FITCH HONORED AS "BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR"
York, NY –
The North American tour of Disney's THE
LION KING was
honored with a Denver
Ovation Award, which recognizes the best in Colorado theatre. Niles Fitch, one
of the actors currently playing "Young Simba", was named "Best Supporting
Actor." The Denver return engagement of the landmark musical also received a
nomination for "Best Touring Production" and Syndee Winters was nominated in the
"Best Supporting Actress" category for her portrayal of "Nala."
Denver return engagement of THE
which played for five weeks at the Buell Theatre from November 2 – December 4,
2011, celebrated a sold-out, record-breaking run, entertaining nearly 110,000
people and grossing over $8.5 million at the box office. The award-winning
musical grossed over $2 million during the week of November 21, making it the
highest-grossing week of any theatrical production in the venue's history.
North American tour is currently playing in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome
Theatre through January 8, 2012. Tickets are still available for each
performance and can be purchased online at Broadwayacrossamerica.com.
North American touring production of THE
has been seen by over 13.5 million theatergoers and grossed over $875 million to
date. Enjoying its ninth year on the road, THE
continues to celebrate unparalleled achievements and delight new audiences
throughout North America. The current schedule is listed below.
THE LION KING
it approaches its 15th
remains ascendant, continuing to reign as a cultural phenomenon and one of the
most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on
November 13, 1997, 19 global productions have been seen by more than 63 million
people, and grossed over $4.7 billion to date. Produced by Disney Theatrical
Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE
is the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only six
productions in theatre history to play for ten years or more, both on Broadway
and in the West End. Translated into seven different languages (Japanese,
German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin, Spanish), the show has been performed
in 14 different countries on five continents. THE
can currently be seen on Broadway, on stages across North America, and in Las
Vegas, London's West End, Hamburg, Madrid and Tokyo.
won six 1998 Tony® Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson),
Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best
Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical, making Taymor the
first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. THE
has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama
Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show
Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the
1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
stage, Taymor's creative vision blends elements of African art and Broadway
artisanship to depict anthropomorphic animal characters. Taymor, along with
designer Michael Curry, has created hundreds of masks and puppets for
The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The
animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film's screenplay. Other
members of the creative team include: Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design),
Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director),
Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor).
Anne Quart serves as associate producer.
Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The
animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical
material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and
Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by
the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans
Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE
is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of
Africa, ranging from the Academy® Award-winning song "Can You Feel The Love
Tonight" to the haunting ballad "Shadowland."
more information worldwide, visit, LionKing.com
AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2012:
– Hippodrome Theatre
7 – January 8, 2012
– Orpheum Theatre
11 – February 12, 2012
– Landmark Theatre
15 – March 11, 2012
Orleans – Mahalia Jackson Theatre
14 – April 15, 2012
– Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
17 – May 13, 2012
– Adrienne Arsht Center
17 – June 10, 2012
– Peace Center for Performing Arts
12 – July 8, 2012
– Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
10 – August 12, 2012
Louis – Fox Theatre
15 – September 2, 2012
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“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2”
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 21, 2018
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MARVEL ANNOUNCES EPIC EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017 IN ANAHEIM, JULY 14-16
BURBANK, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette.
But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk.
Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.
The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display.
Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.
In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.
Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.
Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!
For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!
LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.
Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series.
Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.
Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.
Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.
Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more atwww.marvelpuzzlequest.com.
Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!
That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available.
For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.
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All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11
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The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
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Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.
About the Movie:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
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Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.
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