Alan Menken News

Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (67)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years!Lyric Stage Celebrates 25 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The season opens September 29, 2017 with Dallas Divas and the Dallas Winds at Meyerson Symphony Center. Up next, from November 17-19, 2017 is the regional premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Majestic Theatre in Dallas. The season continues at The Majestic January 19-21, 2018 with the regional premiere of the new musical, Daddy Long Legs and concludes with Frank Loesser's classic Guys and Dolls at The Majestic June 8-10, 2018. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/28 - KINKY BOOTS and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/28 - KINKY BOOTS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/28 - KINKY BOOTS and More! (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's CircleBroadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's Circle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) visiting faculty member Chazz Palmintirit's 'A Bronx Tale' has been nominated for 4 Outer Critic's Circle awards. For Best New Musical, Best Score (Glen Slator and Alan Menken), Best Book (Chazz Palmintiri) And Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Nick Cordero). (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At BEAUTY AND THE BEAT in AnchoragePhoto Flash: Get A First Look At BEAUTY AND THE BEAT in Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Anchorage! The production stars Ashley Morton as Belle, Ryan Reilly as the Beast, Adam Hollick as Gaston, Andrew Metzger as Lefou, Brandon Delsid as Lumiere, and Jamie Mills as Babette. (more...)

Broadcast Music Inc Announces the Launch of The George Bailey FundBroadcast Music Inc Announces the Launch of The George Bailey Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, and the Dramatist Guild Fund (DGF) are pleased to announce the launch of The George Bailey Fund designed to benefit the participants of the esteemed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Shares 'I Would Love to Do a Sequel!'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Emma Watson Shares 'I Would Love to Do a Sequel!'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On the red carpet at the New York City premiere of her new film THE CIRCLE this week, Emma Watson spoke with Access Hollywood about the mega-success of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and says she would even be up for a sequel! (more...)

Walt Disney Company Announces Lineup for This July's D23 Expo 2017Walt Disney Company Announces Lineup for This July's D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017, July 14–16. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's DER GLOECKNER VON NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Disney's DER GLOECKNER VON NOTRE DAME
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 26, 2017

Disney ist erwachsen geworden! Nachdem „Der Glockner von Notre Dame' 1999 seine Welturauffuhrung in Berlin feierte, halt nun eine neue Inszenierung Einzug im majestatischen Theater des Westens. Hierbei handelt es sich um die La Jolla Playhouse Produktion aus San Diego von Scott Schwartz, Sohn des „Glockner' Texters und Disney Legende Stephen Schwartz. Schon die ersten Minuten schicken den Zuschauer auf eine Achterbahnfahrt der Gefuhle (more...)

Stagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 SeasonStagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stagecrafters announces its 2017-18 season, themed 'Celebration of Friendship, Family and Theatre,' featuring ten shows among its Main Stage, 2nd Stage and Youth Theatre offerings. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago OpeningPhoto Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions TitlesVictoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions Titles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of chef and entertaining commentator ALTON BROWN, a holiday tradition MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER by Chip Davis, and back by popular demand, blue grass band, STEEP CANYON RANGERS. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa MananaBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 24, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID debuted in movie theatres way back in 1989, but nearly twenty years of children singing "Kiss The Girl," "Part of your World," and "Pour Unfortunate Souls" led Disney to produce the celebrated story on a Broadway stage in 2009. And although the show lasted less than two years in New York, it is quickly becoming a staple among high schools, regional and youth theatres. Casa Manana's current production (using the edited "Junior" version of the script) is a shining example of what the show is written to inspire: fun and freedom! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens at Murfreesboro's CFTA This FridayLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens at Murfreesboro's CFTA This Friday
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents Little Shop of Horrors on its mainstage, April 28 through May 21. Renee Robinson directs a cast that includes Matthew Hayes Hunter as Seymour Krelbourn, Lindsay Pfeiffer as Audrey and Howard Snyder as Mr. Mushnik, owner of the eponymous "little shop." (more...)

BWW Feature: Legendary Alan Menken Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of ALADDIN at Her Majesty's TheatreBWW Feature: Legendary Alan Menken Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of ALADDIN at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Apr 24, 2017

BWW Feature: Legendary ALAN MENKEN Flies Into Melbourne on a Magic Carpet for the Opening of Aladdin at Her Majesty's Theatre (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN Shines and Shimmers at Her Majesty's TheatreBWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN Shines and Shimmers at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Apr 21, 2017

On opening night of Disney's Aladdin in Melbourne, the audience were standing more than they were sitting! The multi award nominated stage musical by Alan Menken (Music), Howard Ashman (co-lyricist), Tim Rice (co-lyricist), and Chad Beguelin (Book and co-lyricist); based on the Award Winning Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio; is a triumph of sights and sounds. (more...)

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