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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ Broadway Run is Now Open-Ended

Ever since Newsies made its debut on Broadway in March, the show has become a complete success, earning eight Tony nominations and becoming a box office smash. While the musical’s run was initially expected to end on August 19, the success of Newsies has prompted Disney Theatrical Productions to give the show an open ended run, with no closing date in sight.
“Ever since the Paper Mill Playhouse run ended six months ago, the audience has re-written the playbook for Newsies,” said Thomas Schumacher, Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “We continue to …

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[14 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Broadway Show in History

Although The Phantom of the Opera still reins as the longest-running show in Broadway history, The Lion King took an important honor from the popular show this week. On Monday, it was announced that the show has surpassed Phantom to become the highest-grossing show in Broadway history.
The Lion King earned this honor with a total cumulative gross of $853,846,062, as compared to Phantom‘s previously record-holding gross of $853,122,847. While Phantom has been running on Broadway for ten years longer than The Lion King–the former opened in 1988, while Lion King opened in …

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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘The Lion King’ Musical to Launch UK National Tour

For the past 13 years, Disney’s The Lion King has delighted theatre audiences on London’s West End. Now, Disney Theatrical Productions will bring the long-running show to audiences all around the UK, as it was announced that a separate UK national tour is set to begin this August.
The national tour will begin performances August 31, 2012 at the Bristol Hippodrome, with an official opening date of September 6. The show will play an 11-week run there before transferring to Manchester’s Palace Theatre, where it will play from December 1-March 31, …