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Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall GalaRosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical THE LION KING on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (more...)

STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

???????Students in Perseverance theatre's STAR program open performances Disney's The Lion King Jr, Hamlet, and an original piece written by the students: North Star Vaud on July 21. STAR is a youth acting program that provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, students participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three fully produced productions. (more...)

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...)

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous Registration Open - Camp Begins 6/26Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous Registration Open - Camp Begins 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre's five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. STAR is open to students aged 10-18. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic CenterTHE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - May 14, 2017

Since the dawn of theater, even in it's most nascent forms, audiences have marveled at spectacular moments brought to life on stage. Throughout their history, plays and musicals have utilized the talents of theater artists and professionals to do what may have seemed impossible. Today, modern technology makes it possible to dig even deeper into our imaginations and bring to life what's found there. Few shows have excited and fulfilled our collective imagination the way The Lion King has and the touring production currently playing at the Civic Center remains as spectacular as ever. (more...)

The Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen SingThe Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen Sing
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2017

In 1937, Snow White advised us to whistle while we work. In 1940, Jiminy Cricket taught us the power of wishing upon a star. Sleeping Beauty walked with us once upon a dream in 1959, and in 1967, Baloo gave us life lessons in the bare necessities. The stories we remember, but it's the songs from our favorite animated movies that have left an even deeper impression. (more...)

Composer Alan Silvestri Receives BMI Icon Award At 2017 BMI Film, Tv & Visual Media AwardsComposer Alan Silvestri Receives BMI Icon Award At 2017 BMI Film, Tv & Visual Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, held the 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous FoxDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out return engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where the record-breaking tour celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 27. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. LouisDisney's THE LION KING National Tour Roars Into 15th Year Today in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Thursday, April 27 in St. Louis, where the award-winning musical is playing a nearly sold-out engagement at The Fox Theatre through May 7, 2017.  (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to GreenvilleSee Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local EconomyTHE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on TourPhoto Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway PerformancesVIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is SpectacularBWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake CityDisney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KINGVIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts CenterDisney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 68,000 theatergoers during 24 performances.  (more...)

Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This SummerBarn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Attention all parents of kids going into 3rd through 7th grade! "Disney's The Lion King, Kids" will be roaring on stage locally this summer at The Barn Players in Mission, KS! This is an affordably priced summer camp program filled with arts, activity, and fun for your children. (more...)

The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018The 25th Global Production and First International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING will Premiere in Manila March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group announces the first international tour of the world's #1 musical, Disney's The Lion King, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. (more...)

Walt Disney's MOANA Sails Home on Blu-ray/DVD TodayWalt Disney's MOANA Sails Home on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as THE VOICE of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (HBO's 'Ballers,' 'Central Intelligence') as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. Now, 'Moana' sets a new course, arriving to homes on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand today, March 7*. (more...)

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