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Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. LouisDisney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to GreenvilleSee Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & PumbaaHakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the heels of today's announcement of the official release date for Disney's live-action remake of THE LION KING, The Wrap reports that comedic actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks to play Simba's lovable sidekick duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively. (more...)

Just Can't Wait! Disney Reveals Release Date for Live-Action LION KINGJust Can't Wait! Disney Reveals Release Date for Live-Action LION KING
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2017

We just can't wait! Variety reports that Disney's previously announced live-action remake of THE LION KING (also in 3D) will hit theaters on June 19, 2019. (more...)

David Mamet to Teach Writing for Stage & Screen in Online 'MasterClass'David Mamet to Teach Writing for Stage & Screen in Online 'MasterClass'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Online education platform MasterClass announced today that the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, and director of such works as GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, AMERICAN BUFFALO, and WAG THE DOG will offer his first ever online writing class. (more...)

Hans Zimmer Receives Rave Reviews at Coachella Ahead of World TourHans Zimmer Receives Rave Reviews at Coachella Ahead of World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer took Coachella by storm on Sunday evening, dazzling a crowd of tens of thousands of fans and trending on Twitter. (more...)

THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local EconomyTHE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on TourPhoto Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)

Coachella Radio to Launch on SiriusXM in Advance of Coachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalCoachella Radio to Launch on SiriusXM in Advance of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

SiriusXM announced today that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the third consecutive year. (more...)

UCF Arts & Humanities Dean, Jeff Moore, Issues Statement in Defense of National Endowment for the ArtsUCF Arts & Humanities Dean, Jeff Moore, Issues Statement in Defense of National Endowment for the Arts
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 5, 2017

In light of the news that the current presidential administration has recommended eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, Jeff Moore, the Dean, of the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central issued a statement on the importance of the NEA's funding just days before UCF's signature artistic event UCF Celebrates the Arts. The week of events will take place at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 7th-14th, and will include performances, displays, discussions, and more from all of the schools in the College of Arts & Humanities. (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess CruisesTony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

US Summer Tour Dates Announced for 'Hans Zimmer Live On Tour 2017' InboxUS Summer Tour Dates Announced for 'Hans Zimmer Live On Tour 2017' Inbox
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced today the summer leg of his US concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Live on Tour 2017. (more...)

Queen Bey Meets THE LION KING: Will Beyonce Play 'Nala' in Jon Favreau's Big Screen Remake?Queen Bey Meets THE LION KING: Will Beyonce Play 'Nala' in Jon Favreau's Big Screen Remake?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

ComingSoon.net has reported that Jon Favreau's live action remake of The Lion King may acquire the queen as its female lead as Beyonce Knowles is reportedly the front runner for the role of 'Nala', the story's leading lioness. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway PerformancesVIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is SpectacularBWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake CityDisney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts CenterDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 68,000 theatergoers during 24 performances.  (more...)

Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This SummerBarn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Attention all parents of kids going into 3rd through 7th grade! "Disney's The Lion King, Kids" will be roaring on stage locally this summer at The Barn Players in Mission, KS! This is an affordably priced summer camp program filled with arts, activity, and fun for your children. (more...)

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