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Disney World Replaces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Non-Equity Show Photo Disney World Replaces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Non-Equity Show
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2020

Disney World has replaced Beauty and the Beast with a show featuring performers that are not represented by Actors' Equity as Disney and Equity remain in a disagreement about how to bring performers back to the stage safely....
Deejay Young Releases New Album 'Primitive' Photo Deejay Young Releases New Album 'Primitive'
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2020

This summer changed the life of Tampa native, and current Orlando resident, Deejay Young....
Sundance Institute And Skywalker Sound Announce Composers And Directors For 2020 Film Photo Sundance Institute And Skywalker Sound Announce Composers And Directors For 2020 Film Music And Sound Design Lab
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2020

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Film Music and Sound Design Lab in collaboration with Skywalker Sound, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Lab provides Fellows with firsthand experience of the collab...
Gulfshore Playhouse Continues Broadway Masterclass Series Through August Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Continues Broadway Masterclass Series Through August
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2020

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional theater, is continuing its Broadway Masterclass Virtual Series through August. The Masterclass Series will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m., and gives participants the opportunity to receive direct training from professional theater artist...
Searchlight Pictures Sets Premiere Events For Chloe Zhao's NOMADLAND Photo Searchlight Pictures Sets Premiere Events For Chloe Zhao's NOMADLAND
by TV News Desk - July 27, 2020

Searchlight Pictures Chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula announced today a series of global screenings to commemorate Chloé Zhao's upcoming feature film NOMADLAND's invitations to Venice, Toronto, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals....
Walt Disney Family Museum to Celebrate Alan Menken, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Photo Walt Disney Family Museum to Celebrate Alan Menken, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and More
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2020

The Walt Disney Family Museum will host Oscar-, Grammy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning composer and songwriter Alan Menken for an intimate evening of music and storytelling. Streamed live on Thursday, August 6th, this special event will be presented in two partsa?"a paid fundraising program followe...
Los Angeles Master Chorale Postpones 2020-21 Season; Extends Contract for Artistic Director Grant Gershon
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today that it will postpone the originally scheduled 2020-21 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall to the 2021-22 season due to the pandemic....
Wake Up With BWW 7/21: Tweet Your Senators to Help Unemployed Artists, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/21: Tweet Your Senators to Help Unemployed Artists, and More!
by Stephi Wild - July 21, 2020

Today's top stories: We created an easy way to tweet your senators to help artists unemployed due to the health crisis!...
Amid Grievance Filed by Actors Equity, Walt Disney World Finds Ways to Work Around Ab Photo Amid Grievance Filed by Actors Equity, Walt Disney World Finds Ways to Work Around Absent Equity Performers
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2020

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that while Walt Disney World and Actors' Equity Association prepare to discuss a grievance filed by Actors' Euqity, Disney is finding ways to work around the absent performers by changing their shows. ...
Van Eaton Galleries Presents Disneyland 65th Anniversary Auction Featuring Over 1,100 Photo Van Eaton Galleries Presents Disneyland 65th Anniversary Auction Featuring Over 1,100 Items
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2020

The 65th anniversary of Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California is this month. It is a one for millions of fans worldwide, and an important milestone in the history of American pop culture. With Disney theme parks closed across the globe due to the pandemic, Van Eaton Galleries will celebrate t...
Disney World Bans Guests From Eating and Drinking While Walking to Enforce Mask Rules Photo Disney World Bans Guests From Eating and Drinking While Walking to Enforce Mask Rules
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2020

Disney World has provided an update to its guidelines, now preventing guests from eating or drinking while walking, to ensure that face masks are worn at all times....
Why So Many CINDERELLAs? The Fairytale Journey on Page, Stage, Screen and More! Photo Why So Many CINDERELLAs? The Fairytale Journey on Page, Stage, Screen and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2020

Earlier this year, it was announced that a new kind of princess is officially coming back to the stage.  Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Cinderella will premiere at The Gillian Lynne Theatre in London next year, putting an all new spin on a beloved classic....
Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Series and More Photo Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Series and More
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2020

