Friday, January 18, 2019

Production news round-up: The Lion King to tour the UK and Tina Turner musical extends by The Stage

Updates from this week includes a West End extension for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, a brand new UK and Ireland

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sydnee Winters returns to The Lion King on Broadway by Marshall W. Mabry Iv

Sydnee Winters is back in the Shadowland at the Minskoff Theatre. Winters is returning to The Lion King in the role in which she made her Broadway debut. Taking over the role of Nala, fro…

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‘Farewell My Concubine’ reading moves forward amid strike by Caitlin Huston

A staged reading of “Farewell My Concubine” is moving forward during the Equity strike against developmental work because its producers are not part of the Broadway League. Produced by f…

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Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery Performs Classic Gershwin Hits At Southbank Centre by BroadwayWorld

Composer and producer Troy Miller presents Gershwin Reimagined, a night of timeless classics such as 'Embraceable You', 'Summertime' and 'I Got Rhythm' performed by the Philharmonia Orchestr…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ashley Park, Jelani Alladin and More Celebrate Disney's New Mickey Exhibition by

A smattering of Broadway stars gathered on January 15 to celebrate 90 years of Disney's beloved mascot, Mickey Mouse. Disney Theatrical productions Newsies, The Lion King, Froz…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel Serve Up a Box Office Boost at Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

It was an exciting week for fans of the beloved Broadway musical Waitress. The show's Tony-nominated composer, Sara Bareilles, returned to the stage in the central role of Jenna, joined …

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Disney’s The Lion King UK Tour and The Lion King West End by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Disney’s The Lion King announces a second UK and Ireland tour as The Lion King celebrates 20 years at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End. The Lion King UK To…

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The Lion King announces new UK and Ireland tour by Georgia Snow

The Lion King has announced it is setting out on a new tour of the UK and Ireland this year, as the

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Disney's THE LION KING Announces A Second UK And Ireland Tour by BroadwayWorld

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced that the award-winning musical THE LION KING will embark on a second UK and Ireland tour. THE LION KING will open in Bristol in Sep…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Photo Flash: Be Prepared for THE LION KING National Tour with New Photos by BroadwayWorld

The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King has released new production photos of the current cast, check them out below

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

When a show's a Broadway hit, says Actors’ Equity, pay the tryout folks — but #NotALabRat is complicated by Chris Jones

Broadway announced some stunning financial results over the holidays: “Wicked” pulled in $3.4 million in a single week; $2.6 million thawed the ice at “Frozen”; $3.7 million circled …

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Once On This Island Dances Out to Packed Houses by

Michael Arden's celebrated, Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island concluded its run this past weekend, playing a final slate of performances filled with cheering standing-room-only…

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VIDEO: Watch Jessica Vosk Sing 'Fairy Story Girl' from NOEL Musical by Stage Tube

NOL, the new holiday musical from top-selling children's author Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates recently recorded a cast albumfeaturing Broadway and We…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nine Inspiring Female Vocalists Offer an Empowering Medley of Songs from The Lion King by

Twenty years into its Broadway run, The Lion King is still a mega Broadway hit. In celebration of the sold-out sensation, Michael Korte, the producer who gave us #HAM4BEY and Evolution …

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Broadway’s Best Year: 2018 Closes Out At $1.8B; ‘Potter’, ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Chicago’ Among Holiday Week Record-Setters by Greg Evans

With record-breaking newcomers like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child joining long-running stalwarts including Chicago, Wicked and The Lion King in smashin…

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Broadway celebrated 2019 with a slew of milestones: highest-grossing week and year in history and best-attended week and year since at least 1984, according to the Broadway League. Long-runn…

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway Box Office Climbs to Record $57 Million in Final Week of 2018 by Ryan McPhee

The holiday week took Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked north of $3 million, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set a new record for highest-grossing play in Broadway history.

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Broadway Grosses: Smash Holiday Week Ignites a Series of Box Office Records by Andy Lefkowitz

The week between Christmas and New Year's saw a slew of record-breaking grosses for shows across the Great White Way. Leading the path was Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed stage adaptation o…

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Syndee Winters Takes Over the Role of Nala in THE LION KING by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING is pleased to welcome Syndee Winters as Nala to the company, beginning performances this week.

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The Circle of Life: Syndee Winters Returns to The Lion King as Nala by Andy Lefkowitz

The Lion King alum Syndee Winters will step back into the role of Nala in the Tony-winning musical at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway beginning this week. Winters succeeds Adrienne Walker, …

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Syndee Winters Returns to The Lion King as Nala by Andy Lefkowitz

The Lion King alum Syndee Winters will step back into the role of Nala in the Tony-winning musical at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway beginning this week. Winters succeeds Adrienne Walker, …

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Hamilton Alum Syndee Winters Will Return to Broadway’s The Lion King by Adam Hetrick

After making her Broadway debut as Nala in 2012, Winters returns to the role this week at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Disney Scores Triple Crown On Broadway With Three Record-Breaking Shows by Lee Seymour

FROZEN, ALADDIN, and THE LION KING together accounted for 15% of the entire industry's sales in 2018.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Disney's Film Chief Says THE LION KING Will Be New Form of Filmmaking by TV News Desk

Sean Bailey, Disney's live-action studio chief, Sean Bailey sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk all things coming up in the live-action film world ofDisney.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Protestors Demand Disney Drop Trademark Of Swahili Phrase ‘Hakuna Matata’ by Artsjournal1

More than 52,000 people so far have signed a petition accusing Disney of “colonialism and robbery” after it trademarked the phrase (which means “no worries”) in conne…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

BWW TV Exclusive: Stars from CLUELESS, THE CHER SHOW & More Shine Bright at Broadway Sessions Holiday Edition! by Ben Cameron

The Holiday Stars shown bright this last week as Broadway Sessions presented it's annual All Star Holiday Show Broadway vets and newcomers alike shared their favorite holiday tunes and nearl…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Broadway Grosses: The Boss Goes Out on Top as Springsteen on Broadway Concludes Hit Run by

One of the biggest surprises of the past year on the Great White Way was the sensational debut of Springsteen on Broadway, the sold-out mega-hit concert engagement featuring iconic singer-so…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hits the Streets with Billy Eichner in New Billy on the Street Clip by Logan Culwell-Block

The Hamilton Tony winner and the new The Lion King star try to make New Yorkers and little happier.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Tony Winner Heather Headley to Lead Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert by Adam Hetrick

The Lion King and Aida star will headline A Celebration of Love and Peace on August 24.

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Broadway Grosses: The Ferryman Shows No Signs of Stopping as Box Office Surpasses One Million by

Jez Butterworth's sprawling drama The Ferryman is the talk of the town. Under the direction of Sam Mendes, the 30-plus-member cast at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is stirring audiences …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

THE LION KING, WEST SIDE STORY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's December Stage-to-Screen Report by TV News Desk

There have been many announcements in the last few weeks about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. WEST SIDE STORY announced a casting call for Maria, the first official teaser for THE LIO…

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