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GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Album Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

The original cast recording of the George Street Playhouse's world-premiere production of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER is now available for digital download on iTunes. (more...)

THE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, played its 6,681st performance on Saturday evening, November 30th, surpassing the original Broadway production ofLes Miserables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. The Lion King just celebrated its 16th anniversary at the Minskoff Theatre, having played over 6660 performances. (more...)

THE LION KING to Celebrate 16th Anniversary on Broadway, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

As the 2013 calendar year comes to a close, Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, celebrates several milestones around the globe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jarvis, Fraser & More Star in GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick has been rockin' every night since September 24 with music and laughter and we've got a first look at photos. (more...)

Alison Fraser and Mitchell Jarvis to Lead GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse, 9/24-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick will be rockin' every night beginning September 24 with music and laughter. George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced casting for the opening production for the venerable theatre's fortieth season. Gettin' The Band Back Together (formerly titled Garage Band) is a rockin' valentine to the Garden State, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando - who also helmed The Toxic Avenger in New Brunswick (and New York) a few seasons back. Gettin' The Band Back Together will rock the house beginning Tuesday, September 24 and continue through Sunday, October 27. Opening night is set for Today, October 4. Gettin' The Band Back Together is performed by special arrangement with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. and Roy Putrino. (more...)

Alison Fraser and Mitchell Jarvis to Lead GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse, 9/24-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick will be rockin' every night beginning September 24 with music and laughter. George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced casting for the opening production for the venerable theatre's fortieth season. Gettin' The Band Back Together (formerly titled Garage Band) is a rockin' valentine to the Garden State, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando - who also helmed The Toxic Avenger in New Brunswick (and New York) a few seasons back. Gettin' The Band Back Together will rock the house beginning Tuesday, September 24 and continue through Sunday, October 27. Opening night is set for Friday, October 4. Gettin' The Band Back Together is performed by special arrangement with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. and Roy Putrino. (more...)

Alison Fraser & Mitchell Jarvis to Lead GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick will be rockin' every night beginning September 24 with music and laughter. George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced casting for the opening production for the venerable theatre's fortieth season. Gettin' The Band Back Together (formerly titled Garage Band) is a rockin' valentine to the Garden State, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando - who also helmed The Toxic Avenger in New Brunswick (and New York) a few seasons back. Gettin' The Band Back Together will rock the house beginning Tuesday, September 24 and continue through Sunday, October 27. Opening night is set for Friday, October 4. Gettin' The Band Back Together is performed by special arrangement with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. and Roy Putrino. (more...)

GARAGE BAND, by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz, to Premiere at George Street Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

This fall, the George Street Playhouse (David Saint, Artistic Director) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will present the world premiere production of the new musical 'GARAGE BAND' for a five-week limited engagement, September 24 through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Pre-Show Party with Lilla Crawford, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 27, 2013

Just yesterday, Kids' Night on Broadway kicks off at the immersive and educational Discovery Times Square; where there were unique theatre activities including: Autograph Alley with Broadway performers, a dance workshop with Revolucion Latina, Broadway Karaoke, stage makeup demonstrations, craft activities and much more including a free theatre activity guide. The Broadway Green Alliance also collected plastic bottle caps (plastic and metal) to incorporate in to the set for the new production of Peter and the Starcatcher Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: ROCK OF AGES Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 23, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: MAMMA MIA! Cast Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 22, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: THE LION KING Kids Sing 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 21, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's THE LION KING was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: MARY POPPINS Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's MARY POPPINS was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: CHAPLIN Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's CHAPLIN was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants today, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley and Ben Jeffrey to Appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2012

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will host two principal actors from the hit musical as contestants on Monday, December 10. Chantel Riley (Nala) and Ben Jeffrey (Pumbaa) will play "Millionaire" as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The duo is guaranteed to win a minimum of $10,000 for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White & More at Empire State Building for Show's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, cast members Alton Fitzgerald White, Chondra La-Tease Profit and Lindiwe Dlamini 'flipped the switch' and lit the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights with the signature color of the production. The lights will shine yellow in honor of the anniversary today, December 4, 2012. Check out photos of the cast at the Empire State Building below! (more...)

THE LION KING's Andile Gumbi and Chantel Riley to Appear on 'The Chew' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from 'Rhythm of the Pride Lands,' an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of The Lion King is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award-winning song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to the haunting ballad "Shadowland." (more...)

Empire State Building Shines Yellow to Honor THE LION KING's 15th Anniversary on Broadway, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2012

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Broadway's landmark musical event The Lion King, cast members Alton Fitzgerald White, Chondra La-Tease Profit and Lindiwe Dlamini will 'flip the switch' and light the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights with the signature color of the production. The lights will shine yellow in honor of the anniversary on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. (more...)

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