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and David C. Bohnett Chair Chief Executive Officer Chad Smith today announced a far-reaching set of media partnerships and digital initiatives designed to bring the music and programming of the LA Phil to the broadest possible audien...
Florida Theaters Fear Disney World Drama Will Effect Future Talent Pool Photo Florida Theaters Fear Disney World Drama Will Effect Future Talent Pool
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2020

Walt Disney World is now fully open, with two of its parks (Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom) having opened their gates over the weekend, and two more (Epcot and Hollywood Studios) opening today, July 15....
Theatre Odyssey Elects Bob Trisolini As Director Emeritus Photo Theatre Odyssey Elects Bob Trisolini As Director Emeritus
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2020

The Board of Directors of Theatre Odyssey announce the election of Bob Trisolini as a Director Emeritus of the company. Bob joins company Founder Tom Aposporos, Preston Boyd, and Dan Higgs in this new position....
Hong Kong Disneyland to Close July 15 Over Surging Virus Cases Photo Hong Kong Disneyland to Close July 15 Over Surging Virus Cases
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2020

With new media reports that Hong Kong Disneyland will close after 52 new cases of COVID in the city, new questions are being raised about whether Disney will move forward with the reopening of Epcot and Hollywood Studios as planned....
Wake Up With BWW 7/10: New HAMILTON Conversation Released Today, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/10: New HAMILTON Conversation Released Today, and More!
by Stephi Wild - July 10, 2020

Today's top stories: Hamilton: History Has its Eyes On You releases today on Disney+, and more!...
Actors' Equity Files Grievance Against Walt Disney World for Retaliating Over Request Photo Actors' Equity Files Grievance Against Walt Disney World for Retaliating Over Request for Testing at Disney World
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2020

With days until Walt Disney World's scheduled reopening, Actors' Equity Association has filed a grievance against Disney for retaliating against members for Equity's demand that performers be tested for coronavirus....
Disney Plus Announces Premiere Date for PHINEAS AND FERB THE MOVIE: CANDACE AGAINST T Photo Disney Plus Announces Premiere Date for PHINEAS AND FERB THE MOVIE: CANDACE AGAINST THE UNIVERSE
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2020

The out-of-this-world animated movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” from Disney Television Animation, will premiere exclusively on Disney+ Friday, August 28. The soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, will be available the same day. ...
Actors' Equity Has Rejected Walt Disney World's Virus Safety Plan For Performers Photo Actors' Equity Has Rejected Walt Disney World's Virus Safety Plan For Performers
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2020

Deadline has reported that Actors' Equity has rejected Walt Disney World's reopening safety plan for workers due to the fact that the proposal does not include coronavirus testing for the park's performers....
Disney+ Joins Comic-Con@Home To Present Upcoming Originals Photo Disney+ Joins Comic-Con@Home To Present Upcoming Originals
by TV News Desk - July 01, 2020

Disney+ announced today that it will join Comic-Con@Home, hosted by San Diego Comic-Con, with virtual panels for three of its upcoming original titles....
Wake Up With BWW 6/30: Broadway Shutdown Extends to 2021, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/30: Broadway Shutdown Extends to 2021, and More!
by Stephi Wild - June 30, 2020

Today's top stories: the Broadway shutdown has been extended to January 2021, and more....
For 100 Days, Spencer Has Helped Families Cope With The New Normal Photo For 100 Days, Spencer Has Helped Families Cope With The New Normal
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2020

As families all over the world were suddenly asked to stay inside, Spencer Sparklestein was in the same boat. Spencer, a puppet creation by celebrated puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, began putting out daily episodes of a new web series Spencer Stays Inside, produced completely in isolation....
VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry Sings 'Satisfied' in a New HAMILTON Clip Photo VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry Sings 'Satisfied' in a New HAMILTON Clip
by Stage Tube - June 29, 2020

Tony Award-winner, Renee Elise Goldsberry, sings 'Satisfied' in an all-new clip from Hamilton on Disney+!...
Opera Orlando Announces Fall Online Offerings Photo Opera Orlando Announces Fall Online Offerings
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2020

While monitoring and assessing the local impact of COVID-19, Opera Orlando continues to plan for a spectacular season. As the state continues its progress towards reopening and social distancing guidelines evolve, Opera Orlando's top priority remains the safety and comfort of our patrons. To that en...