Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Broadway Inspirational Voices to Join NY Pops in Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman at Carnegie Hall, 4/28 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 28, 2014, Broadway Inspirational Voices BIV, under the direction of Michael McElroy TONY Award Nominee, Big River, will be joining the The New York Pops as it marks its 31st…

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition Raises Record-Breaking $4.5 Million by Ryan McPhee

The 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which featured a host of stars including Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston and Fran Drescher, raised a record-breaking $4,532,129 for…

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The Numbers Game, April 21-April 27, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Broadway Grosses: Yo, Adrian! Welcome to the Millionaire's Club! Rocky Earns Big at the Box Office by Ryan McPhee

Broadway loves an underdog! The knockout hit Rocky made its million dollar debut this past week, bringing in $1,022,747. Your family spends Easter weekend at the boxing ring too, right?…

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

How "Aladdin" Worked Its Magic on Me by Broadway & Me

Standing ovations have become so much a part of the Broadway theater-going experience that the producer Ken Davenport recently conducted a survey to find out why people keep jumping up at th…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Abominable Showman, April 17, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Kendra Moore (via Facebook)Hakuna MatataThe Charlebois Post goes behind-the-scenes as The Lion King musical returns for extended runs in Toronto and Montreal by Richard Burnett @bu…

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BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance by Naomi Serviss

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Numbers Game, April 14-April 20, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Broadway Grosses: Raisin Gets a Bump from a Presidential Visit by Ryan McPhee

A Raisin in the Sun received a Presidential visit and made its presence felt at the box office this week, with the Denzel Washington headlined drama one of the top five grossing shows on Bro…

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

BC/EFA Easter Bonnet by Barry

Easter Bonnet Competition April 21 and 22 Ends BC/EFA Fundraising Season with Color and Pizzazz                                         By: Ellis Nass…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Telly Leung & More Sing at BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at 54 Below by Stephen Sorokoff

Last night, 54 Below celebrated some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway. The show featured some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Ca…

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

LES MISÉRABLES "One Day More" at Drury Lane Theatre by Heron Pr

LES MISÉRABLES "One Day More" at Drury Lane Theatre In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre (100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace) presents the legendary…

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LES MISÉRABLES at Drury Lane Theatre - Montage Video by Heron Pr

LES MISÉRABLES at Drury Lane Theatre - Montage Video In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre (100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace) presents the legendary musical …

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LES MISÉRABLES "Master of the House" at Drury Lane Theatre by Heron Pr

LES MISÉRABLES "Master of the House" at Drury Lane Theatre In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre (100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace) presents the le…

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Steve's Quest: A Q&A with Chris Edgar by Kimberly Lew

One of the reasons I most wanted to start this blog was to be able to create a dialog with other fans of the musical genre and foster a sense of community among those of us who want to know …

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello Previews BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at 54 Below by Walter McBride

On April 10, celebrate some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway at 54 Below.The show will feature some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Caro…

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Monday, April 7, 2014

STAGE TUBE: Il Divo and Lea Salonga Perform 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' in Tokyo by Stage Tube

Il Divo and Lea Salonga sang 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' from THE LION KING in Tokyo last month as part of their world tour. Check out the performance below

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin Is 'One Jump Ahead' & Audiences Get Starstruck by Ryan McPhee

Make way for Prince Ali, Broadway! The new Disney musical Aladdin has flown into the top five grossing shows, joining perennial box office faves Wicked, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and…

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin is 'One Jump Ahead' & Audiences Get Star-Struck by Ryan McPhee

Make way for Prince Ali, Broadway! The new Disney musical Aladdin has flown into the top five grossing shows, joining perennial box office faves Wicked, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and…

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review - Aladdin on Broadway by Christopher Caggiano

The Walt Disney Company continues to comb its catalog for stage-musical candidates. You can hardly blame them: The Lion King has become a license to print money, Newsies is still going stron…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Fun on a Friday: Lions on a Plane by Ken Davenport

Those nasty b-movie Snakes on a Plane would have had no chance if these Lions were on that same vessel. Check out this sweet vid of the cast of the Australian production of The Lion King s…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Broadway Things That Make Me Happy - April Edition by JK

So, April isn't even a full 3 days old yet, and I am already really Broadway HAPPY!  (If things keep going like this, there might be one of these each week!  OK... nobody's that&nb…

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Business News: Birmingham Hippodrome reports increased attendances in record-breaking year by Ed Frankl

Birmingham Hippodrome has claimed a record-breaking 12 months, with attendances at the venue increasing by 23% year on year to more than 625,000. The venue credited productions such as The L…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Video Flash: Lions on a Plane

Members of the Australian cast of The Lion King love performing "The Circle of Life" so much they even rehearse en route.

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Theatre News: Birmingham Hippodrome reports record attendance, boosted by 'blockbuster productions'

Touring shows such as The Lion King and War Horse helped increase ticket sales

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Lion King cast surprise passengers with impromptu performance

Passengers on a flight between Brisbane and Sydney got a sneak peek at what The Lion King Australia's cast had to offer as they burst into a rendition of The Circle of LifeThe last thing you…

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'The Lion King' Cast Goes Viral by Singing 'Circle of Life' on a Plane (Video) by Ashley Lee

A video of the Australian cast's spontaneous number has already collected 2.8 million views.read more

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Lion King cast perform 'Circle of Life' on a plane

It's not every day that the cast of The Lion King spontaneously break out in song on your way home, but that's exactly what happened during a recent plane journey from Brisbane to Sydney.

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Watch The Lion King musical cast perform 'Circle of Life' on a plane

It's not every day that the cast of The Lion King spontaneously break out in song on your way home, but that's exactly what happened during a recent plane journey from Brisbane to Sydney.

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