Alan Menken News

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make a Splash in Atlanta, 7/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Atlanta audiences are set to take a trip under the sea with Disney's family friendly extravaganza Disney's The Little Mermaid, featuring bright, inventive sets and dazzling costumes! This fun-filled, timeless tale will come to life on stage July 8-13 at the Fox Theatre, kicking off the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series. (more...)

AT LONG LAST, COLE PORTER to Play Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents AT LONG LAST - COLE PORTER on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

TUTS to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) takes a trip under the sea with Disney's family friendly extravaganza The Little Mermaid, featuring bright, inventive sets and dazzling costumes! TUTS invites the whole family to this fun-filled, timeless tale as the stage comes to life June 13 - 29 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Composers Unite for Dramatists Guilds' Anti-Piracy Awareness Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 22, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event yesterday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music.BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour to Play The Bushnell, 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Hartford! Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Bushnell May 6-11, 2014. The Hartford premiere of Beauty and the Beast is sponsored by First Niagara Bank. (more...)

PIPPIN, NEWSIES, CHICAGO & More Set for National Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The National Theatre announces its 2014-15 season, which includes four Washington, D.C., premieres. The coming season's Broadway at the National features TonyŽ Award-winners Pippin and Newsies, both of which will play multiple-week engagements, as well asDirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, which begins its North American tour in the nation's capital. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Lambertville's Downtown Performing Arts Center Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

Lambertville's Downtown Performing Arts Center presents one of Disney's most popular musicals for one weekend when Beauty and the Beasttakes the stage for 3 performances. Set for Saturday, April 26 at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, April 27 at 3 pm, the musical will be performed at the Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater located at the New Hope-Solebury High School, 180 West Bridge Street in New Hope, PA. (more...)

James Harvey & The Songs of Martin & Realbuto Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

HESITATION WALTZ, MY LITTLE BRONY and More Set for '4@15' at The Playroom Theater, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, for three performances only at the Playroom Theater. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kicks Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage productions offering a wide spectrum of theater entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Iglehart, Nicholaw & More Go Behind-the-Scenes of ALADDIN on 'Nightline'
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with the shows director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and stars Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart,Courtney Reed and Jonathan Freeman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Today, the production is making three national television debuts on the ABC Television Network, which kicked off with GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 6-11. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

This morning, ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA gave viewers an inside look at Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On this morning's 'Good Morning America' the talented cast performed 'Arabian Nights,' broadcast live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Check out the energetic performance below! (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN Makes Three TV Debuts on ABC Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

After a First Look preview on 'Good Morning America' aired on Monday, April 14th, today, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members of SISTER ACT Tour Cover Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Cast members of the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical have a new tradition: #SIC, or Sunday Intermission Covers! Every Sunday during the show's 15-minute intermission, cast members rush backstage to perform a quick cover of one of their favorite songs. This week, it's Katy Perry/Snoop Dogg's 'California Gurls', featuring Ashley Moniz, Chris Cooke, Tad Wilson, Natalie Storrs, Stephanie Hayslip, Micaela Martinez, and Chris Chatman. (more...)

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