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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
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MOANA Charts Way to the Top of the Box OfficeMOANA Charts Way to the Top of the Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

There's just no telling how far she'll go! Moana, the latest Disney heroine, has rapidly found her footing among fellow Disney rulers; the film bearing her name (and featuring music and lyrics by Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda) swept past Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to claim the largest box office gross over the weekend. According to Variety, this places Moana third on the list of biggest 3-day Thanksgiving movie releases, just behind Frozen and Toy Story 2. Moana's total gross has reached a towering $81.1, putting the movie in the race alongside Frozen to become one of Disney's most successful titles of all time.  (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Gaston Attempts to Woo Belle in New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IMAGEPHOTO FLASH: Gaston Attempts to Woo Belle in New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IMAGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

The look on Belle's (Emma Watson) face in the newest BEAUTY AND THE BEAST sneak peek photo makes it clear that she wishes she could swipe left on this conversation, but Gaston (Luke Evans) couldn't appear more undeterred. Originally published by EMPIRE magazine, the photo, which depicts Gaston and Belle at a market (Gaston with ostentatious bouquet in hand) is the latest snippet of the long-awaited film. The stunning trailer destroyed viewing records when it was released two weeks ago.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks About the Music of MOANAVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks About the Music of MOANA
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Take a look at a behind the scenes glimpse at the making of the music for MOANA - featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda! (more...)

Scoop: DISNEY PREP AND LANDING on ABC - Thursday, December 15, 2016Scoop: DISNEY PREP AND LANDING on ABC - Thursday, December 15, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on DISNEY PREP AND LANDING, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 15, 2016! (more...)

BWW TV: Who Is MOANA? Meet Disney's New Heronie, Auli'i Cravalho!BWW TV: Who Is MOANA? Meet Disney's New Heronie, Auli'i Cravalho!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 23, 2016

Disney's MOANA, featuring music by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancinaand Opetaia Foa'i, sails into theaters on November 23, 2016. (more...)

Disney's MOANA Sets Sail with Record-Breaking Numbers; Far Exceeds 'Frozen' OpeningDisney's MOANA Sets Sail with Record-Breaking Numbers; Far Exceeds 'Frozen' Opening
by Movies News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Disney's newest animated adventure film MOANA kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday with record-setting numbers at the box office (more...)

 Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m.   (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants to Play Spider-Man Villain 'Carnage'HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants to Play Spider-Man Villain 'Carnage'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

During the interview, Miranda revealed that he is interested in joining the popular Marvel Comics Universe, taking on the role of Spider-Man villain 'Carnage.' (more...)

Multi-Year Expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland Announced by The Walt Disney Company and Hong Kong GovernmentMulti-Year Expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland Announced by The Walt Disney Company and Hong Kong Government
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Led by Stephen Schwartz, Seeks Submissions2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Led by Stephen Schwartz, Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in Partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, is now accepting applications for the 2017 edition of the popular workshop series that gives selected composers and lyricists the opportunity to present selections from original musical works in progress for professional critique. The workshop will take place on February 1 & 2, 2017.  (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC, 12/11Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Disney's Academy Award®-winning FROZEN, the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will make its network broadcast premiere as part of the Wonderful World of Disney on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-10:04 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Walt Disney Shares First Look at CARS 3; In Theaters Summer 2017VIDEO: Walt Disney Shares First Look at CARS 3; In Theaters Summer 2017
by Movies News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

From this moment, everything will change. Below, check out a brand new teaser for CARS 3, in theaters summer 2017.  (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney RecordsFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

Disney's Live-Action WINNIE THE POOH Compared to G-Rated 'Ted'; Forster to DirectDisney's Live-Action WINNIE THE POOH Compared to G-Rated 'Ted'; Forster to Direct
by Movies News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Marc Forster will helm CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, Disney's previously announced live-action adaptation of A.A. Milne's classic children's book. Alex Ross Perry will pen the script. (more...)

Imagine Children's Festival 2017 Embraces Nordic CultureImagine Children's Festival 2017 Embraces Nordic Culture
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival returns from 9 - 19 February 2017, taking over the Royal Festival Hall during half term with a packed programme of events including dance, music, theatre and installations, alongside readings and workshops with some of the top children's authors from the UK and Nordic region. (more...)

Centenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of ShowsCentenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET 1812BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET 1812
by Ken Fallin - Nov 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Sutton Foster in SWEET CHARITY. (more...)


by Roberto Rodríguez - Nov 18, 2016

El próximo 2 de diciembre se estrena en España la nueva película de Walt Disney Studios VAIANA. La joven María Parrado, ganadora de La Voz Kids es la encargada de interpretar el tema 'Qué hay más allá' (How far I'll go) que forma parte de la película. (more...)

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