Keith Bennett News

THE LION KING Tour Begins Performances Tomorrow in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Atlanta return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, April 27. In Atlanta, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. as well as matinees on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. A special weekday matinee will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. "While sales have exceeded our expectations, tickets can still be purchased and patrons are encouraged to contact the Fox Theatre Box Office to inquire about the best availability," said Russ Belin, Vice President of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. (more...)

Theatre Out to Present Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI, 4/25-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Theatre Out, Orange County's gay and lesbian theatre, today was pleased to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming revival of Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi. Award-winning director, Tito Ortiz will direct the diverse cast of 13. Corpus Christi will run April 25 - May 17 at Theatre Out. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheatreOut.com or at the Box Office, as available. (more...)

Breaking News: LION KING Casting Announced!
by Alan Henry - Mar 24, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Toronto's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Princess of Wales Theatre stage from Wednesday April 30 to Sunday June 15. The award-winning musical premiered in Toronto in April 2000 at the Princess 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 LION KING Opens Tonight at Blaisdell Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Hawai'i return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Blaisdell Concert Hall for a limited engagement of eight weeks through March 9, 2014. In Hawai'i, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm. There will also be a 2pm matinee performance on Friday, March 7. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Plays Holidays at Hollywood Pantages, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Los Angeles return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8pm at the Hollywood Pantages for a limited eight-week engagement through January 12, 2014. Hollywood Pantages General Manager Martin Wiviott says "The Circle of Life is once again complete as THE LION KING returns to its Los Angeles home. From its initial debut here in 2000 until now, the excitement and enthusiasm for this spectacular stage production hasn't diminished, but has instead grown by leaps (of the gazelles) and bounds. All of us here at the Hollywood Pantages look forward to a holiday season full of good cheer and great theatre. Welcome home, Lion King!" (more...)

THE LION KING National Tour Opens at ASU Gammage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The Tempe return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at ASU Gammage for a limited engagement of four weeks through November 17. In Tempe, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "We are thrilled to have THE LION KING back in Tempe," said Colleen Jennings Roggensack, Executive Director of ASU Gammage. "There are still wonderful seats available, so be sure not to miss this show and create lasting memories with your family." (more...)

BWW TV: Disney's THE LION KING at the Pantages
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Los Angeles' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Hollywood Pantages stage from November 20, 2013 - January 12, 2014. The press opening night is Friday, November 22 at 8pm. The landmark musical will return to Los Angeles for the first time since its triumphant return engagement in November 2006, where the production played a sold-out run at Hollywood Pantages. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Return to Hollywood Pantages for Extended Run, 11/20-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Los Angeles' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Hollywood Pantages stage from November 20, 2013 - January 12, 2014. The press opening night is Friday, November 22 at 8pm. The landmark musical will return to Los Angeles for the first time since its triumphant return engagement in November 2006, where the production played a sold-out run at Hollywood Pantages. (more...)

National Tour of THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Music Hall at Fair Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

The Dallas return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited engagement of three weeks, through October 20. In Dallas, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. There will be a 1:30 p.m. matinee performance on Friday, October 18. The award-winning musical returns to Dallas following a six-week sold-out premiere engagement in 2002 and a successful five-week engagement in 2007 at the Music Hall. (more...)

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Returns to Dallas this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Dallas engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Dallas' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Music Hall at Fair Park stage from Wednesday, October 2 to Sunday, October 20. The press opening night is Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The show's previous two engagement in 2002 and 2007 played sold-out runs at the Music Hall. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

The Pittsburgh return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, September 29, 2013. 'Sales for Pittsburgh's third return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING are brisk, but tickets can still be purchased, with weeknights having the best availability. By the end of the four-week, 32-performance run of the blockbuster engagement, we expect to host over 80,000 people at the Benedum Center-many who will be dining out, shopping, and booking hotel stays. All together, the economic impact for Downtown Pittsburgh and the Cultural District is expected to be significant,' comments Marc Fleming, Vice President of Marketing and Communications-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

The Charlotte return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Belk Theater for a limited engagement of four weeks through September 1. In Charlotte, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (more...)

THE LION KING Begins 5-Week Run at Tulsa Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

The Tulsa return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, July 7. In Tulsa, THE LION KING will play Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday* evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. *There will be no performances on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. "Thus far sales have been strong, but there are still great seats available" said Ed Payton, Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Attractions. The show's six-week premiere engagement in 2006 played a sold-out run at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. (more...)

THE LION KING Opens Tonight in Nashville
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

The Nashville return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, June 2. The show's six-week premiere engagement in 2006 played a sold-out run at TPAC. (more...)

THE LION KING Opens Tonight in Appleton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

The Fox Cities' return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, May 5. The production performed two preview performances on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Stampedes into Omaha's Orpheum Theatre
by Cole Snider - Mar 17, 2013

Disney's The Lion King opened at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre this past week and is playing through April 7th, 2013. The Lion King brings great entertainment to Omaha as it is a family favorite amongst the Disney Classics. This show brings such magic to the stage as it not only through the wonderful costumes, but through the music, the story and these fun filled characters. This show leaves you singing your favorite songs, repeating your favorite lines and smiling like you did when you first saw the classic Disney film. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tonight in Omaha
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

The Omaha return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 7. In Omaha, THE LION KING plays Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. There will also be a special matinee at 2:00 pm. on Thursday, April 4. "Omahans are welcoming back this wonderful show in a big way," Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts said. "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations but there are still good seats available," she added. "We have seats throughout the run of the show but especially in the later weeks, so check with our box office for best available seating." (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Detroit Opera House, 2/13-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Detroit engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. DETROIT's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Detroit Opera House stage from Wednesday, February 13 to Today, March 10, 2013. The press opening night is Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE LION KING Opens 4/9 at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 's engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING. The Fox Cities 'most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Center' s stage from Tuesday, April 9 to Sunday, May 5. The press opening night is Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The show's six-week premiere engagement in 2007 played a sold-out run at the Fox Cities P.A.C. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tonight in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

The Detroit return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, March 10. In Detroit, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m., Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m. (more...)

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