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BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 4, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, THE LION KING is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace CenterBWW Review: THE LION KING Celebrates Life and Spectacle at The Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jun 3, 2017

The Lion King is a grand celebration of the magic of theatre and, yes, the circle of life. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic CenterTHE LION KING Tour Brings Spectacular Theatrical Magic to Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - May 14, 2017

Since the dawn of theater, even in it's most nascent forms, audiences have marveled at spectacular moments brought to life on stage. Throughout their history, plays and musicals have utilized the talents of theater artists and professionals to do what may have seemed impossible. Today, modern technology makes it possible to dig even deeper into our imaginations and bring to life what's found there. Few shows have excited and fulfilled our collective imagination the way The Lion King has and the touring production currently playing at the Civic Center remains as spectacular as ever. (more...)

See Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to GreenvilleSee Who's Part of the Pride in Disney's THE LION KING, Returning to Greenville
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Greenville's most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Peace Center stage from Wednesday, May 31, to Sunday, June 25. The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2012 played a sold-out run at the Peace Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is SpectacularBWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake CityDisney's THE LION KING Opens Saturday, March 25 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Salt Lake City return of Disney's The Lion King opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at the Eccles Theater for, a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 16.  In Salt Lake City,The Lion King will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, along with weekday matinees on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 14 at 2:00pm.  "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but patrons are encouraged to contact the box office for best availability," said John Ballard, MagicSpace Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!
by Katie Laban - Mar 7, 2017

Disney's The Lion King concluded a sold-out engagement on Sunday, February 26th at The Detroit Opera House where it had a triumphant four-week return that grossed over $6.8 million at the box office and entertained more 84,000 theatre goers during thirty-two performances. It is the fourth time for the show to be here and the Motor City loves it more with every appearance. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at the Fabulous Fox TheaterCasting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at the Fabulous Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of Disney's The Lion King. St. Louis' most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage from April 19 to May 7. The press opening night isThursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: Resplendent LION KING Reigns Supreme at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 4, 2017

The touring production of THE LION KING now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center is absolutely exceptional. One would be hard-pressed to find a finer or stronger assembly of actors, singers, and dancers than this remarkable company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger TheatreBWW 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...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPACCasting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. The six-time Tony Award winner triumphantly returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for a limited three-week engagement, from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Gets in the HAIRSPRAY Spirit with 'You Can't Stop the Beat'STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Gets in the HAIRSPRAY Spirit with 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices release the fifth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series, featuring 'You Can't Stop the Beat' from the musical HAIRSPRAY. In tribute to NBC's live version airing on December 7th, BIV offers its voice to this joyful anthem - check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV: BEAUTIFUL Cast Makes The Earth Move at Bryant ParkBWW TV: BEAUTIFUL Cast Makes The Earth Move at Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 6, 2016

The August 4, 2016 Broadway in Bryant Park show included a performance by the Broadway cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL. Cast members for the event included Chilina Kennedy, James Harkness, Douglas Lyons, Alan Wiggins, and Dashawn Young performing the numbers 'Natural Woman,' 'On Broadway,' and 'I Feel The Earth Move.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOLIDAY INN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: HOLIDAY INN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 4, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, August 4 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Corbin Bleu and More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK TodayHOLIDAY INN's Corbin Bleu and More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing today, August 4 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Corbin Bleu and More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This WeekHOLIDAY INN's Corbin Bleu and More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, August 4 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carole King Helps BEAUTIFUL Celebrate 1000 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Carole King Helps BEAUTIFUL Celebrate 1000 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2016

The Carole King Musical celebrated 1,000 performances on Broadway yesterday, becoming the longest running show to play at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (formally known as the Henry Miller Theatre). (more...)

Today Officially Named 'BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Day' in New York CityToday Officially Named 'BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Day' in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Carole King Musical celebrated 1,000 performances on Broadway today, becoming the longest running show to play at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (formally known as the Henry Miller Theatre). (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Dawson of BEAUTIFUL at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Interview: Josh Dawson of BEAUTIFUL at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 2, 2016

The national tour of BEAUTIFUL, the musical based on the life and legacy of Carole King, just arrived in Houston, where they'll perform for one week before landing at Dallas' Winspear Opera House. On Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to catch this former DFW local Josh Dawson on his way to the theatre. It's been four years since he has performed in The Big D, but he's eager to briefly return to our thriving arts district. Check out our conversation below: (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CASTBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CAST
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 1, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Good Time At The Hobby Center (more...)

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