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Aladdin is a soaring magic carpet ride through Agrabah, the City of Enchantment. In the heart of the city lives a street urchin named Aladdin whose whole life changes when he discovers a magic lamp and unleashes a fun-loving, larger-than-life Genie who grants him three wishes. Aladdin sees this as his opportunity to be with the beautiful, free-spirited Princess Jasmine, who is only allowed to marry a prince. When the evil Jafar steals the lamp and tries to get the three wishes for himself, Aladdin must find a way to save the kingdom. Through his adventures, Aladdin learns that he is a prince where it truly matters most -- on the inside. Aladdin is a celebration of finding everlasting love and being true to oneself no matter what the circumstances. The thrilling score of this classic family production includes Disney favorites "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me."


World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

SISTER ACT On Tour Comes to Manila, 6/27-7/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Ovation Productions proudly announces its new theatrical offering: the Broadway and West End smash musical comedy SISTER ACT, which is based on the hit 1992 film. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, the production will run at The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City from June 27 up to July 9, 2017. (more...)

Sydney Season Marks A Whole New World With Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's been a whole new world for Disney's Aladdin as the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical has been seen by more than 450,000 people at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

Kathryn Allison Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) VOLUME 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Kathryn Allison has just joined DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/26/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/26/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/27
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 27, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 3/26/2017. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, April 2, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 2, 2017! (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical REMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Remission, a new musical about vulnerability and hope, announces presentations open to industry professionals on March 31st. The presentations will be directed by Portia Krieger, with books/music/lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S Aladdin, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Beat the Fare Hike and Ride The Subway For Free Courtesy Of Broadway Hit IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first ever a cappella musical, and the MTA are teaming up to help audience members travel "Deep Beneath the City" free for one week! From March 27 through March 31, customers who purchase a full price ticket to IN TRANSIT for any performance through April 30 will receive a FREE 7 day unlimited MetroCard. (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Utrata Talks PAW PATROL LIVE and Why Working With Kids is in His Blood
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2017

Paw Patrol Live, an interactive kids' show based on the hit animated series Paw Patrol, is currently touring the country, making stops at 90 cities throughout the U.S. It is playing Madison Square Garden March 23-26. Jack Utrata, who plays Chase and Jake, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experiences in the show, the intricate puppetry work that is unlike anything he's done, and why he loves working with kids. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Interview: El Capitan's GM Ed Collins Proudly Touts Their Exclusive BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extras
by Gil Kaan - Mar 22, 2017

Hollywood's renown El Capitan Theatre features the exclusive pre-show complements to the newly released, live-action version of Disney's animated classic Beauty and The Beast. A curated exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces, actually used in the film, fills up two of the three theatre lobbies. Then, when you enter the auditorium, your eyes will be quite dazzled by the Swarovski crystal curtain. (more...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rodney Ingram Takes First Bows as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New Raoul!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, March 20, Rodney Ingram made his debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, assuming the role of Raoul, the dashing vicomte vying for the heart of the innocent soprano, Christine. (more...)

Woodruff School ACE Music Releases Cast of JAMES AND GIANT PEACH JR, 4/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR (more...)

Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. The winners' films, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner, will be screened during PONY's Symphonic Storyboards concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 21-22, under the baton of principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. Hailed as “among the most progressive modern orchestras,” PONY is an ensemble of some of New York's finest musicians, dedicated to reinventing classical music performance with spectacular visuals and lighting. (more...)

LIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Season at People's Light features iconic and intimate stories of heroism and hope, rebellion and romance. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Casey Cott, Courtney Reed and More Sign on for BROADWAY LOVES KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 20th, 2017 - Original Stars of KINKY BOOTS Reunite for TDF!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters and more celebrate Cameron Mackintosh at Signature's Sondheim Gala in D.C., and four 'Lolas' strut their stuff this evening at the TDF HONORS KINKY BOOTS benefit! (more...)

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program Announces Cast for Spring Production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR. Produced with special permission from Music Theatre International, Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this 'masterpeach' of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. The musical will open April. 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2017 (all shows 7pm). Each show will be open with a red carpet for all guests 45 minutes before each show. There will be a press preview April 4th from 2:30-4:30pm. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/19/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 3/19/2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Lucrezio and Friends Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2017

Nathan Lucrezio, currently in the cast of Broadway's Aladdin, recently posted a YouTube video in which he mashed up some of his favorite songs. 'Waving Through a Window' from Dear Evan Hansen is at the spine of the mashup, which also includes 'Ordinary Girl' and 'A Thousand Miles' both by Vanessa Carlton, 'No Day But Today' from Rent, and 'Just Another Day' from Next to Normal. Lucrezio called upon some of his friends, Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Samantha Massell (Fiddler On the Roof), Trent Saunders (Aladdin), and Angelo Soriano (Aladdin) to create the video.  (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in Aladdin, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)


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Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells & More Gender Swap at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Backwards on March, 13, 2017, where men sing songs intended for women and vice versa without changing pronouns, shattered fundraising records, bringing in an impressive $522,870 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (more...)

Broadway Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season; HAMILTON Announced for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2017/18 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a dazzling lineup of Tony Award-winning productions and the most recent Broadway hits. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/17/2017
by BWW - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/17/2017. (more...)

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