Disney Theatrical Productions News


VIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Below, check out the appearance of the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES, who shared their Broadway-style workout routine on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, live from Times Square! (more...)

Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to Stage
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 21, 2014

Shakespeare in Love, starring Tome Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, is currently in preview performances at the Noel Coward Theater in London and officially opens on Wednesday, July 23rd. But its journey to West End was not as easy as one would think. A few years ago, Academy-Award winning scriptwriter of Shakespeare in Love Tom Stoppard agreed to write a stage adaptation of his honored and beloved 1998 Oscar-winning film. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he revealed that he quickly realized that the task was much too difficult; he feared that the play would be a disappointing version of a project that he (and audiences worldwide) treasure so deeply. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at ALADDIN with Phil Collins!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 21, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Disney veteran and music legend Phil Collins stopped by the theatre yesterday to check out the show for himself and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Wishes at Daily Lottery
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

ALADDIN's Tony-winning Broadway Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, decided to swing by the production's daily lottery to grant a few wishes to a few lucky potential audience members - and the crew managed to check out his surprise visit on camera. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. (more...)

ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart to Co-Host ABC's THE VIEW, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show 'The View' on Friday, July 25, 2014. 'The View' is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. (more...)

VIDEO: Learn Choreography for NEWSIES 'Seize the Day' from Christopher Gattelli!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

In the video below, fans of Broadway's NEWSIES can learn the choreography of 'Seize the Day' from the hit musical, taught by Newsies choreographer Christopher Gattelli! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney Theatrical Productions Releases 'Get Up and Go' Tutorial Video Featuring Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions' new wellness and fitness program 'Get Up and Go' launches its first free tutorial video today, featuring a welcome message from Mrs. Obama in support of her 'Let's Move' initiative. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Jasmine Lea Salonga Takes a Magic Carpet to Broadway's ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 05, 2014

Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Jasmine in the iconic ALADDIN film took a magic carpet ride to Broadway for a night to visit Aladdin himself - Adam Jacobs! Salonga provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, she's toured with IL DIVO. (more...)

Jonah Rawitz of Buffalo Grove Wins 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Jonah Rawitz of Buffalo Grove, IL (Adlai E. Stevenson High School), representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards, was awarded the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater. The Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Jai'Len Josey, representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards -- Shuler Hensley Awards. (more...)

Jai' Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz Win at 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Ryan McCartan Hosts 2014 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) previously announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre tonight, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)

Make Way! ALADDIN Eyeing West End Run at the London Palladium in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Prince Ali could soon be taking a magic carpet ride across the pond, according to the Daily Mail. Disney Theatrical Productions executives are set to meet with London Palladium officials to talk about bringing Aladdin to the West End in 2016. Their first choice, the Prince Edward Theatre, is already occupied by MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Ryan McCartan to Host 2014 Jimmy Awards, 6/30; Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is pleased to announce that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. McCartan recently starred as JD in the Off-Broadway hit musical, Heathers, appears regularly as Diggy in Liv & Maddie on the Disney Channel, and is a recurring character on the USA Network's Royal Pains. The event will be held at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St) and begins at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Ryan McCartan Set to Host 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards; Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) just announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. McCartan recently starred as JD in the Off-Broadway hit musical, Heathers, appears regularly as Diggy in Liv & Maddie on the Disney Channel, and is a recurring character on the USA Network's Royal Pains. The event will be held at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St) and begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets, which range from $39-$175, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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