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Cadillac Palace Theatre ( Chicago, IL)
151 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

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When the young lion prince Simba is born his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, and proclaim himself king. Simba survives but is led to believe that his father died because of him and he decides to flee the kingdom.


Wallets at the Ready- Today is the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

This is the moment, theatre lovers! Today's the day that you can turn your love of Broadway into a philanthropic endeavor, because today is the Broadway Flea Market &Grand Auction! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/22/2017
by BWW - Sep 22, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/22/2017. (more...)

Patrick Page Brings One-Man Show ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE to the Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Patrick Page in the title role in Macbeth and as Ben Jonson in Nothing Like the Sun, both performed at the Festival in 1989. Visit Cedar City in the Fall for Patrick Page's One-Man Show, All the Devils Are Here. (more...)

Park Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE SECONDARY VICTIM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Written by former psychotherapist, Matthew Campling, the world premiere production of The Secondary Victim explores the growing world of blame culture within psychotherapy in private practice. Inspired by real life experiences and with insider insights into an increasing problem for the profession, this new production directed by Matthew Gould explores the vulnerability of counsellors in the age of accusation. (more...)

Five New Seattle-Area Schools Tapped for Disney Musicals in Schools 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group has announced five new Seattle-area schools that have been selected to participate in its fourth annual Disney Musicals in Schools program. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre produces Kansas City Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly produces the Kansas City premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA October 27 November 12. Four-time Tony Award winner Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy) based his 2014 play on actual events. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for HAIR's Immersive 50th Anniversary Production at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The rock musical HAIR opens at London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4 October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13 January 2018. Opening night will be on Wednesday 11 October 2017, and the 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on Tuesday 17 October. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: September 21, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gang's All Here! Meet the Company of FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. Performances are set to begin on October 13 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and continue through December 31. The company just held its first rehearsal, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos below! (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Releases Details on Upcoming Gala, A GRAND NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The event begins with a 90 minute promenade-style cocktail hour in which all three venues at MTH will be used to highlight 3 different entertainment acts. Kansas City's very popular Motown and funk band 2 PROUD 2 BEG will be perfroming in MTH's newly renovated Studio Theater, while the 12 piece PEOPLE'S LIBERATION BIG BAND (fresh off their inspiring turn in MTH's recent production of 'An Evening with George Gershwin') will be perfroming in MTH's 133 seat Stage 2, and finally Ensemble Iberica's internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso, Beau Bledsoe will be performing in MTH's Main stage venue. (more...)

Frank Verlizzo and Lillian E. Benson to be Honored at Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards 2017 will be presented to five accomplished alumni during a special D ner en Noir catered dining event to be held as part of Alumni Day 2017. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing just held its Centennial Gala last night, September 18th, celebrating the power of musical theater in American life over the past 100 years. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/17/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/17/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/18
by BWW Special - Sep 18, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/17/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Terms of My Surrender, and Bandstand Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 18, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (6.33%), Bandstand (2.41%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.16%), Come From Away (2.06%) and Groundhog Day (1.72%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (5.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.87%), A Dolls House Part 2 (0.72%), 1984 Play (0.57%) and Marvin's Room (0.12%). (more...)

Masters of the House Record: A Look at Broadway's Record-Breaking 2017 So Far!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 18, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler is making headlines yet again as it breaks its own box office records with the highest weekly gross in the history of both the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

HAMILTON, LION KING Designers Put Mark on Revamped BOND 45 Restaurant in the Theater District
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Shelly Fireman, CEO of The Fireman Hospitality Group, announces that this fall marks the re-opening of the Italian restaurant BOND 45 at its new home in the heart of the theater district, 221 West 46th Street. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 18-24, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 18, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 18-24, 2017. (more...)

