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Based on 1991 Disney film

The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, NETworks presentation of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Hailed by the Chicago SunTimes as “warm and winning performances, a tuneful score, and real heart,” the classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE
BEAST!


Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

ON THE RECORD Set to Play White Plains Performing Arts Center, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

VIDEO: Iglehart, Nicholaw & More Go Behind-the-Scenes of ALADDIN on 'Nightline'
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with the shows director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and stars Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart,Courtney Reed and Jonathan Freeman. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

James Barbour Set to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at www.broadwayworld.com. (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 6-11. (more...)

Susan Egan Celebrates BEAUTY & THE BEAST 20th Anniversary With 54 Below Show Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

Recognizable vocalist and stage performer Susan Egan celebrates the 20th anniversary of BEAUTY & THE BEAST onstage with a special 54 Below show titled THE BELLE OF BROADWAY tonight. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Billy's Back, Moretz at the Public, York's 'MARY MARTIN' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 15, 2014

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: Billy Porter's new solo album is out today, Chloe Grace Moretz stars in THE LIBRARY, opening at the Public and more! (more...)

State Theatre Collecting 'Books for Belle' for Easton Area Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In conjunction with two June productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the State Theatre Center for the Arts will be collecting "Books for Belle" with the donated books staying in the local community at the Easton Area Public Library. (more...)

Susan Egan Celebrates BEAUTY & THE BEAST 20th Anniversary With 54 Below Show Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

Recognizable vocalist and stage performer Susan Egan celebrates the 20th anniversary of BEAUTY & THE BEAST onstage with a special 54 Below show titled THE BELLE OF BROADWAY tonight. (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN Makes Three TV Debuts on ABC Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

After a First Look preview on 'Good Morning America' aired on Monday, April 14th, today, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network: (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS, Episode 6
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the WORLD of television commercials, released its sixth episode at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 6, Pete's normalcy is a breath of fresh air for Valerie during an audition for a Sporting Goods store called 'Clyde's'. Ellen goes in for a 'Bua' car spot that only requires her to say one line. Keith endures name droppers. Watch the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Today, the production is making three national television debuts on the ABC Television Network, which kicked off with GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

Ben Edquist, Arlo Hill and Natalie Ballenger Named Winners of 2014 LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ben Edquist, of Houston, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 12, 2014, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Arlo Hill, of New York, won the Second Prize of $10,000, and the Third Prize of $7,500 was awarded to Natalie Ballenger, also of New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On this morning's 'Good Morning America' the talented cast performed 'Arabian Nights,' broadcast live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Check out the energetic performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

This morning, ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA gave viewers an inside look at Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members of SISTER ACT Tour Cover Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Cast members of the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical have a new tradition: #SIC, or Sunday Intermission Covers! Every Sunday during the show's 15-minute intermission, cast members rush backstage to perform a quick cover of one of their favorite songs. This week, it's Katy Perry/Snoop Dogg's 'California Gurls', featuring Ashley Moniz, Chris Cooke, Tad Wilson, Natalie Storrs, Stephanie Hayslip, Micaela Martinez, and Chris Chatman. (more...)

STAGE17 to Launch Fictional Video Blog MIDDLE (ST)AGE with Stacia Fernandez
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

STAGE17 will present the world premiere of the fictional video blog by a Middle (St)aged actress trying to remain visible and viable in an industry that refuses to accept the fact that she is aging, created by two Mamma Mia! cast members Jacob Pinion and Stacia Fernandez, who also stars. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, launches the original series on today, April 14, 2014. The episode is available at http://stage17.tv/series/middle-stage and photos are here: http://bit.ly/MiddleStagePhotos (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Oklahoma (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014
by - Apr 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

Bill Condon to Direct Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

According to Collider, rumor has it that Bill Condon may have been chosen to direct Disney's live-action adaptation of their classic Beauty and the Beast. Ever since Alice in Wonderland's success in 2010, Disney has slowly been adapting their classics into live-action films. Maleficent is soon to be released, followed by Cinderella and The Jungle Book in 2015. Beauty and the Beast is also in the works; however, not much has been revealed about the creative team or the actual movie itself. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for New Orleans (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Louisville (more...)

