Friday, September 21, 2018

Upcoming Auditions for Macbeth, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Dames at Sea, and More by Playbill Staff

Here’s a selection of upcoming auditions in New York City and around the country.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Daniel Radcliffe to Last of the SummerStage by Mark Beech

Music still leads New York performing arts this week. Paul Simon follows his Madison Square Garden shows with one last big tour gig, at Corona Park, Flushing Meadows. Central Park SummerStag…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Aladdin: Four Years On, A Fairy Tale For A Whole New World by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ One of Disney's most enduring screen-to-stage confections remains among its most adult-friendly--and seems freshly relevant, for all ages. The post Aladdin: Four Years On, A Fai…

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Official Launch Of The Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool by BroadwayWorld

Liverpool's newest theatrical space The Hope Street Theatre will officially open its doors on Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 5pm at an Invitation only gala event. The launch will include talks…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

How to Choose Between College or Conservatory for Theatre Majors by Adam Hetrick

Frozen’s Jelani Alladin, Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Aladdin’s Telly Leung speak about the key factors that determined their decision on where to go to college.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Celebrate Broadway Back to School Week With a Chance to Win a Playbill Store Gift Certificate by Adam Hetrick

Start the Broadway season—and the school year—off on the right note with back-to-school swag from Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, and more.

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Zizi Strallen and Hello, Dolly!’s Charlie Stemp Will Star in London Revival of Mary Poppins by Andrew Gans

The Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical will follow Aladdin into the Prince Edward Theatre.

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Aladdin announces West End closing to make way for Mary Poppins

The Sultan’s Palace in Agrabah will be shutting its doors for good in late August 2019. The announcement comes in conjunction with the news that Mary Poppins The Musical is to return to th…

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Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Paul Simon Bows Out, David Byrne, “Heartbreak House” by Mark Beech

Music leads our choice of New York performing arts this week. Paul Simon is playing his last big shows in New York before retiring from touring, while David Byrne is returning to the Forest …

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It’s a practically perfect pairing: @ZiziStrallen & @Charlie_Stemp will star in @MaryPoppins when it returns to the #WestEnd in autumn 2019

Fifteen years after its critically-acclaimed stage premiere, Mary Poppins is flying back to its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, when Disney’s Aladdin ends its run in Aug…

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Everything you need to know about Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is gliding back into London’s Prince Edward Theatre. This is the perfect spoonful of sugar to balance the news that Disney's Aladdin will be closing its smash-hit, three-year …

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Disney’s Aladdin to depart West End in August 2019 by Robin Johnson

It has been announced that Disney's Aladdin will leave its West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre in late August 2019. The post Disney’s Aladdin to depart West End in August 2019…

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NEWS: Mary Poppins returns to the West End in autumn 2019 starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp by Press Releases

The internationally award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre where, after three hit years in London, Disney’s Aladdin…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Disney’s Aladdin To Close In West End by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It has been reported that Disney’s Aladdin is to close at London’s Prince Edward Theatre on 31 August 2019. This post Disney’s Aladdin To Close In West End …

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In 'Little Shop of Horrors' at Drury Lane, an Audrey for the ages by Chris Jones

Without “Little Shop of Horrors,” we wouldn’t have Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” or “Aladdin.” That’s because the spoof 1982 off-Broadway musica…

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Aladdin Actor Joshua Dela Cruz Will Lead Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues Reboot by Cleo Aukland

Blue's Clues & You will air over a decade after the original series and will mark the Broadway alum's TV regular debut.

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The Book of Mormon's Dave Thomas Brown & Amelia Bay Announce Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

Dave Thomas Brown, star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon, and his longtime love, Amelia Bay, assistant hair supervisor on that Tony-winning hit, broke the news of their engagement on Sep…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Photo Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDIN by BroadwayWorld

Last night the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire, took in a performance of Disney'sAladdinon Broadway. After the show, Reba join the cast backstage. Check out the photos below

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where Did the Melody of ‘A Whole New World’ Come From? by Ruthie Fierberg

Composer Alan Menken divulges the story of the genesis of the romantic Aladdin classic.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Nathan Amzi Joins The Cast Of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL At Theatre Royal Haymarket by BroadwayWorld

Heathers the Musical will welcome Nathan Amzi Aladdin, In The Heights, Rock of Ages, The Voice UK to Westerberg High for the first time at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Nathan will be joining…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Ringo Starr to Last-Chance “Carousel” by Mark Beech

New York’s autumn theater season adds another two shows this week: “Girl From the North Country,” Conor McPherson’s play with Bob Dylan music, and pool-room saga “The Nap.” They …

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How Alan Menken and Howard Ashman Wrote Aladdin’s Epic ‘Friend Like Me’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the Tony- and Oscar-winning composer break down the genesis of the Genie’s grand production number.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Major Play Debuts, Laura Pausini, Sun Ra, Hamilton by Mark Beech

This week, New York has two significant plays making their debuts: Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy “Bernhardt/Hamlet” and “The True,” Sharr White’s political satire.Meanwhile, music …

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Josh Radnor, Megan Hilty & James Monroe Iglehart Set for Little Shop of Horrors at the Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Don't feed the plants...but do see this show! The Kennedy Center has selected a pitch-perfect cast to lead its upcoming mounting of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Hor…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Watch Alan Menken Break Down Writing Princess Jasmine’s New Solo From Aladdin’s Broadway Bow by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony- and Oscar-winning composer explains the genesis of “These Palace Walls.”

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Aladdin Star Michael James Scott on Playing the Genie in London and All Over the World by Matt Wolf

Michael James Scott has traveled far and wide with the hit Disney musical Aladdin, both on tour and in Australia, where last year he won the prestigious Helpmann Award for his performance as…

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5 Animated Disney Films that Should Be Made Into Musicals

We’ve seen the Broadway treatment for many animated films from the Disney Renaissance period (1989-1999), including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tarzan and Beauty and the Be…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Revived “Band’s Visit,” Autumn Lookahead by Mark Beech

The new fall season looms in New York, with a lot to look forward to, including three shows that were big hits in London: “Girl From the North Country,” with Bob Dylan songs; Jez Butterw…

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