Disney Theatrical Productions News

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Deborah Dada Feels Free When She SingsBWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Deborah Dada Feels Free When She Sings
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the fourth and final video, Deborah Dada discusses how she feels so free when she's singing. (more...)

10-Minute Musical Lineup Announced for SOUND BITES 4.0 on Memorial Day10-Minute Musical Lineup Announced for SOUND BITES 4.0 on Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Join us for an evening of passion infused, energy packed, 10-minute musical premiers all in one night! Performing at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Theatre at 7pm May 29 (Memorial Day). (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Nathan Louis-Fernand Feels Unstoppable with DanceBWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Nathan Louis-Fernand Feels Unstoppable with Dance
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the third video, Nathan Louis-Fernand discusses how dance is the driving force in his life and makes him feel unstoppable. (more...)

AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Broadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSBroadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Exhilarating fun and incredible fundraising were in the cards as Broadway fans, stars and behind-the-scenes players raised a spectacular $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the third annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Owen Chaponda Uses His Voice to InspireBWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Owen Chaponda Uses His Voice to Inspire
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the second video, Owen Chaponda discusses how he uses his singing to communicating his story and his background. (more...)

BWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Rutendo Mushonga Dances Above and BeyondBWW TV: JOURNEY TO THE LION KING: Rutendo Mushonga Dances Above and Beyond
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the first video, dancer Rutendo Mushonga talks 'The Lioness Chant' and that even though it is a very intense scene for dancers, she strives to not give up. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees for Illinois High School Musical Theatre AwardsBroadway In Chicago Announces Nominees for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production, Best Direction and the Grosh Award for Best Scenic Design for the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

DISNEY'S ALADDIN Comes to Brisbane and Perth Following Run in MelbourneDISNEY'S ALADDIN Comes to Brisbane and Perth Following Run in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that this week its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride to Brisbane and Perth in 2018. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous FoxDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out return engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where the record-breaking tour celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 27. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes New Cast MembersDisney's THE LION KING Welcomes New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Today, the London production of THE LION KING welcomes 11 new cast members, including Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who take over the principal roles of 'Nala', 'Zazu' and 'Shenzi' respectively. Now in its 18th triumphant year, over 14 million people have seen Disney's award-winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs to Lead Workshop for Illinois High School Musical Theatre AwardsALADDIN's Adam Jacobs to Lead Workshop for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards will feature a workshop led by Adam Jacobs, star of Disney's Aladdin North American tour, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, along with his wife Kelly Jacobs, who previously performed in Chicago in the Mary Poppins North American tour. (more...)

First Look at Matthew Croke in the Title Role in ALADDINFirst Look at Matthew Croke in the Title Role in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released an exclusive first look at Matthew Croke as the title role in Aladdin ahead of his first performance in the title role on 5 June 2017 at the Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

YPT Announces 2017-2018 SeasonYPT Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are thrilled to announce the 2017/18 Season at Young People's Theatre. It's a year dedicated to the theme 'finding yourself", with nine shows encompassing classics and cutting-edge work to help guide that journey. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/28 - #EDUHAM at Hamilton and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/28 - #EDUHAM at Hamilton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/28 - #EDUHAM at Hamilton and More! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. LouisDisney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to GreenvilleSee Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago OpeningPhoto Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

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