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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)
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 Tony®-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.

Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights in Memory of Zoe Caldwell Photo Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights in Memory of Zoe Caldwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actress, director, and multiple Tony Award® winner Zoe Caldwell, who passed away on February 16, 2020 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the lights of all Broadway theatres in New York will dim for one minute on Friday, February 28th at exactly 7:45pm.

VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIE Photo VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIES JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2020

Play on Players (Gainesville, GA) and Red Phoenix Theatre Company (Buford, GA) performed highlights from Disney's Newsies JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

Booking Opens For FROZEN THE MUSICAL Ahead Of October 2020 Opening At The Newly Resto Photo Booking Opens For FROZEN THE MUSICAL Ahead Of October 2020 Opening At The Newly Restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Public booking opens for Disney's Frozen on 6 March at 10am. The production will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, on 11 November, with previews from 30 October 2020; and is currently booking until 28 March. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen a?' directed by Michael Grandage - opens for groups and schools booking on 24 February 2020.

Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25 Photo Omaha Performing Arts Presents Sensory-Friendly LION KING Performance April 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Omaha Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Group are proud to offer a sensory friendly performance of Disney's The Lion King Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. Performed in a supportive and judgment-free environment, this show will provide the opportunity for families and friends with children or adults affected by autism and other sensory issues to enjoy the shared experience of live theatre. 

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Award Winning Producer Margo Lion Photo Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Award Winning Producer Margo Lion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award® winning producer Margo Lion, who died on January 24, 2020 at age 75. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres (the Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, St. James, and Walter Kerr Theatres) where Ms. Lion often collaborated and worked; as well as the American Airlines, Bernard Jacobs, Helen Hayes, Neil Simon, New Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Lyric Theatre, and Samuel J. Friedmans; in New York for one minute on Saturday, February 29 at exactly 7:45pm.

Segerstrom Center's Disney Musicals In Schools Student Showcase Announced Photo Segerstrom Center's Disney Musicals In Schools Student Showcase Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Today, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2020 FREE Disney Musicals in Schools student share performance, hosted by Kayla Cyphers, who stars as Nala in The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King. On Wednesday, March 11 at 5:00pm, 200 elementary school students from Arthur F. Corey Elementary (Buena Park), Garfield Elementary (Santa Ana), Frank Vessels Elementary (Cypress), and Sycamore Elementary (Orange) will sing and dance their way through scenes from Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS and Aladdin KIDS in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Disney Musicals in Schools is designed to help Orange County public elementary schools create sustainable musical theater programs.

Photos and Video: Get a First Look at FROZEN's New Cast Members; Plus Learn About the Photo Photos and Video: Get a First Look at FROZEN's New Cast Members; Plus Learn About the Changes Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

As it approaches its second anniversary on Broadway, Frozen will welcome a trio of new stars joining the company tonight, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. McKenzie Kurtz makes her Broadway debut starring as Anna, Ciara Renée (Pippin, Big Fish, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) stars as Elsa, and Ryan McCartan (Wicked; Heathers: The Musical; Disney Channel's “Liv & Maddie”) joins the cast as Hans, replacing Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, and Joe Carroll, respectively.

Jemma Rix and Courtney Monsma Join FROZEN in Sydney as Elsa and Anna Photo Jemma Rix and Courtney Monsma Join FROZEN in Sydney as Elsa and Anna
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020

As it approaches its much-anticipated Australian premiere in Sydney in July, Frozen is thrilled to announce the two exceptional performers that have been cast in the lead roles of Elsa and Anna.

THE LION SINGS TONIGHT Comes to he Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at  Photo THE LION SINGS TONIGHT Comes to he Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Vivent Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin) and Members of the National Touring Company of The Lion King will present THE LION SINGS TONIGHT, a ONE NIGHT ONLY Cabaret to benefit Vivent Health and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will take place on Monday, February 24 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, 121 E State St at 7:00PM.

Marina Pires Will Make Broadway Debut as Jasmine ALADDIN; Ainsley Melham and Rodney I Photo Marina Pires Will Make Broadway Debut as Jasmine ALADDIN; Ainsley Melham and Rodney Ingram Will Return!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Disney's Aladdin has announced new principal cast members ahead of the company's sixth anniversary. Ainsley Melham, star of the original Australian production of Aladdin, will return to the title role on Broadway in March. The exact date will be announced in the near future. Melham previously played the role on Broadway in 2019. Rodney Ingram will re-join the Broadway company to play the role starting Monday, February 17th until Melham's return. Marina Pires (On Your Feet! National Tour) will make her Broadway debut as Jasmine.

Which Broadway Shows Are On Tour in 2020? The Full List! Photo Which Broadway Shows Are On Tour in 2020? The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020

Theatre fans need not travel all the way to New York City to get a taste of Broadway. Though the Big Apple boasts perhaps the freshest productions and greatest talents in the world, many of the most successful shows on Broadway will eventually hit the road- bringing and equally magical (though sometimes slightly updated) version of their production to cities across the country.

VIDEO: See The Makeup Transformation Of THE LION KING's Rafiki Photo VIDEO: See The Makeup Transformation Of THE LION KING's Rafiki
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings the iconic character of Rafiki to life eight times a week with a peek inside the makeup transformation of Broadway cast member Tshidi Manye. Check it out with the video!

Disney's THE LION KING Opens This Week At The Marcus Performing Arts Center Photo Disney's THE LION KING Opens This Week At The Marcus Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Disney's The Lion King will leap onto the Marcus Performing Arts Center stage this Wednesday, February 5 for a four-week engagement through March 1. The Lion King is part of the Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series.

Official: Re-Imagined AIDA Will Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse and Tour in 2021 Photo Official: Re-Imagined AIDA Will Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse and Tour in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

A new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony-winning Broadway smash Aida will premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, February 4 a?' March 7, 2021.

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