Howard Ashman

Encores! Off-Center Reveals Upcoming Season, Featuring Santino Fontana and Skylar Astin
Artistic director Jeanine Tesori announces the show that will accompany Elizabeth Swados' Runaways.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Is Heading to India
Disney India will present a brand-new, locally sourced production of the legendary stage musical.
Little Shop of Horrors
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene star in the Encores! Off-Center concert of the beloved musical about a killer plant.
Somewhere That's Greene: Little Shop of Horrors Original Returns to Her Iconic Role
Ellen Greene and director Dick Scanlan share the memories surfaced in bringing Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical to Encores! Off-Center, costarring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jonathan Groff, Andrew Lippa, Jeanine Tesori, and More Join City Center Lobby Project
The Encores! Off-Center series will feature a roster of pre-show events, led by Broadway favorites.
Hamilton's Big Night at the Drama Desk Awards and What It Means for Next Week's Tonys
May Drama Desk wins often presage June Tony wins, but will that be true in a year in which an off-Broadway musical dominates?
Ewan McGregor May Play Lumiere in Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast
The film's starry cast already includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam to Join Ellen Greene in Little Shop of Horrors
A matinee performance has been added to the classic musical at New York City Center.
If/Then's Jason Tam Joins Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season
My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, and other Broadway favorites add to the season of musicals.
Ian McKellen Joins Live-Action Beauty and the Beast
The film will star Emily Blunt and a host of stage and screen favorites.