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  • Orlando auditions: NETworks tours of 'Beauty & the Beast,' 'Elf'

    Here's an audition notice for the NETworks tours Beauty And The Beast (domestic and international) and Elf (east coast and west coast). The auditions will be in Orlando on May 17. FOR DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour and International...
  • Animated movies sing a happy tune

    Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube. The boom in popular songs from...
  • Upfronts 2014: ABC doubles down on Shonda Rhimes amid schedule shuffle

    Looking to rebound from its third-place spot in the ratings this season, ABC in the fall will double down on Shonda Rhimes and also make a number of bets on multiethnic shows. The network on Tuesday announced that it was moving up Rhimes’ long-...
  • Road to the Tonys: 'Aladdin' Brings Howard Ashman's Legacy Full Circle

    Howard Ashman may have died in 1991, but he left a musical theater legacy that endures across film and theater -- stretching all the way into this year's Tony's race. With composer Alan Menken, lyricist Ashman wrote the songs for the 1992 Disney animated...
  • Broadway Review: 'Disney Aladdin'

    The magic-carpet ride is magical. The Cave of Wonders is wonderful. And yes, you'll hear the tunes you loved in the 1992 movie. But the notion that "Disney Aladdin" somehow resurrects the spirit of the late Howard Ashman, who had the original...
  • A magical Genie in Broadway's 'Aladdin,' but precious little at stake

    A magical Genie in Broadway's  'Aladdin,' but precious little at stake
    NEW YORK - Early in "Aladdin," Disney's new Broadway-musical version of the beloved 1992 animated feature, the chipper street rat has a run-in with the authorities and finds a sword at his throat. "Should we kill him?" a royal guard half-heartedly asks...
  • Disney's 'Aladdin' Opens on Broadway: What, No Camels?

    For director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Broadway's go-to guy for musical comedy ("The Book of Mormon," "Elf," "The Drowsy Chaperone"), Broadway's "Aladdin" marked the first work with Disney Theatrical Prods., the legit arm of the studio. It's the kind...
  • Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception

    With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-...
  • Disney Considering 'Frozen' for Broadway, Obviously

    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...
  • On Theater: A beauty of a 'Beast'

    On Theater: A beauty of a 'Beast'
    Once upon a time, actually in 1991, the Disney studio produced an animated movie so well done that it became the first of its genre to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Three years later, "Beauty and the Beast" conquered Broadway, and it has toured...
  • Disney's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' Gets U.S. Stage Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

    The stage musical adaptation of Disney's 1996 animated pic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which premiered in Germany in 1999 but never made it Stateside, will have its American preem as part of the 2014-15 season at La Jolla Playhouse, alongside the...
  • U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla

    U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla
    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....