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Aida, opera by Guiseppe Verdi

The story of a politically star-crossed love affair between a Nubian princess and an Egyptian prince, finally entombed alive in punishment.


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/5- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2013

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/5- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2012

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

Kenny Leon Set to Direct 'Cotton'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

According to a report by Variety, Broadway director Kenny Leon is set to direct the film version of the Jennifer Thompson-Cannino's 'Picking Cotton', entitled 'Cotton'. Adapted by Todd Komarnicki, the film is about a friendship that develops between a woman and her falsely identified rapist. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Toni Braxton Back On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 27, 2013

Multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist and repeat Broadway performer Toni Braxton returns to the stage in the jazz and blues revue AFTER MIDNIGHT next year it was announced this week, so, today, we salute the smoky chanteuse about to bring her unmistakable allure back to the Great White Way in a major way. (more...)

Jackson to Play THE MOUNTAINTOP Without Berry; Previews Begin Sept. 22 at Bernard Jacobs Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will hit Broadway this fall, however, with only one of it's previously announced stars. Samuel L. Jackson will open the play as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Broadway debut, however the team is in search of a new Camae, as Halle Berry has departed the piece due to child custody issues.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/25- Adam Pascal
by - Oct 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Adam Pascal! Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for Rent. On Broadway, he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation and Goyband. He most recently starred in Memphis on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/25- Adam Pascal
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Adam Pascal! Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for Rent. On Broadway, he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation and Goyband. He most recently starred in Memphis on Broadway. (more...)

Jason Dirden, Crystal Fox Complete Cast For Arena Stage's every tongue confess
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced the full cast for the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Leads Arena's every tongue confess, Runs 11/9-1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

Arena Stage Opens every tongue confess, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of every tongue confess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon (Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage) leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, CrystAl Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's every tongue confess
by BWW Photo Special - Nov 19, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, Crystal Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays Omaha's Orpheum 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, presented locally by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, is coming to Omaha. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27, 2010. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Theatrics' AIDA - An Entertaining Nile-Themed Gem in the Rough
by David Clarke - May 4, 2013

Bayou City Theatrics is continuing their inaugural season with Houston's first locally produced professional staging of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. The musical, with a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, was originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, and ran on there from March 23, 2000 to September 5, 2004 for a total of 1,852 performances. The successes of the Broadway production lead to two national tours. The 2002-2003 equity tour served as a duplicate of the Broadway staging; however, David Henry Hwang revised the book for the 2006-2007 non-equity second national tour, creating a show that was a bit darker by removing some of the campy comedy from the character of Amneris. Having seen both tours, it seems that the version licensed by Music Theatre International is the same book used by the Broadway version. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson, Audra McDonald, et al. Set for Leon's True Colors Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2010

On May 22, Anthony Chisholm, Jasmine Guy, Samuel L. Jackson, Audra McDonald, and Phylicia Rashad will be participating in Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Celebrity Golf Tournament & Gala. The event will also feature a gala party in a private Buckhead home for an evening of fine dining and entertainment. Tickets start at $200. For more information, contact LaTeshia Ellerson at 404.588.0308 ext. 203 or at lellerson@truecolorstheatre.org. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 8: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2012

While the Disney musical itself was suspiciously not nominated for Best Musical, the 2000 Tony Awards committee saw it fit to award Elton John & Tim Rice's stylish and emotional rock musical AIDA in four significant categories on June 4, 2000 - Best Actress In A Musical for Heather Headley charismatic lead performance, Best Score for Elton John and Tim Rice's moving and expressive music and lyrics, Best Scenic Design for Bob Crowley's stunning set-pieces and Best Lighting Design for Natasha Katz's enveloping illumination of the Palace Theatre's rightly famous stage. The show has gone on to a rich life around the world and in amateur productions, with generations of theatergoers hooked on the classic story once told in an opera by Verdi in a totally modern and dynamic new way - with some songs we are not soon to forget. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall 6/15-20
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Nashville as a special of the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC series and presented by Miller and Martin PLLC. (more...)

Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon Star in Fool for Love May 13- June 11
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the haunting story of obsession Fool for Love by Sam Shepard directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director, Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy (more...)

A Sexy "Aida" in Oakbrook: Always Stirring, and Occasionally Stunning
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 30, 2011

Two musicals which first firmly planted their roots in Chicago around 15 years ago achieved great acclaim on Broadway and elsewhere, and yet have never been far from our stages or our consciousness in Chicago. Both are about race relations in earlier times, and both continue to resonate with great success here. And both have received superior productions recently at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

NETworks Presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 4/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Fort Worth as part of Broadway at the Bass. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/23- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2014

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/23- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2013

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/23- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2012

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

STICK FLY Heads to Broadway Next Season Produced by Alicia Keys; Kenny Leon Helms
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

The New York Times has announced that Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY will head to Broadway next season, produced by Grammy-winning superstar Alicia Keys, Reuben Cannon and Nelle Nugent. The show will be directed by Kenny Leon (Fences) and begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on November 18, 2011. Opening night is scheduled for December 8. Casting announcements are forthcoming. (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays Omaha's Orpheum 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, presented locally by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, is coming to Omaha. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27, 2010. (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays Omaha's Orpheum 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, presented locally by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, is coming to Omaha. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27, 2010. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Comes To The Orpheum Theatre, Begins June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical begins performances on June 27 at the Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street at 8th). (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays Omaha's Orpheum 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, presented locally by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, is coming to Omaha. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27, 2010. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Closes at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Nashville as a special of the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC series and presented by Miller and Martin PLLC. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall 6/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Nashville as a special of the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC series and presented by Miller and Martin PLLC. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Comes To The Orpheum Theatre, Begins June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical begins performances on June 27 at the Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street at 8th). (more...)

Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon Star in Fool for Love May 13- June 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the haunting story of obsession Fool for Love by Sam Shepard directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director, Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy (more...)

Zack Dobbins & By The Way to Play Detroit's City Theatre, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Multi-talented, singer-songwriter Zack Dobbins is set to perform at the City Theatre with the local four-piece girl group By The Way for a show all ages can enjoy on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Blogs: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 14th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 14, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Guy Adkins remembered, 'Aida,' 'Shrek,' 'Once On This Island,' 'Arizona Lady,' more.... (more...)

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream and Treasure Trove
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

Dreams do come true! Feld Entertainment is bringing the magic of Disney to the ice with two new shows debuting this fall, both featuring hair-raising moments from Walt Disney Studio's hit animated film, Tangled. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ignite Theatre Presents a Solid Show and Passionate Performances in AIDA!
by Michael Mulhern - Jan 10, 2014

I have to compliment Ignite Theatre for picking the talent needed to pull off the heavy, lead roles required for this show. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Princes, Princesses & Sir Tim
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2011

Today we are highlighting the work of multi-Tony and Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice, putting a particular emphasis on his work with Disney. From ALADDIN to THE LION KING to AIDA and THE ROAD TO EL DORADO and beyond - with even a song or two for the stage version of BEAUTY & THE BEAST thrown in for good measure, we cover it all! Of course, all of this in preparation for our forthcoming exclusive InDepth InterView: Tim Rice, coming later this weekend! Stay tuned, it is not to be missed! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Unplugged
by Jena Tesse Fox - Dec 10, 2012

Cheyenne Jackson, Julia Murney Andy Karl & Orfeh gathered at Town Hall for the ninth annual Broadway Unplugged concert this week. (more...)

Kenny Leon to be Honored at NAACP Theatre Awards 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Kenny Leon, Tony nominated director and Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre Company has been named the recipient of the 2010 Trailblazer Award at this year's NAACP Theatre Awards. (more...)

Kenny Leon to be Honored at NAACP Theatre Awards 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

Kenny Leon, Tony nominated director and Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre Company has been named the recipient of the 2010 Trailblazer Award at this year's NAACP Theatre Awards. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Circle Players Opens its 2012-13 Season with Stylish AIDA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2012

Featuring a triumvirate of capable, confident and consummately talented actors-LaToya Gardner, Kevin Mead and Lisa Graham-in the show's leading roles, it is a beautifully sung, interestingly staged and tremendously affecting musical that succeeds even despite the limitations of director Ralph Gabriel's sometimes questionable choices. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ends Performances at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2010

Broadway In Chicago will end its run of the award-winning worldwide smash-hit musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast on April 4th. The production is produced by NETworks Presentations. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson, Audra McDonald, et al. Set for Leon's True Colors Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

On May 22, Anthony Chisholm, Jasmine Guy, Samuel L. Jackson, Audra McDonald, and Phylicia Rashad will be participating in Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Celebrity Golf Tournament & Gala. The event will also feature a gala party in a private Buckhead home for an evening of fine dining and entertainment. Tickets start at $200. For more information, contact LaTeshia Ellerson at 404.588.0308 ext. 203 or at lellerson@truecolorstheatre.org. (more...)

NETworks Presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Closes 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Fort Worth as part of Broadway at the Bass. (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Plays Omaha's Orpheum 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, presented locally by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America, is coming to Omaha. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27, 2010. (more...)

NETworks Presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 4/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Fort Worth as part of Broadway at the Bass. (more...)

Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon Star in Fool for Love May 13- June 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the haunting story of obsession Fool for Love by Sam Shepard directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director, Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy (more...)

Jackson to Play THE MOUNTAINTOP Without Berry; Previews Begin Sept. 22 at Bernard Jacobs Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will hit Broadway this fall, however, with only one of it's previously announced stars. Samuel L. Jackson will open the play as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Broadway debut, however the team is in search of a new Camae, as Halle Berry has departed the piece due to child custody issues.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actor Rich Hebert Talks Much Anticipated LA Billy Elliot Premiere
by Don Grigware - Apr 12, 2012

Actor/singer Rich Hebert will open tonight, Thursday, April 12, at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for Broadway LA in the second national tour and the Los Angeles premiere of Billy Elliot, playing Billy's dad. (more...)

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