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Cadillac Palace Theatre ( Chicago, IL)
151 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

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When the young lion prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, and proclaim himself king. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.


Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 30, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 30, 2017

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

Sydney Season Marks A Whole New World With Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's been a whole new world for Disney's Aladdin as the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical has been seen by more than 450,000 people at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

Round of Applause: Aurora Theatre Sets Stage for Action-Packed April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As the April showers roll in, theatergoers of all ages can take cover and enjoy the many spring happenings at Aurora Theatre! Young thespians can soak up the sun with beach-themed theatre activities and camps, while adults unwind and escape with a multitude of performances, including The Bridges of Madison County or Pais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country. In addition to theatrical entertainment and glee, Lawrenceville neighbors can grab a lawn chair and enjoy a one-night-only screening of Hairspray, The Broadway Musical. Rain or shine, Aurora Theatre guests can look forward to a spectacular April lineup! (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - An Interview with Fredi Walker-Browne
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Mar 28, 2017

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking Fredi Walker-Browne's three day workshop at my school, the OCVTS: Performing Arts Academy. Being able to take such an informative class on the entertainment world was eye opening and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take this class at my school as both a freshman and senior. When learning about show business and casting I found myself reflecting on how big the performance world is, and how thankful I am to be apart of such a crazy yet thrilling field. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/26/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/26/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/27
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 27, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 3/26/2017. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's 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...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2017 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Jessica Miller
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER JESSICA MIL (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's The Lion King, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. The Lion King is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As previously announced, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

High-heeled Musical Hit KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Hot on the heels of its Australian premiere season in Melbourne, the multi-award winning, big-hearted musical Kinky Boots, will strut into the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 22 August 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Utrata Talks PAW PATROL LIVE and Why Working With Kids is in His Blood
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2017

Paw Patrol Live, an interactive kids' show based on the hit animated series Paw Patrol, is currently touring the country, making stops at 90 cities throughout the U.S. It is playing Madison Square Garden March 23-26. Jack Utrata, who plays Chase and Jake, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experiences in the show, the intricate puppetry work that is unlike anything he's done, and why he loves working with kids. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ephraim Sykes and the Cast of THE LION KING Bring Down the House at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Broadway at W Times Square continues to wow audiences and hotel guests with their new, hit concert series featuring Broadway cast members and their respective shows accompanied by acoustic guitar and cajon. On Sunday, March 19th, cast members from the Disney staple The Lion King shared their amazing talents in the raw, up-close and intimate setting of W Times Square Hotel. Special guest host was HAMILTON star and NBC's Hairspray Live! 'Seaweed J. Stubbs' Ephraim Sykes. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Josh Page and Brother Zach Page Join Bobby Cronin for #LOVE IS LOVE at W Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tenor Josh Page (America's Got Talent) and brother Zachary Page (August Rush) join the lineup of the previously announced #LOVE IS LOVE: Music of Bobby Cronin concert at W Times Square. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps Offer Training for Ages 5 to 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camps are filling up fast. Register your aspiring thespian today for either the Rising Star Camp for children ages 5 to 8, Center Stage Camp for children ages 8 to 10, or the Junior Players Camp for ages 9 to 16. These programs offer theatrical training in a supportive and nurturing environment, and no prior training or skill level is required to participate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jimmy Buffett Takes a Break from Margaritaville to See COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened earlier this month on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatergoers. Jimmy Buffett - the inspiration for the new musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE - stopped by the show last night. Scroll down for photos of him with the cast and creative team! (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...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

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

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre Advances to Youth America Grand Prix Dance Finals in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre (NDT), one of Bergen County, New Jersey's premier dance schools, is proud to announce that all three ensemble pieces entered into the Youth America Grand Prix competition earlier this year were awarded a spot in the NYC Finals taking place April 8 and 9, 2017 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

Project Broadway Sponsors Broadway Bound Careers in the Theater & Beyond!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Every child dreams of coming to NYC to become a Broadway star. For a select few this dream might come true. However, if you're a young student in Harlem there's a good chance you've never even been in a Broadway theater; or have any performing arts classes offered to you in your school. You would have no idea that if you're not a talented 'triple threat' that there are many career opportunities in the theater. And that's where Project Broadway and Marc Tumminelli step in. Project Broadway in partnership with Harlem Grown will be hosting a panel discussion and Q&A for over 200 students from PS197, PS154, and PS125 ages 7-12 on Friday March 24th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2017

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened at the Arvada Center  last night, March 21, and will run thru April 16, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Lewis, Jr., Jenna Bainbridge, Stephen Day and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Arvada Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened at the Arvada Center last night, March 21, and will run thru April 16, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for HONK! at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Record-Breaking Engagement at Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out record-breaking engagement in Providence, which concluded on Sunday, March 19 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).  The triumphant three-week return grossed over $5.3 million at the box office and entertained more than 68,000 theatergoers during 24 performances.  (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer, Kyle Scatliffe and More to Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin makes an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE will feature many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is Rapturous
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2017

Do not miss this spectacular presentation of the Tony Award-Winning musical. (more...)

Woodruff School ACE Music Releases Cast of JAMES AND GIANT PEACH JR, 4/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR (more...)

Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Attention all parents of kids going into 3rd through 7th grade! "Disney's The Lion King, Kids" will be roaring on stage locally this summer at The Barn Players in Mission, KS! This is an affordably priced summer camp program filled with arts, activity, and fun for your children. (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre Launches Advanced Performance Academy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Columbus Children's Theatre announces the launch of its Advanced Performance Academy for stage-bound students. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay to Star in Ziegfeld Society's THOU SWELL! THOU WITTY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay headline The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart, written and hosted by Aaron Gandy with musical direction and special arrangements by Mark York, at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College (69th between Park and Lexington) on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, at 2pm.  (more...)

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program Announces Cast for Spring Production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR. Produced with special permission from Music Theatre International, Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this 'masterpeach' of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. The musical will open April. 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2017 (all shows 7pm). Each show will be open with a red carpet for all guests 45 minutes before each show. There will be a press preview April 4th from 2:30-4:30pm. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/19/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 3/19/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Range A Cappella Debuts First Studio Album 'Volume One'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

After two years of rising YouTube fame, RANGE a cappella has debuted their first studio album Volume One, released on March 10, 2017 (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/17/2017
by BWW - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/17/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathaniel Hackmann and More in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE, running now through Sunday, April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Skydance Media Teams with Ilion Animation Studios on Animated Feature Films & TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Skydance, a diversified media company that creates event-level entertainment for global audiences, today announced that it has launched an animation division and formed a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios (more...)

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