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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...)

University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage SeasonUniversity of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch First Teaser Trailer for Broadway Return of M. BUTTERFLY!VIDEO: Watch First Teaser Trailer for Broadway Return of M. BUTTERFLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

M. Butterfly comes to Broadway! Below, check out the first teaser trailer for the revival of the Tony winning political drama M. BUTTERFLY, coming to Broadway on October 7th.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High LineReview Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Peek Inside the Immersive SEEING YOU, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Get a Peek Inside the Immersive SEEING YOU, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opens today, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Originally intended as a six-week limited engagement beginning May 26, 2017, Seeing You was recently extended through August 31, 2017. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old GlobeTaymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at YorkAndrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Breaking: Clive Owen-Led M. BUTTERFLY Will Open at the Cort Theatre This October!Breaking: Clive Owen-Led M. BUTTERFLY Will Open at the Cort Theatre This October!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) announced today that the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on October 26, 2017. Directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard, M. BUTTERFLY will begin previews on October 7, 2017. (more...)

Only Hours Left To Bid On A Dream-Come-True Broadway Experience with the Charitybuzz Broadway Auction!Only Hours Left To Bid On A Dream-Come-True Broadway Experience with the Charitybuzz Broadway Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On the heels of the 71st Tony Awards, there are only hours left to bid on a dream-come-true Broaway Experience with the first-ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF MEStephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), June 26 at 7:30 PM. She had debuted the piece there on May 15 and has been invited back in response to the appreciation of her audience and an enthusatic review.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jun 3, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign CompletionTheatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign Completion
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that it has successfully completed its capital campaign to stabilize the institution's finances and open a permanent home, surpassing the campaign's $69.1 million goal. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Just last night, the 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, honored Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein. Stephen Schwartz was this year's Miss Lilly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Women in Theatre at the 8th Annual Lilly AwardsPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Women in Theatre at the 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Just last night, the 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, honored Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein. Stephen Schwartz was this year's Miss Lilly. (more...)

Sara Bareilles Shines The Spotlight On Broadway As Ambassador of First Ever Charitybuzz Broadway AuctionSara Bareilles Shines The Spotlight On Broadway As Ambassador of First Ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Charitybuzz is pleased to announce the first ever curated Broadway Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, featuring bidding opportunities to meet Broadway's biggest names, exclusive backstage access at the Great White Way's hottest shows, VIP seats to standing-room-only engagements, and more-all to benefit charity. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival LineupTina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 22nd, 2017 - Obies, Lilly Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief May 22nd, 2017 - Obies, Lilly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 Obie Awards, hosted by Lea DeLaria, are set for tonight, and Denée Benton and Julie Taymor are among those honored tonight at the 2017 Lilly Awards! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017
by - May 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

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