The Lion King

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Kennedy Center [Opera House] (Washington, DC)
2700 F Street
Washington, DC 20566
6/17/2014 - 8/17/2014
Running Time
2 Hours and 45 Minutes
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THE LION KING's Chondra Profit to Present A JAZZED UP WOMAN at the Met Room, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Chondra Profit makes her Metropolitan Room debut, July 13, 2014 with A JAZZED UP WOMAN. Currently appearing as Sarabi in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, Chondra Profit presents an evening of Jazz music including standards and not-so-standard, 'jazzed up' versions of top 40 hits ranging from My Funny Valentine to Beyonce's Love on Top. (more...)

Lifetime Orders THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR Pilot; Ron Howard, Brian Glazer to Produce
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Lifetime has ordered the drama pilot The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel's series of best-selling novels, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. A co-production of Fox 21 and Lionsgate in association with Imagine Television and Allison Shearmur Productions, the project will be executive produced by Academy Award(R)-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Rush) and Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), along with Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cinderella), Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, The Lion King), who is writing the pilot, Francie Calfo (Gang Related, Empire) and Jean M. Auel. The project is targeted for a potential 2015 launch. (more...)

HA! THE MUSICAL to Go Behind the Scenes of the Comedy World at Stage 72, 8/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

A musical about comedy featuring a cast of today's funniest comedians singing & dancing like never before, HA! The Musical, a hilarious behind the scenes look at the world of standup comedy and life as a comic, will premiere in NYC next month at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street) with performances from August 2-August 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent and More for Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (July 29-August 31).This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, will be directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 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...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 7-13, 2014. (more...)

West End Raises 83,000 for DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

West End theatres have raised over 83,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it was announced today. Typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation across the Philippines last November, affecting 14 million people and leaving 5 million homeless. Through a combination of audience collections, donations and a special gala performance, West End theatres have raised the funds for vital emergency aid and recovery work. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/7
by - Jul 7, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/6/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 7-13
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting undergraduates for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is July 12, 2014. (more...)

Fourth of July Weekend Guide: The Full Schedule of Broadway, Cabaret, TV & More- Plus FREE Idina!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2014

Just because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Jasmine Lea Salonga Takes a Magic Carpet to Broadway's ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 5, 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...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Christopher Jackson
by BWW Staff - Jul 4, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Christopher Jackson, who is starring as 'Vertus' in Holler If Ya Hear Me- currently playing at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/4/2014
by BWW - Jul 4, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/4/2014. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

Flashpoint Theatre Company Closes its 10th Anniversary Season with One-Man Musical HERRINGBONE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Flashpoint Theatre Company closes out its 10th Anniversary with Tom Cone, Skip Kennon, and Ellen Fitzhugh's one-man musical Herringbone. Flashpoint's first musical will run July 10-July 27. Its Opening Night is Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. All performances take place at the Off-Broad Street Theatre at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom Street. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Ben Allison Group and More to Play Birdland, Week of July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 14-July 20, including Ben Allison Group, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin, featuring Billy Stritch, Rolando Morales-Matos, and more! (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Will Present the International Smash Hit Musical BILLY ELLIOT in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the regional premiere of the international smash hit musical BILLY ELLIOT, previewing April 9, opening April 16 at 8 p.m. and running through June 7, 2015. Multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Les Miserables, Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre) will Direct, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award-winner Roberta Duchak (Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon, Singin' in the Rain and Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre, and vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the Academy Award-winning film Les Miserables). (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/18/2014
by BWW - Jul 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/18/2014. (more...)

Theatre Harrisburg & Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College Salute the Best Music from the Silver Screen, 7/26 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Theatre Harrisburg and The Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College once again join forces for the fourth edition of their popular summer musical collaboration - A SUMMER SALUTE TO THE SILVER SCREEN. Presented at Whitaker Center, a cast of nearly 60 will perform under the musical direction of Gregg Mauroni. Featured will be some of the most popular songs from nearly a century of movies including hits from THE WIZARD OF OZ, TOP HAT, The Lion King, SUMMER STOCK, PINOCCHIO, THE HARVEY GIRLS, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, DICK TRACY, HIT THE DECK, ALL THAT JAZZ and many, many more. (more...)

iLUMINATE Celebrates First Anniversary at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled ARTIST OF LIGHT), celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Wishes at Daily Lottery
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

