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Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Extends Manila Run Until 2/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 25, 2015

The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-winning full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is extending its run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until Sunday, February 1. (The show was originally announced to close Sunday, January 25.) (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Jane Krakowski Loves ALADDIN's Genie!Tony Award-Winner Jane Krakowski Loves ALADDIN's Genie!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

ALADDIN's Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (jmiglehart) recently posted a photo to Instagram featuring another Tony winner. The caption says, 'Yep, Jane Krakowsi loves the Genie!' Check out a larger version of the adorable moment below! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Scouts West End's Dominion Theatre; MOTOWN Eyeing the PalladiumDisney's ALADDIN Scouts West End's Dominion Theatre; MOTOWN Eyeing the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's ALADDIN was originally in talks to open at the London Palladium in 2016, but now the Disney production is in negotiations for the West End's Dominion Theatre instead. (more...)

Stars of THE LION KING on Broadway Lose Homes in Fire, GoFundMe Started in Their HonorStars of THE LION KING on Broadway Lose Homes in Fire, GoFundMe Started in Their Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway stars Nteliseng Nkhela and Aaron Nelson, currently playing Rafiki and Simba in THE LION KING, have lost their homes after an Edgewater Avalon apartment fire yesterday, Jan. 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Missed Jeopardy's ALADDIN ON BROADWAY Category Last Night? Test Your Trivial Knowledge Now!VIDEO: Missed Jeopardy's ALADDIN ON BROADWAY Category Last Night? Test Your Trivial Knowledge Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Check out the show's appearance on last night's JEOPARDY and test your ALADDIN trivia knowledge below! (more...)

JEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN TonightJEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will be the subject of an entire category on tonight's (January 15) episode of 'Jeopardy!,' marking only the third time the show has dedicated an entire category to a single Broadway show. For the first time in the history of 'Jeopardy!,' the show will incorporate performance footage from Aladdin in each of the category's clues. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at National Theatre On Sale 2/2Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at National Theatre On Sale 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Washington, DC, engagement of Disney'sNEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 2. The Tony Award®-winning production will begin performances at National Theatre on June 9 for a limited two-week engagement through June 21 . (more...)

JEOPARDY! to Feature Broadway's ALADDIN this WeekJEOPARDY! to Feature Broadway's ALADDIN this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will be the subject of an entire category on the Thursday, January 15 episode of "Jeopardy!," marking only the third time the show has dedicated an entire category to a single Broadway show. For the first time in the history of "Jeopardy!," the show will incorporate performance footage from Aladdin in each of the category's clues. (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Premieres in AsiaReview Roundup: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Int'l Tour Premieres in Asia
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 11, 2015

Manila, Philippines--The first-ever international touring production of the Broadway hit musical Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' based on the 1991 Oscar-nominated full-length animated feature film, and now--after 20 years--has reunited its original 1994 Broadway collaborators: director Robert Jess Roth, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Natasha Katz, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, composer Alan Menken, and lyricists Tim Rice (and the late Howard Ashman), is currently playing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) until Sunday, January 25. (more...)

THE LION KING, NEWSIES Tours Set Box Office Records in Chicago, San AntonioTHE LION KING, NEWSIES Tours Set Box Office Records in Chicago, San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The North American tours of NEWSIES and THE LION KING broke records for a nine-performance week in their respective cities, Chicago and San Antonio, for the week ending January 4, 2015. (more...)

NEWSIES Opens at Belk Theater TonightNEWSIES Opens at Belk Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Charlotte premiere of Disney's NEWSIES opens tonight, Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 11. In Charlotte, NEWSIES will play Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald Gets Her Wishes Granted Backstage at Aladdin!Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald Gets Her Wishes Granted Backstage at Aladdin!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 5, 2015

Disney's Aladdin is still bringing audiences to their feet at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where it opened on March 20, 2014. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald just visited the production, and you can check out photos of the star backstage below! (more...)

Steel Burkhardt Joins ALADDIN's Troupe on Broadway TonightSteel Burkhardt Joins ALADDIN's Troupe on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, proudly welcomes Steel Burkhardt to the role of Kassim beginning tonight, December 22. He succeeds Brandon O'Neill, who originated the role and played his final performance on Sunday, December 21. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES National Tour's Dan DeLuca and Zachary Sayle Perform 'Santa Fe'STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES National Tour's Dan DeLuca and Zachary Sayle Perform 'Santa Fe'
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

The Chicago Tribune Theater Loop has unveiled a sneak peek of Dan DeLuca and Zachary Sayle from the NEWSIES national tour performing the show's song 'Santa Fe.' Check it out below! (more...)

Behind The Scenes With Darren Criss For BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAYBehind The Scenes With Darren Criss For BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 15, 2014

Behind the scenes with Darren Criss singing ALADDIN! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014
by - Dec 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014. (more...)

Full Video Of Darren Criss Doing ALADDIN On BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAYFull Video Of Darren Criss Doing ALADDIN On BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 14, 2014

Darren Criss sings ALADDIN! (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's NEWSIES on TourReview Roundup: Disney's NEWSIES on Tour
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2014

The North American tour of Disney's NEWSIES opened earlier this year in Philadelphia. The Tony Award-winning smash hit musical will play 25 cities over 43 weeks, with more to be announced. The musical just landed in Chicago, and BWW's rounded up the reviews so far... (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Previews BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAYJesse Tyler Ferguson Previews BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 14, 2014

Jesse Tyler Ferguson previews Disney on Broadway! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hosts BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS TonightJesse Tyler Ferguson Hosts BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions' 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS, airing TONIGHT, DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 p.m., ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC's Modern Family. (more...)

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