miss Sunshine, replacing Tony nominee Will Chase. As previously announced, Chase withdrew from the production to accept a role as a charismatic country singer on TV’s Nashville. Directed by James Lapine, Little ...

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