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Disney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King JR. is playing at The Duluth Playhouse starting on March 16 at 7:00pm for 2 weeks through March 26, 2017. The 90-minute musical is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

If you loved Mary Poppins's flight over the audience last spring at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, you do not want to miss Tarzan the Musical playing from March 17-26! Tarzan the Musical features flying gorillas, leopards, Tarzan, Jane, and many more!  (more...)

MFAH Presents the Seventh Edition of Five Funny French Films
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the seventh annual edition of Five Funny French Films. French films play a significant role in world cinema, and this showcase offers Houstonians the chance to see comedies that have entertained audiences in France. Selections feature renowned actors alongside emerging talents.  Unless otherwise indicated, all films are in French with English subtitles. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

This is serious monkey business!  The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents Tarzan THE STAGE MUSICAL BASED ON THE DISNEY FILM April 1-9, 2017 at the Taft Theatre.   (more...)

Noel S Ruiz Theatre Continues a Series of Family Favorites with GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

After the Nuns of Sister Act the Musical finish their run on The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Stage on March 25, Grease, a long time Family Favorite takes the stage April 8 running through May 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Lena Hall Covers a Bruno Mars Tune
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

Lena Hall recently released a stripped down cover of Bruno Mars' song If I Knew. Watch her put her signature rock spin on this pop track. (more...)

Superstars des Musical HOLLYWOOD DREAMS LIVE 2017 mit Pia Douwes, Alexander Klaws, Sabrina Weckerlin und Mark Seibert
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 31, 2017

Superstars des Musical HOLLYWOOD DREAMS LIVE 2017 mit Pia Douwes, Alexander Klaws, Sabrina Weckerlin und Mark Seibert (more...)

New HBO Intro to Air and Stream before Saturday Night Theatrical Premieres
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

While HBO is most widely-known for its acclaimed and award-winning original programming, viewers turn out in droves to check out the latest and greatest new movies and classics worth re-watching. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

The Sauk to Present John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-Winning Play DOUBT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's community theatre, will present the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning drama, 'Doubt, A Parable' for four performances this weekend only, March 30-April 2. (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

Gentri Tenor Trio Comes to Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

With lush, epic arrangements, dynamic three-part harmonies and dashing good looks, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio has taken the music industry by storm since first joining forces in 2014. (more...)

DISNEY IN CONCERT - Magic Moments mit Cassandra Steen, Anton Zetterholm, Lars Redlich und Willemijn Verkaik
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 23, 2017

DISNEY IN CONCERT - Magic Moments mit Cassandra Steen, Anton Zetterholm, Lars Redlich und Willemijn Verkaik (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ASHLEY BOUDER PROJECT Shines with Versatility
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 20, 2017

On March 17 2017, excitement buzzed at the Peter Norton Symphony Space during the season premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project. A powerful collective that celebrates the beauty and strength of female dancers (and the resilient support of their male counterparts!) the showcase more than proved Bouder's mantra that At This Dance, Women Take the Lead. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Hall Announces Release of OBSESSED: A TRIBUTE TO RADIOHEAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Lena Hall announced on Instagram last night the release of her and Justin Craig's brand new EP album, Obsessed: A Tribute to Radiohead with the video seen below. The video features Hall performing at the album release show at Pianos. (more...)

TARZAN bricht Rekorde in Oberhausen
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 14, 2017

Tarzan bricht Rekorde in Oberhausen (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's Tarzan: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Podcast: Second Episode of 'Disney on Broadway' Series Highlights ALADDIN
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 28, 2017

As the first North American Tour of ALADDIN readies for the start of rehearsals today, host Patrick Hinds talks with the cast and crew to see how they are preparing. Interviews include Adam Jacobs (Aladdin, North American Tour), Courtney Reed (Jasmine, Broadway), Jonathan Weir (Jafar, North American Tour) and Clifford Schwartz (Senior Production Supervisor).   (more...)

Legacy Announces Crayola Color Blaster, With Augmented Reality Interactivity, Powered by Tango
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Welcome New 'Georg von Trapp' on Tour in Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Nicholas Rodriguez as Captain Georg von Trapp, beginning March 21 in Hershey, PA. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING to Hit South Florida with Powerhouse Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

'All shall know the wonder of Purple Summer.' is the closing lyric to Spring Awakening; a musical about humans, who're made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions and covered with a welcoming heart hidden by assumptions. (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Theatre Now New York Announces Lineup for 4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Tickets will go on sale April 15th for Theatre Now New York's 4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals to be performed on Monday, May 29th, at 7:00PM at THE IRENE DIAMOND STAGE, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

PER SI NO ENS TORNEM A VEURE se estrena en El Maldà en mayo
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Apr 18, 2017

El musical PER SI NO ENS TORNEM A VEURE se estrenara en la sala de teatro del palacio El Malda de Barcelona el proximo 17 de mayo. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for SOUND BITES 4.0 Festival of 10-minute Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Theatre Now New York's  4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals to be performed on Monday, May 29th, at 7:00PM at THE IRENE DIAMOND STAGE, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY in Midtown Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased at www.tnny.org or 855-254-7469 and start at just $25. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions! (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company presents North Bay Premiere of Disney's TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents a main stage production of "Disneys Musical Tarzan."  The legendary story by Edgar Rice Burroughs comes to life in this exciting, memorable theater experience for all ages with music, choreography and high-flying aerial acrobatics. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos of the Chicago Premiere of TARZAN Musical at Stage773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Chicago premiere of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' produced by NightBlue Performing Arts Company, opens tonight, Wednesday April 14, 2017 at Stage773 (1225 W. Belmont) for a run through May 14, 2017. Check out the news pics below! (more...)

Kravis Center Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to Palm Beach County. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights THE LION KING's 20 Year History
by Disney on Broadway - Apr 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, we spoke with cast members of THE LION KING to explore the family that has been built over the show's 20-year history and today we get a chance to hear from the folks off-stage who keep the show looking better than ever. This episode features interviews with Kjeld Andersen, Elizabeth Cohen and Doc Zorthian who manage the costumes, make-up and overall management of THE LION KING's 10 productions around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of TARZAN Musical at Stage773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Chicago premiere of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' produced by NightBlue Performing Arts Company, opens Wednesday April 14, 2017 at Stage773 (1225 W. Belmont) for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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