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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.

What's Playing on Broadway: July Fourth Weekend Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2014

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

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE Presents 4th Annual Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Cast members from the Broadway, National Tour, New World Stages and Rent Hollywood Bowl companies of RENT will join for a special RENT tribute honoring the multiple Tony-award and Pulitzer Prize-winning show at Broadway Sings for Pride's 4th Annual Gay Pride benefit show tonight, June 30th in New York City! (more...)

Broadway League to Present 2014 Educator Apple Awards Tonight at the Jimmys
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, reveals the 2014 League Educator Apple Award recipients. The awards acknowledge the efforts of local teachers and administrators who support programs relating to Broadway or Touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education. (more...)

VIDEO: Elton John Says He Believes Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Legendary singer-songwriter Elton John, who next year will marry long-time partner David Furnish, appeared on yesterday's UK's Sky News and shared his belief that Jesus would support gay marriage. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/30; ALL THE WAY Breaks Records
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 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, 6/29/2014. (more...)

Grand Finale for the BROADWAY AU CARRE Season on July 2nd
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Whether you call yourself Parisian or you're just visiting the City of Light, Broadway au Carre is the hottest ticket in Paris to get your American musical theatre fix, along with a good glass of red wine. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/27/2014
by BWW - Jun 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/27/2014. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Fourth of July Week Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2014

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

Flashpoint Theatre Company to Close First Summer Season with HERRINGBONE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Flashpoint Theatre Company finishes its 10th Anniversary Season with Tom Cone, Skip Kennon, and Ellen Fitzhugh's one-man musical Herringbone. Flashpoint's first musical will run July 10-July 27. Its Opening Night is Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

Make Way! ALADDIN Eyeing West End Run at the London Palladium in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Prince Ali could soon be taking a magic carpet ride across the pond, according to the Daily Mail. Disney Theatrical Productions executives are set to meet with London Palladium officials to talk about bringing Aladdin to the West End in 2016. Their first choice, the Prince Edward Theatre, is already occupied by MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Upper Darby Summer Stage to Open Season with THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, 7/9-11
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 26, 2014

A musical tribute to Walt Disney will open Upper Darby Summer Stage's 39th season with a bang when 'The Circle of Life' hits the stage on July 9, 10, and 11 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/14 - Stritch on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Back in the West End, Maroulis & Henner in the Band and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 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: SHOOT ME, the doc about the legendary Elaine Stritch, is now on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' returns to the West End, Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner lead readings of a new musical and more! (more...)

Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford & More Join Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ('Damages,' Bridesmaids, Neighbors) and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, 'Masters of Sex'), join previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in the show. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/23
by - Jun 23, 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, 6/22/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: June 23-29
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

Three productions will take their final Broadway bows this week- AFTER MIDNIGHT, ALL THE WAY and CASA VALENTINA. Get your tickets to se them now before they're gone forever! (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Returns to Kennedy Center and Dazzles with Artistry
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 23, 2014

Featuring a wonderful combination of dazzling and unique artistry, Elton John and Tim Rice's strong score, and many strong performances, even those who have been there done that and seen The Lion King before can likely still find something to appreciate in the current national tour. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 23-29, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times. (more...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection; THE LION KING Two Disc Set Available June 24th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Walt Disney Records' newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Launching the line on June 24 th is The Lion King 2-disc set, coinciding with the film and soundtrack's 20 th anniversary. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Hershey in September, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Hershey Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play from Tuesday, September 23 through Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Onalea Gilbertson to Perform with the Vagabond Orchestra, 6/24; Comes to Stage 72, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Canadian performer Onalea Gilbertson took NYC by storm three years ago with her show Blanche and has quickly become a 'must-see' performer. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE LION KING's Chondra Profit to Present A JAZZED UP WOMAN at the Met Room, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Chondra Profit makes her Metropolitan Room debut, July 13, 2014 with A JAZZED UP WOMAN. Currently appearing as Sarabi in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, Chondra Profit presents an evening of Jazz music including standards and not-so-standard, 'jazzed up' versions of top 40 hits ranging from My Funny Valentine to Beyonce's Love on Top. (more...)

