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On September 21, the worlds of humans and fairies collide for the first time in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, Disney's third film in the Tinker Bell series. Actor Michael Sheen, who voices the father in the film, talks about what his role means to him.
Dr. Seuss's most popular character stars in a new series on PBS that will lead preschoolers on adventures of scientific discovery. "The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That" stars Martin Short and premieres September 6.
Check out some noteworthy products on our radar for children and families, including the coolest back-to-school backpack (for kids AND parents) and the scar- and stretch mark-erasing product that celebrities like Heidi Klum, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kate Gosselin swear by.
The 28th Annual Queens County Fair, held at the Queens County Farm Museum September 25-26, offers city dwellers a traditional county fair experience, with all the fixings, in their own backyard.
A musical about dreams, dance, and the connection between a father and son.
The documentary, which hits theaters May 7, is a joyful look at four little ones just beginning their journey through the world.
"The 101 Dalmatians Musical" begins its New York City tour April 7. Read about the show's canine cast, including 1-year-old Rascal, who went from abandoned pup to spotlight superstar.
Literally Alive Children's Theatre in Greenwich Village brings this classic fairytale to life once more, to kick off its 2010 anniversary season.
Wall to Wall Sondheim, which took place on March 19, 2005, was one of those once-in-a-lifetime events-a Woodstock for Sondheim-lovers. Sondheim himself was there for all twelve hours, culminating in a big 75th birthday cake. On Monday, March 22, in celebration of Sondheim's 80th birthday, the entire event will be remembered with a webcast at Symphony Space Live (symphonyspacelive.org).
On Monday, April 12th DO40 will present its first-ever song and dance concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Project Achieve and the NYC HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. Former gypsy and perennial television star Valerie Harper (right), on the heels of her new Broadway show, LOOPED, will make a special appearance along with guests Anita Gillette (photo, bottom right) and Marge Champion. DO40 members will be heavily represented, and guests from the ballet and modern world will also appear and donate their performances for these important causes.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway audiences may be able to expect adaptations of both Dumbo and Newsies in the near future. Disney continues to fuel this speculation, as stitchkingdom.com is now revealing that Disney Theatricals has registered website domains for both productions.
President Obama will award the 2009 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. The President will deliver remarks and present the awards to the following individuals and organizations:
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers.
Today, Friday, February 19, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops announced details of the orchestra's 125th anniversary season, May 4-June 20, 2010, outlining programs that celebrate the orchestra's rich tradition of performing the great music of this country's past and present, for which the Boston Pops is so well known.
The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," 1962's Tony-Award-winning Best Musical, March 16 to 28 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Directed by David Lee, the production's book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The new „Tribe? will debut on Tuesday, March 9, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC).
Everything about "Mary Poppins" is magical, from the character — with her aerodynamic umbrella and bewitched carryall — to the show itself: a genuinely infectious musical offering delicious surprises around every nook, cranny, tree, banister, statue, and chimney.
According to an Equity casting notice, BRING IT ON: The Musical is set to make its world premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in early 2011.
The New York Times profiles Hollywood producer Robert Evans today, who is the subject of an upcoming Broadway play penned by television writer Jon Robin Baitz, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. The story will surround Evans real life events. In the Times article, Evans discusses how he suffered a stroke and was originally paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak. After much work, Evans has been able to return to his role of successful Hollywood producer.
The Wiggles, international children’s entertainers, will make cinema history on March 20, with the release of the first ever live-concert movie for preschoolers and their parents.
Experts say couples who make time for themselves are better able to foster a sense of support for each other and can make more effective parents. And scheduling a "date night" is easy in New York, the perfect backdrop for romance. Read on for some intimate ideas.
Contact Music has revealed that songbird Celine Dion will be stepping into the three-year contract at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace that had been offered to - and turned down by - Barbra Streisand, as BroadwayWorld reported yesterday. While Streisand was reportedly offered $100 million, Dion's figure has not been reported, although it is believed to be comparable.
Thousands of families will watch the figure skating events in this year's Winter Olympics. If you're like most, though, the terminology might leave you a bit baffled (what exactly is a lutz jump, anyhow?). Read on for some guidelines that will have you speaking the lingo in no time.
The Sundance Institute has chosen 8 playwrights to take part in their annual Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat, Variety is reporting. The retreat began Monday, February 1st, and the residency will last through February 19th. The residency will take place in Ucross, Wyoming.
Wonderland, the new musical adventure by Frank Wildhorn (The Civil War and Jekyll & Hyde), with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Phoebe Hwang, is currently playing at Houston's Ally Theatre through February 14. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the production, directed by Gregory Boyd (also the Ally's Artistic Director).