Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Disney’s landmark musical event, The Lion King, celebrates 15 years on Broadway Tuesday, November 13th at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, New York City).
Virtually the entire creative team, who collectively won six Tony® Awards for their work on the show, will reunite for a one-night only celebratory performance Sunday, November 18th as a benefit for The Actors Fund. For more information on purchasing those seats, with 100% proceeds benefitting the organization, visit the Actor's Fund Official Website.
‘Inside The Lion King,’ the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. Musical theatre enthusiasts of all ages will experience – and interact with – the music, sets, costumes, movement and show history of the Tony-winning spectacular. Located at 1095 Avenue of the Americas on the corner of 42nd Street, the exhibit will be open free to the public from 10AM – 8PM daily, December 1-16. For more information and event schedules, CLICK HERE.
As it enters its 16th year, The Lion King is in a position unprecedented in the history of Broadway. Already the highest-grossing and fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, the show is routinely the #1 Broadway show in a given week, a feat previously unimaginable for a show at this stage in its life. As it celebrates 15 years, the show, far from slowing, has actually strengthened recently; to take but one representative bit of data, 25,000 more tickets were sold in its 15th year than in the 14th and 50,000 more tickets were sold than in the 10th.
Among the most successful titles in entertainment history, its worldwide footprint is more remarkable still. With a cumulative gross in excess of $5 billion, the title has already earned more than the biggest hit films in movie history: more than the Lord of the Rings trilogy combined, more than the six Star Wars films combined, and more than Avatar and Titanic, the #1 and #2 highest-grossing films in movie history, combined.
With seven productions currently playing around the world, it will make its South American and Portuguese language debut when it begins performances in Sao Paolo, Brazil in February 2013. With that production, The Lion King’s 21 productions will have played in 98 cities in 16 countries on every continent except Antarctica.
The Broadway production has played through three Presidential administrations, four mayoral elections, eight New York City team championships and the opening and closing of 536 Broadway shows.
The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony® Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show in Las Vegas, Madrid and the UK tour and just completed casting the Brazilian production in Sao Paolo.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
"Newsies" to Perform on DWTS Tonight!
Check out the cast of "Newsies," led by Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, performing their show-stopping number "Seize the Day" on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" tonight at 8/7c.
Don't miss it!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Look forward to "The Lion King" on GMA Tomorrow!
Dont forget! The fabulous cast of The Lion King is set to perform "The Circle of Life" on Good Morning America tomorrow morning, 7-9AM.
Friday, November 9, 2012
"The Lion King" to Perform on Good Morning America!
Hooray, it’s Friday! And as we look forward to the weekend, we must also look forward to next week! The Lion King will be performing “Circle of Life” from the Minskoff Theatre in the heart of Times Square in celebration of The Lion King’s 15th Anniversary on Broadway!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tuesday, November 13th 7-9AM!
LEARN MORE about "The Lion King"
Monday November 5, 2012
Along with the critically-acclaimed productions in Holland and Moscow, The Little Mermaid in Tokyo will be one of three currently running premiere productions of an entirely original version of the show. The production is being helmed by a creative team including director Glenn Casale (Beauty and the Beast) with set and costume design by five-time Tony® Award winner, Bob Crowley (Tarzan, Mary Poppins, Aida). The score features the classic songs: “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award®-winning Best Original Song, “Under the Sea,” composed by eight-time Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as 10 new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, with book by Doug Wright.
The Little Mermaid will mark the fourth collaboration between Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company following the successful and current runs of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and AIDA.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Debby Ryan Visits NEWSIES
Check out this photo of Disney Channel's Debby Ryan visiting NEWSIES. On Monday (October 22) night, Debby watched the show and had the best time! The audience was full of screaming fans for 'Newsies' -- and for Debby! After the show, Debby went onstage and took photos with some of the cast.