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BWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many FirstsBWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 10, 2016

Manila, Philippines--Besides being the maiden offering of Jhett Tolentino Productions Inc. (JTPI), 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' Broadway lead actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas-themed solo concert, also opens the new venue The Globe Auditorium at Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in BGC tomorrow, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language EditionCASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

One Night Only! NEWSIES Flips onto the Big Screen in the UKOne Night Only! NEWSIES Flips onto the Big Screen in the UK
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Now, for the first time ever, you can see NEWSIES outside of the US - with a One Night Only satellite broadcast of the musical in UK cinemas nationwide on Sunday 19th February with tickets going on-sale today. (more...)

Disney's Tony Award-Winning Musical NEWSIES to Make Australian and New Zealand Cinema DebutDisney's Tony Award-Winning Musical NEWSIES to Make Australian and New Zealand Cinema Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Arts Alliance Distribution, Ltd. are proud to announce that Arts Alliance will serve as the international distributor of the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES, which will make its worldwide cinema debut starting February 19 2017, meaning international audiences will experience this legendary musical in cinemas for the very first time. In addition to handling international territories, Arts Alliance will also handle distribution to art houses in the United States. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools ProgramBay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERPhoto Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMABroadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The cast of Disney's Aladdin, led by Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), will perform a never-before-seen version of the show-stopping production number "Friend Like Me" live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (more...)

ALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next MondayALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Monday, December 5.  The hit Broadway musical will launch its North American tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with performances beginning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.   (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016
by - Nov 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney RecordsFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Hot off the press! As BroadwayWorld reported exclusively in July, Newsies is coming to the big screen! Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut on February 16, 18 and 22, 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This SundayTHE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Entering its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London's West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai; Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.   (more...)

FROZEN Stage Show Sets Sail Today Aboard Disney Cruise LineFROZEN Stage Show Sets Sail Today Aboard Disney Cruise Line
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit 'Frozen' is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as a new stage show exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2016

Could the writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have another hit musical? (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Casting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHERCasting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, being staged by Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas. (more...)

Review Roundup: FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical Opens at Signature Theatre- Updating Live!Review Roundup: FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical Opens at Signature Theatre- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Oct 26, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.  The show received its opening night this week and Broadway World has all the reviews as they roll in.  (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next MonthTickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P. The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

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