Walt Disney News

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Talent Behind FROZEN's 'Let It Go' in 25 Different Languages!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Back in January, Disney released montage of FROZEN's most memorable musical moment, 'Let It Go', as performed in 25 different languages. Now, you can meet the talent behind the microphone in the video below! Among the selected languages showcased in the video are German, French, Swedish, Mandarin, Japanese and more. (more...)

Cirque Shanghai to Return to Chicago this Summer with 'WARRIORS,' Begin. 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

'Cirque Shanghai' will return this summer to Chicago's Navy Pier with a brand new show, 'Cirque Shanghai: Warriors.' Performances begin Wednesday, May 21 and run through Monday, Sept. 1 at the Pepsi Skyline Stage, a 1,500-seat, canopied, open-air theater on Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave). Tickets go on sale May 2, 2014. (more...)

Trey McIntyre Project Performs Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

In one of its final performances as a full-time dance company, the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will present the Harris Theater-commissioned Chicago premiere of The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction. The performance tonight, April 3 at 7:30PM will include live musical accompaniment from the young stars of the Music Institute of Chicago. This exciting work, organized and led by the Harris Theater, pairs one of the city's finest cultural institutions with one of the country's foremost contemporary dance ensembles. The commission centers on the Theater's mission to collaborate with, and present, Chicago's midsize and emerging arts organizations in innovative ways. (more...)

BCT to Present A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Boise Contemporary Theater's 5X5 Reading Series returns on April 7, 2014 at 7pm with A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Family Guy' Impersonator Takes on FROZEN's 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman'
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Below, watch as he performs the number in the voices of characters from the long-running animated series! (more...)

Dianne Reeves to Headline 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present the fourth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 20-22, 2014. PJLIF will consist of three days of free jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages throughout downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. PJLIF attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country. The Festival features local, emerging, and national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. (more...)

FROZEN Soundtrack Remains at No. 1 for Eighth Week!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

As predicted, the soundtrack to Disney's Oscar-winning animated film FROZEN remained at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for an eighth week. (more...)

VIDEO: DAVID LETTERMAN Plays Cruel April Fool's Prank on Guest Kristin Chenoweth
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by last night's LATE SHOW on CBS and became the victim of a rather cruel April Fool's prank devised by the late night host. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Belts Out 'Over the Rainbow' on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

When the host requested a sampling from the concert, Chenoweth happily obliged by belting out the Judy Garland classic, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' (more...)

The LA Phil Announces Updates to 2014/15 Season - New Artists, Concerts & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces programming updates to the 2014/15 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

David Newman to Conduct New York Philharmonic in PIXAR IN CONCERT, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present Pixar in Concert, a program illustrating Pixar's mastery of film scoring to underscore its celebrated storytelling. Clips from all 14 Pixar films released to date - the Toy Story trilogy; A Bug's Life; Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars and Cars 2; Ratatouille; Wall·E; UP; and Brave - will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by film composer and conductor David Newman. The concerts take place Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

FSPA Students to Travel to Walt Disney World This Month; DISNEY SHOWCASE Set for 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Thirty-four local students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will travel to Walt Disney World during the April school break to perform for Disney audiences and participate in master classes with Disney performers, choreographers and directors. (more...)

The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents a Pops Concert with MATT COREY, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

McKinley High School alum, Matt Corey, has travelled to more than 300 college campuses nationwide and several countries with his saxophone. He returns to his hometown April 12 for a Pops concert with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Disney Junior Lands 52-Weeks as #1 Preschooler Channel
by TV News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Disney Junior, the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids age 2-7, has surpassed all similarly-targeted channels for 52 consecutive weeks (more...)

ESPN & Disney/ABC Television Group Launch WATCH Authenticated Products to DISH Customers
by TV News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

In the weeks immediately following the announcement of their groundbreaking, multi-year distribution deal, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced the availability of WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family (more...)

Alicia Keys' 'It's On Again (Feat. Kendrick Lamar),' From The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Available Today In The U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Columbia Records Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records have released a brand new song 'It's On Again,' performed by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar, heard on the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The track was written exclusively for the film by Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, and Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist Kendrick Lamar, and produced by Pharrell Williams. 'It's On Again' is available in the U.S. today: http://smarturl.it/AKItsOnAgain. (more...)

Disney First-Timer Pitfalls: Five Mistakes Made by First-Time Visitors to Disney Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Families taking their first Disney vacation look forward to all the magic of the parks, but after picking up their shiny 'First Time Visit' buttons from City Hall, what are the next steps to making the most out of their Disney vacations? Trekaroo provides helpful insight onto how to navigate Disney parks with the Ultimate Disney Vacation Guide, filled with practical information first-time families can use to plan their trip. Want the CliffsNotes version? Learn what not to do as a Disney newbie by avoiding the following common pitfalls: (more...)

Tony Awards to Honor Rosie O'Donnell with 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Intelsat Appoints Global Media Veteran Robert Callahan to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

“Bob's successful track record leading global media companies will make him a tremendous asset to our board,” said David McGlade, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Intelsat. “His unique perspective and experience related to the convergence and evolution of media and internet delivered services will prove instrumental as we prepare for the launch of our Intelsat EpicNG satellites and position the company for long-term growth.” (more...)

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