ALADDIN's Tony-winning Broadway Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, decided to swing by the production's daily lottery to grant a few wishes to a few lucky potential audience members - and the crew managed to check out his surprise visit on camera. Check it out below! (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley to Bring DARE2DREAM to Metropolitan Room on 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Chantel Riley, 'Nala' in Broadway's landmark musical The Lion King, will make her solo concert debut, "DARE2DREAM," at New York's intimate Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St.) on Monday, July 21 at 9:00PM. The evening, which marks Riley's solo concert debut, will allow audiences to get up close and personal with the singing actress as she presents an eclectic range of material including R&B, soul, and reggae. (more...)

What's On! Philly/South Jersey 2014-15 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an exciting night of theater and great food in the city of Philadelphia? Or perhaps take in a 'Dinner and a Show' in one of its posh suburbs? Or maybe you'd enjoy a trip to South Jersey for a great new theater experience. Whatever you choose you'll find a variety of some familiar classics and a mix of some original works right here in the Delaware Valley. Come visit some of our regions finest professional theaters just a few hours outside of New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Learn Choreography for NEWSIES 'Seize the Day' from Christopher Gattelli!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

In the video below, fans of Broadway's NEWSIES can learn the choreography of 'Seize the Day' from the hit musical, taught by Newsies choreographer Christopher Gattelli! (more...)

ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart to Co-Host ABC's THE VIEW, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show 'The View' on Friday, July 25, 2014. 'The View' is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Take Honors at National High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) has announced the success of our 2014 Triangle Rising Star best actress and best actor winners, English Bernhardt and Matthew Washington, at the sixth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards held in New York City on Monday, June 30th, 2014. Bernhardt was awarded Best Performance in an Ensemble and Washington was awarded the Spirit of the Jimmy Awards, two of only five awards given out among the fifty-six national finalists. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2014

Disney may be bringing the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

iLUMINATE to Celebrate First Anniversary at New World Stages on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled Artist of Light), celebrates its one-year anniversary this Friday, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater. (more...)

Disney Theatrical Productions Releases 'Get Up and Go' Tutorial Video Featuring Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions' new wellness and fitness program 'Get Up and Go' launches its first free tutorial video today, featuring a welcome message from Mrs. Obama in support of her 'Let's Move' initiative. (more...)

The Envision Symposium Sets the Stage for the Entertainment Industry to Unlock the DNA of Storytelling, Design & Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Envision, a high-end design and technology think tank for the most creative cutting-edge innovators and trendsetters in the live entertainment industry, has announced its 2014 Envision Symposium. The symposium is aimed at decoding the helix of live entertainment and its interaction among the three strands of storytelling, design and technology. The event is designed to look at what works today and what the ideal sequence of the future is to keep live theatre and storytelling alive for decades to come. Envision, produced by Penton's Live Design, will be held, September 1113, at the Steinbeck Forum, in the seaside town of Monterey, CA. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/13/14
by - Jul 14, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/13/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/14
by - Jul 14, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/13/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 14-20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 7-13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Southern Vermont Dance Festival Returns this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Second Annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival July 17-20 in downtown Brattleboro features the works of renowned and emerging artists in three galas - two at the Latchis Theatre and one at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, NH, along with a less formal concert series at the Stone Church in downtown Brattleboro, VT. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/12- NEWSIES Prep for Sleep Out, BULLETS and MATILDA Get Excited for Broadway Barks, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Today's photos come from the casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, MATILDA, NEWSIES, KINKY BOOTS, 1st National Tour of EVITA, and more! Scroll down, stay tuned for updates, and check back tomorrow for even more SIPs! Also, make sure to follow us on Instagram @officialbroadwayworld for even more Broadway photos from this week. (more...)

North Park Lexus New Title Sponsor of Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Mike Rilley, general manager of the Majestic Theatre, announced today that North Park Lexus of San Antonio has signed as Title Sponsor of the Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre Series for the next three seasons. 'We're thrilled to welcome North Park Lexus as our Series sponsor. The prestige of the Lexus brand is an ideal match for the quality Broadway entertainment presented at the iconic Majestic Theatre." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Lifetime Orders Drama Pilot Based on Jean Auel's THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Lifetime has ordered the drama pilot The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel's series of best-selling novels (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

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