Thursday, December 5, 2019

#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Beetlejuice & Tina Break House Records Over Thanksgiving Week by

The Thanksgiving holiday week brought in a number of theatergoers to New York City, and they had only the best taste among the shows appearing on the boards. Two musicals in particular reac…

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Photo Flash: John Oliver Visits FROZEN on Broadway

Emmy winner and star of the recent The Lion King film John Oliver visited Frozen on Broadway over the holiday weekend. 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/24/2019: Plenty to be Thankful For

Last week, grosses were down just slightly with a 2% dip. Family favorites fared best last week with Wicked, The Lion King, and Frozen showing the biggest increases. Coming off recent openin…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Broadway Grosses: 'Tis the Season for Holiday-Themed Theater on the Great White Way by

The weather is getting chilly, and for theater fans that means an assortment of seasonal offerings appearing on Broadway. This year, two of those productions are a new take on Charles Dick…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Before The Lion King, Julie Taymor Came to Broadway With a Jaguar Cub in Juan Darien by Mervyn Rothstein

In this 1996 Playbill interview, the director discusses her then-upcoming Broadway production with Elliot Goldenthal, which opened November 24, 1996.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Tina Is Simply the Best; New Bio-Show Packs Houses in Highest-Grossing Week by

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical arrived on Broadway to cheering crowds at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on October 12 and opened on November 7 to loads of positive reception; now the new musical…

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Broadway Horoscope: Long-Running Musicals Edition by Felicia Fitzpatrick

In honor of Chicago and The Lion King celebrating their Broadway anniversaries, we match long-running musicals with your astrological sign.

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Review Roundup: The National Tour of FROZEN - What Did the Critics Think?

From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen launches a North American tour, commencing in Schenectady, NY prior to an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los An…

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Behind the Scenes of Making Times Square’s New Broadway Snow Globes by Ruthie Fierberg

Inside the design and construction of the “Show Globes” for Ain’t Too Proud, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Wicked.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Celebrate THE LION KING's 22nd Anniversary With 22 Of Its Standout Moments!

Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're looking back at some …

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See the Company of The Lion King Celebrate 22 Blockbuster Years on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Bow down! The Lion King, Broadway's third longest-running musical, celebrates 22 years on the boards on November 13. The Disney juggernaut opened in 1997. Stars Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gi…

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Photo Flash: THE LION KING Celebrates 22 Years on Broadway

The Lion King celebrates a landmark 22 years on Broadway today, Wednesday, November 13.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Mean Girls Retains Fetch Factor at the Box Office by

The kids might be back in school, but Mean Girls is still a hot ticket with Broadway audiences. The cheered musical comedy based on Tina Fey's hit film is having a strong fall, most especi…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

On digital: Apollo 11 / The Lion King

Artful editing and clever sound design in Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary; Disney’s digital do-over resides in an uncanny valley between CGI and animation

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The Friday 5 Quiz: Broadway Costumes: Cats Edition by JK

Let me start off this week's Friday 5 with an apology. I'm sorry that I forgot to give the answers to the last Broadway Costumes Quiz under last week's Friday 5! Those answers are below this…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Julie Taymor by Editors

INTERVIEW: JULIE TAYMOR. To mark its 20th anniversary in the West End, The Lion King‘s director joins Dominic Cavendish to look back at the show’s beginnings. Surveying its astonishing s…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

See the Stars of Newsies, Aida, The Lion King & More Celebrate 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

A talent-packed lineup of stars performed in Disney on Broadway's Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway concert on November 4. The one-night event, benefitting Broadway Cares/Eq…

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THE LION KING Celebrates its 22nd Anniversary on Broadway Next Week

Broadway's award-winning best musical THE LION KING celebrates its 22nd anniversary on Wednesday, November 13 at the Minskoff Theatre!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Lion King Star Bradley Gibson, a Self-Proclaimed 'Disney Kid,' Celebrates Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary by Caitlin Moynihan

Bradley Gibson, who is the king of Pride Rock as Simba in The Lion King, stopped by's #LiveatFive to chat with Beth Stevens about his Disney favorites, performing in the Celebr…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Photo Coverage: Times Square Gets Decked Out with Broadway Show Globes

This holiday season, Times Square celebrates the creativity of Broadway designers and the power of live theater with four Show Globes. These globes feature designs inspired by some of the mo…

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Bradley Gibson stops by HQ to chat about starring as Simba in The Lion King and more with Beth Stevens.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Disney on Broadway: 25 Magical Facts for 25 Years by Matt Smith

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance….When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great circle of li…

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Moulin Rouge's Ericka Hunter Became a Broadway Standout 'Accidentally on Purpose' by Caitlin Moynihan

Ericka Hunter grew up in Ottawa, Canada and followed in her sister's footsteps by beginning to dance at the age of three. Claiming that being a middle child made her crave the attention, Hun…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Go Inside The Lion King’s Annual Backstage Halloween Haunted House by Ruthie Fierberg

The full company of the long-running musical goes all out in this celebration for Broadway’s stars, their families, and the kid actors on the Main Stem.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Odds & Ends: Rebecca Naomi Jones to Join Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Rebecca Naomi Jones to Join Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha More Broadway stars have signed on to appear in National Geograph…

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Stage and Screen Actor Andile Gumbi, Former Simba in Broadway's THE LION KING, Has Died at 36

Andile Gumbi, Former Simba in Broadway's The Lion King, has died in Israel, reportedly after suffering cardiac arrest which left him in a coma for several days.

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Plays to Packed Houses in Its Final Week by

Just short of six years after beginning performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, the long-running hit bio-show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical wrapped up its hit run on October 27. T…

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