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Date of Birth: March 25, 1947 (70)
Birth Place: ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Disney Announces Release Date for THE LION KING on BluRayDisney Announces Release Date for THE LION KING on BluRay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Inside The Magic on Twitter reports from the D23 Expo that a Disney plans to release THE LION KING on BluRay. (more...)

THE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGITHE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The D23 expo featured many quietly screened previews, one of which being a peek at The Circle of Life scene of the upcoming The Lion King remake. According to Mashable, the film is moving along the lines of the recent The Jungle Book remake which featured extremely realistic CGI. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue TheatreMAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

The American Epic Sessions Nabs Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Musical DirectionThe American Epic Sessions Nabs Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The American Epic Sessions, directed by Bernard MacMahon, has been nominated for a Primetime EMMY® for Outstanding Musical Direction. The highly acclaimed musical/documentary features Nas, Jack White, Elton John, Alabama Shakes, Steve Martin, Taj Mahal and many other legendary artists recording live direct-to-disc on the first ever electrical recording system from the mid 1920s. (more...)

British Breakout Rationale's New Single 'Loving Life' Out NowBritish Breakout Rationale's New Single 'Loving Life' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

U.K. breakout artist RATIONALE has announced the upcoming release of his self-titled debut album, due out on October 6 via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 13, 2017

Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall GalaRosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical THE LION KING on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (more...)

Motown, Comedy, Magic and More Coming Up at Westchester Broadway TheatreMotown, Comedy, Magic and More Coming Up at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced its upcoming special shows. Scroll down for details! (more...)

STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30STAR Performances of THE LION KING JR., HAMLET, and NORTH STAR VAUD Run 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

???????Students in Perseverance theatre's STAR program open performances Disney's The Lion King Jr, Hamlet, and an original piece written by the students: North Star Vaud on July 21. STAR is a youth acting program that provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, students participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three fully produced productions. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce Disney's THE LION KING JRHale Center Theater Orem to Produce Disney's THE LION KING JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now it comes to the HCTO stage complete with the music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. (more...)

Comedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KINGComedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Today it was announced that comedian Jon Oliver would be joining the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King in the role of Zazu. (more...)

Frontman From Progressive Rock Band Mars Hollow Announces New AlbumFrontman From Progressive Rock Band Mars Hollow Announces New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Progressive rock band Mars Hollow has announced that they will be recording a new album after a nearly 5-year hiatus. The announcement was made during a semi-reunion show and subsequent radio interview in June, and came on the heels of a show billed as “John Baker and Steve Mauk Perform the Music of Mars Hollow” in Chicago. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALCape Rep Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2017 season with the 10-time Tony-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John, August 2 through August 27: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays August 13, 20 and 27 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $35-40.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 4. Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.   (more...)

Carole King: Tapestry Captured Live at Hyde Park, In Select Theaters 7/11Carole King: Tapestry Captured Live at Hyde Park, In Select Theaters 7/11
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Last summer, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter returned to London for the first time in decades and performed her iconic Tapestry album in its entirety in front of a sold-out crowd at the BST Hyde Park. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Returns to the Erkel TheatreBILLY ELLIOT Returns to the Erkel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The all-star cast of Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot - The Musical has returned to the Erkel Theatre. The most prominent Hungarian permiere of the summer of 2016 featured many popular stage actors who will reprise their roles this summer accompanied by a new generation of children. (more...)

Iconic Country Singer Kenny Rogers to Appear on RFD-TV TodayIconic Country Singer Kenny Rogers to Appear on RFD-TV Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Three-time Grammy winner Kenny Rogers will appear on RFD-TV's RURAL AMERICA LIVE to discuss his life, legacy, current final world tour, “The Gambler's Last Deal” and plans for the future. (more...)

Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band, Rami Kleinstein and More on Sale at City Winery ChicagoJeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band, Rami Kleinstein and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces father-son duo Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band, Israeli pop star Rami Kleinstein, "The Voice of Ireland" Tommy Fleming and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, July 7 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

BWW TV: THE LION KING Joins London Gay Men's Chorus to Celebrate Pride with 'Circle of Life'BWW TV: THE LION KING Joins London Gay Men's Chorus to Celebrate Pride with 'Circle of Life'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2017

In celebration of London Pride 2017, which takes place Saturday 24 June- Sunday 9 July, 60 members of London Gay Men's Chorus joined the London cast of Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The two companies came together for the first time to sing the iconic hit from the production, Elton John's 'Circle of Life.' Watch footage of their collaboration below! (more...)

Jason Mraz/Black Eyed Peas Guitarist Molly Miller Strikes Out On Her OwnJason Mraz/Black Eyed Peas Guitarist Molly Miller Strikes Out On Her Own
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Since she picked up a guitar at age seven, Dr. Molly Miller has been captivating audiences with performances that display a talent for entertaining and effortless musicianship seemingly well beyond her years. (more...)

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...)

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