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MARY POPPINS Now Available for School and Amateur Licensing Through MTIMARY POPPINS Now Available for School and Amateur Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

School and amateur licensing for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's hit musical MARY POPPINS is now available exclusively through Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries WorldwideDisney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING celebrates two anniversaries among its 10 productions worldwide. The London production marks its 15th anniversary on Sunday, October 19th at The Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End's best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. The critically-acclaimed production remains the West End's most popular musical with over 810,000 guests per year. To celebrate this milestone and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney gave away 1500 tickets earlier this week to the anniversary performance. (more...)

THE LION KING Sells Out Boston EngagementTHE LION KING Sells Out Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Boston, which concluded on Sunday, October 12 at The Boston Opera House. Heralded as a "visual feast" by the Boston Globe, the triumphant five-week return grossed over $8.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 94,000 patrons during 40 performances, one of which was tailored to the needs of patrons on the autism spectrum. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set at La Jolla Playhouse!Photo Flash: First Look at THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

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Kings of New York! NEWSIES National Tour Launches in NY TodayKings of New York! NEWSIES National Tour Launches in NY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

NEWSIES, the Tony Award-winning 'critics' pick' Broadway musical smash, launches a North American tour today, October 11 2014, in Schenectady, NY at Proctors. (more...)

Tickets to National Tour of NEWSIES at Benedum Center Now On SaleTickets to National Tour of NEWSIES at Benedum Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Pittsburgh engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 10 at 9:00 a.m. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Benedum Theater on Tuesday, November 25 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow in IstanbulDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow in Istanbul
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group open the first ever International Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Istanbul on Friday 10th October 2014. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center and will tour to diverse international markets including United Arab Emirates, Greece, Italy, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Macau and beyond. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Present DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., Begin. 10/17Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Present DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., Begin. 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati kicks off its 90th MainStage season October 17-19 and October 25, 2014 at the Taft Theatre with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., one of the company's most requested shows. The brainy and beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at Oriental Theatre On Sale 10/10Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at Oriental Theatre On Sale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES, will go on sale to the public this Friday, October 10, at 10 AM. NEWSIES will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

National Tour of Disney's NEWSIES to Play the Fox Theatre in January 2015National Tour of Disney's NEWSIES to Play the Fox Theatre in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Atlanta engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Sunday, October 19 at 10 a.m. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 20 for a limited one week engagement through Sunday, January 25 as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. (more...)

Tickets for DISNEY'S THE LION KING on Sale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale 10/10Tickets for DISNEY'S THE LION KING on Sale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Across America 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, October 10th at 10:00a.m. Fort Lauderdale's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Au-Rene stage on Wednesday, January 7 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, February 1. The opening night is Friday, January 9 at 8:00p.m. (more...)

Japanese Version of ALADDIN Will Open in Tokyo in Spring 2015Japanese Version of ALADDIN Will Open in Tokyo in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company just announced the first international production of Disney's Aladdin, the smash Broadway musical comedy. Performances will begin in May 2015 at The Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMELa Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

THE LION KING Begins Run Tomorrow at QPACTHE LION KING Begins Run Tomorrow at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The much anticipated Queensland premiere season of Disney's landmark musical event THE LION KING will officially open in Brisbane tomorrow night Friday 26 September 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: NEWSIES Hits the Road - In Rehearsal with the Company of the National Tour!BWW TV: NEWSIES Hits the Road - In Rehearsal with the Company of the National Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions will present the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway's TonyŽ Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES. Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, NY at Proctors. During its first year of touring in the 2014-15 season, the production will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks. The production features Dan DeLuca as 'Jack Kelly', Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer', Stephanie Styles as 'Katherine', Angela Grovey as 'Medda Larkin', Jacob Kemp as 'Davey', Zachary Sayle as 'Crutchie', and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of 'Les.' The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Go inside rehearsal with Richard Ridge below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin Visits ALADDINPhoto Coverage: Aretha Franklin Visits ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 24, 2014

The LEGENDARY Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was in the house last night at Disney's hit production of ALADDIN on Broadway and after the show posed with the excited cast -- and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the magic moment (no lamp required!). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Live Chat With Cast of NEWSIES National TourVIDEO: Watch Live Chat With Cast of NEWSIES National Tour
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2014

This week, the cast of Newsies on Tour took time out from their busy schedule to answer questions from fans. Check out the video below! (more...)

Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Majestic Theatre On Sale 9/26Tickets to Disney's THE LION KING at Majestic Theatre On Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio 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, September 26 at 10 a.m. San Antonio's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Majestic Theatre stage on Wednesday, December 10 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All MediumsDisney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All Mediums
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office earnings of any work in any media in entertainment history. (more...)

BWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International TourBWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Raindy Rainbow was there for the big event. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

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