Disney Theatrical Productions News

Seize the Day! Disney's NEWSIES Breaks Records, Will Encore in Cinemas Next MonthSeize the Day! Disney's NEWSIES Breaks Records, Will Encore in Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!' three-day cinema event broke ticketing records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event to date from Fathom Events. An estimated 210,250 people saw the event on big screens across the U.S. on February 16, 18 and 22, amounting to $3.47 million in ticket sales. It also now ranks as the No. 2 top-performing title for Fathom Events to-date. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and MorePatty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

Greater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in SchoolsGreater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Children from five New Jersey public elementary schools were given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Broadway's NEWSIES Makes Its Big Screen DebutRed Carpet Roundup: Broadway's NEWSIES Makes Its Big Screen Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

NEWSIES the Broadway musical is making its big screen debut tonight. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet as the audience geared up to seize the day. See all the pre-show chat with Richard Ridge and the luminous guests of the Newsies red carpet below! (more...)

The King of New York: An In-Depth History of Disney on Broadway!The King of New York: An In-Depth History of Disney on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Newsies continues a grand tradition of Disney musicals that began decades ago, when Belle sang of her poor, provincial town for the first time on Broadway. Below, we are honoring that tradition with a detailed look at Disney's stage adaptations since then! (more...)

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIESPodcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories of Disney's most beloved titles and their journey to Broadway and beyond. Through in-depth conversations with cast and creators, the podcast will reveal untold stories of the creation of these world class productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Talks Return to NEWSIES on Today 'Live'VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Talks Return to NEWSIES on Today 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Broadway's Jeremy Jordan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, hitting movie theaters this week. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

Adam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American TourAdam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)

DVR Alert - NEWSIES' Jeremy Jordan to Visit LIVE WITH KELLY Next WeekDVR Alert - NEWSIES' Jeremy Jordan to Visit LIVE WITH KELLY Next Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Jeremy Jordan, who stars as Jack Kelly in NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, hitting theaters next week, will appear on LIVE WITH KELLY on Monday, February 13th. (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally TodayWorld Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Selected cinemas, 19 February onlyBWW Review: NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Selected cinemas, 19 February only
by Gary Naylor - Feb 10, 2017

This one-off cinema presentation is a great way to see Newsies The Broadway Musical and get a feel for what it's like to be in a big New York audience. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 6th, 2017: HAMILTON Super Bowl, Backstage with Richard Ridge and More!BWW Morning Brief February 6th, 2017: HAMILTON Super Bowl, Backstage with Richard Ridge and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Tituss Burgess and more take part in Transport Group's benefit honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell tonight! (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 MillionTHE LION KING Tour Breaks New Orleans Box Office Record with $7.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in New Orleans theatrical history with a gross of $7.5 million. (more...)

Be Prepared! THE LION KING Welcomes New Scar TonightBe Prepared! THE LION KING Welcomes New Scar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, welcomes Stephen Carlile as Scar beginning performances tonight, Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. Carlile makes his Broadway debut, having originated the role of Scar on the UK tour of The Lion King. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International Tour of MARY POPPINSPhoto Flash: First Look at International Tour of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017. (more...)

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