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Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill opens tonight on Broadway. Lady Day stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement with only 70 performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). (more...)

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...)

Disney's THE LION KING Plays Fox Theatre for First Time, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Atlanta's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Fox Theatre stage for the first time today, April 10, 2014 for a limited engagement of three weeks through April 27, 2014. Preview performances are Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11 and the matinee performance on Saturday, April 12 with the official opening night performance on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Sells Out Seattle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Seattle, which concluded on Sunday, April 6 at The Paramount Theatre. The triumphant four-week return grossed more than $6.7 million at the box office and entertained more than 90,000 patrons during 32 performances. The award-winning musical returned to Seattle following a seven-week sold-out premiere in 2005 and a successful five-week return in 2009 at The Paramount Theatre. (more...)

Tickets to THE LION KING at QPAC On Sale 4 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Queenslanders will be roaring to the box office this Friday 4 April as tickets go on sale for Brisbane's first ever season of THE LION KING. (more...)

Esteban Oliver to Join Broadway's THE LION KING as 'Zazu' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING, the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history, is pleased to welcome ESTEBAN OLIVER as Zazu, beginning performances tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (more...)

Nick Afoa, Josslyn Hlenti & More Set for THE LION KING in Brisbane, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Today, Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, travelled to Brisbane to announce that Disney's landmark musical event THE LION KING will come to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from September 26, 2014 (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns to Segerstom Center, 6/24-7/13; Tickets On Sale 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, playing in Orange County from June 24 - July 13, 2014. Single tickets, which start at $29.75, will go on sale Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 5 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Announces Broadway Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The producers of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill just announced a general rush policy. A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the box office of the Circle in the Square when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first-come-first-served basis. The box office of the Circle in the Square opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday (starting March 30th). Rush tickets are $40 each and limited to two (2) tickets per customer. (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...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Hold Open Auditions for 'Cub School' Program, 16 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Open auditions are to be held for 'Cub School' - the programme where children who have the potential to play Young Simba and Young Nala in Disney's musical THE LION KING have the opportunity to hone the skills required to take on these challenging roles. (more...)

West End's JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 2,500th Performance Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

JERSEY BOYS celebrates its 2,500th performance in London tomorrow, Thursday 20 February 2014, at the Prince Edward Theatre, where it opened in 2008. Its last performance there will be on Sunday 9 March, and then it moves to the Piccadilly Theatre, opening there on Saturday 15 March. The show will celebrate its 6th Birthday in London on 18 March. The musical has now been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End's longest running and most popular shows. The show will also be touring the United Kingdom for the first time from September 2014. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Announces First-Ever UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, which has been delighting audiences in London for six years, will be touring the United Kingdom for the first time from September 2014, whilst the production also continues in London at its new home of the Piccadilly Theatre from March 2014. (more...)

Single Tickets for JERSEY BOYS on Sale Today at PlayhouseSquare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Tickets will go on sale today, January 17 at 11 a.m. for the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre May 6-18, 2014. Jersey Boys is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Hayden Milanes & Adam Zelasko Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS National Tour, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomes Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi) beginning today, December 21 in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Hayden Milanes & Adam Zelasko to Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS National Tour, Begin. 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomes Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi) beginning December 21 in Philadelphia, PA. They will join a company that includes Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito) and Jason Kappus(Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. The Philadelphia return engagement ofJERSEY BOYS is now playing through January 5 at the Forrest Theatre. Following Philadelphia, the company will move to Richmond, Virginia for a premiere engagement at the Landmark Theater January 7-19. A current tour schedule is below. (more...)

Single Tickets for JERSEY BOYS on Sale 1/17 at PlayhouseSquare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Tickets will go on sale January 17 at 11 a.m. for the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre May 6-18, 2014. Jersey Boys is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

THE LION KING Comes to Sydney this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Our homegrown production of director Julie Taymor's vision features the most multicultural cast of any Australian-produced stage musical to date. (more...)

THE LION KING Becomes Broadway's Fourth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, played its 6,681st performance on Saturday evening, November 30th, surpassing the original Broadway production ofLes Miserables (6,680 performances) to become the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

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