Susan Egan Brings THE BELLE OF BROADWAY to 54 Below on 4/15 & 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Susan Egan in her critically-acclaimed, one-woman show, "Susan Egan: The Belle of Broadway" on April 15 at 9:30pm (SOLD OUT) and (added by popular demand) April 18 at 11:00pm. Egan's 54 Below debut reunites her with audiences at the infamous Studio 54, where she portrayed "Sally Bowles" in Cabaret longer than any other actress during the previous revival, winning critical raves from every major New York publication. Her appearance also coincides with the 20th anniversary of her Broadway debut in "Beauty and the Beast," (4/18/1994) for which she was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards as "Best Actress." "The Belle of Broadway" showcases Egan's diverse acting chops, riotous humor and celebrated voice, which critics dub "the perfect Broadway instrument." Throughout the evening, Susan takes you on a journey from Belle to beyond, with hilarious personal anecdotes and magnificent music by classic Broadway composers as well as songs from today's hottest new writers. Susan has performed her concert throughout North and South America and will be launching a new tour with LML Music Presents in association with Live On Stage out of Nashville starting in fall of 2014. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! Plays Final Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway tonight, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Disaster! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing. (more...)

Limited Engagement of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE Set to Make US Premiere on 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE begins performances on Tuesday, May 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1. (more...)

Mary Poppins Flies to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/8-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto our stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CATS Opens at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

The Marriott Theatre presents one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS opened April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

BAX Showcases Artist In Residence Year End Performances, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce Artist In Residence - Year End Performances. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns to Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

NETworks production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast , the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Fox Cities Performing Arts Center today, April 11-13 for five performances only. (more...)

Rice Theater Program and The Rice Players Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

'Depression is just status quo' for the residents of Skid Row, until flower shop clerk Seymour Krelborn discovers a strange and unusual plant of unknown origin. Written by the award-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), this rock musical is a classic deal-with-the-devil tale with a horrifically horticultural twist. (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN to Make Three TV Debuts on ABC, 4/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

After a first look preview on "Good Morning America" airs on Monday, April 14th, on Tuesday, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members of SISTER ACT Tour Cover Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Cast members of the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical have started a new tradition: #SIC, or Sunday Intermission Covers. Every Sunday during the show's 15-minute intermission, cast members rush backstage to perform a quick cover of one of their favorite songs. This week, it's Avicii's 'Wake Me Up.' Check it out here! (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Donny Osmond to Join DWTS Judges Panel; Couples to Dance to Disney's Frozen, Aladdin & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Donny Osmond, champion of the ninth season of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, will return to the ballroom to join the judge's panel on Monday night's show. (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Monday, April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW on Monday, April 28, 2014! (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Appear in Oceania Cruises 'Life in the Theater' Series, Kicking Off 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Like fine wine and epicurean cuisine, the artistic brilliance of staged theatrics on Broadway is an indulgence enjoyed by many guests sailing with Oceania Cruises. Today, the line announced a new 'Life in the Theater' series for select sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014, featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle - the original namesake character in 'Annie' on Broadway. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Opens, CABARET on THE TONIGHT SHOW and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 10, 2014

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: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY opens tonight, the cast of CABARET performs on THE TONIGHT SHOW and more! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington and More in Highlights of LES MIS at Drury Lane
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, now running through June 8, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Linda Hamilton to Guest on Syfy's DEFIANCE
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Linda Hamilton joins the season two cast of Syfy's highly-rated and groundbreaking drama series, Defiance, in the recurring guest role of Pilar, the mysterious and long-separated wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene). Premiering its second season on Thursday, June 19 at 8PM ET/PT, the ambitious series delivered an average of 1.5 million viewers 18-49 and 3.2 million total viewers in its first season, based on Live +7 data. (more...)

WALLFLOWERS Season 2 Launches at Stage17.tv; Episode 2 Out Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

STAGE17, Chairman David Stoller (Executive Chairman of Reach4Entertainment), President and Executive Producer Ondine Landa Abramson and Eight Track Tape Productions are pleased to present the second season of Wallflowers, the renowned comedic webseries created by Kieran Turner. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, premiered Season 2, episode 1 on April 3, 2014, watch Season Episode 2, 'The Match Game' today, April 10, 2014 at www.Stage17.tv/series/wallflowers. Episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays. (more...)

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