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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!


Photo Coverage: Paul Stanley of KISS Visits ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 8, 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. Just last night, KISS' Paul Stanley stopped by to check out the new musical and you can check out a photo of him with the cast backstage below! (more...)

ASCENSION with Tricia Helfer, New Series Z NATION and More Highlight Syfy's Fall Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Syfy's 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the highly anticipated six hour event series Ascension, starring Tricia Helfer (November 24); the series premieres of Z Nation (September 12) and the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the season five return of Haven (September 11) and the special 10th anniversary season of Ghost Hunters (October 8). (more...)

Michael Lowney and Kevin Cooney to Star in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus, 8/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs Extends Contract
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. (more...)

The Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees Renews Artistic Director Gil Boggs's Contract for 5 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Colorado Ballet's Board of Trustees renewed Artistic Director Gil Boggs's contract for an additional five years. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the spring of 2006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert J. Townsend, Jennifer Hope Wills and More in BRIGADOON at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music byFrederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances run through August 10. Check out a first look below! (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Bonnie Milligan Duet Sing a Princess Duet!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Bonnie Milligan just played 54 Below, where she dueted with who else, but Tony nominee Laura Osnes on an incredibly hilarious Princess Medley. Below, check out the full performance! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

John Stevenson to Direct CG Animated Feature NOAH'S ARK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah's Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!
by Charles Shubow - Aug 20, 2014

Director Matthew Gardner works wonders with Sondheim musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Renowned Theatre Director GLENN CASALE Continues to Keep an Astoundingly Busy Schedule
by Don Grigware - Aug 19, 2014

Prolifically talented director Glenn Casale's pursuits in the LA theatre community are immeasurable and should not go unnoticed. He took time out from an ultra busy schedule to talk about his post as artistic director of Music Circus in Sacramento - which is presenting its last offering for the current season La Cage Aux Folles this week through Sunday August 24 - and also about a production of Beauty and the Beast which will open soon in Russia. (more...)


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PINKALICIOUS and More Set for Sensory Friendly Performances at CM Performing Arts This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

CM Performing Arts presents sensory friendly performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Scoop: THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC on ABC - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by - Aug 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 2, 2014! (more...)

More Details Revealed on ABC's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman is the latest Broadway star to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this video, Hugh Jackman and fellow cast members challenge Tom Cruise and the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, the whole staff of William Morris Endeavor, and Oscar Isaac and the Star Wars cast. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Tickets for Dylan F. Thomas' new production of Verdi's immortal La Traviata are already going fast! One of the most beloved operas of all time, La Traviata was also the inspiration for the hit film 'Pretty Woman' starring Julia Robers ('Violetta') and Richard Gere ('Alfredo'). But while Hollywood insists on a 'happily-ever-after' ending, opera (and real life) often takes a different direction. La Traviata's moving story and music will be brought to life on The Madrid Theatre stage by an outstanding cast, led by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas at the Sunday 3 pm matinees (9/21,28), and byRachelle Woolston and Matthew Miles at the 7:30 pm Saturday evening performance (9/27). Brian Onderdonk leads The Center Stage Opera Orchestra through the lush score, and the English translation of the Italian libretto will be projected above the stage. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Josh Walker Pens and Stars in Workshop of New Musical About Toulouse Lautrec, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Josh Walker, a cast member of the upcoming Broadway revival of Side Show and its recent Kennedy Center staging, has written a new musical about Post-Impressionistic French painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse: A New Musical has a score composed by Walker, with a book by John David Nelson, and lyrics by both Walker and Nelson. A workshop is currently taking place in Chicago with presentations scheduled for August 29 - 31, 2014. Walker will also play the title role of Toulouse Lautrec. (more...)

BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

Family film favorite, Disney movie musical BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS is now available for the first time on Blu-ray. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis Hosts AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, on Monday August 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet LES MIZ's New Bad Guy- Earl Carpenter
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofClaude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil'sLes Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. Carpenter will play a limited engagement in LES MIZ through Sunday, October 3 during Will Swenson's previously announced hiatus from the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of Broadway's newest Javert in action! (more...)

British Actor Earl Carpenter Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. (more...)

DANCIN' THROUGH THE DECADES, LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS, Bret Shuford and More Set for AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Artful Events announces programming for the AUTUMN AT THE ABBEY series, featuring a wide variety of local and nationally renowned talent that will be taking the stage at The Abbey this fall. The lineup includes a weekly cabaret series, comedy offerings, happy hours and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Visits James Monroe Iglehart & Adam Jacobs at Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Beloved Broadway legend Bernadette Peters attended Aladdin yesterday, stopping backstage to posewith James Monroe Iglehart and Adam Jacobs. Check out a look back at her visit below! (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

ABC to Air All-New Special THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC ft 'Exciting Announcements' on Film's Future!
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 13, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Mosh Pit's 5th Birthday! We start off with the Broadway In Chicago Millennium Park concert, and bring you casting news for 'Evil Dead' and Dee Snider's 'Christmas Tale,' plus the latest from the Marriott Theatre, two northside shows about popular music, The Improvised Sondheim Project and Aurora's cast of 'Cats!' I think I need some cake.... (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Audience Sing-Along
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Tony winning actor James Monroe Iglehart, who portrays 'Genie' in the musical, honored the original Genie, late actor Robin Williams, by leading the theater audience in a sing-along of 'Friend Like Me.' (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis to Host AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Upstairs at Vitellos, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's , The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show inMoonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are today, August 13 to 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HEREAFTER MUSICAL From CBS Exec to Open Off-Broadway this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Hereafter Musical, a thought provoking new musical by Vinnie Favale and Frankie Keane about the age old human desire to communicate with our loved ones who have passed, told from the perspectives of both the living and the departed, is slated for an open-ended run, Off-Broadway, at the Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway) with previews beginning on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Co-Author's Favale and Keane draw from their own personal losses in the inspiring look at the beyond, which will have its official opening on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 4:45PM. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's Logan Sejas Cast in Nat'l Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

He's gone from Beef & Boards to a Broadway tour - in less than three months! Logan Sejas of Greenwood charmed audiences as young Michael Banks in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's production of Mary Poppins earlier this season. And now he's been selected to perform in another Disney musical, but this time for a national audience! (more...)

Broadway's Original 'Belle' in the Studio for Next Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Susan Egan announced on Twitter today that she is in the studio recording her next album. No word yet on a release date, theme or title, but BWW will bring you more news as soon as we have it! (more...)

Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Over the weekend, two dozen thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for at Six Flags. Twenty four guests were trapped for five hours at 75 feet above the ground on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Though all of the guests made it to solid ground physically unscathed, the situation got us thinking about all of the fun to be had at the great theme parks of the world- but at ground level. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

David Sajewich, Julie Baird & More to Lead EVIL DEAD at Broadway Playhouse; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, which will bring mayhem and fun to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited three-week engagement Sept. 23 through Oct. 12, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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