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Bio:
Thomas Schumacher serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney's legitimate Stage Entertainment worldwide. The division's credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thomas Schumacher serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney's legitimate Stage Entertainment worldwide. The division's credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, ... (read complete bio)
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

FROZEN West End Announces New Dates and Additional Casting Photo FROZEN West End Announces New Dates and Additional Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020

The West End premiere of Disney's Frozen has announced new start dates and a slew of additional cast members!

BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston Photo BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston
by Andrew Child - Jul 1, 2020

In Women Behind the Curtain, Michael Lin weaves a narrative about a French spy, Renee, on a mission in Cold War Moscow. When a suspiciously-invested secretary, Aleksandra, joins her in her covert travels, the two are set on an action-packed journey through mistrusted informants, double agents, and scenarios that raise questions

Breaking: Broadway Shutdown Extends Until 2021 Photo Breaking: Broadway Shutdown Extends Until 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

The Broadway League announced today that Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. The League has released updated information regarding performance cancellations and ticketing. Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for all performances through January 3, 2021.

Scott Rudin, Daryl Roth, Gloria Estefan, and More Among 2020 Broadway Global Producer Photo Scott Rudin, Daryl Roth, Gloria Estefan, and More Among 2020 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020

Pandemics can't stop Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominations!

RECAP: The Genies of ALADDIN Shared Their Audition Stories on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo RECAP: The Genies of ALADDIN Shared Their Audition Stories on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020

Stars in the House continued Thursday night (8pm) for Genies In A Bottle with Juwan Crawley, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael James Scott, Major Attaway, and Trevor Dion Nicholas.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Original Cast Members Reunite for A Virtual Performance of 'He L Photo VIDEO: THE LION KING Original Cast Members Reunite for A Virtual Performance of 'He Lives In You'
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020

Members of the Original Cast of Broadway's 'The Lion King' reunites after 23 years to uplift and celebrate the fact that even in the midst of this unprecedented time, 'He Lives in You'.

Re-Imagined AIDA Will Not Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse; Plans Underway for German Photo Re-Imagined AIDA Will Not Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse; Plans Underway for German Production in 2022
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

As BroadwayWorld first reported last year, a new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony-winning Broadway smash Aida was previously set to premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2021. Plans have changed however. BroadwayWorld has learned that the musical will no longer be a part of the Paper Mill season. A rep confirmed: 'We look forward to continuing our partnership with Disney on Aida and other projects in the future.'

Disney Reveals Development Continues for Musical Adaptations of BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICK Photo Disney Reveals Development Continues for Musical Adaptations of BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS, THE JUNGLE BOOK & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that Frozen will not return to Broadway when theatre comes back, but the Disney magic will continue in other projects. According to the New York Times, development continues for a new Beauty and the Beast, which is aiming to open in the US in 2022; a new version of Aida, which will open in Germany in 2022; and a fully  musicalized version of Hercules.

Breaking: FROZEN Officially Concludes Broadway Run Photo Breaking: FROZEN Officially Concludes Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

The Broadway production of Frozen will not reopen as a result of the industry-wide shutdown and resulting economic fallout. The production's final performance was Wednesday evening March 11, having played 825 performances and 26 previews.

Tickets To Disney's FROZEN To Go On Sale May 15 at Blumenthal Arts Photo Tickets To Disney's FROZEN To Go On Sale May 15 at Blumenthal Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

Tickets to Disney's Frozen will go on sale Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive 2-week premiere engagement at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center beginning October 7, 2020 with performances playing through October 18, 2020. Opening night is set for Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Paper Mill Playhouses Announces AIDA, CLUE, BRUCE, THE WANDERER For 2020-2021 Season Photo Paper Mill Playhouses Announces AIDA, CLUE, BRUCE, THE WANDERER For 2020-2021 Season
by Alan Henry - Mar 24, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Paper Mill Playhouse will present the launch of a new production of Disney's AIDA, CLUE, BRUCE, and THE WANDERER's rescheduled engagement for their 2020-2021 season.

VIDEO: Watch Two Elementary School Theater Directors Quickly Summarize The Plot of FR Photo VIDEO: Watch Two Elementary School Theater Directors Quickly Summarize The Plot of FROZEN!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020

The cold never bothered them anyway! Watch two elementary school theater directors quickly summarize the plot of Frozen.

DVR Alert: Casts of FROZEN, THE LION KING, & ALADDIN Head to TAMRON HALL SHOW on Marc Photo DVR Alert: Casts of FROZEN, THE LION KING, & ALADDIN Head to TAMRON HALL SHOW on March 13
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Make sure to set your DVRs, because on Friday, March 13 cast members from a?oeFrozen,a?? a?oeThe Lion King,a?? and a?oeAladdin,' will stop by the Tamron Hall Show to celebrate 25 years of Disney on Broadway. The episode will also feature  a special performance from a?oeAladdin.a??

The New York Pops to Honor Nicola M. Heryet, June Freemanzon and Ron Schaefer at 37th Photo The New York Pops to Honor Nicola M. Heryet, June Freemanzon and Ron Schaefer at 37th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

The New York Pops will additionally honor Nicola M. Heryet, Principal of Avison Young; June Freemanzon, founding board member of The New York Pops; and Ron Schaefer, Founder of French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts, at its 37th Birthday Gala, Into the Unknown! The Songs of Kristen & Bobby Lopez, on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, presented by The New York Pops.

Tickets to FROZEN Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Go On Sale Friday Photo Tickets to FROZEN Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) have announced tickets to Disney's Frozen will go on sale Friday, March 6, 2020. From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tonyยฎ-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive four-week premiere engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park beginning Wednesday, June 17, 2020, with performances playing through Sunday, July 12, 2020. Opening night is set for Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm.

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.

BWW TV: Thomas Schumacher Reveals What's Up Next with Disney on Broadway and How the  Photo BWW TV: Thomas Schumacher Reveals What's Up Next with Disney on Broadway and How the Shows Go On!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 29, 2020

Five Broadway shows of the past and three of the present all have one man in common... Thomas Schumacher. As the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Group, Schumacher has quickly become one of the most influential voices on Broadway, overseeing the development, creation, and execution of all Disney live entertainment around the globe.

Wake Up With BWW 2/27: Presley Ryan Takes Over as Lydia in BEETLEJUICE, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/27: Presley Ryan Takes Over as Lydia in BEETLEJUICE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

Today's top stories: Presley Ryan is Beetlejuice's new Lydia, and more!

BWW Exclusive: Thomas Schumacher Reveals Next Steps for HERCULES, AIDA & More! Photo BWW Exclusive: Thomas Schumacher Reveals Next Steps for HERCULES, AIDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony-winning Broadway smash Aida will premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2021 before beginning a North American tour, directed by original company member Schele Williams. This will not be the same Aida of Broadway past, however.

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