Cats rumored to be heading to the big screen.
Theater news for the week of December 6-13, 2013
Each week, we’re going to keep you up-to-speed with the latest Broadway news and stories. Check back every Friday to see what you missed this week and to catch a glimpse of what’s going on at PlayhouseSquare this weekend. Enjoy!
Happening on Broadway …
Broadway took center stage at Thanksgiving Day Parade
Did you miss the 2013 Thanksgiving Day parade? Well you’re in luck – we’ve rounded up all the performances from your favorite Broadway shows:
Disney’s The Lion King sets another record on Broadway
Disney’s The Lion King made Broadway history as the fourth longest running Broadway show with their 6,681st performance on November 30. This record was previously held by the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. The Lion King has recently celebrated its 16th anniversary on the main stem, as well as becoming the first Broadway show in history to gross more than $1 billion. (broadway.com) Read more.
Cats rumored to hit the big screen
According to the U.K’s Daily Mail, executive producers at Universal Studios Entertainment are considering adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats into a movie musical. “Universal has now got Cats out of the drawer in which they locked it years ago when they bought the rights and suddenly they’re talking about a film,” Lloyd Webber told the Mail. “You never know in life. We never knew whether the public was going to love Cats until the moment we saw a cat go on stage.” (broadway.com) Read more.
Upcoming Events at PlayhouseSquare
A Christmas Story – Cleveland Play House
A Christmas Carol – Great Lakes Theater
Wicked – KeyBank Broadway Series
Dave Koz and Friends
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: A Not So Silent Night
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: Jingle Bell Jazz
Capitol Steps – Town Hall Speaker Series
An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel
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