Friday, May 27, 2016

Make Way For Prince Ali: Disney’s Aladdin Kicks Off West End Run by Chris Luner

London is about to get exactly what it wished for! Disney is flying back onto the stage in London and bringing their latest Broadway hit musical with them! Still home to The Lion King, now …

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Tonys Host with the Most James Corden - Crosswalk the Musical x3

There's no better way to sail into this holiday weekend than: a) doing an anti-rain dance to stave off the showers currently in the tri-state forecast, and then b) get ready for James …

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Broadway Season Concludes Another Record-Breaking Run by Patrick Pacheco

Powered by the thrust engines of a rocket known as “Hamilton,” Broadway ended the current season on an all-time high in attendance and ticket sales. According to figures released by the …

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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998 by Michael Dale

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second.

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Watch Tony Host James Corden Put on The Lion King Crosswalk Performance You Didn't Know You Needed by Lindsey Sullivan

2016 Tony host James Corden may not rule Pride Rock just yet—but the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard is another story. The Late Late Show host (and number one Phan) has been hailed for …

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Watch James Corden Lead Guests in 'Crosswalk' Version of The Lion King by Andrew Gans

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen joined the Tony-winning actor/host for excerpts from the hit Disney musical.

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VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden' by TV News Desk

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Our Oz Simba heads to the West End’s Lion King! by AussieTheatre

  Nicholas Afoa, who stole hearts as Simba in the recent Australian tour of The Lion King, has just taken over the role of lion who just can’t wait to be King on London’s…

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Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls and Matilda in Kids Week scheme by Matthew Hemley

West End shows including The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls and Matilda are included in this year’s Kids Week initiative.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SCHOOL OF ROCK Stars to Teach Workshop with A Class Act NY in June by BroadwayWorld

A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is hosting a SCHOOL OF ROCKworkshop with stars of the Broadway cast. In this special session, John Hemphill MAMMA …

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Another Record-Breaking Year as Attendance & Grosses Reach All-Time High by Ryan McPhee

The 2015-16 Broadway season ended on May 22, marking yet another record-breaking year. Attendance was up by 1.6% and grosses were up by 0.6% from the 2014-15 season, bringing in a total of 1…

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Broadway Season Hits Record High by David Rooney

New hits like 'Hamilton' and perennials like 'The Lion King' and 'Wicked' pushed 2015-16 season grosses to an all-time high north of $1.3 billion, with 13.3 million admissions. read more

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Running Wild review – Michael Morpurgo animal magic rivals War Horse by Lyn Gardner

Regent’s Park Open Air theatreAn elephant which saves a girl from the 2004 tsunami is the real draw – alongside orangutans and the wave itself – of Samuel Adamson’s spectacleIf you h…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NEWS: More new cast members join The Lion King alongside Nicholas Afoa by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

New cast have joined the London production of Disney’s THE LION KING this month. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa has taken on the role of Simba at the West End's Lyce…

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Watch now: The All Blacks rugby player taking the lead in The Lion King by Georgia Snow

New Zealander Nicholas Afoa has joined the London cast of The Lion King, in only his second professional theatre engagement. A former

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ESPN Lassoes Brett Favre, Noah Syndergaard & ‘Hamilton’ To Rope In Advertisers: Upfronts by Jeremy Gerard

ESPN took over Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, home of majority owner Disney’s The Lion King, for its Upfront presentation this morning, where the themes were bringing the Great Unc…

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Nicholas Afoa Joins The Cast Of The Lion King by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo New Zealander Nicholas Afoa has just joined the London cast of Disney’s The Lion King. Nicholas had a promising career as a rugby player until a sporting injury turned …

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along, Waitress & More Celebrate Best Musical Tony Nods with Box Office Boosts by Ryan McPhee

As the Tony Awards approach, several shows are observing box office boosts as they boast their nominations. Shuffle Along, which received ten nominations including Best Musical, grossed $957…

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Video: Meet The Lion King's new Simba

Nicholas Afoa used to be a professional rugby player, now he's about to make his West End debut

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Friday, May 13, 2016

VIDEO: A Backstage Q&A Session With HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry by Michael Dale

The first-time Tony Award nominee has been an in-demand actor since making her Broadway debut in THE LION KING.

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Toby Olie: ‘We want our puppetry to appeal to everyone – like Pixar’ by Nick Smurthwaite

Thanks to the success of The Lion King and War Horse, theatrical puppetry has undergone a radical image transformation over the past

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Too Beautiful For Words! See Heather Headley's First The Color Purple Curtain Call by Lindsey Sullivan

Heather Headley's Main Stem return has got theater fans making a joyful noise! We felt her roar as the original Nala in The Lion King, and audiences fell in love with her performance in …

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Shug Avery Comin' to Town! Tony Winner Heather Headley Begins Performances in The Color Purple by Lindsey Sullivan

Heather Headley is back in town! The too-beautiful-for-words Tony winner will start performances in the John Doyle-helmed revival of The Color Purple on May 10. She will take on the role of …

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Monday, May 9, 2016

‘Tuck’ and ‘Psycho’ Struggle as Broadway Reports Results by Michael Paulson

Ticket sales improved at some shows, including ‘The Color Purple,’ while ‘Hamilton’ and ‘The Lion King’ remained at the top.

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Broadway Grosses: Jennifer Hudson's Shug Avery Leaving Town, And The Color Purple Audiences Made Sure Not to Miss Her by Ryan McPhee

Jennifer Hudson pushed da button in The Color Purple for the final time on May 8, and the numbers for her last week are too beautiful for words (but we’ll try anyways). The musical rev…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Frankie Grande, Mallory Hagan, and Antoine L. Smith Set to Judge Rising Star Competition on 5/8 by BroadwayWorld

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked, the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6 The contestants will be compet…

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