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James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color AwardThe Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award:Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

Winners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award AnnouncedWinners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award: Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment is pleased to present performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. (more...)

CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2014-15 season of new plays next week with Monica Bauer's Chosen Child. (more...)

Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and directed by James Robinson. The discussion will be joined by The Leopard's composer Michael Dellaira and will feature a performance of music from the opera-in-development and a mid-event reception with the artists. The event will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 3 pm at Kray Hall in Poets House (10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282 in Battery Park City). Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members and can be purchased at operaprojects.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Official Lyric Video for 'Shadowland' from Broadway's THE LION KINGVIDEO: Watch Official Lyric Video for 'Shadowland' from Broadway's THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2014

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises from the mist. This is THE LION KING. Below, check out the official lyric video for 'Shadowland' from THE LION KING. (more...)

First Listen - Taylor Swift/LION KING 'Circle of Life' Mash-Up!First Listen - Taylor Swift/LION KING 'Circle of Life' Mash-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

NYC comedian Dan Chamberlain noticed that the new track had a striking similarity to the classic LION KING opening number 'Circle of Life' and took it one step further with a mash up of the two! (more...)

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This WinterJay Hunter Morris Replaces Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDEBWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 20, 2014

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga memorably stepped into one of the lead roles in the revival of Rossini's LE COMTE ORY (opposite, no less, star tenor Juan Diego Florez) on short notice. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries WorldwideDisney's THE LION KING to Celebrate Two Anniversaries Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING celebrates two anniversaries among its 10 productions worldwide. The London production marks its 15th anniversary on Sunday, October 19th at The Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End's best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. The critically-acclaimed production remains the West End's most popular musical with over 810,000 guests per year. To celebrate this milestone and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney gave away 1500 tickets earlier this week to the anniversary performance. (more...)

'El Rey León' celebra su tercer aniversario en Madrid'El Rey León' celebra su tercer aniversario en Madrid
by Jerónimo Carmona - Oct 17, 2014

Desde entonces, la produccion de Stage Entertainment ha contado siempre con el apoyo del publico, que en sus mas de 1.200 funciones han abarrotado el teatro a diario. Son asi casi dos millones de espectadores los que ya han vivido el musical de Disney en España, convirtiendose en todo un fenomeno nacional. (more...)

GRAND OPERA AT A GREAT PRICE – TICKETS FROM $25GRAND OPERA AT A GREAT PRICE – TICKETS FROM $25
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 15, 2014

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Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN feiert neuen Rekord: 10 Millionen Besucher im Stage Theater im HafenDisneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN feiert neuen Rekord: 10 Millionen Besucher im Stage Theater im Hafen
by Iris Moebius - Oct 15, 2014

Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN erreicht im Oktober 2014 die magische Zahl von 10 Millionen Besuchern im Stage Theater im Hafen. Damit ist es nicht nur das am langsten laufende Musical Hamburgs, sondern konnte auch die meisten Besucher verbuchen, die ein Hamburger Musical je hatte: im Schnitt jeder achte Deutsche. „Das Musical ‚Konig der Lowen' ist zu einem pragenden Bestandteil der Hamburger Kultur- und Tourismuslandschaft geworden. Die Spieldauer von 13 Jahren und 10 Millionen Besucher sind ein großes Kompliment an Stage Entertainment, Disney und Hamburg. Von der ungebrochenen Anziehungskraft profitiert die gesamte Stadt", so Dietrich von Albedyll, Geschaftsfuhrer der Hamburg Tourismus GmbH. (more...)

THE LION KING Sells Out Boston EngagementTHE LION KING Sells Out Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Boston, which concluded on Sunday, October 12 at The Boston Opera House. Heralded as a "visual feast" by the Boston Globe, the triumphant five-week return grossed over $8.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 94,000 patrons during 40 performances, one of which was tailored to the needs of patrons on the autism spectrum. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Commemorate 15th Anniversary in London, 10/19Disney's THE LION KING to Commemorate 15th Anniversary in London, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

On Sunday 19th October Disney's THE LION KING will celebrate its 15th anniversary at London's Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End's best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE MAGIC FLUTE. Add a good cast and a spectacular production with wonderful effects, flying boys, Bunraku-style bears, serpents and other animals and you should have a wonderful evening at the Met. The key word is 'should,' because this week's FLUTE was somehow less than the sum of its parts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY - Part 1Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY - Part 1
by Walter McBride - Oct 10, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, just opened and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the festivities of the evening. Below, Check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway AwardsJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2013-2014 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to John Rando for his direction of The Heir Apparent, produced by Classic Stage Company, and Martha Clarke for her choreography of Cheri, produced by Signature Theatre. (more...)

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