Monday, January 27, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Innovative West Side Story Revival Draws Full Houses in Previews by

The fresh Broadway revival of West Side Story is nearing hit status, and it hasn't even reached opening night. The exciting new take on the classic musical from director Ivo van Hove has p…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars A…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

First Look at The Lion King's New Touring Cast by Nathan Skethway

The North American tour of the hit Disney musical is scheduled to play 14 cities this year.

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The Lion King North American Tour Releases New Photos

Brandon A. McCall and Kayla Cyphers lead the current touring cast.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 22 January by Hira Desai

We've got Rachel Tucker's transfer to Broadway, Disney The Lion King's February half-term performances and tickets for Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer. The post London Theatre News Today: Wedn…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Broadway Grosses: As Winter Sets In, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical Is Still a Hot Commodity by

The music of Tina Turner has been pulsing through the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre since Tina—The Tina Turner Musical began performances back in October. The bio-musical about the Queen of Rock '…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings one of its animals, the giraffe, to life eight times a week with the …

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Broadway San Jose announces blockbuster 2020-21 season by Jim Harrington

Check out Broadway San Jose's lineup of Tony-winning musicals and other acclaimed shows, including "Dear Evan Hansen," "Tootsie" and "The Lion King."

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Broadway Grosses: Smash-Hit Freestyle Love Supreme Goes Out on a High Note by

The company of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme concluded its run in good spirits. The newly anointed Broadway hit packed the Booth Theatre to 101.60% capacity in its final week,…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Broadway Stars Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway alums have been nominated for 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be revealed during a live TV broadcast on BET Networks on February 22 at 8:00pm. Among the …

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Top-Searched Musicals in Africa by Alexander Nderitu

Methodology The most-searched-for musicals in Kenya, online, are High School Musical, The Lion King and Hamilton, respectively. This is according to a recent report by TicketSource. The rese…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Zazu, Jürgen Hooper

We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Jürgen Hooper, who is the newest Zazu in the North American tour of the smash hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the D…

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Where are the Ensembles of Broadway This Season? by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady The 2019-2020 Broadway season looks…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Broadway Grosses: Beetlejuice Breaks Winter Garden Box Office Record for Third Time by

Say it three times, indeed. The Tony-nominated musical Beetlejuice broke the Winter Garden Theatre's box office for the third time this week, grossing $1,435,799.00 in seven performances. De…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

VIDEO: Meet THE LION KING Tour's Nala, Kayla Cyphers

We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Kayla Cyphers, who is currently playing Nala in the North American tour of the legendary smash-hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scen…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Elton John, Giles Terera & Stephen Mear are named in the New Year Honours list

What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and c…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Lion King Gets a Surprise Onstage Proposal

Love is in the air for the touring company of the hit Disney musical.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

See the Touring Cast of Disney's Frozen Perform 'Let It Go' by Ryan Gilbert

It is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year! CBS' The Talk celebrated the holiday season with an all-musical episode on December 20 and the highlight of the episode, in our humble opi…

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BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last nig…

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“Beetlejuice” Has Been A Hit – What Its Surprise Closing Says About Today’s Broadway by Artsjournal

Broadway’s supply and demand for theatres is a far cry from the mid 1980s, when commercial theatre in New York in general seemed like it might be on the ropes. Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!, The…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

VIDEO: THE LION KING's Three Hyenas Celebrate 5000 Broadway Performances

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at the three hyenas of Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King: James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Enrique Segura (Ed), and Bon…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Sex Shells: XXXmas review – 'tis the season to be filthy by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonWith repurposed classics such as 12 Gays of Christmas, this festive satirical show delivers big-hitting performances and cunning lyrics If you should find yourself at a c…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

VIDEOS: Go Behind the Scenes of THE LION KING in New Educational Series

Over one million pupils have already experienced THE LION KING in London through its award-winning Education Programme. Combined with seeing the production, this programme takes pupils on an…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

FROZEN 2, THE LION KING Make Oscars 'Best Original Song' Shortlist; CATS Shut Out

Shortlists were announced today for nine categories at the 2020 Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Visual Effects.

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Broadway Grosses: Ivo van Hove's New West Side Story Packs Houses in First Week by

The eagerly anticipated new main-stem staging of West Side Story kicked off preview performances on December 10, making a strong showing in its first week. In just six previews, the reviva…

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Watch Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher Teach Kelly Ripa How to Use The Lion King's Simba Puppet by Logan Culwell-Block

The producer and author appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about all things Disney on Broadway and the new edition of his book.

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