Thursday, October 19, 2017

Robert Cuccioli, Ciara Renee and More to Support Long Island High School for the Arts in Concert by BroadwayWorld

Come see Broadway stars Ken Ard Smokey Joe's Caf Jelly's Last Jam Dangerous Games Song and Dance Starlight Express Cats The Little Prince and the Aviator Marlowe Steven 'HeaveN' Cantor In T…

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The Lion King & M. Butterfly Director Julie Taymor to Receive 2018 'Mr. Abbott' Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Julie Taymor, the celebrated Lion King director and designer who is currently helming the new revival of M. Butterfly, will be honored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundati…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hurray for Riz Ahmed’s Netflix Dane – but is it time for a moratorium on A-list Hamlets? | Nosheen Iqbal by Nosheen Iqbal

The importance of playing the prince isn’t just overstated, it’s boring. Which is why we should welcome a break from the usual narrow castingTo be or not to be? It’s not so much the qu…

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Broadway Grosses: Bruce Springsteen Is 'Born to Run' on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The fall Broadway season has kicked off with a one-of-a-kind treat. Music icon Bruce Springsteen opened a sensational concert engagement, aptly titled Springsteen on Broadway, at the Wa…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Bruce Springsteen Is 'Born to Run' on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The fall Broadway season has kicked off with a one-of-a-kind treat. Music icon Bruce Springsteen opened a sensational concert engagement, aptly titled Springsteen on Broadway, at the Wa…

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Grosses Analysis: Hamilton, The Lion King, and Hello, Dolly! Again Surpass $2 Million Mark by Andrew Gans

Seven other productions reached seven figures in the week ending October 15.

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And Scene #29 - SHOWdown: The Lion King vs Ragtime! by Andscenepod, Michael Salerno

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  It’s time for another SHOWdown!! But before we get to that, in Act 1, we discuss the latest Geniuses named in the theat…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Lion King to hold open auditions for West End production by Roda Musa

The Lion King musical is to hold open auditions for singers and dancers to appear in its West End production. Next month

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ntsepa Pitjeng, Mthokozisi Emkay Khanyile and More Join the International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING; Full Cast Announced by BroadwayWorld

Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to reveal the full company of the international tour of the world's 1 musical, Disney's THE LION KING.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Hello, Dolly! Breaks Two New Records on Broadway by

The Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! celebrated a record-breaking week on Broadway. The production, which features a Tony-winning performance by Bette Midler, reported the highest gross…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Julie Taymor and Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Will Celebrate The Lion King at 92nd Street Y by Andrew Gans

The two artists will take part in a conversation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Disney hit.

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Julie Taymor, Christopher Jackson to Celebrate THE LION KING's 20th Anniversary with 92Y Chat by BroadwayWorld

92nd Street Y has announced that Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor will be featured in a conversation with original cast member Christopher Jackson to celebrate the 20th Anniversary o…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Billy Porter & Stark Sands 'Raise You Up' as They Return to Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

The most beautiful thing happened on September 26 when Kinky Boots originals Billy Porter and Stark Sands rejoined the long-running musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Box o…

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Julie Taymor sues Spider-Man producers over unpaid royalties by Matt Trueman

Sacked director and co-author wants more than $1m in compensation for work on Broadway's blockbuster musicalJulie Taymor, who directed and co-wrote the book for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Come From Away Soars at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-nominated musical Come From Away welcomed many to the rock last week. The production soared to the number one slot by capacity (101.85%). Come From Away also brought in $1,310,806, exce…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard & More Tapped for Jersey Boys at New World Stages by Lindsey Sullivan

The off-Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys has found its Four Seasons! Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma will play Frankie Valli, Tommy …

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Watch Christy Altomare, Betsy Wolfe & More Transform in the New Season of Character Study by Lindsey Sullivan

Before your favorite Broadway stars take the stage as your favorite Broadway characters, there is a transformation that happens. Sure, performers don dazzling costumes, get glam with fancy m…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Towards Cultural Equity, Diversity and Artistry in Casting

by Brad Erickson For months, issues around casting choices have filled the news and ricocheted across social media. Often the conversation falls into two camps, one characterized by grievan…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Groundhog Day & Bandstand Close with Sunny Skies at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway said farewell to both Groundhog Day and Bandstand on September 17. During its run, Groundhog Day garnered eight Tony nominations, including one for headliner Andy Karl for his …

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Concrete Jungle! Spend A Day in the Life with The Lion King's Jelani Remy by

Powerhouse performer Jelani Remy rules the stage as Simba in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with the King of the Jungle for a day? Now …

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform! by BroadwayWorld

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation EJAF will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemora…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Kick Off Fall with a Visit to A Bronx Tale by

Fall is here! For many, that means it's back to school. But for theater lovers who are home from vacation, it means a quality trip to a Broadway show. That was certainly the case for fol…

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Review: Loveless Texas by Erin Kahn

As West Side Story and The Lion King demonstrate, Shakespeare-inspired musicals can work wonderfully — but only when done right. Happily, Boomerang Theatre Company’s Loveless …

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Female-Focused Fall Theater Preview by Broadwayandme

Experience has taught me that I'm a terrible prognosticator. So many of the shows I get all worked up about at the beginning of a theater season end up disappointing me. And then shows that …

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Odds & Ends: Andrew Rannells to Lead Showtime Comedy Pilot, Michael Crawford Set for New TV Talent Series & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Andrew Rannells to Lead New Showtime Comedy Pilot Two-time Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner Andre…

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VIDEO: THE LION KING Heads Back to the Bronx Zoo to Visit the Gorillas by BroadwayWorld

Disney Theatrical has released the second of three videos in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo. This video pairs Bonita HamiltonShenziin The Lion King on Broad…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Industry Interview: Expanding the Kingdom- How Disney Theatrical Continues to Bring Pride Rock Around the World by Robert Diamond

Disney Theatrical Productions in association with Michael Cassel Group is getting ready to launch the first international tour of the world's 1 musical, Disney's The Lion King, to premiere i…

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