TODAY: Disney On Broadway Is Hosting a Saturday Matinee of Music On I Heart Radio
We’ve got the perfect soundtrack to your Memorial Day weekend! I Heart Radio is going to be hosting a special Disney on Broadway afternoon starting TODAY (May 23rd) at 2 PM.
Listeners can expect a myriad of pretty awesome tunes including selections for the following Disney Broadway blockbusters:
The Lion King
Opening on Broadway on November 13, 1997 this musical is not so much a musical as it is a cultural phenomenon thanks to incredible staging and puppetry. The Broadway Cast currently includes Bradley Gibson as Simba, L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Adrienne Walker as Nala, Haven Alexander and Jesus Del Orden as Young Simba (alternating performances), Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Tony Freeman as Zazu, Stephen Carlile as Scar, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa, Fred Berman as Timon, Suri Marrero and Aliya “Jo” Ramey as Young Nala (alternating performances) James Brown-Orleans as Banzai, Enrique Segura as Ed and Bonita J. Hamilton as Shenzi.
Earlier this month we here at MickeyBlog reported that Frozen has become the first casualty of the box office shut down and will be closing permanently. However, you can relive the magic this afternoon. The musical first opened on March 22, 2018, and was nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Disney has reported that despite the Broadway show being cancelled, regional tours will still go on as planned. The cast album features original cast members Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, and more.
This musical first opened on Broadway on March 20, 2014. It stars Rodney Ingram as Aladdin, Marina Pires as Jasmine, Michael James Scott as Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, Mike Longo as Kassim, Brian Gonzales as Babkak, JC Montgomery as Sultan, Brad Weinstock as Omar. The cast album featuring original cast members Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart and more is now available.
Today, @BCEFA is launching an online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to help the theater industry. We are seeding the fund with $250,000 with the goal of raising $1 million by 4/12/20. Donate now: https://t.co/XJRVzIB3O0. pic.twitter.com/yuuKhrK7HA
— Broadway Cares (@BCEFA) March 17, 2020
Best of all, this incredible afternoon of music is also being done to raise money for a good cause. Donate to the Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Supporting this cause provides urgent health care and immediate financial assistance to those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes who make the magic of theater happen. Every donation is being matched dollar-for-dollar! Donate right now at broadwaycares.org/help2020.
So be sure to tune into I Heart Radio on May 23rd at 2PM. You can find the link to the broadcast here.
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