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BWW Interviews: William Squier
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 11, 2014

What it takes to write a children's musical (more...)

VIDEO: Meet STAR WARS REBELS Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Agent Kallus, one of the Empire's leading enforcers in the upcoming 'Star Wars Rebels' animated series, is a major threat to the Ghost crew's small band of heroes. (more...)

Elle Fanning to Lead Film Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elle Fanning (Maleficent) is set to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. John Cameron Mitchell will direct from a script by Philippa Goslett and Mitchell. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS at The Patchogue Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 09, 2014

One thing is sure; Mary Poppins remains one of the most popular tales to this day. The iconic story's Tony Award winning musical adaptation is having its Long Island premier at the beautiful Patchogue Theatre running through July 19th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch YouTube Mash-Up FROZEN IS THE NEW BLACK!
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

YouTube user and cartoonist Leigh Lahav presents FROZEN IS THE NEW BLACK, a mash up of the hit Disney film and the hot Netflix comedy (more...)

Fox Valley Repertory's Youth Ensemble to Present Disney's ALADDIN JR., 8/1-10; Announces Partnership with Make-A-Wish Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Director and choreographer Kyle Donahue of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble bring Disney's Aladdin Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Debra Stombres, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this all-time Disney classic of magic, splendor and true love to life on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage August 1-10, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Peregrine Theatre Ensemble presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical RENT at the Provincetown Theater every Monday-Wednesday, now through August 27th. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Long Island premiere of 'Disney's Mary Poppins' is set to fly at the Patchogue Theatre - featuring Broadway caliber actors and aerial effects. The musical, produced by The Gateway, plays July 2-19. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Disney to Develop Live Action DUMBO Movie Based on Animated Classic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Disney is developing a live action “Dumbo' film, based on the animated classic. (more...)

Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE Product Line Lands at Retail Stores Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) debuted a dynamic line of products to celebrate the premiere of the high flying comedy-adventure Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue, in theaters July 18. (more...)

The Walt Disney Company Announces Participants for Its Startup Accelerator Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

To kick off the program, participating companies will meet with various mentors including Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, and leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, ESPN and Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as other entertainment industry leaders, investors, and Techstars' extensive network of technology mentors. Selected companies will develop mentorship relationships based on expertise, interest and background. Participating companies will meet with mentors regularly and work together to build and expand business plans, product launches, marketing campaigns, and formulate long-term strategies. The program culminates with a Demo Day in October, where each team will present their company to industry leaders, Disney executives, and the entrepreneurial community. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 6
by - Jul 06, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 6, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Jasmine Lea Salonga Takes a Magic Carpet to Broadway's ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 05, 2014

Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Jasmine in the iconic ALADDIN film took a magic carpet ride to Broadway for a night to visit Aladdin himself - Adam Jacobs! Salonga provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, she's toured with IL DIVO. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

VIDEO: Boston Children's Chorus Sing's 'Let It Go' at Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
by Movies News Desk - Jul 04, 2014

Below, watch the Boston Children's Chorus perform 'Let It Go' from the Oscar-winning Disney animated film FROZEN as part of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular! (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

FROZEN, Pharrell Williams Top Mid-Year SoundScan Charts!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

With the first half of 2014 behind us, the soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN and Pharrell Williams' hit single, 'Happy' lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the U.S (more...)

China Anne McClain & Kelli Berglund to Star in Disney Channel Comedy HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Recording artist China Anne McClain (Hollywood Records' McCLAIN and Disney Channel's 'A.N.T. Farm') and Kelli Berglund (Disney XD's 'Lab Rats') star as tech whizzes who computer-program the perfect boy and in the process trigger a national incident in 'How to Build a Better Boy' (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

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