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Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. Singapore: The Lion King (Scar). U.S. national tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre). The Shaw Festival: Caesar and Cleopatra (Apollodorus), Merrily We Roll Along, The Man Who Came to Dinner, On the 20th Century, Easy Virtue, Shadow Play, She Loves Me. StageWest: The Rocky ... (read more)
 

Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. Singapore: The Lion King (Scar). U.S. national tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre). The Shaw Festival: Caesar and Cleopatra (Apollodorus), Merrily We Roll Along, The Man Who Came to Dinner, On the 20th Century, Easy Virtue, Shadow Play, She Loves Me. StageWest: The Rocky ... (read more)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

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BWW Review: Absolutely Magical ALADDIN at the Providence Performing Arts Center BWW Review: Absolutely Magical ALADDIN at the Providence Performing Arts Center
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Nov 1, 2019

Nearly six years after opening on Broadway and 27 years after appearing as a beloved animated Disney film, the national touring cast of the musical ALADDIN soars into the Providence Performing Arts Center. This version of the story contains many callbacks to the original 1992 film, but also adds many new elements, such as new songs, new characters, and even a new spin on the Genie. No matter one's familiarity with the source material, audience goers are in for a flashy and thoroughly entertaining evening, suitable for adults and children alike. (more...)

Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think? Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Disney's 'Aladdin' is currently flying around America, entertaining audiences nationwide with the Agrabah glitz and glamour. What are critics in the various cities saying about the tour? Check out their reviews from tour stops like Tempe, Salt Lake City, San Diego and more below! (more...)

BWW Review: ALADDIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: ALADDIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 4, 2019

Based on Disney's 1992 Academy Award-winning animated film musical of the same name as well as the Arabic folktale from the One Thousand and One Nights, Aladdin follows an Arabian street urchin who steals food in order to support himself. Meanwhile, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. To win over both Jasmine and the Sultan, Aladdin teams up with a genie from a magic lamp he found to disguise himself as a wealthy prince. Yet, the Sultan's Grand Vizier, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. (more...)

BWW Review: THE “GENIE-US” OF ALADDIN at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center BWW Review: THE “GENIE-US” OF ALADDIN at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
by Vickie Evans - Sep 14, 2019

With the iconic song 'A Whole New World', Aladdin certainly delivered 'the magic' of Disney that took the audience on a mind-blowing journey of 'toe tappin' dance performances and tickled our imagination to believe that we too could embark on a fairy-tale infused 'magic carpet ride'.  (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just One Week Left! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; MIRVISH  Leads Best Professional Theatre! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; MIRVISH Leads Best Professional Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical Race! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical Race!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: The Spectacle of THE LION KING
by Amanda Finn - May 16, 2016

Disney's The Lion King has dominated the stage for almost 20 years and audiences still flock to the theatre whenever the show migrates into a new city -- or even an old city as the show makes its return to Overture Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's THE LION KING, Coming to Schuster Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Casting has been announced for the Dayton engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Dayton's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Schuster stage from Tuesday, June 7 to Sunday, July 3. The press opening night is Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.  The show's four-week premiere engagement in 2011 played a sold-out run at the Schuster Center.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 10, 2016

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is supposed to succeed his father Mufasa, as King of Pride Rock. But when Simba's Uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba runs away from home after being tricked into thinking that he was responsible. As he comes of age, Simba learns some valuable perspective to go back and take his rightful place as King. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heather Headley Attends THE LION KING in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is currently presenting the return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING. The World's #1 Musical leap tonto the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on December 2, 2015, where it will continue through January 17, 2016. Heather Headley, the musical's original Nala on Broadway, attended Saturday night's performance, where she caught up with the tour's current Nala, Nia Holloway. Check out photos from Headley's visit below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Return of Disney's THE LION KING to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce casting for the return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING. The World's #1 Musical will leap onto the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) from December 2, 2015 to January 17, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 Reasons Why Disney's THE LION KING Is Still Worth Seeing On Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 26, 2015

18 years and billions of box office receipts later, Disney's Tony Award-winning global hit THE LION KING is still going strong both on Broadway and on various touring and sit-down productions across the world. The show's North American tour is currently finishing up its four-week return engagement at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through November 1. The question raised is this: is THE LION KING, Director Julie Taymor's creative stage adaptation of the hit animated classic still worth seeing these days? Absolutely. Here's ten reasons why... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING's Patrick R. Brown Transformed Into Scar in 30 Seconds
by Michael Dale - Oct 20, 2015

A time-lapse video revealing the amazing process make-up process. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Orange County return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, November 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Broadway San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts plays host to Disney's THE LION KING now through October 4 only. That's the most important thing you need to know because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is surely one for the list. Directed into being by Julie Taymor, who infuses her creation with rich cultural beauty, soul-stirring African harmonies and life-sized, almost living, breathing animal puppets, THE LION KING will capture your heart as it surrounds your senses with laughter, magic and wonder. (more...)

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