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BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National TourBWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES at the National Theatre - WOW...Does It Deliver!BWW Reviews: NEWSIES at the National Theatre - WOW...Does It Deliver!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 12, 2015

Disney musical is full of energy and entertainment.The first time I saw a snippet of this Disney produced musical based on the 1992 film (which I had always enjoyed) was on the Macy's 'Thanksgiving Day Parade'. I knew then that I had to see this show and it was exactly what I expected. It features a remarkable ensemble, amazing athletic dancing thanks to the Tony-winning choreography of Christopher Gattelli who has commented that the show has no chorus, they are all characters with individuals names. (See Nelson Pressley's great article in the June 5 Washington Post) . There are incredible defying gravity leaps, high-flying splits, standing back flips, cartwheels, somersaults, pirouettes, tumbling, and even tap dancing. I just loved watching them dance on newspapers. How clever! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jun 4, 2015

Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. (more...)

Disney Theatricals to Open ALADDIN in Tokyo, 5/24Disney Theatricals to Open ALADDIN in Tokyo, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Thursday, May 21st  2015) - Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company celebrate the opening of the first international production of Disney'sAladdin in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, May 24th at The Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. The Tokyo production was cast locally in Japan and is performed in Japanese. (more...)

New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company is Just Plain SpectacularBWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company is Just Plain Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Mar 26, 2015

Director Alan Paul establishes himself as a Musical Director Extraordinaire (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway TodayDisney's ALADDIN Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, celebrates one year on Broadway March 20th at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is pleased to announce that original stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) have extended their contracts with the production through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the 'sublime' (NY1) Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014. (more...)

The Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHY Opens Tonight at Abrons Arts CenterThe Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHY Opens Tonight at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The Civilians' world premiere production Pretty Filthy opens tonight, February 8, 2015, kicking off the 100th anniversary celebration of the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

JEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN TonightJEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will be the subject of an entire category on tonight's (January 15) episode of 'Jeopardy!,' marking only the third time the show has dedicated an entire category to a single Broadway show. For the first time in the history of 'Jeopardy!,' the show will incorporate performance footage from Aladdin in each of the category's clues. (more...)

Jared Zirilli Joins Cast of The Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHYJared Zirilli Joins Cast of The Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Jared Zirilli has joined the cast of The Civilians' world premiere production Pretty Filthy, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

JEOPARDY! to Feature Broadway's ALADDIN this WeekJEOPARDY! to Feature Broadway's ALADDIN this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will be the subject of an entire category on the Thursday, January 15 episode of "Jeopardy!," marking only the third time the show has dedicated an entire category to a single Broadway show. For the first time in the history of "Jeopardy!," the show will incorporate performance footage from Aladdin in each of the category's clues. (more...)

The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY Begins 1/31 at AbronsThe Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY Begins 1/31 at Abrons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Civilians' world premiere production Pretty Filthy kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration of the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center. The Civilians is known for its singular approach to making what it calls 'investigative theater,' a process in which the show's creators immerse themselves in a subject matter, conducting extensive interviews and research. This brand of journalistic theater-making enables the company to tackle complex subjects with intelligence, humanity and humor. (more...)

Steel Burkhardt Joins ALADDIN's Troupe on Broadway TonightSteel Burkhardt Joins ALADDIN's Troupe on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, proudly welcomes Steel Burkhardt to the role of Kassim beginning tonight, December 22. He succeeds Brandon O'Neill, who originated the role and played his final performance on Sunday, December 21. (more...)

Steel Burkhardt to Join Broadway's ALADDIN Later This MonthSteel Burkhardt to Join Broadway's ALADDIN Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, proudly welcomes Steel Burkhardt to the role of Kassim beginning Monday, December 22. He succeeds Brandon O'Neill, who originated the role and will play his final performance Sunday, December 21. (more...)

In Performance Video: FOUND's Barrett Wilbert Weed Sings 'Barf Bag Breakup'In Performance Video: FOUND's Barrett Wilbert Weed Sings 'Barf Bag Breakup'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features actress Barrett Wilbert Weed performing the number "Barf Bag Breakup" from FOUND, a new musical with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree (more...)

Atlantic Theater's FOUND, Starring Nick Blaemire, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Danny Pudi and More, Opens TonightAtlantic Theater's FOUND, Starring Nick Blaemire, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Danny Pudi and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 2014-2015 season - the world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire, Danny Pudi, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Betsy Morgan & More Star in Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree & Eli Bolin's FOUND Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Nick Blaemire, Danny Pudi, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Betsy Morgan & More Star in Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree & Eli Bolin's FOUND Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony AwardŽ nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree, music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, began performances September 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Below, check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin's FOUND Begins Previews Tonight at Atlantic Theater CompanyHunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin's FOUND Begins Previews Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree, music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, begins performances tonight Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

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