Lifetime Orders THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR Pilot; Ron Howard, Brian Glazer to Produce
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Lifetime has ordered the drama pilot The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel's series of best-selling novels, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. A co-production of Fox 21 and Lionsgate in association with Imagine Television and Allison Shearmur Productions, the project will be executive produced by Academy Award(R)-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Rush) and Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), along with Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cinderella), Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, The Lion King), who is writing the pilot, Francie Calfo (Gang Related, Empire) and Jean M. Auel. The project is targeted for a potential 2015 launch. (more...)

HA! THE MUSICAL to Go Behind the Scenes of the Comedy World at Stage 72, 8/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

A musical about comedy featuring a cast of today's funniest comedians singing & dancing like never before, HA! The Musical, a hilarious behind the scenes look at the world of standup comedy and life as a comic, will premiere in NYC next month at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street) with performances from August 2-August 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent and More for Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 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, will be 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. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Long Island premiere of 'Disney's Mary Poppins' is set to fly at the Patchogue Theatre - featuring Broadway caliber actors and aerial effects. The musical, produced by The Gateway, plays July 2-19. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 7-13, 2014. (more...)

West End Raises 83,000 for DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

West End theatres have raised over 83,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it was announced today. Typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation across the Philippines last November, affecting 14 million people and leaving 5 million homeless. Through a combination of audience collections, donations and a special gala performance, West End theatres have raised the funds for vital emergency aid and recovery work. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/7
by - Jul 7, 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, 7/6/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: July 7-13
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2014

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...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting undergraduates for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, August 10, 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 July 12, 2014. (more...)

Fourth of July Weekend Guide: The Full Schedule of Broadway, Cabaret, TV & More- Plus FREE Idina!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2014

Just because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Jasmine Lea Salonga Takes a Magic Carpet to Broadway's ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 5, 2014

Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Jasmine in the iconic ALADDIN film took a magic carpet ride to Broadway for a night to visit Aladdin himself - Adam Jacobs! Salonga provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, she's toured with IL DIVO. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Christopher Jackson
by BWW Staff - Jul 4, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Christopher Jackson, who is starring as 'Vertus' in Holler If Ya Hear Me- currently playing at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/4/2014
by BWW - Jul 4, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/4/2014. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

Flashpoint Theatre Company Closes its 10th Anniversary Season with One-Man Musical HERRINGBONE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Flashpoint Theatre Company closes out its 10th Anniversary with Tom Cone, Skip Kennon, and Ellen Fitzhugh's one-man musical Herringbone. Flashpoint's first musical will run July 10-July 27. Its Opening Night is Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. All performances take place at the Off-Broad Street Theatre at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom Street. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Ben Allison Group and More to Play Birdland, Week of July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 14-July 20, including Ben Allison Group, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin, featuring Billy Stritch, Rolando Morales-Matos, and more! (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Feature Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon, and More, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Will Present the International Smash Hit Musical BILLY ELLIOT in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the regional premiere of the international smash hit musical BILLY ELLIOT, previewing April 9, opening April 16 at 8 p.m. and running through June 7, 2015. Multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Les Miserables, Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre) will Direct, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award-winner Roberta Duchak (Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon, Singin' in the Rain and Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre, and vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the Academy Award-winning film Les Miserables). (more...)

Charlotte Student Named Male Finalist at National High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Mekhai Lee, named Best Actor in the 2014 Blumey Awards, was one of the top three male finalists in the Best Actor category at the 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City on June 30, 2014. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Lifetime Orders Drama Pilot Based on Jean Auel's THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Lifetime has ordered the drama pilot The Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel's series of best-selling novels (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 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...)

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