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[18 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Becomes Fifth Longest Running Broadway Show of All Time

This week, the Broadway production of The Lion King achieved a major milestone, as it surpassed A Chorus Line to become the fifth longest running Broadway show of all time.
The musical reached this milestone following its matinee performance on Wednesday, August 15, which was its 6,138th performance. Since the production opened on Broadway in 1997, it has become only the second show in history to generate five productions running for ten or more years; to date, The Lion King has been performed in 15 countries on 5 continents. The show, …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rob Ashford Rumored to Be Hired for Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Stage Musical

While the stage adaptation of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is still several years from coming to fruition, sources say that Disney Theatrical has hired Broadway director and choreographer Rob Ashford, although both the company and Ashford have denied commenting on the truth of this.
Disney Theatrical have been considering a stage adaptation of Burton’s film for several months now, and rumor has it that Linda Woolverton will be writing the book for the musical based on her screenplay for the film with Richard D. Zanuck executive producing. However, a Disney …

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[25 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Stage Production of ‘Newsies’ Opens at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse

Fans of the 1992 film Newsies are finally getting what many have wished for years: the film has finally been brought to life on stage. The stage musical of Newsies, a film that has developed a cult-like following over the years, celebrated its opening night tonight at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. The show, which began previews on September 15, will continue its run through October 16.
Newsies tells the tale of a group of courageous newsboys, who fight for their rights when powerful newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer …