Alan Menken News

Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (67)
Birth Place: USA
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Still Holding Box Office LeadBEAUTY AND THE BEAST Still Holding Box Office Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

After a record-breaking opening weekend, Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has yet to relinquish its hold on box office lead. In its opening weekend the film made $170 million domestically, an historical record for any March opening. Worldwide the film made $180 million, bringing total opening grosses to $350 million. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Cross $500 Million at Global Box OfficeDisney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Cross $500 Million at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Internationally, the film took in an additional $17.8 million on Thursday, bringing its overseas sum to $262 million and worldwide total to $490.6 million. The site predicts the movie will easily cross the $500 million mark worldwide today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MISS SAIGON!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MISS SAIGON!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2017

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The Vagabond Players Announces 102nd. SeasonThe Vagabond Players Announces 102nd. Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Vagabond Players announces its 102nd season of continuous production. This season is packed with classic to cutting edge drama, music and comedy. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Theater presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThe Ziegfeld Theater presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Hot on the heels of the new film release, The Ziegfeld Theater presents the stage adaptation of the beloved animated classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In this theatrical telling, the movie score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice is expanded with soaring new melodies sure to enchant audiences of all ages. It's everything to love about the film and more in a stage spectacular. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 65th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 7, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALEBWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: First Listen- Hudson Loverro Sings 'I Like It' on A BRONX TALE Cast Recording!BWW Exclusive: First Listen- Hudson Loverro Sings 'I Like It' on A BRONX TALE Cast Recording!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive first listen from the album- 'I Like It,' performed by Hudson Loverro! (more...)

CAROUSEL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, IF/THEN and More Set for Media Theatre's 2017-18 Broadway Series SeasonCAROUSEL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, IF/THEN and More Set for Media Theatre's 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????With a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, two popular Disney titles, a classic play, and a regional premiere of a contemporary Broadway hit, The Media Theatre's 2017-18 season has something for everyone. Subscriptions are now on sale. The season was announced by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director. (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Company to Stage SISTER ACT This SpringCape Cod Theatre Company to Stage SISTER ACT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of Harwich Jr. Theatre, will present SISTER ACT March 30 - April 23, 2017/ (more...)


by Felipe Velasco - Mar 21, 2017

La nueva version de LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA de Disney ha recaudado 5,6 millones de euros de viernes a domingo, lo que supone un 56% de la taquilla total. Hasta hoy dia 21 de marzo lleva acumulados 6,2 millones de euros y se acerca al millon de espectadores.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
by - Mar 21, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 21st, 2017 - SOUND OF MUSIC Gets a New 'Georg' and More!BWW Morning Brief March 21st, 2017 - SOUND OF MUSIC Gets a New 'Georg' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei and more take part in THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC welcomes Nicholas Rodriguez as 'Georg von Trapp' on tour! (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Responds to Alan Menken's Ursula Dream-Casting: 'Your Wish is My Command'Harvey Fierstein Responds to Alan Menken's Ursula Dream-Casting: 'Your Wish is My Command'
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently reported that Alan Menken is interested in casting Harvey Fierstein as Ursula in the new live action remake of The Little Mermaid. It seems that Fierstein would be happy to take the job! (more...)

Alan Menken Wants Harvey Fierstein for Ursula in Live Action LITTLE MERMAIDAlan Menken Wants Harvey Fierstein for Ursula in Live Action LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Speaking to Gay Times about the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, legendary composer Alan Menken shared his dream casting for another live Disney reimagining: The Little Mermaid. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonJerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

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