Disney Theatrical Productions News

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake CityDisney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment. (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts CenterDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 68,000 theatergoers during 24 performances.  (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 SeasonsAsolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway TodayALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in AgrabahJames Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD TodayDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of 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, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)

THE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter StormTHE LION KING Reschedules Tomorrow's Show in Providence Due to Winter Storm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions announced that the Tuesday, March 14th performance at 7pm of Disney's The Lion King has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 19 at 7pm, due to forecasted inclement weather.  (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KINGPodcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)

FROZEN Slates On-Sale Date for Pre-Broadway Run in DenverFROZEN Slates On-Sale Date for Pre-Broadway Run in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Single tickets for the pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, go on sale Monday, May 1, in Denver. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward TheatreDisney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Disney's hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse StageDisney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King JR. is playing at The Duluth Playhouse starting on March 16 at 7:00pm for 2 weeks through March 26, 2017. The 90-minute musical is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. (more...)

The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group announces the first international tour of the world's #1 musical, Disney's The Lion King, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!
by Katie Laban - Mar 7, 2017

Disney's The Lion King concluded a sold-out engagement on Sunday, February 26th at The Detroit Opera House where it had a triumphant four-week return that grossed over $6.8 million at the box office and entertained more 84,000 theatre goers during thirty-two performances. It is the fourth time for the show to be here and the Motor City loves it more with every appearance. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, announces the first international tour of Disney's THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at the Fabulous Fox TheaterCasting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at the Fabulous Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of Disney's The Lion King. St. Louis' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage from April 19 to May 7. The press opening night isThursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Village Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season:Village Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Season with a diverse collection of shows that will combine to create an incredible year of theatre. The lineup includes: Into the Woods, a fairytale collision featuring the music of Sondheim; Disney's Newsies, a high-spirited explosion of song and dance; The Gin Game, a battle of quick wits and sharp tongues; String, a World Premiere musical fable about fate and the fragile fabric of the universe; and Hairpsray, the Tony Award-Winning smash hit. (more...)

Breaking News: The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway- Caissie Levy Will Join Patti Murin in Spring Lab of FROZENBreaking News: The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway- Caissie Levy Will Join Patti Murin in Spring Lab of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Well now we know! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Hair) will join Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu) in Disney's upcoming spring lab presentation of Frozen. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Disney's NEWSIES Encore in Cinemas This Weekend!Tickets on Sale for Disney's NEWSIES Encore in Cinemas This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Now is the time to nab your tickets (on sale at select locations) to the encore presentation of 'Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical!' on Saturday, March 4 at 12.55pm local time. (more...)

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