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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."

BWW's On This Day - January 31, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 31, 2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 SeasonANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup that includes two regional premieres, two beloved classics, one international sensation and the return of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. The season once again extends longer than ever, opening one week earlier on May 18 and running to November 6, also a week longer than ever, bringing the season to a record 25 weeks of non-stop entertainment with Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on stage at the Playhouse. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with a show in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to be announced at a later date. (more...)

ALADDIN Concludes Record-Breaking Run at Birmingham HippodromeALADDIN Concludes Record-Breaking Run at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome's smash-hit pantomime Aladdin closes on 31 January following a spectacular six week run of 74 performances. With over 118,000 admissions, Aladdin becomes the theatre's best-selling pantomime in 14 years. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: GALAVANT's Karen David Talks Final Episode, Season 3 Plans, and More!BWW Exclusive: GALAVANT's Karen David Talks Final Episode, Season 3 Plans, and More!
by Alan Henry - Jan 29, 2016

Leading up to the season finale for GALAVANT, airing Sunday, January 31st at 8 PM - I had the opportunity to chat with leading lady Karen David (Princess Isabella) about working on the show, the finale, and a possible third season for the series. (more...)

Route1 Provides Q4 Operations UpdateRoute1 Provides Q4 Operations Update
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

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WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/24/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/24/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/24/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  1/26; Snow Day DropINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/26; Snow Day Drop
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 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 1/24/2016. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOWFirst Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. Houston Symphony Music Director Orozco-Estrada, Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski, and Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson were on hand to unveil the new season and share their favorite highlights. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016
by - Jan 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016. (more...)

Breaking News: ALADDIN Will Launch National Tour in ChicagoBreaking News: ALADDIN Will Launch National Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Aladdin will launch its North American tour in Chicago. The 12-week engagement begins performances at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601) on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and plays through Sunday, July 2. Future engagements and casting information will be announced in the coming months. To receive news about the Aladdin North American tour, please sign-up for email alerts at www.AladdinTheMusical.com/tour. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/17/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 25-31, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: January 25-31, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 25-31, 2015. (more...)

Do Broadway Box Offices Love A Good Tweet?  Comparing Twitter Traffic With Ticket SalesDo Broadway Box Offices Love A Good Tweet? Comparing Twitter Traffic With Ticket Sales
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2016

The shows that top Broadway's Twitter talk aren't necessarily the highest grossers. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  2/8INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/8
by - Feb 8, 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 2/7/2016. (more...)

Tickets for MOTOWN's Broadway Return Now Available for Citi Card Holders; General Sale Begins Next WeekTickets for MOTOWN's Broadway Return Now Available for Citi Card Holders; General Sale Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway return of the Motown The Musical are now on sale exclusively to Citi card members, beginning today, Monday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 16 at 9:59am (EST). Visit http://citiprivatepass.com/motown for details. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 8-14, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: February 8-14, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 8, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 8-14, 2016. (more...)

Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Today for MOTOWN's Broadway ReturnTicket Pre-Sale Begins Today for MOTOWN's Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway return of the Motown The Musical are now on sale exclusively to Citi® card members, beginning today, Monday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 16 at 9:59am (EST). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/7/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/7/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/7/2016. (more...)

She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's SoloShe's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo
by Jessica Khan - Feb 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago, GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 SpecialPentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 4, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: January 29-February 4. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North TexasMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Coz (Fabulous He!) Mixes It Up Again with ALADDIN MedleySTAGE TUBE: Daniel Coz (Fabulous He!) Mixes It Up Again with ALADDIN Medley
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

YouTuber Daniel Coz returns with his latest viral medley featuring tunes from Disney's iconic animated film and musical Aladdin. Check it out below! (more...)

FOREVER PLAID to Open at St. James Theatre in AprilFOREVER PLAID to Open at St. James Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James will present FOREVER PLAID, directed and staged by Grant Murphy. Lighting design by Ben Rogers at St. James Studio, London from 5 - 24 April 2016. Press Performance:  Friday, 8 April at 8pm. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas SchumacherJames Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC).  (more...)

GLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This WinterGLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Big news in the DREAMGIRLS world tonight! The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed the news that GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will play 'Effie' when the musical makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout FebruaryTRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

TRIP OF LOVE, the new dance musical spectacle celebrating the biggest hits of the '60s, will continue the summer of love, offering a retreat from the cold, snowy weather with Flower Power February. All month long, TRIP OF LOVE and its partners will host 60s themed events, both at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) and throughout the city. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Gilbert Gottfried, 3/11NJPAC to Welcome Gilbert Gottfried, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey presents Gilbert Gottfried. Gilbert Gottfried, the outspoken comedian known equally for voicing animated kids' characters and for testing the boundaries of good taste, presents an evening of standup featuring his signature brand of irreverent, foul-mouthed hilarity on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel TonightBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Zoe Birkett & More, 2/4BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Zoe Birkett & More, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, February 4th, Broadway Sessions welcomes UK star Zoe Birkett, Bonnie Milligan and more (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums ChartTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The highly anticipated Studio Cast Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, debuted in the top spot on Billboard's Cast Albums chart. The album, available from Ghostlight Records, is also the 14th bestselling current album overall for the week and number 47 on the Billboard Top 200.  Digitally, the recording soared to number 5 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in its first day and was number 9 on Billboard's Current Digital Albums chart for its first week. (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale in Melbourne Next WeekTickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale in Melbourne Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The wait is over. Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON at Melbourne's Princess Theatre go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 February. (more...)

Broadway Records Will Release FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album in March!Broadway Records Will Release FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album in March!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Big news for Fiddler fans! Broadway Records has just announced plans to release a New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof. It will have its worldwide release on March 18th and be available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8th. (more...)

Newark Students to Perform at NJPAC Next Week with Help from DisneyNewark Students to Perform at NJPAC Next Week with Help from Disney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

On February 8, more than 170 elementary students from Greater Newark will have the extraordinary opportunity to sing and dance on NJPAC's world-class Prudential Hall stage as the result of a $100,000 grant awarded to the Arts Center last year by Disney. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/31/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/31/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/31/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  2/1INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/1
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 1, 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 1/31/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 1-7, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: February 1-7, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 1, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 1-7, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Flint, MI This MonthBroadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Flint, MI This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announced this morning that the production will donate $2 from every full-price ticket purchased to the show for all February 2016 performances to The United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund, which directly provides aid the Michigan city's residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis.  (more...)

Theatre Director Jane Stanton Passes Away at 96Theatre Director Jane Stanton Passes Away at 96
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Jane Strahan Stanton, an accomplished theatrical director and children's theatre pioneer who brought the joy of live productions to many during a 65-year career, died at age 96 on December 31, 2015. In recent years she was living with her family in Mendocino, California. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Michael James Scott to Headline FPAC's 'BROADWAY IN FRANKLIN'Jenn Colella and Michael James Scott to Headline FPAC's 'BROADWAY IN FRANKLIN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Broadway In Franklin: A Weekend with the Stars on February 26-28, featuring Broadway headliners Jenn Colella and Michael James Scott in a Broadway Revue of show-stopping numbers from the Great White Way. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric HammersmithFull Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, co-directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O'Driscoll. Jonathan Broadbent, Ed Gaughan, John Lightbody, Victoria Moseley and Ferdy Roberts return to the cast and they will be joined by Hammed Animashaun, Andrew Buckley, Clare Dunne and Cat Simmons. (more...)

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