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‘Lion King’ musical is top-grossing box-office production of all time: Disney

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The stage musical of “The Lion King” has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $ 6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co … Continue reading

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For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson’s good musical vibrations

TORONTO (Reuters) – The two actors who portray Beach Boy Brian Wilson in a film about his troubled life say getting a deeper knowledge of the revered Californian songwriter’s music helped their performances nearly as much spending time with the … Continue reading

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Musical based on Gloria Estefan’s life to open on Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new musical based on the life of seven-time Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, a music, television and film producer, will debut on Broadway next year, producers of the show said on … Continue reading

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A Minute With: Icelandic writer on setting a musical in an elbow

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sometimes the best way to get to the heart of a story is through the elbow, said Ivar Pall Jonsson, the Icelandic creator of the new rock musical “Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture … Continue reading

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History man Al Stewart digs deep for musical ‘time passages’

CROPREDY England (Reuters) – As Al Stewart tells it, every singer starts off writing love songs – but a “disastrous” affair made his efforts so downbeat one reviewer suggested he give it a miss. Reuters: Entertainment News

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History man Al Stewart digs deep for musical ‘time passages’

CROPREDY England (Reuters) – As Al Stewart tells it, every singer starts off writing love songs – but a “disastrous” affair made his efforts so downbeat one reviewer suggested he give it a miss. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Allison Williams to star in NBC’s live ‘Peter Pan’ musical

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy “Girls,” will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special “Peter Pan Live! on NBC,” the television network said on Wednesday. Reuters: … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton pays musical tribute to long-time friend JJ Cale

LONDON (Reuters) – A year after the death of American cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler. Reuters: Entertainment News

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‘Clinton: The Musical’ gets U.S. debut at NY theater festival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Clinton: The Musical,” a bawdy, raucous farce parodying the sex scandal that rocked the White House, with two actors portraying the dual sides of Bill Clinton, makes its U.S. debut this month during the New York … Continue reading

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Jazzman Marsalis trumpets youth, musical diversity

LONDON (Reuters) – The solo played by U.S. jazzman Wynton Marsalis to close his now-annual residency at London’s Barbican this week was a rare personal moment in what was otherwise a master class in sharing the limelight. Reuters: Entertainment News

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