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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
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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."

Lea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7thand will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN at Capitol Theatre, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film, will premiere Thursday 11 August 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The Book
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Despite clunky writing, Berry Gordy's autobiographical musical is packed with great songs and terrific performances. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/22/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 21, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's LION KING, ALADDIN and More to Offer Autism Friendly Performances This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, today announced their sixth season of autism-friendly performances presented through its Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) for 2016-17.  (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Alliance Theatre Livestreams Casey Nicholaw, Cast and Creatives Previewing THE PROM
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway-bound musical is about what happens when a group of forgotten celebrities lend their support to a lesbian couple wanting to attend their prom. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago will welcome the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) July 11-23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: International Trailer for Disney's MOANA, ft. Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Below, check out an all-new international trailer for the highly anticipated Disney animated feature film MOANA. Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda provides some of the music for the film along with Opetaia Foa'l and Mark Mancina. (more...)

Reelz to Premiere Documentary Special ROBIN WILLIAMS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

REELZ today announced the two-hour documentary special ROBIN WILLIAMS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS which gives viewers an intimate look at his life (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Amber Riley Perform 'I Am Changing' from the UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2016

An exclusive new video has been released in advance of the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz Join Tribute Concert to Ahrens & Flaherty
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 19, 2016

Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz, current cast members of the Broadway smash musical Disney's Aladdin, are joining the cast of Broadway Barkada's tribute concert to Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty titled 'Make Them Hear You: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty' on Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. at the Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St., between Park and Madison). (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Something Fresh at SOMETHING ROTTEN! New Cast Members Take Their First Bows
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The hit musical comedy welcomes four new cast members who took their first bows Monday night. (more...)


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TWITTER WATCH: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle and Will Chase's Changing Of The Bard
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

Christian Borle hands the rock star collar to the new Shakespeare in town, Will Chase. (more...)

VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Students Sing a Lovely Arrangement of Stephen Schwartz's 'Beautiful City'
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Broadway and cabaret star is giving master classes in New Zealand. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 18-24, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 18, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 18-24, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/17/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/17/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/18
by - Jul 18, 2016

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 7/17/2016. (more...)

Catch SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase in Premiere Performance of 'Will Power'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

There's a new Shakespeare in town, as Will Chase took over the role of Something Rotten!'s rock star bard tonight. Check out a clip of Will rocking out to 'Will Power' below: (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Cincinnati premiere September 27 - October 9 at the Aronoff Center as part of a North American tour and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 16/17 Season presented by TriHealth.  (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 14, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 1-7, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park and Michael Wartella Perform at TUCK EVERLASTING OCR Release Event
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Creators Tim Federle, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen are joined by cast members Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park and Michael Wartella. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David Baida
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 14, 2016

In this episode: On Your Feet's David Baida- If you were to combine phrases like: 'Slow and steady wins the race,' 'Don't give up on your dreams,' 'Perseverance is the key,' you'd find the career of David Baida. His story spans 20 years of not giving up, finding his creativity outside NYC and within himself, and leaving the business many times. Now he can say its because of Lin-Manuel Miranda that he's working with Gloria Estefan. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour to Hit New Orleans this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. This lavish new production will make its New Orleans premiere Sept. 20 - 25, 2016 at the Saenger Theatre as part of a North American Tour. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony® and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia next February marking her Sydney Opera House debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She will also perform concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne with Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Click below to watch the performances from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

Musical Comedy HALF TIME, Formerly GOTTA DANCE, Eyes Spring 2017 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the new musical comedy formerly known as Gotta Dance, which recently played a triumphant World Premiere at Broadway in Chicago's Bank of America Theater, will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2017 as HALF TIME. (more...)

Disney Orders Second Season of DESCENDANTS: WICKED WORLD
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Growing consumer interest in 'Descendants' stories brings a second season of 'Descendants: Wicked World,' the animated short-form series that has reached over 30 million Total Viewers in the U.S. and has also delivered over 100 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel app, VOD and YouTube. Featuring three original songs and introducing new characters, 'Descendants: Wicked World' season two is slated to begin airing this fall across multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app, video-on-demand and on YouTube. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Monroe Iglehart, Rick Lyon, The Skivvies and More Perform at 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Scroll down for photos from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard.  (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Named Celebrity Ambassador of TDF's STAGE DOORS Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

?It is Theatre Development Fund's belief that future audiences are built by engaging students, first-hand, in the vital and exciting activity of the creative process, as well as providing opportunities to see live performances of great theatre. Acting on this belief, TDF is launching a fundraising campaign to grow its most expansive theatre arts education program, STAGE DOORS.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 11-17, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 11-17, 2016. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, THE LAST WORD will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . THE LAST WORD is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel(Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing). It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Arielle Jacobs, Rebecca Luker, Jason Forbach and More Featured on OVERTURE Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis today further announced an array of Broadway and West End names who will feature on their OVERTURE album. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016
by - Jul 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Stage LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to present live on stage Little Shop of Horrors opening Friday, July 22nd at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. (more...)

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