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December 05, 1901
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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...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Welcomes John Legend Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour titled 'An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour.' The tour which began March 20th in Temecula, CA and goes through early June will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. The tour will stop at Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts tonight, April 1, with an 8 p.m. performance, and other stops on the tour will include a night at the prestigious Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA on March 26th as well the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY on May 31st. (more...)

ALADDIN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording of the brand new stage edition of Disney's classic animated movie musical ALADDIN is now available for pre-order according to a new listing on the official site. (more...)

ALADDIN Gets Original Broadway Cast Recording via Walt Disney Records; Out June 17!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, is currently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin, Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch. (more...)

Pinchas Zukerman and Yefim Bronfman to Perform in Recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Friends and collaborators violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman and pianistYefim Bronfman perform in recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday, April 4, at8 pm. As part of their eight-city duo tour, the music powerhouses perform Schubert's Sonatina in A minor, D. 385, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2, and Brahms' Viola Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1, which is the composer's own adaptation of a work he originally composed with the clarinet in mind. The performance is part of the LA Phil's 2013/14 Colburn Celebrity Recitals series. (more...)

Lyricist Anthony Drewe to Guest Narrate A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at St. James Studio Theatre, 15-22 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Award-winning British Lyricist Anthony Drewe is be a guest narrator at two special performances of the critically acclaimed cabaret, A Spoonful of Sherman, which returns to the St James Studio for a week-long run of nine shows from Tuesday 15 - Tuesday 22 April. (more...)

Matt Robinson's Single 'Feel The Beat' to Premiere on VEVO Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Matt Robinson is a songwriter and singer whose recording sessions feature Grammy winners producing and playing his original compositions. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

This weekend, Disney's 'Frozen' officially became the highest grossing animated film of all time, and with $1.072 billion worldwide, it has also entered the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time. The Walt Disney Studios' seventh billion-dollar release, 'Frozen' has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally. (more...)

GMCLA Presents GOD SAVE THE QUEEN(S) This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

As same-sex marriages soon overtake churches and government halls in England and Wales, so too will British culture invade The Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Boulevard) in Beverly Hills as Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents 'God Save the Queen(s),' the second show of the Chorus's 35th season, tonight, March 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. (more...)

MONOLOGUES Continues Boston Baroque's 'New Directions' Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Boston Baroque has announced its New Directions Series for 2013 - 2014 Season, featuring two chamber concerts at Longy School of Music, the second of which runs today, March 29, 2014: MONOLOGUES. (more...)

SCANDAL's Katie Lowes Reveals She Did Motion Work for Disney's FROZEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, SCANDAL's Katie Lowes reveals she's got a nice, icey little connection to Disney's Oscar-winning animated smash FROZEN. Early in the developmental process, Lowes provided all of movement for Idina Menzel's showstopping number 'Let It Go.' Check out her interview below! (more...)

Sara Jean Ford Joins Lineup of DCINY's DEFYING GRAVITY, Set for this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Broadway star Sara Jean Ford, currently starring as Christine in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, joins the already stellar line up for this Sunday afternoon's concert, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, is the first concert collaboration between groundbreaking choral composer and Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and renowned Academy Award and Grammy-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, whose musical Wicked continues to run on Broadway after more than 10 years. Performing alongside Sara Jean Ford, who will be the soloist for Eric Whitacre's 'Fly to Paradise,' from Virtual Choir IV, is star performer Ashley Brown, the original Mary Poppins on Broadway. Eric Whitacre conducts the Distinguished Concerts Singers International- comprised of choirs from across North America as well as Italy and China- as well as Stephen Schwartz himself for select works. Sara Jean Ford was last heard with DCINY as soprano soloist for Messiah ... Refreshed! and in Whitacre's Paradise Lost on tour with DCINY at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Auditorium Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. (more...)

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