Saturday, January 21, 2017

Theater News: The Lion King Celebrates 8,000 Broadway Performances

The long-running show features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from the1994 Disney film.

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The Lion King Plays Its 8,000th Broadway Performance Jan. 21 by Robert Viagas

It’s one of two Broadway hits reaching milestones this month.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

We Just Can't Wait! THE LION KING Will Celebrate 8000th Performance on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

THE LION KING, the award-winning best musical, celebrates a milestone achieved by only two other shows in Broadway history with its 8,000th performance on Broadway at this Saturday's matinee…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Broadway Hits Will Reach Milestones This Month by Robert Viagas

The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera continue to break long-run records.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office by Ryan McPhee

Broadway entered a winter slump this past week—which is to be expected following a string of shows closing in early January. Ten shows have shuttered in 2017, leading to a dip in gross…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Michael Dale

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was r…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Odds & Ends: Hamilton Album Reaches 1 Million Sales, Andre Holland Joins Viola Davis & Cynthia Erivo Film & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Another Milestone for Hamilton The Hamilton cast recording has surpassed one million U.S. album sales since its September 20…

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Adam Jacobs Will Reprise His Star Turn as Aladdin in the Disney Musical's National Tour by Ryan McPhee

Adam Jacobs will ride his magic carpet across the country. The star of Broadway’s Aladdin is set to reprise his role as the titular street urchin-turned-prince in the Disney musical&rs…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Pushes Da Button One Last Time, Delivering the Tony-Winning Revival Its Highest Numbers by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple played its final performance on January 8 to a thunderous house that included the Clintons, Anna Wintour and Leslie Odom Jr. While Cynthia Erivo …

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Jo Lampert & More Announced for The Public's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire by Lindsey Sullivan

Jo Lampert will take on the role of Joan in the forthcoming production of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, which has been extended prior to its world premiere. Penned by Oscar and Grammy winner D…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Julie Taymor and Whoopi Goldberg Will Talk Lion King at BroadwayCon by Adam Hetrick

The conversation will celebrate 20 years of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Broadway Grosses: 2016 Goes Out on a High Note at the Box Office, Hamilton Reigns Supreme by Ryan McPhee

Broadway bid farewell to 2016 with added performances, box office boosts and myriad house records shattered. Virtually every show was up from the previous holiday week ending Christmas day; …

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ALADDIN, THE LION KING Break Records on Broadway, Abroad by BroadwayWorld

Aladdin on Broadway broke the house record at The New Amsterdam Theatre for the week ending January 1, 2017 with a gross of 2,583,344.00 on nine performances, surpassing the previous record …

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Two Broadway Hits Will Reach Milestones in January by Robert Viagas

The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King continue to break long-run records.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Take Ten: Zana Gankhuyag by Michael Kyrioglou

Relax and Take Ten with Zana Gankhuyag, appearing as the Prince in Synetic Theater’s Sleeping Beauty through January 8. A proud Synetic company member, Gankhuyag shares his passion for…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Broadway Grosses: It's a Green Christmas on the Great White Way as Wicked Continues to Defy Gravity by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Christmas week on Broadway and the majority of productions played seven performances; two that did the full eight shows topped the frontrunners by gross—Hamilton, once again breaking t…

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

BWW TV Exclusive: The Broadway Sessions All-Star Holiday Show by Ben Cameron

We here at Broadway Sessions went all out to celebrate this holiday season with our annual All Star Holiday Show Spectacular. Be prepared for kids, puppets, balloons, famous drag queens and …

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE LION KING Cast Records for Carols For A Cure by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothi…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre by Andrew Tomlins

Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' …

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Is Tap Tap Tapping Into the Millionaires' Club by Ryan McPhee

Dear Evan Hansen can now be found at the top of the boards. The new musical reached seven figures in its second full week since it officially opened, taking in $1,051,248 (over 102% of its p…

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, THE LION KING & More Inducted Into Library of Congress' National Film Registry by Movies News Desk

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of th…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Can Your Friends Do This? Watch James Monroe Iglehart & the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House by Lindsey Sullivan

Aladdin's James Monroe Iglehart took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, and he's still heating up Agrabah! Iglehart, title sta…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Broadway Grosses: The Holiday Season Is Some Kind of Wonderful for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Ryan McPhee

Winter, spring, summer or fall, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Broadway mainstay, but the winter in particular brings a particular holiday boost. The tuner, which celebrated three y…

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Broadway Box Office Jumps As More Shows Flirt With $2M Weekly Draw by Jeremy Gerard

It wasn’t just Hamilton‘s week to post ticket sales in the $2 million range. As Broadway took off into the holiday hypersphere, theater goers — overwhelmingly tourists R…

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