Michelle Obama Brings The King to the White House The cast of the North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King made a special pit stop on their rounds. On July 18, a special "Kids' State Dinner" found them performing for First Lady Michelle Obama and guests at the White House. Cast members including Tshidi Manye, L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy performed "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You" to celebrate the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national challenge to promote healthy eating as part of the First Lady's "Let's Move!" Initiative. See highlights from the Broadway production.
On the Town Stars Take "New York, New York" By Storm On the Town is the iconic musical comedy created by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jerome Robbins which returns to Broadway in a revival that will feature the show's original orchestrations. Here, stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves took to the streets of New York City to perform "New York, New York" in the most realistic surroundings possible. Previews begin Sept. 20 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) prior to an official opening Oct. 16. Read the Playbill story.
No Carbon Copy: Cloned! is a Unique NYMF Pick NYMF's Cloned! opened rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek. Billed as "a two of a kind musical" and set in the Bill Clinton-era '90s, the musical follows the path of Wally (Alex Goley), an egghead who engages in weird science hijinks and mistakenly creates a clone of himself (Eric Mann) while building a teleporter. Can NYC contain two identical egomaniacs? Book is by Jacey Powers and Dan Wolpow. Music is by Adam Spiegel and lyrics are by Dan Wolpow. Additional story is by Adam Spiegel. See NYMF selection Zombie Strippersin rehearsal.
OBSESSED!: If Billy Porter Played Louise in Gypsy Tony and Grammy Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter recently released his new solo album "Billy's Back On Broadway." He met up with his old friend Seth Rudetsky to reminisce about working together on Broadway in Grease! and talk about his reaction to 2014 Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller's performance in Beautiful. Seth also challenges Billy to take his least favorite song from Gypsy and "make it his own." Check out Seth's weekly column. Visit SethTV.com, Seth's online home.
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