Disney Theatrical Productions News

Nicholas Afoa to Join Disney's THE LION KING in the West EndNicholas Afoa to Join Disney's THE LION KING in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions today announced that new cast will join the London production of THE LION KING from May 2016. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa is to take on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that it will be offering a sensory-friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING for individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities, and their families on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Stage SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 2017Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Stage SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has been selected as one of three theatres to present the United States premiere of the play Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film of the same name by Lee Hall, it was announced today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONSTAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. You can catch a sneak peek of the recording session with the show's musicians now by watching the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES TourSTAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2016

Meet Zachary Sayle, playing Crutchie in the North American Tour of NEWSIES!  Check out the video below! (more...)

VYT to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Herberger This JuneVYT to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Herberger This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will be presented by Valley Youth Theatre, June 10 - 26, 2016 at Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This FallDisney's THE LION KING to Return to San Diego This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway/San Diego 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, April 15th at 10am. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Tickets to NEWSIES Return Chicago Engagement on Sale Next WeekTickets to NEWSIES Return Chicago Engagement on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for the return engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 12. Back by popular demand, Disney's NEWSIES will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) July 28 through August 7, 2016. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This FridayTickets for Disney's THE LION KING in Minneapolis Go on Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

?Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust 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, April 8 at 10 a.m. Minneapolis' most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the historic Orpheum Theatre stage (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Tuesday, July 5 for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, Aug. 7. The opening night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Seattle This MonthCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES, Coming to Seattle This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's NEWSIES.   The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at The Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, April 26 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy TonightDisney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will convert its in-person lottery into a digital lottery for a limited number of $30 tickets to every performance via AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Sacramento premiere of Disney's NEWSIES opens Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM at the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 17. In Sacramento, NEWSIES will play Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00 PM; Thursday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 SeasonHAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 31st season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, including two Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from Broadway. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES National Tour Engagement at San JoseCast Announced for Disney's NEWSIES National Tour Engagement at San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for the San Jose engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) on Tuesday, May 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 15. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Today's Al Roker & Natalie Morales Cameo in Broadway's ALADDINVIDEO: 'Today's Al Roker & Natalie Morales Cameo in Broadway's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Below, check out Natalie and Al's preparation for their Broadway debuts as well as video from the actual performance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Sandler Attends ALADDIN on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Adam Sandler Attends ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is now in its third smash year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). Adam Sandler attended the musical over Easter weekend and posed for a picture backstage with stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie). Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - 'Today's Al Roker & Natalie Morales Cameo in Broadway's ALADDINPhoto Flash: First Look - 'Today's Al Roker & Natalie Morales Cameo in Broadway's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

In celebration of ALADDIN's 2nd anniversary on Broadway on Sunday, March 20th, 'TODAY' Co-Anchors Natalie Morales and Al Roker recently made cameo appearances in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 1,700 in a performance of the hit Broadway musical.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Angela Bassett, who has appeared on Broadway herself in THE MOUNTAINTOP and JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, attended last night's performance of Aladdin and stopped backstage to pose for a photo with 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart. Check it out below! (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Set for Additional Regional Productions at La Jolla and Cleveland PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Set for Additional Regional Productions at La Jolla and Cleveland Playhouse
by Louisa Brady - Mar 19, 2016

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY is set for a second regional production at the Cleveland Playhouse for the spring of 2017. This announcement confirms that FREAKY FRIDAY will not be heading to Broadway and will continue to follow the MTI trajectory. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical will also play the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA this fall. (more...)

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