Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - THE LION KING's Newest 'Nala' Adrienne Walker by Caryn Robbins

Today, Adrienne Walker speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning show and explains why her casting 'just kind of swept me off my feet'

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week by Ryan McPhee

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre…

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres by Nicole Rosky

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia packed up at the Winter Garden to c…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out by Ryan McPhee

It’s hard to be the Bard, but it’s even harder to say goodbye. Christian Borle took his final bow in Something Rotten! on July 16, concluding his Tony-winning stint as a leather-…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Convicted felon’s new musical could be a big hit by Michael Riedel

Here’s a promising cast: Victoria Clark, Tony-winning star for “The Light in the Piazza”; Montego Glover, who was the highlight of “Memphis” a few years back; and Tsidii Le Lok…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Renee Elise Goldsberry Lands Far-Out Netflix Role, Will Leave Hamilton This Fall by Ryan McPhee

Renée Elise Goldsberry is leaving Hamilton this year, but don’t worry: Her new role is out of this world. The Tony winner has been tapped to star in Netflix’s upcoming sci…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NYMF Interview: Rachel Klein on ‘Tink’ by Jose Solis

The 2016 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 11 through August 7, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Tink d…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Broadway Grosses: As Lin-Manuel Miranda & His Co-Stars Depart, Hamilton's Numbers Grow Non-Stop by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda took a bow in his masterpiece Hamilton for one last time on July 9, which also marked the conclusion of Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Philippa Soo's runs in the bloc…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016

Disney’s The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre by Erin Nagel

On July 8, 1997, Disney’s The Lion King debuted as a stage musical at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre before bowing on Broadway. Now, the musical is Broadway’s third longest-running show …

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Disney & (Appropriately Enough) Hamilton Reign Over Independence Day Weekend by Ryan McPhee

It’s the circle of life: tourists flock to New York for the summer, long-runners get a box office bump, crowds typically choose fireworks over shows. As is often the case, the Broadway…

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BWW Interview: Tim Rice And Brett Smock of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival by Gianluca Russo

Legendary composer Tim Rice's new musical, From Here to Eternity, is currently playing at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through July 20. Based off the…

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VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on A CAPITOL FOURTH by TV News Desk

On last night A CAPITOL FOURTH special on PBS, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed THE LION KING ballad, 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.'

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Hakuna Matata! Adrienne Walker, Derek Smith & Cameron Pow Begin Performances in The Lion King on Broadway by

Adrienne Walker, Derek Smith and Cameron Pow will feel the love as they begin performances in The Lion King on Broadway on July 5. The trio will take on the roles of Nala, Scar and Zazu, res…

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New Principals Roar in Broadway's The Lion King Today by Robert Viagas

Tony nominee Derek Smith joins the cast as Scar.

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Monday, July 4, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016

Longtime Lion King Star Chantel Riley on How the Show Changed Her and Saying Goodbye to Pride Rock by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tony Winner Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Join Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival Lineup by BroadwayWorld

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival has added a collection of star Broadway performers to their opening concert. Broadway and West End veteran Alton Fitzgerald White The Lion King, The Who's…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Principals to Roar in Broadway's The Lion King by Robert Viagas

Tony nominee Derek Smith joins the cast as Scar.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Theater News: Broadway's The Lion King Will Welcome a New Scar, Nala, and Zazu

The production runs at the Minskoff Theatre.

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THE LION KING Will Welcome New Cast Members to Broadway Next Week by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5.

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Derek Smith, Cameron Pow & Adrienne Walker to Feel the Love in Broadway's The Lion King by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Hakuna matata! Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker will take on the roles of Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, in The Lion King on Broadway. The trio are set to begin performances …

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Broadway Grosses: The King & I Whistles a Happy Tune, Bright Star Shines in Final Week of Performances by Ryan McPhee

Here’s how you end on a high note. The Tony-winning revival of The King and I played its final performance on June 26, and in its last week, the production reached its highest gross in…

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James Earl Jones & More Join Santino Fontana, Skylar Astin for Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater at City Center by Ryan McPhee

Stage and screen legend James Earl Jones has joined the cast of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as part of New York City Center Encores!’ Off-Center series. The roster also includes the p…

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Tim Rice Comes to Finger Lakes for North American Premiere of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by BroadwayWorld

Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning lyricistTim Riceis into Auburn, New York, this summer for the North American premiere of his new musical based on the novel byJames Jones, 'From He…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Following Tony Triumphs, The Humans Is Moving On Up by Ryan McPhee

This year’s Best Play Tony winner wasted no time in reaping the benefits from Broadway’s biggest night. Stephen Karam’s The Humans, which won four Tony Awards on June 12, i…

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Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape by Beth Stevens

Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark …

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WATCH: Disney's The Lion King Cast Gave An Incredible #WestEndLIVE Performance This Weekend

Did you see the cast of THE LION KING give an epic performance at West End Live over the weekend? Relive the magic below!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Can You Say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Mandarin? by Amy Qin

A new production of “The Lion King” at the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Shanghai adds some localized elements to the musical.

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