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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."


Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Nicholas Christopher, Jasmine Cephas Jones and More to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

This Sunday, December 4th, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork and W Times Square will welcome cast members from the revolutionary show HAMILTON for the ninth installment of the hit Sunday night experience, 'Broadway at W.'  (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The cast of Disney's Aladdin, led by Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), will perform a never-before-seen version of the show-stopping production number "Friend Like Me" live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Nov 29, 2016

Having had the privilege to serve as Broadway World's Maine Editor for more than three years now, I can say with pride that the state, though remote as it may seem from the epicenter of the theatre world, Broadway, is blessed to be home to so many thriving theatre companies who produce exciting, vibrant seasons. As I compiled my list for 2016 with many familiar names, I was also struck by the extraordinary consistency of excellence these companies maintain. Here are my personal choices of the best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway's IN TRANSIT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), began preview performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Shares Full Clip of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'You're Welcome' from MOANA
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Below, check out the full 'You're Welcome' sequence from the new Disney animated film MOANA. The clip features Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) singing the original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comcast Presents IN TRANSIT: THE MAKING OF THE FIRST BROADWAY A CAPPELLA MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

 Today, Comcast and theatrical producer Janet B. Rosen announce "In Transit: The Making of the First Broadway A Cappella Musical," a new entertainment special now airing exclusively on Xfinity On Demand. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/27/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/27/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/28
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 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 11/27/2016. (more...)

Participating Shows Announced for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 21st Kids' Night on Broadway, which will take place Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Tickets to participating shows will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30am. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 28- December 4 , 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of November 28- December 4, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, December 4, 2016
by - Nov 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, December 4, 2016! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Regional Awards Update - Jack Dawson, Geoffrey Rush Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

ALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Monday, December 5.  The hit Broadway musical will launch its North American tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with performances beginning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.   (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now.  The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,'  'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested  list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.   It may be ordered here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechipdeffaasongbook. (more...)

This Year's Wolverhampton Panto is Going to be GIANT!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that the 2017/18 pantomime will be JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.  (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The hilarious new holiday musical Snow Way Out has been selected to close out the York Theatre Company's reading series for 2016 with a one-time only star-studded reading on December 19th at 2:00 PM at The York Theatre, 619 Lexington Ave (E. 54th Street) on the lower level of Saint Peter's Church. (more...)

ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart to Perform Favorite Tunes at NJPAC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

James Monroe Iglehart, the show-stopping, Tony-winning Genie from Broadway's Aladdin and original cast member of Memphis will perform his favorite hit songs from stage and screen on Saturday, January 28 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street, Newark NJ). (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

120 Years of Grand Panto Exhibition Opens at Light House Media Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Celebrate the history of Wolverhampton pantomime with a new free exhibition that is now open to the public at the Light House Media Centre. (more...)

TBT Podcast: ALADDIN's Genie James Monroe Iglehart Visits 'Half Hour Call with Chris King'
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Dec 8, 2016

This episode was truly an honor. James Monroe Iglehart is a Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actor as The Genie in Aladdin. He is an amazing talent and his energy is infectious. We talk about how important his family is. His journey to winning a Tony and even a little bit about Animaniacs and wrestling! (more...)

Suddenly, Seymour's Back- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Musical Remake in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Ready to go back to Skid Row? According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a musical remake of the 1986 cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors. The project will be directed by Greg Berlanti and will feature a script by Matthew Robinson. Marc Platt is set to produce. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

ATG Offers Magic of Christmas to British Troops
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Thousands of members of the Armed Forces will be laughing their socks off this Christmas as they flock to pantos all over the country thanks to Tickets For Troops and the Ambassador Theatre Group. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A Class Act NY's URINETOWN and ANNIE JR.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

On Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is proud to present Urinetown and Annie Jr. at the beautiful Off Broadway Five Angels Theater. Talented young actors, ages 7-20, have been rehearsing since October, and in two weeks, the shows will go up! (more...)

One Night Only! NEWSIES Flips onto the Big Screen in the UK
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Now, for the first time ever, you can see NEWSIES outside of the US - with a One Night Only satellite broadcast of the musical in UK cinemas nationwide on Sunday 19th February with tickets going on-sale today. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2016 Glugs Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Beloved Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year - proudly present nominations for the 2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 6 February 2016 at The Castlereagh Hotel. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)


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STAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss, Nathan Lucrezio and Marty Thomas Get in the Holiday Spirit with 'Mary, Did You Know?'
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

Aladdin's Nathan Lucrezio just covered the classic Christmas song 'Mary, Did You Know?' with Natalie Weiss (Dear Evan Hansen) and cabaret star Marty Thomas. Get in the holiday spirit with their rendition below! (more...)

Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/4/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/5
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 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 12/4/2016. (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

VIDEO: New Music from Lin-Manuel Miranda - MOANA's 'We Know The Way'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Below, check out the full 'We Know The Way' sequence from Disney's MOANA featuring the song written and performed by Opetaia Foa'I and Lin-Manuel Miranda. MOANA is now in U.S. theaters.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice are bringing excerpts of Rice's latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in three commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Presents Lea Salonga in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Lea Salonga brings her sterling voice to Melbourne this year as she will appear in concert at Arts Centre Melbourne, presented by Michael Cassel Group and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Disney's Tony Award-Winning Musical NEWSIES to Make Australian and New Zealand Cinema Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Arts Alliance Distribution, Ltd. are proud to announce that Arts Alliance will serve as the international distributor of the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES, which will make its worldwide cinema debut starting February 19 2017, meaning international audiences will experience this legendary musical in cinemas for the very first time. In addition to handling international territories, Arts Alliance will also handle distribution to art houses in the United States. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam Pascal Gives Special Performance at SOMETHING ROTTEN to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Audience members at Friday's performance of Something Rotten received quite the treat when Adam Pascal, currently appearing as Rotten's very own pretty boy front man, William Shakespeare, performed One Song Glory to benefit fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pascal first performed the famous tune on Broadway when he originated the role of Roger in the original production of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical about a group of friends and artists struggling to survive in New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis. (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Regional Awards Update - Sonia Nizny, David Wilkinson Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Announces 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

With panto season just around the corner, Birmingham Hippodrome has today announced details of a new fundraising campaign which aims to raise over £12,000 to help support its growing programme of Relaxed Performances for audiences with special access needs and complex learning disabilities in 2017. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

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