| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The long-awaited Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at last has an official opening date.
The ribbon-cutting on the downtown Orlando theater complex will be Nov. 6, with an opening gala the following night, center president Kathy Ramsberger...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston.
Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A spokesman for Disney Theatrical Prods. has confirmed that Disney Animation's hit "Frozen" is in early development for the stage, following a Fortune interview in which Bob Iger said the studio was in discussions about it.
It'd be more surprising if...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Last week in New York, a group of very angry actors expressed their feelings to their union, Actors' Equity, about the collapse of salaries for the performers who tour with Broadway shows to cities like Chicago. It is not hard to see why they were angry....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Disney Theatrical Productions will host open call auditions for male dancers for the Broadway and North American touring productions of Disney's "Newsies." This audition, held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport on Friday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m., is an...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Last weekend's Orlando auditions for the Disney's "Newsies" garnered quite a bit of interest. The show, which will be part of the touring Broadway season at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, was seeking male dancers. A spokeswoman for...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Disney Theatrical Prods. has embarked on a stage adaptation of "The Princess Bride" in a deal shepherded by Alan Horn.
With no creative team yet attached, it's not yet been decided whether the developing show will be a play or a musical. Either way the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Nearly ten years after his last Broadway stint, Billy Crystal's status as a box office powerhouse remains undiminished: His solo outing "700 Sundays" raked in more than $1 million in its first six previews.
The strong start for "700 Sundays" ($1,147,436)...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe.
A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Extra! Extra! The "Newsies" are coming to Chicago!
Disney announced Wednesday that the Broadway musical about striking New York newspaper boys, a highly successful stage version of the flop movie, will have its much-anticipated national tour, replete...