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THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)

Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the Subway
by Stage Tube - Aug 06, 2014

The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a New York City subway car to give riders a little surprise. Check out their performance of 'Circle of Life' below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Johnny Marr to Release New Solo Album PLAYLAND, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Johnny Marr has announced the release date for his second solo album 'Playland,'which is set for release on October 7 via Warner Music Group, and available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Last year, the legendary guitarist for The Smiths enjoyed a monumental start to his solo career with an abundance of critical acclaim (including the honor of being named NME's 'Godlike Genius') for his Top 10 debut solo album 'The Messenger.' Meanwhile, his shows were celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths, plus others from his extensive back catalog. (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...)

Hollywood Bowl to Celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th Anniversary with Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl will celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th anniversary with DreamWorks Animation in Concert - Celebrating 20 Years, hosted by Jack Black and featuring music/scenes from DreamWorks Animation's most beloved films including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection; THE LION KING Two Disc Set Available June 24th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Walt Disney Records' newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Launching the line on June 24 th is The Lion King 2-disc set, coinciding with the film and soundtrack's 20 th anniversary. (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 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Sony has announced details for the home video release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2(via EW) which will be available digitally August 5 and on DVD and Blu-ray August 19. (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...)

History Orders Scripted Miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY; Full Cast Announced
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

HISTORY has ordered its latest scripted miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY from A+E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment (The Men Who Built America, The World Wars); (more...)

Photo Flash: Halle Berry, Orlando Bloom & More Honored at China's HUADING FILM AWARDS
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 02, 2014

China's #1 film awards show took place in Hollywood for the first time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans. (more...)

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