Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ to Host Free ‘The Circle of Life’ Performance on October 30, RSVP Required


In celebration of ‘The Lion King’s’ upcoming 18th anniversary, the public is invited to be a part of a packed house to cheer on the thrilling ‘Circle of Life’ as the Broadway production of ‘The Lion King’ captures its first production footage since shortly after opening in 1997. The event will be held on October 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (audience members are asked be present the entire time).

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PHOTOS: ‘The Lion King’ Cast to Guest Star on CBS’ ‘Code Black’

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It’s normally a jungle in the emergency room of CBS’ ‘Code Black’ television drama series, but on November 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/PT, things are about to get straight up wild in an episode titled ‘The Son Rises.’ Alton Fitzgerald White, the lead of the touring company of ‘The Lion King’ with a record-breaking 4,000 performance of Mufasa under his belt, and eight other members of ‘The Lion King’ touring cast will guest on the show. Photos from the episode have been provided to us by Disney Theatrical and can be found embedded below.

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PHOTOS: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Cast Recording Session, Available January 2016

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Disney Theatrical has provided us with some photos taken during the American Premiere Studio Cast Recording of Disney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ staged musical. The session took place at the historic Avatar Studios, September 28 – 30, under the guidance of theatrical legends and collaborators Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken.

The American Premiere Studio Cast Recording of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, was recorded at the historic Avatar Studios from September 28-30. The album will be released by Ghostlight Records in January and will be available for pre-order on iTunes beginning December 4, 2015.

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‘Frozen’ Musical for California Adventure to be Workshopped in December; Opens Spring 2016

FrozenAccording to a newly published casting call, Disney Creative Entertainment’s production of the staged musical adaptation of Frozen will be workshopped in Anaheim between November 30 and December 19, 2015 with the initial casting session to take place in New York City on October 16.

The recently-announced production will replace ‘Aladdin’ which will end its 13 year run on January 10, 2016 and it appears DCE — a branch of Walt Disney Imagineering — is looking to replace the current production — often considered Broadway-caliber fare — with a well-pedigreed production worthy of taking its place. According to the casting notice, Liesl Tommy is set to direct (Tommy just came off an off-Broadway production titled ‘Eclipse’ starring Lupita Nyong’o) and Millicent Johnnie is set to choreograph.

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WATCH: ‘Frozen Fever’ ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ Lyric Video

'Frozen Fever'Walt Disney Music and Vevo have released a lyric music video for ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez from Disney’s newest animated short, Frozen Fever, which you can find embedded below. The song is also available digitally for purchase from iTunes and Amazon. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.

In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Original Song, ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ Now Available on iTunes for Purchase

'Frozen Fever'With what appears to be a decision reversal for Disney Music, the original song composed for Frozen Short by Oscar winning couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ is now available for purchase as a single from iTunes. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.

We sincerely apologize for earlier reports from us which explicitly suggested that this would not be the case and that the Cinderella soundtrack would be the only way to obtain the new Frozen Fever tune for the foreseeable future, but this was based on information that we were provided directly from Disney Music.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Short Details on New Characters, New Music (Major Spoilers)

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With just a couple of weeks to go before the release of Cinderella (March 13, 2015), Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a wealth of information and details for the short that precedes it, Frozen Fever. In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday (which falls on the summer solstice as Elsa’s is the winter solstice) and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk. And if you’re one of everyone who saw the trailer for the seven minute short that was released yesterday, you know there’s a lot more to Elsa’s simple plans.

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WATCH: ‘Frozen Fever’ Trailer Featuring First Footage

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Earlier this morning on ‘Good Morning America,’ Walt Disney Animation Studios’ premiered its ‘trailer’ for Frozen Fever, which will play in front of the live-action Cinderella (March 13, 2015) in theaters. You can find the trailer embedded below. The trailer also features a glimpse of the little snowmen that will also be featured in upcoming merchandise promoting the film.

In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Frozen Fever’ Stills in High Resolution, Uncropped

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has released several new hi-res images from the upcoming short Frozen Fever which can be found in our gallery embedded below. Unlike the stills released earlier today by USA Today, these are in higher resolution and not cropped.

In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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‘Frozen,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Guardians, ‘Banks’ Grammy Nominations

Earlier today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on the CBS Network on February 8, 2015 at 8 pm ET. To be considered eligible for the 2014 award season, songs and albums must have been released between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.

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