The Broadway-aimed Flashdance — The Musical launched a national tour Jan. 1 in Pittsburgh. The Broadway engagement has since been postponed.
Barry Manilow moved to Broadway in mid-January with his new concert Manilow On Broadway. West 44th Street was renamed in his honor on Jan 22.
Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Broadway Jan. 26
Book of Mormon and Once, consecutive winners of the Best Musical Tony Award, both arrived in London early in the year.
Lea Salonga, Patina Miller, Norm Lewis, Howard McGillin and Michael Arden headlined a one-night-only concert presentation of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall.
Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara
The Broadway production of the award-winning Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins played its final performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre March 3. Upon closing, the family-friendly musical had played 2,619 performances.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Cinderella, starring Laura Osnes, made its Broadway debut with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional songs from the R&H canon.
Matilda The Musical, the Olivier Award-winning production based on the beloved Roald Dahl children's book, debuted on Broadway March 4 at the Shubert Theatre.