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BWW TV: Inside Dr. Phillips Center's BROADWAY & BEYOND with Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess & More!BWW TV: Inside Dr. Phillips Center's BROADWAY & BEYOND with Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its highly anticipated grand premiere with the Broadway & Beyond opening night concert-the first performance to be held in its new Walt Disney Theater. (more...)

BWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Michael Urie Chat BROADWAY & BEYONDBWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Michael Urie Chat BROADWAY & BEYOND
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 17, 2014

On Saturday, November 15th, the arts community in Central Florida forever changed with the official opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. On that night, Broadway icon Richard Jay-Alexander brought together an incredible group of talent to unveil the Walt Disney Theatre with BROADWAY & BEYOND, and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/15-11/16/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/15-11/16/2014
by - Nov 16, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/16- MARY POPPINSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/16- MARY POPPINS
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2014

Today in 2006, Mary Poppins opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where it ran for 2619 performances. Mary Poppins is a Walt Disney Theatrical musical based on the similarly titled series of children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. The West End production opened in December 2004 and received two Olivier Awards, one for Best Actress in a Musical and the other for Best Theatre Choreography. It received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning for Best Scenic Design. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Soars into Grand RapidsBWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Soars into Grand Rapids
by Cassandra Sandros - Nov 16, 2014

The hottest ticket in West Michigan right now is indisputably Mary Poppins. Selling out even their final dress rehearsal, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has brought together a technical powerhouse that will thrill the most seasoned audiences. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY Creates a Magical  Journey at WilburyBWW Reviews: A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY Creates a Magical Journey at Wilbury
by Robert Barossi - Nov 16, 2014

Celebrities, famous folks and iconic figures are often enigmatic, especially those who lived in bygone days, long before the internet and social media. To most of us, they are a mystery. From their exalted and distant perches far above the ordinary, average citizen, they alter and impact our lives. At the same time, they remain shrouded in secrecy, their true lives unknown or unrevealed. This can be said of the famous figure at the center of Wilbury Group's second play fo the season, A Public Readng of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. You may think you know something about the man behind the mouse, as he's sometimes referred. On the other hand, this play sets out to offer a different view, one that's decidedly darker. (more...)

Stage Tube: The Broadway Kids Rehearse 'Broadway Baby' for Orlando's Dr. Phillips CenterStage Tube: The Broadway Kids Rehearse 'Broadway Baby' for Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 15, 2014

The Broadway Kids are currently in Orlando, Florida preparing to perform as part of BROADWAY & BEYOND, the premiere event in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts' Walt Disney Theatre. Under the direction of Richard Jay-Alexander, these talented kids will be performing the Sondheim classic, 'Broadway Baby.' (more...)

Stage Tube: Well-Strung Rehearses FROZEN Mash-Up for BROADWAY & BEYONDStage Tube: Well-Strung Rehearses FROZEN Mash-Up for BROADWAY & BEYOND
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 15, 2014

When Well-Strung, 'The Singing String Quartet,' agreed to be a part of BROADWAY & BEYOND, the premiere event in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts' Walt Disney Theatre, they knew they needed to come up with something special. So, over the past week, the group put together a very special mash-up from Disney's most recent megahit. (more...)

Disney Lights Up the Holidays with All-New FROZEN Sing-Along Edition, 11/18Disney Lights Up the Holidays with All-New FROZEN Sing-Along Edition, 11/18
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The all-new FROZEN sing-along edition arrives on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere and DVD on November 18th. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS IS IN THE HOUSE AT THE WALNUTBWW Review: MARY POPPINS IS IN THE HOUSE AT THE WALNUT
by Pati Buehler - Nov 14, 2014

The wind has blown this famous nanny into the city last week and she's here to stay 'until the wind changes' or at least through the holiday season. (more...)

2014 Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Begin 12/162014 Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Begin 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Each holiday season the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the annual Deck the Hall holiday concerts. Beginning December 16, performances featuring an eclectic array of artists bring the joy of the season to concert goers of all ages. From the famous harmonies of The Manhattan Transfer, to the Latin flair of The Arturo Sandoval Big Band, to the celebration of Hannukah with The Klezmatics, the LA Phil's wide-ranging programming provides something for everyone during this special time of year. (more...)

Taylor Morrison is Sending One Lucky Winner on a Magical Vacation to Disneyland ResortTaylor Morrison is Sending One Lucky Winner on a Magical Vacation to Disneyland Resort
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Taylor Morrison is sending one lucky winner and three guests to visit the Dream Home at Innoventions in Disneyland Park. (more...)

Alexandra Bracken to Pen STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE Illustrated NovelAlexandra Bracken to Pen STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE Illustrated Novel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced today that New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, In the Afterlight) will pen STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE: Being the Story of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Rise of the Rebellion. (more...)

Palace Theater Opens Next Week in Wisconsin Dells with MARY POPPINSPalace Theater Opens Next Week in Wisconsin Dells with MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Anthony and Joseph Tomaska, long-time producers of one of Chicago's most successful long-running productions (Tony n' Tina's Wedding) and proprietors of the former Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, announce the acquisition of a 800 seat theater in Wisconsin Dells to be named the Palace Theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Milwaukee return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm at the Milwaukee Theatre for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, December 7. In Milwaukee, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. There will be special weekday matinee performances on Friday, November 28 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, December 4 at 2:00 pm. There will not be a performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). The show's five-week premiere engagement in 2008 played a sold-out run at the Milwaukee Theatre. 'Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations for the return of Lion King in Milwaukee, but there are still great seats available,' said Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Take a Virtual Tour of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Before Saturday's Star-Studded BROADWAY & BEYONDBWW TV: Take a Virtual Tour of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Before Saturday's Star-Studded BROADWAY & BEYOND
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 13, 2014

Without question, Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world. From theme parks, to water parks, to world class shows, there is nearly something for everyone. Well, this Saturday, Orlando opens another exciting entertainment venue, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In the exciting virtual tour below, you will get to see all of the wonderful features of this breath-taking facility. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Set to Reinvent Orlando Arts Scene this Saturday with BROADWAY & BEYONDDr. Phillips Center Set to Reinvent Orlando Arts Scene this Saturday with BROADWAY & BEYOND
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 12, 2014

In three days, the Orlando arts community will be forever changed as The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents its inaugural show, BROADWAY & BEYOND. Directed by theatrical legend Richard Jay-Alexander (Executive Producer for the original Broadway productions of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON), the performance will feature stars from all imaginable entertainment disciplines, including Broadway's current Phantom of the Opera, Central Florida native Norm Lewis; Broadway's Little Mermaid, Sierra Boggess; star of stage and screen Michael Urie; and many more. To check out the full list of stars performing in the event, click here. (more...)

WayBlazer Announces Availability of Insights as a Service to HoteliersWayBlazer Announces Availability of Insights as a Service to Hoteliers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Powered by a cognitive travel and hospitality insights engine, these apps redefine the way hoteliers can enrich how their guests' dream, plan, purchase and experience the ultimate in personalized and tailored hospitality. (more...)

Bette Midler Asks Fans to 'Inundate' Disney with Demand for HOCUS POCUS SequelBette Midler Asks Fans to 'Inundate' Disney with Demand for HOCUS POCUS Sequel
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

One fan wrote in asking about the possibility of a sequel to Midler's 1993 hit film HOCUS POCUS, in which she portrayed the witch Winfred (more...)

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