Disney Theatrical Productions News

Disney's THE LION KING Tour Breaks Box Office Records in GreenvilleDisney's THE LION KING Tour Breaks Box Office Records in Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in Greenville theatrical history with a gross of $5.6 million. The award-winning musical entertained nearly 64,000 theatergoers during the four-week engagement at the Peace Center which concluded on June 25. The North American tour broke its own record set in 2012 when the production grossed over $5.1 million during their previous four week engagement. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Sends a Welcome Chill Over Summer as Banners Go Up in Denver!VIDEO: FROZEN Sends a Welcome Chill Over Summer as Banners Go Up in Denver!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

In the video below, DCPA Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg talks about Frozen as banners for the show were hoisted throughout the Denver Performing Arts Complex - ironically, on the first day of summer! (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, recently welcomed new Broadway cast members Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Major Attaway (Genie). Scroll down for a first look at them onstage, plus learn more about Leung as he steps into the title role in the video below! (more...)

Seize the Day! MTI to Workshop NEWSIES JR. in Australia this SummerSeize the Day! MTI to Workshop NEWSIES JR. in Australia this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Music Theatre International has announced the pilot launch of Newsies Jr, a 60-minute condensed adaptation of the 2012 Tony-award winning musical. The workshop, featuring a group of 40 students, will take place as part of Australia's Junior Theatre Celebration in October. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017. (more...)

BREAKING: It's Coronation Day! See Photos from FROZEN's First Day of Rehearsal!BREAKING: It's Coronation Day! See Photos from FROZEN's First Day of Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

It's coronation day! Today marks the first day of rehearsal for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, which will join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives prepping to bring Disney's latest classic to the Broadway stage below!   (more...)

17th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced17th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Broadway Stars of FROZEN Sing From The ShowVIDEO: Watch The Broadway Stars of FROZEN Sing From The Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the full cast and creative team for its new Broadway musical, Frozen, which will join hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. Check out its two stars singing from the show below! (more...)

Stars of WAITRESS, ANASTASIA, 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' and More Set for 'Broadway in the Boros' SeriesStars of WAITRESS, ANASTASIA, 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' and More Set for 'Broadway in the Boros' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment today announced the lineup for this summer's 'Broadway in the Boros' series, featuring free performances from the casts of hit Broadway musicals in neighborhoods throughout New York City. These fun and entertaining shows are family-friendly, free, and open to the public. (more...)

Breaking: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for FROZEN on Broadway!Breaking: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the full cast and creative team for its new Broadway musical, Frozen, which will join hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre.  (more...)

Tickets for Disney's ALADDIN at the SHN Orpheum Theatre On Sale 6/16Tickets for Disney's ALADDIN at the SHN Orpheum Theatre On Sale 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and SHN announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's ALADDIN will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 16.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances on November 1, 2017 for a limited engagement of 10 weeks through January 7, 2018. (more...)

Breaking: NEWSIES Will Seize Another Day (Or Two) in Movie Theatres This August!Breaking: NEWSIES Will Seize Another Day (Or Two) in Movie Theatres This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Due to an immensely successful and record-breaking cinematic debut, 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!' returns to movie theaters nationwide for a two-day encore presentation. Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre early last year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, who currently stars in the television series 'Supergirl,' reprising the role he created as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

Alex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian FestivalAlex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

West Side Story, is a perennial favorite, partly because it's inspired by Romeo and Juliet. The musical,  with concept and choreography by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Leonard Bernstein,  debuted on Broadway 50 years ago and was most recently revived in 2009.  (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)


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Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDINPhoto Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Friday, 6/9Disney's ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Friday, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Disney's ALADDIN, will launch the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season when it makes its Minnesota premiere Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Oct. 8 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for a limited engagement of four weeks. The official opening night is Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly PerformancePaper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Takes Home 5 Awards at SOUND BITES 4.0THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Takes Home 5 Awards at SOUND BITES 4.0
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Theatre Now New York presented its 4th Annual festival of new musicals, Sound Bites 4.0 (sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions) to a sold-out house at the Perishing Square Signature Theatre. An after-party was held in the theatre lobby where awards were given. Sound Bites showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening. (more...)

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