Thursday, February 27, 2020

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler to Introduce Fellow Tony Winner & Politician Star Ben Platt at GLAAD Media Awards & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Bette Midler to Introduce Fellow Tony Winner & Politician Star Ben Platt at GLAAD Media Awards The media advocacy organ…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Renée Elise Goldsberry Honors Three Black Actresses of Broadway and Daytime Television by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor Honors Tony-Winning Actor Harry Belafonte by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Flock to See Jordan Fisher in Dear Evan Hansen by Broadway.com

Strong-voiced star Jordan Fisher has been lighting up the stage of the Music Box Theatre since taking over the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on January 28. Fisher's talent and fanbase have…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

​Top College Theatre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should; Part 2, the Northern US Schools by Performerstuff

Top College Theatre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should; Part 2, the Northern US Schools Written by Michelle J. Evans February 19, 2020 As a professional acting and college audition…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Six Begins Previews to Sold-Out Houses by Michael Appler

Six, Broadway's newest West End transfer about the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII, hasn't played a full week of performances, but the new musical's already filling houses at the Brooks A…

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BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month!

A few weeks ago over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by an incredible lineup of artists for our Black History Month Celebration! It was an amazing night full of beautiful moments from ev…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Creative Team by JK

The first Disney show on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, went on to become the 10th longest-running show in history. Sure it was based on a beloved animated classic, but the stage version su…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Broadway Grosses: David Byrne's American Utopia Breaks Box Office Record at Hudson Theatre by Broadway.com

American Utopia is filling houses and breaking records at Broadway's Hudson Theatre. The new theatrical experience from mastermind David Byrne reached a new peak over the past week's slate …

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The Oscars Go Broadway! Tony Winners Take the Stage at the 2020 Academy Awards by Michael Appler

Elton John, the Tony-winning composer of Aida, triumphed at the Academy Awards on February 9, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. John, who also composed the scores to Broadway's The…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

THE AGE OF THE BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL (GRAPHIC) by Philip Boroff

Broadway Musicals are running longer and making more money ever — which is on display in these eye-catching interactive graphics below. Seven of the top 10 highest-grossing musicals since …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

VIDEO: See The Makeup Transformation Of THE LION KING's Rafiki

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings the iconic character of Rafiki to life eight times a week with a peek…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Broadway Grosses: 'Non-Stop' Hamilton Grows Stronger Despite Sluggish Winter Months by Broadway.com

Hamilfans got their wish granted today, when Disney announced the cinema release of a filmed performance of the Tony-winning hit musical Hamilton featuring the original Broadway cast. The n…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Photo Flash: GROWN-ISH Star Yara Shahidi Visits THE LION KING

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).

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Disney Theatrical President Tom Schumacher on Writing the 'Book I Wanted as a Kid' by Michael Appler

Thomas Schumacher, the president of Disney Theatrical Productions, has ushered beloved Disney properties like The Lion King, Aladdin and Frozen to the Broadway stage after beginning work wi…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Innovative West Side Story Revival Draws Full Houses in Previews by Broadway.com

The fresh Broadway revival of West Side Story is nearing hit status, and it hasn't even reached opening night. The exciting new take on the classic musical from director Ivo van Hove has p…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars A…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

First Look at The Lion King's New Touring Cast by Nathan Skethway

The North American tour of the hit Disney musical is scheduled to play 14 cities this year.

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The Lion King North American Tour Releases New Photos

Brandon A. McCall and Kayla Cyphers lead the current touring cast.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 22 January by Hira Desai

We've got Rachel Tucker's transfer to Broadway, Disney The Lion King's February half-term performances and tickets for Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer. The post London Theatre News Today: Wedn…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Broadway Grosses: As Winter Sets In, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical Is Still a Hot Commodity by Broadway.com

The music of Tina Turner has been pulsing through the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre since Tina—The Tina Turner Musical began performances back in October. The bio-musical about the Queen of Rock '…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life

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 …

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Broadway San Jose announces blockbuster 2020-21 season by Jim Harrington

Check out Broadway San Jose's lineup of Tony-winning musicals and other acclaimed shows, including "Dear Evan Hansen," "Tootsie" and "The Lion King."

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Broadway Grosses: Smash-Hit Freestyle Love Supreme Goes Out on a High Note by Broadway.com

The company of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme concluded its run in good spirits. The newly anointed Broadway hit packed the Booth Theatre to 101.60% capacity in its final week,…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Broadway Stars Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway alums have been nominated for 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be revealed during a live TV broadcast on BET Networks on February 22 at 8:00pm. Among the …

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Top-Searched Musicals in Africa by Alexander Nderitu

Methodology The most-searched-for musicals in Kenya, online, are High School Musical, The Lion King and Hamilton, respectively. This is according to a recent report by TicketSource. The rese…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Zazu, Jürgen Hooper

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 D…

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Where are the Ensembles of Broadway This Season? by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady The 2019-2020 Broadway season looks…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Beetlejuice Breaks Winter Garden Box Office Record for Third Time by Broadway.com

Say it three times, indeed. The Tony-nominated musical Beetlejuice broke the Winter Garden Theatre's box office for the third time this week, grossing $1,435,799.00 in seven performances. De…

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