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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 Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)

Theatre Producer James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group as Executive Counsellor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/21/2017
by BWW - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/21/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

17TH ANNUAL HELPMANN AWARDS Take Place Monday 24 July at Capitol Theatre Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 24 July at 7.00pm at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney on the set of 'Kinky Boots'. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry, and recognises distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Documentary on Oscar-Winning Lyricist Howard Ashman
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The life of Oscar-winning lyricist  Howard Ashman, the creative force behind the hit musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and such Disney classics as THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Aladdin, is chronicled in film maker Don Hahn's new documentary. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 18th, 2017 - DEAR JANE, PHANTOM's New Giry and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tour welcomes a new 'Madame Giry'! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, famed composer Alan Menken confirmed reports that Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda will be joining him on Disney's highly anticipated live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 17th, 2017 - Broadway Stars 'Stand Up for Freedom' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Stage stars 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' to benefit the ACLU! (more...)

VIDEO: 10 Questions With ALADDIN Star Matthew Croke!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2017

Having opened to critical acclaim in London's West End in June 2016, Disney's Aladdin, the hit musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, celebrated its first birthday in the West End on 15 June 2017. Watch a video interview with Matthew Croke (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/16/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/16/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 17- 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 17- 23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Menken Performs Medleys of Disney Favorites at D23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

TANGLED star Zachary Levi introduced Tony and Oscar Award winning composer Alan Menken to an enthusiastic audience of Disney fans at this weekend's D23 Expo held in Anaheim, CA. (more...)

Voices Behind Disney Princesses Unite to Tease RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Disney recently announced at the D23 Expo that the sequel to WRECK IT RALPH, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, will include cameos from nearly every Disney princess, news that almost did indeed break the internet. The panel then decided to test the mettle of audience members by bringing out the voices of enough Disney princesses to flood the stage with starlight. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN North American Tour Celebrates 100 Performances in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

The National Tour of Aladdin proudly celebrated their 100th performance in Chicago. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar®winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon,Something Rotten!).   (more...)

Walt Disney and Pixar Preview Upcoming Projects at D23 Expo 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action Aladdin cast! (more...)

Release Date Announced for Disney's Live-Action DUMBO, Production Now Under Way
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Among the slew of announcements made at D23, Deadline reports that Disney's live-action DUMBO now has a release date. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/14/2017
by BWW - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/14/2017. (more...)

PHOTO: Renovations Underway at Broadway's St. James Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth turned to Instagram this week to share a photo of the interior of Broadway's St. James Theatre, now undergoing renovations. Roth jokingly captioned the empty house 'Standing Room Only.' (more...)

VICTORIOUS Star Avan Jogia to Lead Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Avan Jogia, who co-starred with Ariana Grande on Nickelodoeon's VICTORIOUS, is 'in the mix' to nab the lead role. Sources close to the actor tell the site that he submitted an audition tape to Ritchie and producers in London for part. (more...)

Come One, Come All for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Ffith Week of Performances at the Deer Valley Music Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Join the Utah Symphony in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's Church for the final performance of the Deer Valley Music Festival Chamber Concert series. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: July 13, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 13, 2017

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

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Meet America's Top Dogs! Seven Courageous Canines Named Finalists For 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017


Cacophony Daniels to Bring UNDER THE 'C' to Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Cacophony Daniels (2017 Bistro Award winner Courter Simmons) splashes into the Fresh Fruit Festival in 'Under the 'C',' a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. (more...)

Wade McCollum Will Lead IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Producers today announced full casting for 'IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST" The Musical Developmental Lab being presented at the Fulton Opera House. It will star WADE MCCOLLUM (Broadway: "Wicked"), the Award-winning star of the Off -Broadway hit 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me". (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH Brings Must-See Magic to the Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - Jul 12, 2017

It's undeniable that just saying the word 'Disney' conjures up an instant image, thought or feeling in a person's mind and maybe heart as well. The world created by Walt Disney has become a worldwide empire spanning everything from amusement parks to movies to merchandise of all kinds. Much of that involves iconic and beloved characters, many from beloved animated movies. The movies and their characters have been around a long time and are instantly recognizable. But if you thought you could never experience them in an entirely new and different way, Lyric Theatre is here to prove you wrong. Their production of Disney's When You Wish takes those magical movie moments and brings them to life in an entirely spectacular new way. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

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, begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on September 12 (press opening Friday, September 15), and runs through October 1, 2017. Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Wednesday, July 19. They can be purchased at, by phone at 206-625-1900 or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: William Michals, Lesli Margherita and Anthony Santelmo, Jr. star in 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA tonight! (more...)

Disney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2017

Disney is struggling to find its leads for the recently announced live-action remake of its hit 1992 animated film Aladdin. The site reports that the studio and the film's director Guy Ritchie put out a global casting call back in March in an attempt to find its Aladdin and Jasmine for the project. (more...)

Upcoming Events for THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Announced at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more!  (more...)

BWW Previews: Great Shows to Come at Woodlawn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

After an exciting first half to the 2017 season, Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio will host an equally exciting line-up for its second half. Three productions will bow on the the Woodlawn stage including HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. (more...)

The Heat is On! MISS SAIGON Lands in Birmingham this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON which lands in Birmingham for 9 weeks from 26 July - 23 Sept as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Perform at Park Theater in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Danny Zelisko Presents is proud to announce the performances of legendary music icon Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons atPark Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Announces Auditions for Tiny Tim in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Bilston Operatic Company return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this November with A CHRISTMAS CAROL following the huge success of last year's production of Our House and 2015's Hairspray. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens Tonight at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway In Chicago welcomes 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. The show wil play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) starting tonight, July 11, through July 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview - ALADDIN's Mike Cannon Competes on NBC's 'ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE' Tonight
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 10, 2017

Mike Cannon, an original company member of Broadway's Aladdin who also serves as the show's dance captain and fight captain, put together a group of Broadway dancers to participate in NBC's reality sports competition SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE. Today he speaks to BWW about the experience. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/9/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/10; Broadway Drops for July 4th
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/9/2017. (more...)

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