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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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Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Before Sutton Foster returns to the New York stage in off-Broadway's already twice-extended Sweet Charity, this brass band has got some furry shoes to fill. The two-time Tony winner stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 27 to sit down with the late night host and give Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-touting classic Cats a very, erm, realistic ...

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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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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from The Art of Elegance

Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from The Art of Elegance

Rejoicify, Cheno fans! Not only do our earbuds now have the treat of Kristin Chenoweth's The Art of Elegance; the teensy Tony winner has given us a double performance dose this week! She appeared on The Today Show on September 26 to sing "You're My Saving Grace." (Good luck watching this one without going "Awwww.") We can't wait ...

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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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Journey Back to the Heaviside Layer! Betty Buckley & Bryan Batt Visit Broadway's Cats

Journey Back to the Heaviside Layer! Betty Buckley & Bryan Batt Visit Broadway's Cats

Absolutely meow-velous! On September 26, Cats alums Betty Buckley and Bryan Batt caught the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning tuner. A Broadway vet, Batt took over the role of Munkustrap; he snapped a sweet pic with current Munkustrap Andy Huntington Jones (see below). Buckley took home a Tony in 1983 for her performance as Grizabella; she struck a ...

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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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