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Charles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts GalaCharles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW). (more...)

BWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in MinneapolisBWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 26, 2016

THE LION KING's Frank Wright II (video) full circle of life comes back around to the scene where it all began as he plays Minneapolis' Orpheum Theater for the fourth time and shares stories of the beginnings here 19 years ago. (more...)

THE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton RunTHE LION KING Generates Millions for Local Economy After Dayton Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Disney's The Lion King concluded its second triumphant engagement in Dayton on Sunday, July 3 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The four-week return grossed over $5 million at the box office and entertained nearly 68,000 patrons during 32 performances. The award-winning musical's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a record-breaking run at The Schuster Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits?  Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KINGBWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The TabernacleFurther Casting Announced for Boxing Drama THE ROYALE at The Tabernacle
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe will join the cast of THE ROYALE, alongside Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay 'The Sport' Jackson - the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (more...)

THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next WeekTHE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5. (more...)

Orfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support OrlandoOrfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The No Rules Show' hosted by Joshua Morgan on June 25, 2016 at 11:30. Join Broadway's Joshua Morgan (L?es Mis)?at fabulous Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening that's 50% talkshow, 25% cabaret, 20% sketch comedy, and 5% WTF. (more...)

Recipients Named For Julie Taymor's World Theater Fellowship for Young Theater DirectorsRecipients Named For Julie Taymor's World Theater Fellowship for Young Theater Directors
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Three young directors will be funded to travel to different corners of the world to expand their visions of world theater. (more...)

Angus Macfadyen's MACBETH UNHINGED to Premiere at Edinburgh International Film FestivalAngus Macfadyen's MACBETH UNHINGED to Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Angus Macfadyen's directorial debut 'Macbeth Unhinged' boasts an all star cast and premieres at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Known for a whole host of popular US shows and blockbuster films, Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen makes his directorial debut with MacBeth Unhinged, a modern twist on the Shakespeare classic. (more...)

Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, June 16Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere launched the Grand Opening festivities for the new resort, which officially opens on June 16. A red carpet entry to the new theatre welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony AwardŽ-winning director of THE LION KING. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/14/16- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARKSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/14/16- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2016

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave TheaterTony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (more...)

BWW Review: Disney Premieres Gorgeous FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONBWW Review: Disney Premieres Gorgeous FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Ellen Dostal - May 29, 2016

Frozen fans will be ecstatic with the way Disney has re-imagined its much-loved blockbuster film for the stage, now that the doors to FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION are open on the Hollywood backlot of Disney California Adventure. And with its stunning state-of-the-art visual technology and heart-opening theatricality, it's safe to say that even Uncle Walt would be proud of his studio's latest creation. (more...)

Photo Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure ParkPhoto Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)

TCG to Host 2017 National Conference in PortlandTCG to Host 2017 National Conference in Portland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that the 27th annual TCG National Conference will take place in Portland, OR from June 8 to 10, 2017. The TCG National Conference provides the largest forum for the national theatre community to assemble for artistic and intellectual exchange. The multi-day event draws hundreds of theatre professionals from around the world for meetings, speeches, performances, and opportunities to explore the local theatre community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2016

Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR is the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway. PARAMOUR just opened last night, May 25 at the Lyric Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KINGBWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KING
by Angie Stanton - May 19, 2016

THE LION KING, the Tony winning international hit rolled into Madison this month and wardrobe supervisor Gregory Young generously gave me a behind the scenes peek at how he and his team transform the cast into powerful lions, graceful gazelles and hilarious hyenas. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet Nicholas Afoa of London's THE LION KINGBWW TV: Meet Nicholas Afoa of London's THE LION KING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

New cast have joined the London production of Disney's THE LION KING this month. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa has taken on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre.  Meet Nicolas Afoa in the video below! (more...)

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