Tag Archive for: Broadway

The Book of Mormon Announces Lottery Ticket Policy for Denver Engagement

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY. Heaven on Broadway! A celebration of the privilege of living inside that improbably paradise called a musical comedy.” Ben Brantley, The New York Times THE BOOK OF MORMON ANNOUNCES LOTTERY TICKET POLICY PERFORMANCES BEGIN JUNE 21 AT THE BUELL THEATRE THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best […]

Two actors in the Book of Mormon stand excitedly onstage, wearing the classic white, short sleeved button down, black tie, and nametag

The Book of Mormon Is a Global Phenomenon

Not just any musical wins nine Tony Awards, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and tours in 13 countries around the world, all while playing to packed audiences on Broadway for over 11 years. But then, The Book of Mormon, a musical comedy by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and […]

Seven Added Broadway Attractions Including a Warm Homecoming for Disney’s Frozen

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway & Cabaret announces seven added attractions to the 2023/24 season: Jesus Christ Superstar, CHICAGO, The Improvised Shakespeare Company®, Hairspray, Shrek The Musical, The Cher Show and Disney’s Frozen. The DCPA presented the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney’s Frozen in 2017 at The Buell Theatre. Subscribers receive priority access to […]

A row of smiling dancers wearing green and black costumes performing in Riverdance

Meet the Riverdance Brothers: Michael and Matthew Gardiner

For Michael and Matthew Gardiner, they were born into Irish dancing. “Both of our parents are Irish. They originally moved to Denver just to try it out but ended up staying for about 15 years, they loved it so much,” older brother Michael Gardiner said. “It was so important for them, as an Irish family […]

Jasmine dressed in a cape with a hood, walks through town, admiring a hanging lantern in Aladdin.

Journey to the Stage: Aladdin’s Origins

Excerpted from the Aladdin study guide. Adapted from an article by Albert Evans, with permission from The 5th Avenue Theatre. The Aladdin story, on which the Broadway musical is based, has its origins in One Thousand and One Nights. Although the stories were compiled by Antoine Galland, a French translator, around 1710, the tales themselves […]

A row of smiling dancers wearing green and black costumes performing in Riverdance

The Lasting Stamina of Riverdance

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is celebrating its silver anniversary and it’s a double whammy — 25 years performing for 25 million fans. But that was not the original expectation. Riverdance started as a one-time, seven-minute performance. “It came from the Eurovision song contest, which is a big contest in Europe and it’s watched by about […]

Genie and Aladdin stand with their arms around each other center stage. The company of Aladdin poses with an arm extended around the glittering, gold stage, presenting the scene to the audience

First Look: Disney’s Aladdin

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.  Take a look at some of the production photos below.

A man and woman spin, arms wrapped around each other as other dancers look on behind them in Riverdance

First Look: Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Take a look at the production photos below.

Genie points to the audience surrounded by a group of colorfully dressed dancers. The dancers show off desserts from beneath golden cloches

Bringing Aladdin to the Stage

This article originally ran in Disney twenty-three, a publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Early in the evolution of Aladdin, composer Alan Menken, book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw got together to write a brand new song for the stage musical – a unique collaboration that could only happen […]

Les Misérables: Beyond Our Dreams

Alain Boublil (Book & Original French text) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Book & Music) share their insights on Les Misérables. A few years after the huge success of the original Les Misérables in Paris, we met Cameron Mackintosh to discuss an English version. He told us excitedly, “You do not realise what you have written.” Neither […]