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Pleasant Valley Productions Announces Season Lineup of Outdoor Performances Photo Pleasant Valley Productions Announces Season Lineup of Outdoor Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2021

Pleasant Valley Productions has announced the season line up, with performances beginning May 22nd, 2021. The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, located at 4 Boland Drive, in West Orange, New Jersey, is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, perfect for a safe night out for the entire family.

The Roger Rees Awards Announces 2020 Winners Photo The Roger Rees Awards Announces 2020 Winners
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2020

The Broadway Education Alliance  presented the 10th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs, in a special livestream event tonight.

Roger Rees Awards Issues Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter Photo Roger Rees Awards Issues Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2020

The Roger Rees Awards is dedicated to honoring every voice, especially those who feel voiceless, allowing students to express themselves and celebrating that expression. We stand with the Black community. We stand with our Black students past, present, and future. We stand with our Black educators. We stand with their families. Black Lives Matter.

Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Perfo Photo Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance on June 1
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2020

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced the 10th annual presentation of The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs, will be held on Monday, June 1 at 7:30 pm on BEA's YouTube channel.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Broadway Inspirational Voices' 25th Anniversary Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Broadway Inspirational Voices' 25th Anniversary Gala
by Mati Ficara - Mar 4, 2020

On Monday night, Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices celebrated the 'Silver Anniversary Gala Concert & Live Auction', honoring Disney Theatrical Productions for their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

VIDEO: THE LION KING's Three Hyenas Celebrate 5000 Broadway Performances Photo VIDEO: THE LION KING's Three Hyenas Celebrate 5000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at the three hyenas of Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King: James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Enrique Segura (Ed), and Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi) as the trio celebrates 5000 performances together on Broadway. Check it out with this video!

Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Bette Midler and More Perform for World Pride! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Bette Midler and More Perform for World Pride!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019

Today's top stories: Bette Midler and more perform for World Pride!

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean, George Salazar, and More Broadway Stars Perform 'Seasons of Lov Photo VIDEO: Shoshana Bean, George Salazar, and More Broadway Stars Perform 'Seasons of Love' in Honor of World Pride
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2019

In celebration of World Pride, Broadway stars came together to perform Seasons of Love from Rent today, June 30!

Wake Up With BWW 6/27: Vanessa Carlton Begins in BEAUTIFUL, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/27: Vanessa Carlton Begins in BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2019

Today's top stories: Vanessa Carlton begins in Beautiful, and more!

Shoshana Bean, George Salazar & More Will Sing in ABC's Pride Special Photo Shoshana Bean, George Salazar & More Will Sing in ABC's Pride Special
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 26, 2019

A slew of Broadway favorites have been tapped to perform in a Pride special on June 30 (11am). Presented by ABC News Live, The Broadway League, and Disney Theatrical Productions, 'PRIDE on ABC News Live' will be filmed in part from The New Amsterdam Theatre, current home of Aladdin.

Quentin Earl Darrington, Sasha Allen, Jeremy Hays, and More Will Lead a Reading of Ne Photo Quentin Earl Darrington, Sasha Allen, Jeremy Hays, and More Will Lead a Reading of New Musical MANDELA
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2019

A private, invitation only industry reading of the new musical Mandela will be held on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, 2019. Mandela has music and lyrics by two South African composer/lyricists signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, with a book by Laiona Michelle (Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical). This reading is directed by Schele Williams (Rent, Motown: The Musical), with music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (Once On This Island). Fifth Estate Entertainment (Nathan Gehan/Jamison Scott) serves as general manager for the reading. The reading will be attended by Nandi Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, on behalf of the Mandela family who have officially partnered with the show.

Photo Flash: Casts of Disney's FROZEN, ALADDIN and THE LION KING Celebrate Black Hist Photo Photo Flash: Casts of Disney's FROZEN, ALADDIN and THE LION KING Celebrate Black History Month!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 5, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, the Broadway casts of The Lion King, Aladdin and Frozen partnered with photographer Darnell Bennett for a very special photo shoot, involving more than 50 cast members. Check out the photos and a behind the scenes video below! 

Vanguard Theater Company To Present LION KING KIDS At The Theater At SOMS Photo Vanguard Theater Company To Present LION KING KIDS At The Theater At SOMS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019

Vanguard Theater Company will present The Lion King, Kids, for two performances only on January 12 & 13 at the Theater at SOMS, 70 N Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Vanguard Theater Company To Present LION KING KIDS At The Theater At SOMS Photo Vanguard Theater Company To Present LION KING KIDS At The Theater At SOMS
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Vanguard Theater Company will present The Lion King, Kids, for two performances only on January 12 & 13 at the Theater at SOMS, 70 N Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Vanguard Theater Company Announces An All-Star Line-Up For THE LION KING, JR. Photo Vanguard Theater Company Announces An All-Star Line-Up For THE LION KING, JR.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2018

Vanguard Theater Company announced today an all-star team of instructors for The Lion King Experience, including workshops in African Drumming, Dance and Mask-Making. Beginning rehearsal on September 30 at the Montclair Cooperative School, Vanguard's workshop seeks to bring its mission of D.R.E.A.M., Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Awareness and Mentorship, to young students grades 2 - 6, culminating in two performances in January 2019.

Photo Coverage: Warren Beatty, Kenny Leon, Chita Rivera and Uma Thurman Honored at Th Photo Photo Coverage: Warren Beatty, Kenny Leon, Chita Rivera and Uma Thurman Honored at The Actors Fund Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2018

The Actors Fund bestowed its Medal of Honor upon four artists last night at its annual gala. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the big event, and you can check out photos below!

BWW TV: Broadway Get Ready to Battle! Go Inside Rehearsals for Idina Menzel's A Broad Photo BWW TV: Broadway Get Ready to Battle! Go Inside Rehearsals for Idina Menzel's A BroaderWay Karaoke Benefit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2018

As the casts get ready for the big night, we're taking a closer look at what they are preparing for the big battle! Go inside rehearsals with the casts of The Lion King, Frozen, and SpongeBob SquarePants below!

32 Broadway Stars Take The SOPAC Stage In The Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret Photo 32 Broadway Stars Take The SOPAC Stage In The Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Thirty-two Broadway performers have been announced for Vanguard Theater Company's Third Annual Broadway Buddy Mentorship Program and Cabaret.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas Photo VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Disney Theatrical has released the second of three videos in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo. This video pairs Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi in The Lion King on Broadway) with Colleen McCann (Curator of Mammals, Bronx Zoo) at the gorilla exhibit. See what she had to say about the animals below!

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret.

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