Monday, May 20, 2019

Broadway Grosses: The Prom Edges Ahead as Tony Awards Day Approaches by

The celebrated musical comedy The Prom has seen a strong, sure rise in grosses and attendance since the announcement of its seven Tony Award nominations, but this past week saw a particularl…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Natalie Kaiser by Zack Calhoon

Natalie Kaiser has been a member of ActionPlay since 2013 and has performed in the company's productions of Surreality TV, Who Dunnit?, and Revenge of the Godz, as well as a number of A…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

International Casts of The Lion King Perform Multilingual 'Circle of Life' by Olivia Clement

From Broadway to Madrid and London and Japan, watch the international rendition of the show's opening number.

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VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video by BroadwayWorld

The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere o…

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Synchronistic Stagecraft by Mo Brady

Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre Review by Mo Brady There’s much to be swept away by in the new Broadway musical …

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by BroadwayWorld

During Asian American amp Pacific Islander Heritage Month AAPIHM, Disney on Broadway is putting the spotlight on the Asian American and Pacific Islander cast members of its hit musicals THE …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Broadway Grosses: What the Constitution Means to Me Celebrates Milestone Week by

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me is approaching hit status. The acclaimed Broadway-premiere work surpassed the $500,000 mark for the first time this pas…

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Patrick Page Shares Fascinating Backstage Stories & Hilarious Mishaps From Hadestown, Spider-Man, The Grinch, The Lion King and Beauty & the B

Hadestown Tony nominee Patrick Page shares incredible backstage stories from his acclaimed stage career.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

UJA Federation Celebrates Disney's Thomas Schumacher with Excellence in Theater Award by

Thomas Schumacher, who is President of Disney Theatrical Productions and Chairman of the Broadway League,  has worked on some of the Great White Way's brightest productions, including Beau…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Night of a Thousand Judys Gets 'Fraver' Treatment From Show Poster Designer by Adam Hetrick

Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, who created the show posters for Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, and The Lion King, designs this year's commemorative poster.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Newly Minted Tony Nominees Hadestown & Tootsie Surpass a Million Dollars by

The recent announcement of the 2019 Tony nominations meant great news at the box office this past week for a pair of productions competing in the category of Best Musical. The new juggernaut…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Producing Honcho Thomas Schumacher on Disney Theatrical—Past, Present and Future—on Show People with Paul Wontorek by

As President of Disney Theatrical Productions and Chairman of the Broadway League, Thomas Schumacher is bespectacled Broadway royalty. Disney Theatrical is celebrating its 25th year of maki…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

How Beauty and the Beast caught fire on Broadway 25 years ago by Marc Snetiker

Robert Jess Roth was a 27-year-old director of stage shows at Disneyland when he fantasized about much more than this provincial life. “I went to Michael Eisner with the idea of Disney do…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Ahead of Tony Nominations Day, Tootsie & Beetlejuice Have Best Weeks Yet by

Nominations day is looming for the 2019 Tony Awards, and meanwhile, things are shaping up at the box office for a number of productions competing for consideration from Broadway's top honor…

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The Lion King's Bradley Gibson & Aladdin's Adam Hyndman Are Engaged by Andy Lefkowitz

Exciting news about a pair of Disney on Broadway vets! Bradley Gibson, who is currently headlining The Lion King as Simba, and Adam Hyndman, who has been seen as Prince Abdullah in Aladdin,…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Lion King Roars Back To Kravis And The Arsht As Fresh as Ever by Bill Hirschman

The procession of savannah creatures –magnificent lions, leaping, a lithe leopard, soaring birds and a story-high elephant – strolling up the through aisles and onto a theater stage in t…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Tshidi Manye and Quentin Earl Darrington Star in Concert Readings of New Musical Wildflower April 26–27 by Andrew Gans

The musical is inspired by the life of The Lion King star Manye.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Broadway Grosses: King Kong Inches In with Best Numbers of 2019 by

The team behind King Kong has reason to boast, as a slew of audience members filled the Broadway Theatre this past week to experience the one-of-a-kind musical. Thanks to the holiday weeken…

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Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Kiss Me, Kate Revival Star Adrienne Walker

Adrienne Walker talks about stripping away caricatures in Kiss Me, Kate, her B'way debut as Nala in The Lion King, and her Aida dream.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Bonnet Competition by Barry Gordin

Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS Presents the 33rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Monday and Tuesday at the Minskoff Theatre By: Ellis Nassour April 19, 2019: The Red Bucket Brig…

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Tshidi Manye and Quentin Earl Darrington Will Star in Concert Reading of New Musical Wildflower by Andrew Gans

The musical is inspired by the life of The Lion King star Manye.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019

Broadway Grosses: With News of Film Adaptation, Ryan Murphy Gives The Prom a Box Office Boost by

It was a celebratory week for the new Broadway musical The Prom. Big-hearted TV bigwig Ryan Murphy hosted a special performance of the musical, where he broke the news that he is adapting …

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Stars of The Cher Show, Burn This, Hadestown, The Prom and Tootsie Set for’s #LiveatFive by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their current a…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Disney on Broadway celebrates 25th anniversary with epic medley of hits by Ruth Kinane

Get ready to feel the love tonight, head under the sea, and let it go all at once! On Friday’s installment of Good Morning America, stars of three current Broadway hits — Aladdin, Frozen…

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Watch Disney’s Broadway Stars Sing a Mega-Mix of Tunes From The Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Caissie Levy, Bradley Gibson, Arielle Jacobs, and more belt out such tunes as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and “Let It Go” to celebrate 25 years of Disney on Broadway.

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VIDEO: Stars From FROZEN, ALADDIN, and THE LION KING Perform a Disney Medley on Good Morning America by Stage Tube

In honor of Disney celebrating 25 years on Broadway, company members from Frozen, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more performed a medley of Disney songs

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Stars of Frozen, Aladdin & The Lion King Sing Disney Hits on Good Morning America by

ABC's Good Morning America made Broadway nerds' dreams come true today with a special performance in commemoration of Disney on Broadway's 25th anniversary. A talent-packed docket of stars…

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Video Roundup: COME FROM AWAY, SIX, THE LION KING, and TINA Perform at the 2019 Olivier Awards by Stage Tube

Last weekend, the Olivier Awards were presented Among performances included all of the musicals nominated in the Mastercard Best New Musical and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival categories C…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Why Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo never hit Broadway by Michael Riedel

Disney is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Broadway this month with three hits that mint money: “Aladdin,” “Frozen” and “The Lion King.” That last, with a worldwide gross of $…

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