Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Slew of Stars Celebrate Broadway's Return by Lindsey Sullivan

Ahead of the In the Heights film release on June 11, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a medley celebrating the return of Broadway with a tr…

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH to Feature Lillias White, Ben Vereen, Cast Members From TINA, THE LION KING & More

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative will present Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that will feature Black Broadway…

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Broadway League announces inaugural Juneteenth event by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League is hosting an inaugural Juneteenth event with performances to celebrate “Black joy and unity” on Broadway.  The event, Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, will feature a…

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Odds & Ends: Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Upcoming Season & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Jessica Vosk, Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti and More to Perform at Carnegie Hall The iconic Carnegie Hall is reopening its door…

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Show Must Go On! Live at The Palace Theatre Will Be Broadcast Today, 6 June

Including TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Dear Evan Hansen, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, SIX, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, WICKED,  Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical,…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

#144 – The Lion King by Automatic Episode Import

"He Lives in you! He lives in me!" Hakuna Your Tata's because this week we're talking about Julie Ta

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

VIDEO: Zachary Noah Piser, Jeremy Stolle, Nteliseng Nkhela & More Perform at BROADWAY'S BACK FOR THE CITY'S BEST

A special live concert event, Broadway's Back for the City's Best!, was held on May 26, featuring cast members from the Broadway productions of Moulin Rouge, Diana The Musical, Dear Evan H…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Photo Flash: Zachary Noah Piser, Jeremy Stolle, Nteliseng Nkhela & More Perform at BROADWAY'S BACK FOR THE CITY'S BEST

A special live concert event Broadway’s Back for the City’s Best! featured cast members from the Broadway productions of Moulin Rouge, Diana The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, The L…

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Get to Know the Students of Next on Stage: Jackson Perry Shares a Memory from Seeing THE LION KING

Contestant Jackson Perry talks about his first Broadway show he saw, the educators that inspired him, and more!

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Call Answered: Joshua Packard: Actor, The Truth About Santa Claus, Kevin Farley by Adam Rothenberg

Joshua Packard is an actor on the rise whose latest film, The Santa Claus, is now available on Amazon Prime. Joshua plays the younger version of Kevin Farley’s character “Gary.” The Sa…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Samuel E. Wright, voice of Sebastian the crab in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ dies at 72 by Emily Langer

He later received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as the ill-fated Mufasa in the Broadway version of “The Lion King.”

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Tony Nominee Samuel E. Wright, Known for The Lion King on Broadway and The Little Mermaid Film, Dies at 74 by Caitlin Moynihan

Two-time Tony nominated actor Samuel E. Wright, beloved for voicing the lovable Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, has died.  The cause was prostate cancer. His death was announced on the F…

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Tony Nominee Samuel E. Wright Dies at 74 by Dan Meyer

The performer, Broadway's original Mufasa in The Lion King, voiced Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

LITTLE MERMAID Actor Samuel E. Wright Dies at 74

Wright had an extensive career on Broadway, including appearances as Mufasa in 'The Lion King' and replacing Ben Vereen in the original Broadway production of 'Pippin.'

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Cast Members from MOULIN ROUGE, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More Join Concert for NYC Public School Teachers & Students

A special live concert event Broadway's Back for the City's Best! on May 26 at 11:30 am will feature cast members from the Broadway productions of Moulin Rouge, Diana The Musical, Dear Evan …

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‘Hadestown’ announces Sept. 2 reopening on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” announced Monday that it will return to Broadway Sept. 2, almost two weeks earlier than the previously scheduled opening date for the industry.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo had previo…

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Tell Us In 10: Kayi Ushe by Hira Desai

This week, we’re talking to Kayi Ushe who will be joining the cast of Disney's The Lion King in the iconic role of Simba from 29 July at the Lyceum Theatre. The post Tell Us In 10: Kayi Us…

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Reimagining Equitable Productions Program, Working With COMPANY, TINA & More

BAC will initially work with the companies of Company and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Disney Theatrical Productions will be working with BAC on a customized pilot process alongside member…

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Broadway Advocacy Coalition launches equity workshop program for productions by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition is launching a program to help productions address equity and safety concerns before resuming performances.  The program, entitled Reimagining Equitable Prod…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Show Must Go On! Live At The Palace Theatre Will Be Broadcast Worldwide on 6 June

Including TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, Dear Evan Hansen, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, SIX, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, WICKED,  Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical,…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

BroadwayCon 2021: Backstage Stories with Broadway's Stage Managers by Broadwaycon

Stage Managers are the communication hub of any production; they schedule rehearsals, take the notes, call the cues, and maintain the Broadway shows you love. Stage managers from shows like …

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Ramin Karimloo Joins London's Sunset Boulevard Concert by Caitlin Moynihan

Ramin Karimloo has joined the cast of the upcoming London concert production of Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis. He replaces the previously announced Kayi Ushe, who exited the event to star…

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Disney Announces Auditions for Broadway & Touring Production of THE LION KING

Disney Theatrical Productions is currently casting roles for productions of The Lion King. Disney Theatrical is seeking future replacements for Young Simba and Young Nala for Broadway and …

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‘Lackawanna Blues’ will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14. by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Lackawanna Blues” will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14.  The play, which is written, performed and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will…

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Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

From even more Broadway reopening dates and why Broadway is waiting to reopen until the fall to Indie Venues finally receiving their “Save our Stages” money and more . . . here’s what …

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

THE LION KING - Introducing Kayi Ushe as Simba in London's West End by Disney On Broadway

He just can’t wait - Londoner Kayi Ushe is set to take over the role of ‘Simba’ when Disney’s award-winning musical, THE LION KING, returns to the London stage this Summer! Having pe…

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Hassle-Free Refunds And Disney Pays Ticketing Fees? We Could Get Used To This by Joe Patti

So it appears Howard Sherman gets first mention a second day in a row on my blog (not that he doesn’t deserve it). He called attention to the fact the production The Lion King on Broadway …

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Kayi Ushe to Star as Simba in West End's The Lion King by Caitlin Moynihan

There's a new king of Pride Rock in London! Kayi Ushe will take on the role of Simba in The Lion King when the long-running hit musical resumes performances at the West End's Lyceum Theatre …

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London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 12 May by Hira Desai

Full cast announced for Magic Mike, English National Opera offer free tickets to under 21s and a new Simba cast for Disney's The Lion King! The post London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 12 …

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Cast Complete for West End Return of Disney's The Lion King by Andrew Gans

Performances will resume in July at the Lyceum Theatre.

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