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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.


Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Dimitri Joseph Moïse Joins the Cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Dimitri Joseph Moise is a New York based actor, singer, and writer. Broadway: The Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater. National Tour: The Book of Mormon (1st & 2nd National). TV/Film: Honest Trailers' 'The Lion King' as the male solo/voice of Scar; The Last O.G. on TBS (upcoming).  (more...)

National Tour of THE BODYGUARD Runs 8/15-20 at the Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

???????BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts August 15 to 20.   (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 24-30, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 24-30, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/24
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/23/2017. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans, including Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, director Seth Skylar-Heyn and set and projection designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

Stars from THE LION KING and More Set for Actors Connection Camp This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway Stars Nala Hamilton from Disney's The Lion King and Felicia Finley from Mamma Mia, Aida, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and nearly a dozen more industry guests will make an appearance at Actors Connection Summer Camp this week. Scroll down for photos from the July session! (more...)

Josh Radnor, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper, and More to Sing SONGS BY ELI BOLIN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

As part of it's New Writers at 54! summer series, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SON OF SCHMOLIN: MORE SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN on Wednesday, August 2nd at 9:30pm.  (more...)

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL Parody Will Be 'There For You' Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Friends! The Musical is set to open preview shows at St. Luke's Theatre on October 13th, 2017, tickets on sale August 1st at Telecharge. The production will be produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment and Medium Face Entertainment and is set to be directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato. Friends! The Musical follows the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan. Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back. Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, this duo has created musical parodies for the stage of Saved by the Bell, 90210, and Full House and are ready to present this celebrated 90s sitcom as their next big Off-Broadway hit. Songs from Friends! The Musical include: · '495 Grove Street - How Can We Afford This Place?' · 'How you Doing, Ladies?' - Joey · 'Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!' · 'We were on a Break!' - Ross · 'I'm Gonna Hump U' - Marcel the Humping Monkey · 'Oh. My. God. It's Janice!' - Janice · 'Will They or Wont They' - Ross and Rachel · 'The Ballad of Fat Monica' · 'Could I BE Anymore...in Love with Monica' - Chandler · 'The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode' · 'We'll Always Be There For You Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of 'Bayside! The Musical!' and 'Full! House! The Musical!' and 'Katdashians! The Musical!' and 'Showgirls! The Musical!' and 'JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!' Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including 'Most Likely to Improve Sexually' (Tobly, 5th Grade) and 'Class Masturbator' (Bob, 1st-12th Grade). They are working on their next musicals: 'Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)' and 'Philadelphia: On Ice.' Paul Stancato (Director) Paul Stancato is an award-winning director/ choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Paul has been tapped to direct a project for Universal Studios Beijing. Palm Beach Dramaworks - one of South Florida's premier not-for-profit theatres - will be bringing Paul on board to helm Collected Stories by Donald Margolis for their 2016-'17 season. He recently directed/ choreographed the 2014-'15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone's, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical). Lynn Shore (Producer) Lynn is the writer and producer of Happy 50ish, the 2015 off-Broadway hit that played at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row. He is now co-producing the road tour with his production partners, Theater Mogul. Shore's voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony's animated series 'Gun Parade March,' 'Demon Lord Dante' and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy Award-nominated children's album 'ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs.' Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below. St. Luke's Theatre is a 174-seat Off-Broadway theatre at 308 West 46th Street, the Restaurant Row, just west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan's Theater District. Ticket Information: Friends! The Musical will open at St. Luke's Theatre for preview performances on October 13th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale August 1st, 2017 at Telecharge. Please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com to learn more. Press Contact: Teresa Shourds Teresa@lynnshoreentertainment.com 949-235-6693 (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, as the current stage attempt creates musical magic, but falls short of memorable. (more...)

Theatre Producer James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group as Executive Counsellor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/21/2017
by BWW - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/21/2017. (more...)

Meet the Creators of NYMF Musicals at BROADWAY Tonight! Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In collaboration with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), BROADWAY Tonight! will host seven shows from this year's festival over two evenings at Treehaus MiMa near Times Square. (more...)

Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Announces 2018 Show Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Vicky's of Santa Fe located on Highway 111 & Club Drive in Indian Wells will host the 2018 Show Supper Club Series. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre to Present THE LION KING Sing-Along This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has announced that they will be presenting a sing-along showing of Disney's hit animated film The Lion King this August. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 18th, 2017 - DEAR JANE, PHANTOM's New Giry and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tour welcomes a new 'Madame Giry'! (more...)

BWW Previews: LION KING JR. ROARS INTO TECO THEATRE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 18, 2017

On July 20-23, The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts will present Disney's The Lion King, Jr. in the TECO Theater to a sold-out crowd. (more...)

Adam Pascal and Stars of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tony nominated Adam Pascal, Blake Hammond and cast members of the first national tour of Something Rotten will headline BROADWAY AT W this coming Saturday, July 22nd at W Chicago - City Center beginning at 11:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2017

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/16/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 7/16/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/17; Broadway Bumps Up
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 7/16/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 17- 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 17- 23, 2017. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: First Look At New ANGELS IN AMERICA Images Ahead of NT Live Broadcast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

One of the theatre shows of the year ANGELS IN AMERICA will be broadcast live to cinemas from the National Theatre with Part 1 on Thursday 20 July and Part 2 on Thursday 27 July as part of National Theatre Live. See new exclusive images from the show below! (more...)

John Favreau Shares First Look at Live-Action LION KING at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At Saturday's D23 Expo in Anaheim CA, Disney treated fans to a first look at footage from the highly anticipated live-action remake of The Lion King. (more...)

Despite Reports, Hugh Jackman Will Not Play 'Scar' in LION KING Remake
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Prior to the D23 LION KING panel held on Saturday morning in Anaheim, CA, rumors began to swirl that Tony Award winner and action star Hugh Jackman had signed on to lend his voice to the villainous 'Scar' in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake. (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On The Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater to Perform Disney's THE LION KING JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

New Britain Youth Theater will bring African savannas and jungles to life as it produces Disney's The Lion King Jr. as its summer musical. (more...)

Disney Announces Release Date for THE LION KING on BluRay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Inside The Magic on Twitter reports from the D23 Expo that a Disney plans to release The Lion King on BluRay. (more...)

BWW Review: VOICES OF THE AMAZON, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 16, 2017

What an introduction to Latitude: entering a world unlike anything you've seen or heard before. And I'm not even talking about the Faraway Forest. From Sister's Grimm, Voices of the Amazon immerses audiences in the sights and sound of the Amazon. However, despite stunning choreography, the production doesn't shout so much as whisper (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

THE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The D23 expo featured many quietly screened previews, one of which being a peek at The Circle of Life scene of the upcoming The Lion King remake. According to Mashable, the film is moving along the lines of the recent The Jungle Book remake which featured extremely realistic CGI. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/14/2017
by BWW - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/14/2017. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical The Lion King on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Ffith Week of Performances at the Deer Valley Music Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Join the Utah Symphony in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's Church for the final performance of the Deer Valley Music Festival Chamber Concert series. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BODYGUARD at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center welcomes the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, August 15 to 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: July 13, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 13, 2017

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

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

???????Students in Perseverance theatre's STAR program open performances Disney's The Lion King Jr, Hamlet, and an original piece written by the students: North Star Vaud on July 21. STAR is a youth acting program that provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, students participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three fully produced productions. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of HAIR Extends Through 2018; Initial Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

HAIR's new 50th anniversary production is to have a HAIR extension through to New Year 2018! The show was due to run until early December but already due to popular demand the show is now extending for a further 6 weeks to SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 - the perfect night out especially over the Festive Season! (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

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