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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)
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.

Photo Flash: GROWN-ISH Star Yara Shahidi Visits THE LION KING Photo Photo Flash: GROWN-ISH Star Yara Shahidi Visits THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

a?oegrown-isha?? star Yara Shahidi visited The Lion King on Saturday and stopped backstage to have some fun with Nala (Adrienne Walker) and Simba (Bradley Gibson).

Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings for TINA, JAGGED LITTL Photo Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings for TINA, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility status of eleven Broadway productions for the 2020 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2019-2020 season to decide the eligibility for the 74th Annual Tony Awards.

Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Take Part in Broadw Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Take Part in Broadway Inspirational Voices Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices have announced an evening like no other! BIV's 'Silver Anniversary Gala Concert & Live Auction', honoring Disney Theatrical Productions for their commitment to diversity, will be jam packed with stellar performances, entertaining stories, and more heart than imaginable.

Casting Has Been Announced for Disney's ALADDIN at the Peace Center Photo Casting Has Been Announced for Disney's ALADDIN at the Peace Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Greenville at the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a limited, two-week engagement through Sunday, Feb. 23.

VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia R Photo VIDEO: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform at Junior Theater Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo performed at the Junior Theater Festival Atlanta this past weekend. Over 6,500 musical theater kids attended to watch Olivia and Joshua perform!

Michael James Scott Will Be Returning to ALADDIN as Genie in February Photo Michael James Scott Will Be Returning to ALADDIN as Genie in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

Disney Theatrical Productions President & Producer Thomas Schumacher announced this weekend at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA that Michael James Scott, an Aladdin original cast member, will be returning to Broadway on Friday, February 28th at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Disney's FROZEN is Coming to The Paramount Photo Disney's FROZEN is Coming to The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's Frozen. From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive four-week premiere engagement at The Paramount Theatre beginning Friday, February 7, with performances playing through Sunday, March 1 at 1pm. Opening night is set for Saturday, February 8 at 8pm.

VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life Photo VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 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 one of its animals, the giraffe, to life eight times a week with the help of four of the show's cast member, Ray Mercer. Check it out with the video!

Nick Afoa Joins Disney's THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour as Simba Photo Nick Afoa Joins Disney's THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour as Simba
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

The Walt Disney Company UK today announced that Nick Afoa will be joining the touring production of THE LION KING from 30 April. Afoa is currently starring in the role in London's West End, where he has performed as Simba for three years after making his stage debut in the Australian production of THE LION KING in 2013.

Breaking: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan Will Join Cast of FROZEN on Bro Photo Breaking: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan Will Join Cast of FROZEN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Arendelle will soon welcome new royalty! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ciara Renée, McKenzie Kurtz and Ryan McCartan will soon join the cast of Broadway's Frozen as Elsa, Anna, and Hans. All three will play their first performance on February 18. They take over the roles from original company members Caissie Levy and Patti Murin and Joe Carroll.

Kent State University Piano Division To Host Student Scholarship Gala Concert Photo Kent State University Piano Division To Host Student Scholarship Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University's Piano Division will host a Scholarship Gala Concert at 5 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 26 in Ludwig Recital Hall. Tickets for the event are $35 per attendee, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships. A complimentary reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will immediately follow the performance in the Roe Green Lobby. Both venues are in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus. Reservations can be made in advance at www.kent.edu/PianoScholarshipGala.

Lauren Reid Voted As Chair Elect Of The Broadway League's Board Of Governors Photo Lauren Reid Voted As Chair Elect Of The Broadway League's Board Of Governors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Broadway League is pleased to announce that Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer, the John Gore Organization, was recently voted Chair Elect of the Board of the Broadway League. Ms. Reid will take over the role of Chair of the Broadway League from Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, following the completion of Mr. Schumacher's full three-year term at the end of 2020.  

Lauren Reid Has Been Voted Chair Elect of the Board of the Broadway League Photo Lauren Reid Has Been Voted Chair Elect of the Board of the Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Broadway League has announced that Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer, the John Gore Organization, was recently voted Chair Elect of the Board of the Broadway League. Ms. Reid will take over the role of Chair of the Broadway League from Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, following the completion of Mr. Schumacher's full three-year term at the end of 2020.

Broadway Attendance Reaches All-Time Record of 14.8M in 2018��"2019 Season Photo Broadway Attendance Reaches All-Time Record of 14.8M in 2018��"2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Broadway League released the 22nd annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2018-2019, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the theatregoers who attended Broadway shows in New York City last season. It also compares current Broadway theatregoing habits in New York City to previous seasons and aids in predicting trends for the future.

VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Zazu, Jürgen Hooper Photo VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Zazu, Jürgen Hooper
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Jürgen Hooper, who is the newest Zazu in the North American tour of the smash hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney classic with the video!

VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Nala, Kayla Cyphers Photo VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Nala, Kayla Cyphers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Kayla Cyphers, who is currently playing Nala in the North American tour of the legendary smash-hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney classic with the video!

Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior  Photo Caissie Levy, Nicholas Christopher and More to Participate in 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Between The Lines); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical) are some of the stars and creatives confirmed for the 2020 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF).

Broadway Will Dim its Lights For Jerry Herman on January 7 Photo Broadway Will Dim its Lights For Jerry Herman on January 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the loss of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, who passed away on December 26, 2019 at age 88. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Tuesday, January 7th at exactly 6:45pm.  

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! Photo BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

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