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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.


Sony Classics Releases New Album, HANS ZIMMER - THE CLASSICS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Sony Classical is delighted to announce a key new recording event: a brand-new album performed by stellar musicians of the day that showcases some of Hollywood's greatest ever movie themes, written by one of the world's most innovative musical talents and leading film composer of our time - Hans Zimmer. The new album, Hans Zimmer - The Classics is available January 13, 2017 on Sony Classical. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

'Hans Zimmer - The Classics' Features Hollywood's Greatest Ever Movie Themes
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Sony Classical is delighted to announce a key new recording event: a brand-new album performed by stellar musicians of the day that showcases some of Hollywood's greatest ever movie themes, written by one of the world's most innovative musical talents and leading film composer of our time Hans Zimmer. (more...)

HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

US National Tour of THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL to Play Columbus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus are is delighted to announce that the first US national tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Ohio Theatre February 14-19. Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 9-15 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 9-15, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/9
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 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 1/8/2017. (more...)

9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christopher Jackson stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss his new CBS drama series BULL and explains what first inspired him to move to New York to pursue a career in theater. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Ben Forster and More Raise Money for Charity with Recording of IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Some of the biggest stars on the West End have rerecorded Jacques Brel's "If We Only Have Love" in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Gordon Greenberg to Helm World Premiere of ASSISTED LOVING, Starring Barry Pearl, in Albany
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dating is hard enough on its own, much less when you have to screen your father's options, too. Bob Morris' hilarious, poignant new play Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad posits a brave new world that tangles filial piety, romance and the internet in bright, unexpected ways. (more...)

DVR Alert: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Stop by Live with Kelly This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Tony Award-nominee for 'Hamilton', Christopher Jackson, will be swinging by Live with Kelly, Monday, January 9th to discuss his role on the CBS television drama, 'Bull.'  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Jan 6, 2017

Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely. (more...)

(mostly)musicals Kicks Off Their 4th Season with HAPPY Songs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Kicking off their 4th season in style, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16 (at the new time of 7:30pm) with songsforaHAPPYnewYEAR -- the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets. (more...)

BWW Preview: MUSICAL AWARDS GALA 2017 at Beatrix Theater Utrecht
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 5, 2017

The new year has just started, which means that it's time for a lot of awards. One of the first awards ceremonies of the year is the Musical Awards Gala, the Dutch equivalent of the Tony Awards. This means we can look forward to a lot of upcoming prizes and special performances but most of all an amazing opportunity to get to know Dutch musical theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 5, 2017

This week one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a little lion who returns to his home to take his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. With colorful music written by Elton John and Tim Rice, choreography by Garth Fagan, and direction by Julie Taymor, the story comes to life on stage like nothing that's ever been seen before. Beautiful costumes, masks, and puppets that the actors use make for a gorgeous production and magical experience for the audience. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for NYC & Company's NYC Broadway Week, with Deals on 'GREAT COMET' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, today announced that tickets are on sale for NYC Broadway Week and the first-ever NYC Attractions Week, both of which offer a two-for-one ticket deal. (more...)

'Fake News' Will Take the Stage in THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Playlinda Productions presents the World Premiere of Dick Brukenfeld's antic new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC. Charles Maryan will direct.  (more...)

Publicisits Awards to Honor Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg with Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon (more...)

ALADDIN, THE LION KING Break Records on Broadway, Abroad
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Aladdin on Broadway broke the house record at The New Amsterdam Theatre for the week ending January 1, 2017 with a gross of $2,583,344.00 on nine performances, surpassing the previous record of $2,398,010.00. This marks the 12th time the show has broken a New Amsterdam Theatre house record since beginning performances in February 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

This is the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film 'The Apartment'. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/1/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/3; Broadway Hits Holiday Highs with Record Week
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 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 1/1/2017. (more...)

A New (Orleans) Play at Feinstein's/54 Below this Wednesday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Claire Christine Sargenti, playwright and star of Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in the return of her award winning FringeNYC solo performance.  (more...)

Photo Flash: WATCH ON THE RHINE Meets the Press at Arena Stage - Marsha Mason and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Arena Stage's upcoming production Watch on the Rhine hosted a meet & greet on the first day of rehearsal today, January 3. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast and creative team below! Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman runs February 3-March 5, 2017 at Arena Stage. It is directed by Jackie Maxwell and stars four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - Jan 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before The Lion King's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a musical. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted For The Blank Theatre's 25th Anniversary Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The Blank Theatre's Annual Young Playwrights Festival is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger. (more...)

Elton John Announces Spring 2017 Performance Dates for 'The Million Dollar Piano' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to perform his most iconic hits, tickets for performances of Elton John's critically-acclaimed show, 'The Million Dollar Piano' for the following April 2017 and May 2017 dates will go on sale Friday, Jan. 20 at noon PST: (more...)

Major Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to announce that Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over the role full-time beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 16-22 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 16-22, 2017. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Behind the scenes with Derrick Davis, Katie Travis, Steve Czarnecki of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - Jan 14, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is currently appearing through January 22nd at the Detroit Opera House. Yesterday, BroadwayWorld Detroit was given an inside look at show and able to speak with some the cast members including the Phantom, Derrick Davis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Leon-Wooley, Eric Michael Krop and More Announced for (mostly)musicals SONGSFORAHAPPYNEWYEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Kicking off their 4th season in style, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16 (at the new time of 7:30pm) with songsforaHAPPYnewYEAR -- the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'We are excited to move into a new year and a new season of (mostly)musicals -- and we want to get it off to a HAPPY start! There are no sad songs allowed at *this* show,' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording Surpasses 1 Million in U.S. Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording, HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, currently No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, has now surpassed 1 million in U.S. album sales (more...)

Breaking News: Adam Jacobs to Lead the North American Tour of Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The U.S. National tour of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD, launched on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis as part of Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Ken Ard Hosts 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Performer Ken Ard (Smokey Joe's Cafe) hosts an Evening of Lovely Ladies from the Great White Way. (more...)

West End Leading Lady Joins GHOST THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright's production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, GHOST - THE MUSICAL, in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Ariana DeBose, Joel Perez, And Jessica Keenan Wynn Join BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced the full cast of performers for their 14th installment, honoring two major legends of pop rock with BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE. The one-night-only concert, on February 6 at 8pm, will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of David Bowie and Prince, accompanied by a 14-piece band playing original orchestrations. (more...)

'REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG' to Tribute Elton John at The Colonial
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute, starring Craig A. Meyer, at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, February 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Sing-Along Version of Disney's MOANA Sails into Theaters 1/27!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure "Moana," coming to theaters nationwide Jan. 27, 2017. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/30/2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/30/2016. (more...)

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