Thursday, October 27, 2016

Show Time: Complete the Circle of Life with Our Makeup Tutorial from ‘The Lion King’ by Amy Sapp

The leaves have begun to change color. The aroma of apple cider now wafts through your office cubicle. The term PSL is no longer irrelevant. Autumn has fallen. In other words, Halloween is n…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Why I'm Really Happy About Emma Rice Leaving The Globe by Jess Gow

There has been so much talk recently about the departure of Emma Rice from The Globe, and I simply had to wade in and express my thoughts via the internet. I mean, I’m a theatrical blogger…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Josh Groban Makes a Fiery Debut as Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Begins Performances by Ryan McPhee

The Great Comet has landed. In its first week of previews, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 joined the Millionaire's Club on the Great White Way. The new musical, starring Jos…

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And What About That Fine Mister? Nathaniel Stampley Will Replace Isaiah Johnson in The Color Purple by Lindsey Sullivan

Must be something to fuss about! Nathaniel Stampley, who appeared in the original production of The Color Purple in 2005, is set to take on the role of Mister beginning November 15. Isaiah J…

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BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016 by Natalie Crofts

Celebrating over 20 years of successful Disney shows on Broadway, the West End and around the World, including smash hits such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as shorter-…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 #LiveatFive with Adrienne Walker of The Lion King by

The Lion King star Adrienne Walker stops by HQ to chat with Paul Wontorek.

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Nina review – searing tribute restarts Simone's revolution by Lyn Gardner

Unity, LiverpoolBacked by a brilliant band, Josette Bushell-Mingo mixes story and song as she connects her own life with Nina Simone’sJosette Bushell-Mingo created the role of Rafiki in th…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Broadway Grosses: School of Rock Enters Its Sophomore Year at the Top of the Class & Back in the Millions by Ryan McPhee

As School of Rock approaches its second year on Broadway—and prepares to welcome a new cast—Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest rock musical has kept its numbers at the top of Mount…

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Jeff Nathanson Tapped to Write Live-Action Reboot of THE LION KING by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, Jeff Nathanson has signed on as the writer for Disney's latest live-action reboot, The Lion King. As BroadwayWorld reportedin September, Jon Favreau is slated to direct…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Liev Schreiber & Janet McTeer Lure in a Full House for First Performance of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Ryan McPhee

Sometimes it pays to be dangerous. The new revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony winners Liev Schrieber and Janet McTeer, played its first preview performance this past week to …

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Wish Granted? Guy Ritchie Circling Live-Action Remake of Aladdin by Imogen Lloyd Webber

A whole new world (again!)—a live-action remake of Aladdin is in development. According to Deadline, British director Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Sherlock Holmes)…

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A Conversation with Emily Simoness by Admin

  Emily Simoness and I met seven years ago on a blustery January morning. Emily was an actor and I was working at Disney Theatricals. It was 6:45am in Harlem; we were stationed outside …

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY by BroadwayWorld

Hackney Empire today announced the full cast of its brand new pantomime for 2016, Sleeping Beauty. The West End's leading lady Alexia Khadime Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King will b…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin Continues to Make Disney's Box Office Dreams Come True by Ryan McPhee

While most new shows beginning this season are struggling to make a splashy first impression on the boards, Disney still managed to float above the rest. In last week's grosses, Ala…

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Director Michael Grandage Is Invited Into the 1% With ‘Frozen, the Musical’ by Patrick Pacheco

From 2002 to 2012, director Michael Grandage was the head of London’s Donmar Warehouse. The position he inherited from Sam Mendes was long on prestige, artistic achievement, and honors. Bu…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

'The Lion King' on Broadway: Behind the scenes at a complex show

It is 15 minutes before curtain at just another midweek performance of Disney's "The Lion King," and people have begun zeroing in on their seats. As we watch them from a high catwalk near th…

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Disney's The Lion King Will Unveil Newly-Configured Touring Production in October 2017 by Ryan Gilbert

There'll soon be more to find than can ever be found! In addition to the recently reported live-action film remake, the North American tour of Disney's The Lion King will unveil a ne…

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Features: The week in pictures: 24 - 30 September

Amber Riley sees Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, Wicked turns ten and Elton John remembers The Lion King opening in this week's pics

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THE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured Production by BroadwayWorld

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that THE LION KING North American tour will unveil a newly-configured production in October 2017, allowing the award-winning musical to entertai…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: The Lion King's First Iconic Reimagining Performs at 1998 Tonys

The beloved story will be remade once again, this time for a return to film.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Broadway Fave Derrick Davis & More Join the Touring Cast of The Phantom of the Opera by Ryan Gilbert

He will soon be bringing you the "music of the night!" Broadway favorite Derrick Davis will play the man behind the mask, The Phantom, in the national touring production of Andrew …

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Disney Announces ‘The Lion King’ Film Remake by Amy Sapp

Brush up on your “Hakuna Matata” and attempts to sing the words of “Circle of Life” correctly — The Lion King is returning to Pride Rock.   Though few deta…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Film News: Jon Favreau to Direct Film Remake of The Lion King

The movie will include the classic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice.

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The Lion King Is the Latest Title on Disney's List of Remakes; Jungle Book's Jon Favreau Will Direct by Ryan McPhee

“The Circle of Life” comes full circle. Walt Disney Studios has green lit a new film reimagining of The Lion King. Jon Favreau, the director behind Chef and Disney’s recent…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Even Before Opening, The Front Page Makes Headlines (Like This One) by Ryan McPhee

The fall season is beginning to light up the marquees of Broadway, and instead of a splashy musical, it’s a classic play shining brightest. The revival of The Front Page began previews…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016

Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris Leaps Back Ahead of Final Performance by Ryan McPhee

An American in Paris will dance its fidgety feet off the Great White Way on October 9, but it’s still got rhythm (and some box office clout). The Gershwin musical grossed $959,422 this…

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