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Beck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins 12/5Beck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Please note early curtain times. A special performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. Two performances (2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.) will be held on Saturdays, December 13, 27 and January 3. A matinee-only will be held on Saturday, December 20. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Align for BROADWAY & BEYOND at Orlando's Dr. Phillips CenterPhoto Coverage: Stars Align for BROADWAY & BEYOND at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 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 and BroadwayWorld was there. Below find pictures from backstage, rehearsals, the audience, and post-show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Reviews: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Don Grigware - Nov 18, 2014

Victor Hugo's monumental romantic/gothic novel of the mid 15th century The Hunchback of Notre Dame centers in, around and on top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The new musical of the same name written by Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, which is receiving its U.S. premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, capitalizes on this fact. Alexander Dodge's massive set of the cathedral replete with gargoyles, multiple statues, stained-glass window and huge overhanging bells is a work of art that dominates the action onstage in front of it. In fact, it is impossible to take your eyes off at least a part of it for a split second. (more...)

Disney Movies Anywhere Now Available Through Walmart's VUDU Digital Video ServiceDisney Movies Anywhere Now Available Through Walmart's VUDU Digital Video Service
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Walmart's VUDU service joins Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing U.S. consumers' ability to manage and enjoy their digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go. (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 SeasonThree Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

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...)

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