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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.

Ron Perlman to Host SAG Foundation's 2nd Annual New York Golf Classic
by Movies News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is excited to announce award-winning actor and SAG Foundation Board Member Ron Perlman will return to host their 2nd Annual New York Golf Classic on Monday, September 29 at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/7/14
by - Sep 8, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/7/2014. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/8
by - Sep 8, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 9/7/2014. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 8-14, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 8, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 1-7, 2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: September 8-14, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 8, 2014

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Rema Webb Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Rema Webb, most recently featured in Violet on Broadway performs at 54 Below tonight, directed by Tony Award Winner, Billy Porter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of "Best Play" at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT. The show opened last night, September 4 at 8 p.m., and runs through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivites below! (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day. To celebrate the day, producers of You Can't Take It With You, which stars James Earl Jones as one of the most famous grandpas of the stage - Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, announce they will be honoring grandparents who have purchased tickets to see the 3 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Mary Gatchell to Perform at the Leddy Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Mary Gatchell will be performing her great music with her NYC band at Leddy Center at Verdant Pastures in Epping, NH, Friday evening, October 3, at 7:30pm. Mary Gatchell is a dynamic singer, pianist, and composer living in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of "Best Play" at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, opening tonight, Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as "William Gillette" and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie,Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as "Martha Gillette." THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming U.S. premiere musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26 - December 7, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle & More to Join Will Van Dyke at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford and star of Book Of Mormon and War Horse, Matt Doyle will headline "Chasing The Day" a new song cycle by songwriter and Kinky Boots Associate Music Director Will Van Dyke. They will also be joined by If/Then star Tamika Sonja Lawrence and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal) at 54 Below on Monday, November 17, 2014. The four actors will play two shows on November 17th (7:00 PM & 9:30 PM), with direction by Kerry Whigham and musical direction by Dominick Amendum. Originally released as an album on Sh-K-Boom Records in October 2010, Van Dyke's Chasing the Day has been reimagined as a song cycle about breaking up, breaking down, and breaking through, and will soon be available for theatrical licensing. Tickets for Chasing The Day at 54 Below range from $30-$65, and are on sale now at www.54below.com. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/3/14 - BULL DURHAM in Atlanta, THE LION KING Hits 7,000, Seattle & the Finger Lakes Welcome Stars and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 3, 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: The Lion King marks a milestone, BULL DURHAM begins in Atlanta, A CHORUS LINE starts in Seattle and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES grace the Finger Lakes, plus lots of stars meet the press today! (more...)

THE LION KING Marks 7,000 Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Disney's landmark musical event, The Lion King, will play its 7,000th Broadway performance at 7:00pm tonight, September 3rd. Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Pascal and Ellis Lead THE NIGHT OF ELECTRIC VOICES, Coliseum, Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Sunday March 1, 2015, some stellar performers from London and New York, together with the soloists of the City of London Philharmonic and the West End Chorus, will present a sensational night of musical theatre. (more...)

'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' Delayed Due To Casting Issues?
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2014

Marlene Smith's production of BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY may be on hold until further notice. Tickets for the production, which was scheduled to play the Elgin Theatre, were set to go on sale on August 27th - but are not currently available according to Ticketmaster. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/31/14
by - Sep 2, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/31/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/2
by - Sep 2, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/31/2014. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 1-7, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 1-7, 2014. (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, October 13, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is September 27, 2014. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 1 - Overture
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll be bringing you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 1 (Disc 1)- 'Overture.' (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, presents the World Premiere of the National Touring Concert Attraction, THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED!, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 PM, a Gala Benefit evening celebrating the performing arts center's 86th Anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

VoicePlayThe a cappella gurus of VoicePlay (seen on NBC's The Sing-Off and The Sing-Off National Tour) are taking on Broadway in their latest a cappella Top 10 Video. The group, known for their YouTube videos and live show, has elected to weave selections from their favorite Broadway musicals into one harmonious, and often hilarious opus. The YouTube offering, appropriately titled 'ACA Top 10 Broadway', includes sections from classics like Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, while also pointing directly to the heart of new millennial successes such as The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DPAC Sets New Broadway Season Ticket Record
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, the region's No. 1 performing arts series is also now the No. 1 one-week Broadway season ticket program in the country with over 15,000 season seat members. This signature series features over 100 touring Broadway performances each season, including the spectacular brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera, Motown the Musical, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Pippin, and many more. The new season ticket mark of 15,000 exceeds last year's total by almost 1,000 season seat members. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Sept 24 for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'Aladdín' y 'El Rey León' abren la nueva temporada de Phenomena Experience
by Siscu Valenzuela - Sep 16, 2014

Los dos miticos titulos de Disney con musica de Elton John y Alan Menken podran verse en Barcelona y Madrid. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance at Boston Opera House, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will serve as Honorary Chairman of the event committee for the first-ever autism-friendly performance of Disney's The Lion King at the Boston Opera House on October 11th at 2pm, an initiative hosted by Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, in partnership with Broadway In Boston and Disney Theatrical Productions. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julie Taymor on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Theatre on Film
by Alan Henry - Sep 15, 2014

Julie Taymor is no stranger to being innovative in the theater. In 1997 she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her production of 'The Lion King.' That same night she also walked away with the prize for costume design. No one had ever seen a production on Broadway that was even remotely similar to 'The Lion King.' Taymor used to great effect techniques she had learned while studying masked dance-drama and puppetry in Indonesia (she had also studied these techniques at the American Society for Eastern Arts in Seattle.) Her combination of stunning visuals and expanded story telling led to an immediate hit - which is still running today and is one of the highest grossing musicals of all time. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 15-21, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 15, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 1-7, 2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: September 15-21, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 15, 2014

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/14/14
by - Sep 15, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/14/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/15
by - Sep 15, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 9/14/2014. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
by - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Broadway Green Alliance E-Waste Event Set for Duffy Square, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, has joined forces with the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) for a special e-waste collection event to take place right in the heart of Times Square in New York City. (more...)

THE LION KING to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On Sunday September 28 at 1pm, Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) will present the fourth autism-friendly performance of Disney's landmark musical The Lion King (which just celebrated its 7,000th performance on Broadway). Tickets which were sold through ATI on TDF's website sold out in only three days, thus underscoring the popularity of the show with families with children on the autism spectrum, as well as the need for access for this underserved community. (more...)

BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 11, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonny Price. (more...)

Disney on Ice to Bring FROZEN to Patriot Center in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to your favorite songs, including "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, huntsman Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! (more...)

BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

BROADWAY AU CARRE Second Season Premieres on September 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

'Broadway au Carre' keeps bringing American musical theatre to Paris, with its second season premiering on Wednesday, September 3rd. (more...)

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