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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.

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andy Karl, Bianca Marroquin and More Teach at R.Evolucion Latina's DARE TO GO BEYOND Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Broadway performers including Tony-award nominee Andy Karl (Jersey Boys, Rocky), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Vince Oddo, Luis Salgado and Michelle Aravena (Rocky), among others, have participated this week in the 7th Annual 'Dare to Go Beyond' Children Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Zonya Love, Allysone Kaye Daniel, Nathanial Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes 12 Millionth Visitor!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This week, Disney's award-winning musical The Lion King welcomed its 12 millionth visitor at London's Lyceum Theatre. The show will celebrate its 15th anniversary in October in London, where the show remains the West End's best-selling stage production. Tickets are currently on sale until 29 March 2015. (more...)

Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, and more recently on the hit Showtime series Homeland, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, on July 28, in the role of Inspector Ascher. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Justin Matthew Sargent, Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL now through August 31. This musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe& Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

West End Stars to Unite for THE PHILIPPINE DREAM at Leicester Square Theatre, 17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Dianne Pilkington (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) and cast members from Miss Saigon head a glittering line-up of West End stars in THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 August to raise money for abandoned and abused orphans in Manila. A special guest host for the evening will be announced shortly. (more...)

MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Starring Howie Michael Smith, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (tonight, July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. (more...)

BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 29, 2014

Attention Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Fans! Cabaret for a Cause will present a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/20/14
by - Jul 28, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/20/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/28
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 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, 7/20/2014. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
by - Jul 28, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/27/2014. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 28- August 3, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 28- August 3, 2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 28- August 3
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

Later this week a star-studded revival returns to Broadway- YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Get your tickets now while you can! (more...)

Marisha Wallace, Brian Craft, Rachel Lorin, and More Set for Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project at Metropolitan Room, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project Concert is set for Monday, August 4th at 9:30PM (9:00PM doors open) at The Metropolitan Room. Tickets are available online at www.metropolitanroom.com for $20. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Lisa Brescia, Pia Zadora, and More will Salute Elaine Stritch in One-Night Only Concert, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Metropolitan Room previously announced that they will proudly salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs onAugust 7th 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan, performers of all backgrounds will join forces to honor her memory. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Iglehart Hosts, Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, served as a co-host on ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show THE VIEW today. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/25/2014
by BWW - Jul 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/25/2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tune-In Tomorrow to Watch ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart on THE VIEW!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy® Award-winning talk show 'The View' tomorrow, Friday, July 25, 2014. "The View" is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Check out a photo preview from his appearance below! (more...)

Fox Theatre Recognized Among Leaders in Worldwide Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre is recognized as a Top Stop for Mid-Year 2014 by leading entertainment trade publications Venues Today and Pollstar Magazine. The Fox Theatre ranked second in the world for concert ticket sales, among similar-sized venues, in the Venues Today 2014 "Mid-Year Top Stop" rankings for the second consecutive year for facilities of 2,001-5,000 seating capacity. The city's landmark attraction is also ranked third in Pollstar Magazine's midyear list of Top 100 Theater Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Debuts New Promo on Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

By special arrangement with Hulu, Off-Broadway's long-running hit iLUMINATE has created a spectacular new commercial for the on-demand streaming giant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8ct-ABl-U&list=UUPP56EmLKcMhG4Cron9tYKg. Now in its second smash year, iLUMINATE recently put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them "The Best New Act in America!" (more...)

PBS & American Experience Developing 4-Hour Walt Disney Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference today, PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced that 'Walt Disney,' a new four-hour, two-night film that explores the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, will premiere in fall 2015. (more...)

Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, and more recently on the hit Showtime series Homeland, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, on July 28, in the role of Inspector Ascher. (more...)

PBS & AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Announce WALT DISNEY Film, Premiering Fall 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference today, PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE announced that “Walt Disney,” a new four-hour, two-night film that explores the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, will premiere in fall 2015. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets New Box Office Record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The San Jose engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS has broken the box office record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,323,302 for the week ending July 20, 2014. This tops the previous record of $1,203,554 held by The Lion King in 2006. The San Jose engagement of JERSEY BOYS was part of the Broadway San Jose series, a Nederlander Presentation. (more...)

Clive Rowe to Return to Hackney Empire in MOTHER GOOSE, Nov. 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Celebrated grande dame of pantomime Clive Rowe will make his much-anticipated return to Hackney Empire this Christmas in Mother Goose. Rowe will star in the title role, for which he received an Olivier Award-nomination in 2008. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Now On Sale into 2015 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the Off-Broadway hit iLUMINATE, now in its second smash year, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 21-27, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's The Lion King were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 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, previewing August 28, opening 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...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/20/14
by - Jul 21, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/20/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 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, 7/20/2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at ALADDIN with Phil Collins!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 21, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning 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 and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Disney veteran and music legend Phil Collins stopped by the theatre yesterday to check out the show for himself and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 21-27
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2014

Later this week, Broadway bids adieu to George and Lenny and OF MICE AND MEN takes final bows at the Longacre Theatre. Catch it now before it's gone for good! (more...)

Photo Coverage: West End Charity Sports Day
by Darren Bell - Jul 21, 2014

Teams from West End shows took part in an old-fashioned sports day on Friday at Wormwood Scrubs park for the Tuloy Foundation. Teams competed for the trophy by taking part in the egg and spoon race, the sack race, welly flinging and a relay. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/18/2014
by BWW - Jul 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/18/2014. (more...)

Theatre Harrisburg & Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College Salute the Best Music from the Silver Screen, 7/26 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Theatre Harrisburg and The Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College once again join forces for the fourth edition of their popular summer musical collaboration - A SUMMER SALUTE TO THE SILVER SCREEN. Presented at Whitaker Center, a cast of nearly 60 will perform under the musical direction of Gregg Mauroni. Featured will be some of the most popular songs from nearly a century of movies including hits from THE WIZARD OF OZ, TOP HAT, The Lion King, SUMMER STOCK, PINOCCHIO, THE HARVEY GIRLS, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, DICK TRACY, HIT THE DECK, ALL THAT JAZZ and many, many more. (more...)

iLUMINATE Celebrates First Anniversary at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled ARTIST OF LIGHT), celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Wishes at Daily Lottery
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

ALADDIN's Tony-winning Broadway Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, decided to swing by the production's daily lottery to grant a few wishes to a few lucky potential audience members - and the crew managed to check out his surprise visit on camera. Check it out below! (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chantel Riley to Bring DARE2DREAM to Metropolitan Room on 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Chantel Riley, 'Nala' in Broadway's landmark musical The Lion King, will make her solo concert debut, "DARE2DREAM," at New York's intimate Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St.) on Monday, July 21 at 9:00PM. The evening, which marks Riley's solo concert debut, will allow audiences to get up close and personal with the singing actress as she presents an eclectic range of material including R&B, soul, and reggae. (more...)

What's On! Philly/South Jersey 2014-15 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an exciting night of theater and great food in the city of Philadelphia? Or perhaps take in a 'Dinner and a Show' in one of its posh suburbs? Or maybe you'd enjoy a trip to South Jersey for a great new theater experience. Whatever you choose you'll find a variety of some familiar classics and a mix of some original works right here in the Delaware Valley. Come visit some of our regions finest professional theaters just a few hours outside of New York City. (more...)

ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart to Co-Host ABC's THE VIEW, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show 'The View' on Friday, July 25, 2014. 'The View' is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/1/2014
by BWW - Aug 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/1/2014. (more...)

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