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Names Bonnie J. Butkas as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is thrilled to announce the selection of Bonnie J. Butkas as its new Executive Director. Butkas comes to MRT from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she served as Senior Director of Foundation Relations. She is expected to begin work at MRT later this fall. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs During EMMY 'In Memoriam' Segment
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed 'I'll Be Loving You Always' during the 'In Memoriam' segment of the Primetime Emmy Awards. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John's achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway's The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of Broadway-Bound FROZEN in Denver? Updating LIVE!
by Review Roundups - Sep 15, 2017

Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement had is opening night in Denver tonight, and is now playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Celebrates Pre-Broadway Opening in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen celebrated its pre-Broadway opening night at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts last night, September 14, 2017. Get a look inside the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/15/2017
by BWW - Sep 15, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/15/2017. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE North American Tour Finds Its 'Johnny' and 'Baby'; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

Leads from ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! HAMILTON, WAITRESS, WICKED and More to Sign Autographs at BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

More than 70 beloved Broadway and Off-Broadway performers - from Tony Award-winning legends to anticipated debuts - will come together to meet their biggest fans on Sunday, September 24th at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Connie Britton, Mike Faist, Tommy Bracco and More on Tap for VTA2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Joining Virginia's theatre community are luminaries Connie Britton (Nashville, American Horror Story), Mike Faist (Connor, Dear Evan Hansen), Tommy Bracco (Spot Conlon, Newsies), Tom Reynolds (Production Stage Manager, Disney's The Lion King), and Tony nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James (Jitney, Come From Away). (more...)

Phillip Brandon Debuts at The Colony Theatre in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Springing forth following eight years of tours as 'Narrator' with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, 'Born For This: The Musical,' Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, 'The Story Begins,' via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE GUILD Celebrates 60 Years for the 2017 Performance Festival
by Caryn Cooper - Sep 14, 2017

On the weekend of September 7-10 2017, the American Dance Guild (ADG) celebrated its 60th anniversary during their annual performance festival at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. This year's ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards went to three outstanding American dance masters: acclaimed and Tony-award winning choreographer, Garth Fagan; dance medicine pioneer and Dean of the American Dance Festival, Martha Myers; and Louis Mofsie, Founding Artistic Director of the renowned Thunderbird American Indian Dancers who have sustained the legacy of indigenous American Indian dances for the past 54 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is proud to announce that its upcoming season will mark the professional theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary, exclusively sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced a special lineup of shows for this milestone and says, Our 25th Silver Anniversary is going to be one big party all year long. Each play I have selected to celebrate this occasion has been chosen as a tribute to our subscribers, donors, sponsors, and supporters. (more...)

It's Coronation Day! Disney's FROZEN Pre-Broadway Engagement Opens Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

It's coronation day! Tonight is opening night for Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement, playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Arendelle! First Look at Broadway-Bound FROZEN in Denver!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For the first time in forever, we've got a first look at Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement, playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play The Paramount Theatre from November 14 - 19. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 18 at 10 am. (more...)

Reservoir Acquires the Historic Catalogs of Soul Legends Willie Mitchell & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Reservoir announces the acquisitions of the historic catalogs of soul legends Willie Mitchell, Leon Ware, Norman Harris, and the Commodores' Walter Orange and Thomas McClary. Collectively, the five deals bring over 1,000 genre defining songs to Reservoir's diverse and expanding catalog. (more...)

Company of Angels Debuts THIS LAND by Evangeline Ordaz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

A deep, painful, joyful story about one extended California family with roots in different parts of the world, who make their home on the same plot of Southern California land over 150 years. Los Angeles native and Mexican-American playwright, Evangeline Ordaz, crafts a rich and complex web of diverse characters from Los Angeles' Latino, African-American, Anglo, and Native American communities who co-exist as if time were a wheel that constantly doubles back on itself. Through triumph and despair these families discover how deeply they are rooted in the dreams of their ancestors and the land on which they stand. Directed by Company of Angels artistic director, Armando Molina, This Land debuts on October 20, at Company of Angels, Los Angeles' oldest professional theater. (more...)

From the Stage to Social Media: Taking a Look at Broadway's Most Viral Music(al) Videos
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 13, 2017

As Broadway continues to adapt to the social media age, a new viral trend has become a staple for show advertisers: the music video. (more...)

Wish Granted! Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Announces Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London for Disney's ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed the film's release date: May 24, 2019. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Drew Gehling, and More will Rock Out in BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES this December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on December 4th at 7:30pm, honoring the foremost and most influential act of the rock era with Broadway Sings The Beatles. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

VIDEO: Lyrics for Life Releases 'You Will Be Found' Music Video Featuring Broadway Kids for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lyrics for Life has released a recording and music video to Pasek & Paul's You Will Be Found in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. The video features 140 performers from Broadway, National Tours, TV, Film, singer/songwriters and award-winning dancers, all under the age of 25. (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Full Cast and Updated Schedule Announced for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/11
by BWW Special - Sep 11, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/10/2017. (more...)

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