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.
Bernadette Peters performed at the TDF Gala honoring Philip J. Smith on March 4.
Pippin and The Glass Menagerie both made the leap from American Repertory Theater to Broadway.
Robert Simonson, Nick Wyman, Danny Burstein, Lee Roy Reams and Justin "Squigs" Robertson
Jenny Powers and Edward Watts
Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Audience, Top Hat and Sweeney Todd took home top honors at the 2013 Olivier Awards.
Academy Award winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. He earned a Tony nomination.
The final count
Ruthie Ann Miles and cast
Tony Award-winning actress Elaine Stritch, a celebrated icon of the stage and New York City, bid farewell to showbiz with a final final engagement at the Café Carlyle.
Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, Ryan Shaw and two of the original Supremes: Diana Ross and Mary Wilson during the Motown opening night curtain call on April 14.
Broadway's original Funny Girl Barbra Streisand was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 22.
The West End world premiere of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical debuted in May, starring Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka.
Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch began performances as Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie on May 14.
Multi-award winners Judith Light and Meryl Streep were presenters at the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards on May 20.
Audra McDonald has some fun at the opening of Murder Ballad on May 22.
Sienna Miller and her fiancé Tom Sturridge celebrate Tom’s Outer Critics Circle Award at the The 63rd OCC ceremony on May 23.
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty
Far From Heaven, the new musical by Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Richard Greenberg, played a sold out run at Playwrights Horizons. Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale starred.
Daniel Radcliffe returned to the stage in a new West End production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Neil Patrick Harris returned to host the 2013 Tony Awards.
Kinky Boots took home six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Actor
Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play,
Patina Miller won her first Tony for her leading performance in Pippin
Billy Porter of Kinky Boots won the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical
Cicely Tyson's performance in The Trip to Bountiful earned her a Tony for Leading Actress in a Play
Best Actor in a Play went to Tracy Letts for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?