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Alan Menken Achieves EGOT Status With Daytime Emmy Win

Composer Alan Menken on Sunday became the 16th person ever to achieve EGOT status.

Critic’s Notebook: Rosie O’Donnell’s Epic Love Affair With Broadway

A dizzying lineup of stage stars checked in from their kitchens, basements, living rooms and even one bathtub in an online benefit for The Actors Fund that stressed the importance of community during times of anxiety and isolation.

Jeremy Jordan to Step Into ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The off-Broadway revival of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's cult musical was one of the major hits of the fall, prompting two extensions with new male leads.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’: Theater Review

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's adored cult musical about a bloodthirsty alien plant, 'Little Shop of Horrors,' returns to its roots with Tony winner Michael Mayer's off-Broadway revival starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’: Theater Review

'Pose' star Mj Rodriguez and George Salazar lead the entertaining revival of 'Little Shop of Horrors,' the once edgy off-Broadway show that became a mainstream movie and is now an old chestnut.

‘Hercules’: Theater Review

Original songwriters Alan Menken and David Zippel have written five new songs for this stage adaptation of the 1997 Disney animated film 'Hercules,' featuring a cast of 200 and playing a free weeklong run in Central Park.

ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Be “Hybrid” of Animated Film and Live Musical

ABC's upcoming 'The Little Mermaid Live!' won't be a fully staged production like the live musicals that have aired on other networks. Director and executive producer Hamish Hamilton described the upcoming Wonderful World of Disney production — which will star starring Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian — as an "interesting hybrid" between the original 1989 animated film and live performances of the pic's musical numbers.

‘Aladdin’ Composer Alan Menken on Updating Music and Adding Power Ballad “Speechless”

'Aladdin' composer Alan Menken explains changes to the film’s Oscar-winning music and lyrics, including the new ballad "Speechless," which presents Jasmine as a strong character whose voice will be heard.

Lea Michele, Harvey Fierstein to Star in ‘Little Mermaid’ Hollywood Bowl Concert

The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles’ under-the-stars venue, will be going under the sea for a special performance of Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid,' timed to the 30th anniversary of the animated movie’s release.

‘A Bronx Tale: The Musical’: Theater Review

Chazz Palminteri's popular semi-autobiographical show 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' arrives in Hollywood with 11 of its original castmembers in a touring production co-directed by Robert De Niro.

‘Aladdin’: Everything to Know About the Live-Action Remake of the Disney Classic

As Disney prepares to release several live-action remakes of animated classics to the big screen in 2019, 'Aladdin' is no exception. Following the success of recent adaptations such as 'The Jungle Book' (2016) and 'Beauty and the Beast' (2017), Disney fans will experience a "whole new world" as the love story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmines comes to life once again, with Will Smith playing Genie and Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud as Jasmine and Aladdin, respectively.

Meet the Agent Directing ‘Beauty and the Beast Live’ at the Hollywood Bowl

'Beauty and the Beast Live' at the Hollywood Bowl is being directed by composer Alan Menken's agent, Richard Kraft.