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Disney's The Lion King Will Unveil Newly-Configured Touring Production in October 2017

Disney's The Lion King Will Unveil Newly-Configured Touring Production in October 2017

There'll soon be more to find than can ever be found! In addition to the recently reported live-action film remake, the North American tour of Disney's The Lion King will unveil a newly-configured production in October 2017. The reshaped production will allow the groundbreaking musical to play in venues that previously couldn’t accommodate the show.

The Tony Award-winning design team ...

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The Lion King Is the Latest Title on Disney's List of Remakes; Jungle Book's Jon Favreau Will Direct

The Lion King Is the Latest Title on Disney's List of Remakes; Jungle Book's Jon Favreau Will Direct

“The Circle of Life” comes full circle. Walt Disney Studios has green lit a new film reimagining of The Lion King. Jon Favreau, the director behind Chef and Disney’s recent adaptation of The Jungle Book (and its announced sequel) is on board. The new film will include Elton John and Tim Rice’s songs from the original. No word yet on ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host NBC's Saturday Night Live

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host NBC's Saturday Night Live

Werk! Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to emcee NBC’s Saturday Night Live on October 8. It’ll be his SNL hosting debut; Twenty One Pilots will be the musical guest.

Hamilton mastermind Miranda has a plethora of projects on the horizon. Hamilton productions are being rolled out in Chicago, on tour and in the West ...

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Mark Your Calendars! Date Set for 71st Annual Tony Awards

Mark Your Calendars! Date Set for 71st Annual Tony Awards

Save the date! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978.

The official eligibility cut-off date will be April 27, 2017 for all Broadway productions opening in the ...

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Kevin Kline Will Star in Present Laughter on Broadway; Moritz von Stuelpnagel to Direct

Kevin Kline Will Star in Present Laughter on Broadway; Moritz von Stuelpnagel to Direct

Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Kline will headline a revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter on Broadway. Performances will begin early next year at the St. James Theatre; opening night is set for April 5. Moritz von Stuelpnagel will direct.

Kline won Tony awards in 1981 and 1978 for The Pirates of Penzance and On the Twentieth Century, respectively. He ...

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In the Heights Movie to Begin Production in the Spring; Cast May Include Lin-Manuel Miranda

In the Heights Movie to Begin Production in the Spring; Cast May Include Lin-Manuel Miranda

The In the Heights movie is on! The big screen adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is set to begin production in the spring, produced by the Weinstein Company. According to Variety, Miranda won’t reprise the role of Usnavi, however he is likely to appear as another character, either new or pre-existing.

Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the ...

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Disney Confirms Frozen Musical's Schedule, Director, Designer & Broadway Theater

Disney Confirms Frozen Musical's Schedule, Director, Designer & Broadway Theater

The rumors were true. We now have official confirmation from Disney Theatricals that Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and his longtime collaborator, Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, have been tapped for the Broadway-bound Frozen. They replace Alex Timbers and other creative team members who recently departed the production.

We also now know for ...

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Tony Winner Michael Grandage Enlisted to Direct Broadway-Bound Frozen

Tony Winner Michael Grandage Enlisted to Direct Broadway-Bound Frozen

Michael Grandage has been tapped to helm the much-anticipated stage adaptation of Frozen. The New York Post reports that the Red Tony winner has boarded the production after a bit of a switcheroo with the creative team, which saw Alex Timbers depart the project as director, Bob Crowley as designer and Peter Darling as choreographer. Grandage's longtime colleague Christopher Oram ...

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year! Tickets Now On Sale for A Christmas Story—The Musical in Pittsburgh

The Most Wonderful Time of Year! Tickets Now On Sale for A Christmas Story—The Musical in Pittsburgh

That wonderful time of year is upon us once again! Tickets are now on sale for the musical stage adaptation of the 1983 movie A Christmas Story in Pittsburgh. The Tony Award-nominated tuner will play the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts from November 22 through November 27.

Based on the classic holiday film of the same name, A Christmas ...

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Billy Eichner, Shayna Steele & More Join Cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!; Full Company Set

Billy Eichner, Shayna Steele & More Join Cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!; Full Company Set

It’s Hairspray Live!, you gays! Noted Wicked tailgater Billy Eichner has joined the starry lineup for NBC’s December 7 musical telecast. The Billy on the Street and Difficult People star will make a cameo as Rob Barker, the local WZZT newscaster in Baltimore. New additions to the cast also include Hairspray's original Dynamites trio: Shayna Steele, Kamilah Marshall and ...

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