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Photo Coverage: Inside ALADDIN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and below you can check out full photo coverage from the theatre arrivals! (more...)

Listen: Kristen Bell Says She Wants to Star in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Kristen Bell stopped by EW Radio to talk about John Travolta's flub at the Oscars and how she wants to join the cast of the upcoming FROZEN stage adaptation on Broadway -- as Anna, of course. Listen to the interview below! (more...)

Anne Sweeney Will Exit Disney in January 2015
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Anne Sweeney, who oversaw 18 years of tremendous growth and success of Disney's global entertainment and news properties and who helped shepherd the television industry into the digital age, today announced that she would be departing The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] in January of 2015 to pursue a career in Television Directing. Sweeney, who joined the company in 1996, is currently co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. (more...)

Walt Disney Co. & Dish Network Siggn Groundbreaking Long-Term Agreement
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced a groundbreaking, long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney's robust lineup (more...)

Disney Creates for FROZEN Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Disney's FROZEN musical microsite might look like the barren tundra right now, but the fact that it exists is further proof of the hit animated film's move toward the Great White Way. Check it out and sign up for updates at! (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Expand Icy Universe to Broadway, Theme Parks, Video Games and More
by Movies News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

It seems Disney's FROZEN has cast an unbreakable -- and unstoppable -- spell. According to Variety, Walt Disney Co. Chief Bob Iger revealed plans to expand FROZEN's icy universe during an earnings call today. (more...)

VIDEO: Pentatonix Singer and SUPERFRUIT Put Together Hilarious FROZEN Medley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Disney's animated feature FROZEN is raking in cash at the box office, freezing out the Billboard charts, and even heading to Broadway. It's also inspired a hilarious medley from the YouTube duo SUPERFRUIT and Kirstie Maldonado from the a capella group the Pentatonix. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney's Bob Iger Confirms Talks for FROZEN Sequel, Broadway Show!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Disney CEO Bob Iger gushed over the success of the company's newest animated hit FROZEN, currently heating up both domestic and global box offices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Gad & More Celebrate 90 Years of Disney Animaiton
by Movies News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

On December 10th Bob Iger, John Lasseter, Alan Horn and Ed Catmull hosted a cocktail reception in Legends Plaza on the Disney lot to celebrate 90 years of Walt Disney Animation with Disney legends, filmmakers, artists, and voice talent. (more...)

Steven Spielberg & Jeffrey Katzenberg Each Donate $10 Million to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg - The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 11/18 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Nov 14, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW Week of 11/18, airing on ABC (more...)

Producers Guild to Honor BOB IGER with 2014 Milestone Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, will be honored with the 2014 Milestone Award. (more...)

Disney Developing Big Screen Adaptation of ARTEMIS FOWL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that it is in development on the film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with producer Harvey Weinstein. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide's best-selling children's fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project. (more...)

VIDEO: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Talks STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Not only did Star Wars Celebration Europe reveal the news that John Williams will be returning to score STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, but also Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy took time to discuss the upcoming movie at a panel with Warwick Davis. She talked about spending time with J.J. Abrams and the writing team, balancing special effects and real locales, and more. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

VIDEO: Official: John Williams Talks Scoring STAR WARS: EPISODE VII!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

It's official! Longtime STAR WARS composer John Williams will be returning to score the franchise's latest entry, STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. confirmed that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the news today at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Below, the legendary composer talks about returning to a galaxy far, far away. Click to watch! (more...)

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Three Major Naming Gifts
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received three $5 million naming gifts (more...)

DISNEY CEO Bog Iger to Open D23 Expo
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

D23 Expo 2013 will celebrate its grand opening with a welcome from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (more...)

Billy Crystal Among Recipients of 2013 Disney Legends Award
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Monsters Inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman, technology visionary Steve Jobs, television icon Dick Clark and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends (more...)

Bob Iger to Remain with Disney Through June 30, 2016
by Movies News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Board of Directors announced today that it has extended Robert A. Iger's tenure as CEO and Chairman through the expiration of his contract on June 30, 2016 under his existing contractual terms as CEO. (more...)

John Williams to Score STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?
by Movies News Desk - May 01, 2013

At a STAR TREK press conference in Berlin yesterday, director J.J. Abrams let it slip that Williams will probably return for EPISODE VII, though nothing is solidified yet. (more...)

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