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?
Family Night: Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy helped the Irish Rep celebrate their 25th Anniversary on June 10.
Caramoor kicked off its 68th Summer Festival in Katonah, NY, with a production of the classic, award-winning musical She Loves Me. Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover starred.
The world premiere of The Jungle Book officially opened at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in July.
Harvey Fierstein celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the TKTS Booth in Times Square on June 26.
Celebrated talk-show host and best-selling author Wendy Williams was all smiles as she made her Broadway debut as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago on June 28.
Raúl Esparza and Peter Friedman
"Glee" star Cory Monteith died July 13 at the age of 31 due to a "mixed drug toxicity"
Sutton Foster starred in a one-night-only concert staging of Violet at City Center. The production will transfer to Broadway this Spring.
The starry Hollywood Bowl production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, starring Samantha Barks, Ashlee Simpson and Stephen Moyer, began July 26 in Los Angeles under the direction of stage and screen star Brooke Shields.
Shakespeare in the Park's world-premiere Love's Labour's Lost marked the first new Shakespeare-based musical to be produced at the Delacorte since 1971.
The Last Goodbye, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, featuring songs by Jeff Buckley, played The Old Globe.
Academy Award nominees Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch, both veterans of the television series "Taxi," reunited for the Center Theatre Group production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys.
Ray Fisher starred as Muhammad Ali in NYTW's production of Fetch Clay, Make Man
Playbill's sold-out Broadway On the High Seas 3 set sail. The cruise boasted Patti LuPone, Howard McGillin, Norm Lewis and Seth Rudetsky. LuPone and McGillin, co-stars of the 1987 revival of Anything Goes, reunited to sing "You're Top!"
Julie Harris, a towering figure of the American theatre in the decades following World War II, who created several iconic stage roles — collecting five Tony Awards along the way — died Aug. 24.
Fun Home, the new musical by Tony nominees Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, proved another hit for the Public Theater.
Two notable Phantom of the Opera alumni passed away unexpectedly this year: Kevin Gray (pictured here) and Byron Nease.
Ramin Karimloo, Earl Carpenter, Samantha Hill and Perry Sherman starred in a new Toronto 25th-anniversary production of Les Misérables. Karimloo will headline the upcoming Broadway revival.
Paper Mill Playhouse presented the world premiere of the Jason Robert Brown's musical Honeymoon in Vegas — which is based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title.
The 50th anniversary tour of Hello, Dolly, starring Sally Struthers, launched in October.
Kansas City Starlight Theatre's fall touring production of Miss Saigon was met with protests from members of the St. Paul community.
New York City Opera, unable to raise a total of $20 million in emergency funds, shut its doors after 70 years. The final production was the new opera Anna Nicole, about late tabloid and reality star Anna Nicole Smith.
Ruby Lewis and Brian Justin Crum
Samuel Barnett and Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night
Stephanie J. Block and Will Swenson with Rory O'Malley, Hannah Rose Nordberg, Logan Rowland and David Rasche
The New York production of Wicked celebrated its tenth anniversary at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre Oct. 30.
Theatre for a New Audience opened a brand-new Brooklyn location — The Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Waiting for Godot
Courtney Reed and Adam Jacobs
After more than a decade at the Winter Garden Theatre long-running, international hit musical Mamma Mia! re-opened at its new home, the Broadhurst Theatre, Nov 2.
Emily Padgett, Erin Davie and Matthew Hydzik
Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp
Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Carrie Underwood as Maria
James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim, Jackie Hoffman, America Ferrera, Darren Criss, Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan
Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan debuted A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and jazz musician-composer Wynton Marsalis.
Burt Bacharach joined Kyle Riabko and cast for an encore at the opening of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined on Dec 5.
A Dec. 19 roof collapse at London's Apollo Theatre injured over 80 theatregoers attending a performance of the Olivier Award-winning play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time.
Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Julia Roberts and Margo Martindale