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Burke Moses, Whitney Bashor, John Hickok & More Join Kathleen Marshall's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company today announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production opens for previews on September 12 in The Stage Theatre and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's THE LION KING were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th. (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford & More Join Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ('Damages,' Bridesmaids, Neighbors) and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, 'Masters of Sex'), join previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in the show. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Returns to Kennedy Center and Dazzles with Artistry
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 23, 2014

Featuring a wonderful combination of dazzling and unique artistry, Elton John and Tim Rice's strong score, and many strong performances, even those who have been there done that and seen The Lion King before can likely still find something to appreciate in the current national tour. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING opens this week in the Kennedy Center Opera House for a limited nine-week engagement through August 17. In Washington, D.C., THE LION KING plays Tuesdays through Sunday evenings at 7:30pm with 1:30pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be 1:30pm matinees on Wednesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 13. There will not be a performance on Friday, July 4. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Play Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund, 7/30 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, is pleased to announce that the producer, cast, and management of Disney's The Lion King have added a special performance to benefit The Fund on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30pm in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. The entire company will donate their time and talent for this performance that will directly benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Toronto, which concluded on Sunday, June 15 at The Princess of Wales Theatre. The triumphant seven-week return grossed over $11.75 million at the box office and entertained more than 100,000 patrons during 56 performances. The award-winning musical premiered in Toronto in April 2000 at the Princes of Wales Theatre, where it played 1,560 performances through January 2004 and returned in 2011 for an eight-week sold-out engagement. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Grosses Over $11.75 Million During 7 Week Toronto Engagement
by Alan Henry - Jun 16, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Toronto, which concluded on Sunday, June 15 at The Princess of Wales Theatre. The triumphant seven-week return grossed over $11.75 million at the box office and entertained more than 100,000 patrons during 56 performances. The award-winning musical premiered in Toronto in April 2000 at the Princes of Wales Theatre, where it played 1,560 performances through January 2004 and returned in 2011 for an eight-week sold-out engagement. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Celebrates Sold-Out Toronto Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Toronto, which concluded on Sunday, June 15 at The Princess of Wales Theatre. The triumphant seven-week return grossed over $11.75 million at the box office and entertained more than 100,000 patrons during 56 performances. The award-winning musical premiered in Toronto in April 2000 at the Princes of Wales Theatre, where it played 1,560 performances through January 2004 and returned in 2011 for an eight-week sold-out engagement. (more...)

THE LION KING to Open at Shanghai Disney Resort and in Mexico City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions celebrates the announcement of two world premiere productions of THE LION KING at Shanghai Disney Resort and Mexico City, in partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts and OCESA, respectively. The announcement was made today by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. The two productions will be the 23rd and 24th mounted around the world since the show's Broadway debut in 1997. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for THE LION KING at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series remind patrons that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public this Sunday, June 15 at 9:00 am in-person at the Marcus Center Box Office only. (more...)

Gentleman's Guide y Hedwig son los vencedores de los Tony 2014
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 08, 2014

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' (Mejor Direccion, Mejor Libreto, Mejor Vestuario y Mejor Musical) y 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Mejor Actor para Neil Patrick Harris, Mejor Actriz de reparto para Lena Hall, Mejor Iluminación y Mejor Revival de un musical) empatan, en una edicion facilmente olvidable. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Score
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on The Bridges of Madison County this year. He won a Tony Award for Parade in 1999 and was nominated for Urban Cowboy in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Orchestrations
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony for Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON County this year. He won a Tony Award for PARADE in 1999 and was nominated for URBAN COWBOY in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

It's Tony Sunday! Your Guide to ALL About the 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's tonight! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

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