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Ben Jeffrey of Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform Benefit Concert for Gateway Center, 6/10Ben Jeffrey of Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform Benefit Concert for Gateway Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Ben Jeffrey, Broadway star of The Lion King and Aladdin, will perform a one-night-only concert to benefit Gateway Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 pm.  Jeffrey, who is a Guest Artist in GCPA's Summer Master Class Series, will perform family friendly repertoire and be joined onstage by special guests, including performers from the casts of Aladdin KIDS!, GCPA's summer production for Grades K-4th.  The performance will be at the Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (children age 2 and under who can sit on the lap of an adult may attend the concert for free). Ticket price includes a meet-and-greet after the performance and are available at: http://www.gcpastl.org/tickets (more...)

Photo Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: EMPIRE Stars Visit Broadway's THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

EMPIRE stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealy recently visited Disney's THE LION KING on Broadway, stopping to pose with cast members Aaron Nelson (Simba) and Nia Holloway (Nala) after the show. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 VideoPhoto Flash: OMG! THE LION KING Company Reacts to 'Circle of Life' 360 Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Scroll down to watch THE LION KING's Broadway company experience the 360 virtual reality video for the first time! Featured are Tshidi Manye (who plays Rafiki and is one of the featured soloists in the video), ensemble members Jaysin McCollum and Bravita Threatt, and Chantel Riley (Nala). (more...)

THE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting TomorrowTHE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Welcome to the pride! L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy will join Broadway's The Lion King as its leading men -- father and son Mufasa and Simba, respectively -- starting tomorrow, July 10. (more...)

BIG FISH Makes Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University This WeekendBIG FISH Makes Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (more...)

BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Blaisdell Concert HallTHE LION KING Opens Tonight at Blaisdell Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Hawai'i return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Blaisdell Concert Hall for a limited engagement of eight weeks through March 9, 2014. In Hawai'i, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm. There will also be a 2pm matinee performance on Friday, March 7. (more...)

THE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running ShowTHE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, played its 6,681st performance on Saturday evening, November 30th, surpassing the original Broadway production ofLes Miserables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KINGBroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. The Lion King just celebrated its 16th anniversary at the Minskoff Theatre, having played over 6660 performances. (more...)

THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

As the 2013 calendar year comes to a close, Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, celebrates several milestones around the globe. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: ROCK OF AGES Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'Exclusive Photos: ROCK OF AGES Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 23, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: MAMMA MIA! Cast Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'Exclusive Photos: MAMMA MIA! Cast Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 22, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: THE LION KING Kids Sing 'Carols For A Cure'Exclusive Photos: THE LION KING Kids Sing 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 21, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's THE LION KING was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: MARY POPPINS Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'Exclusive Photos: MARY POPPINS Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's MARY POPPINS was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: CHAPLIN Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'Exclusive Photos: CHAPLIN Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's CHAPLIN was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Celebrates 'Broadway Giveaway Week', Beginning TodayWHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Celebrates 'Broadway Giveaway Week', Beginning Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will honor The Great White Way next week with "Broadway Giveaway Week," airing today, December 10-14. Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com/ for time and channel. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE TonightTHE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants today, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey to Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, 12/10THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey to Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants on Monday, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Celebrates 'Broadway Giveaway Week, Beg. 12/10WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Celebrates 'Broadway Giveaway Week, Beg. 12/10
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will honor The Great White Way next week with "Broadway Giveaway Week," airing December 10-14. Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com/ for time and channel. (more...)

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