Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour

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Concert news

Dave Matthews and co. are back with a new summer tour for 2014. The tour, which was announced today, has over 40 dates, and a number of cities visited will have two concerts (and three in Berekely, CA; and Quincy, WA), giving DMB fans in those cities an even greater chance to see a show. The tour begins on May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, TX, and ends on September 6 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.

Before the tour this summer, DMB is heading to Australia to appear in several festivals. The band will also participate in the Milwaukee Summerfest on July 2.

Visit the Dave Matthews Band page to see the tour dates and for more information on tickets.

Disney's Frozen to Become Broadway Show

Theater news

If you're a fan of Disney's newest animated film, "Frozen," you're in luck — a musical adaptation is heading to Broadway. Bob Iger, Walt Disney CEO and Chairman, confirmed the announcement yesterday.

"Frozen," which took a Golden Globe award for Best Animated Film at this year's show, is said to be in early development for the stage. According to Iger, who spoke to Fortune magazine about the endeavor, "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence."

The Disney film has already been a huge hit since its release Nov. 27. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Broadway star Idina Menzel, Johnathon Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. Its soundtrack features 22 different pieces, making it a perfect story to adapt to a Broadway musical. The title song, "Let It Go," is performed by Idina Menzel (who you may remember as the original Elphaba in a little-known musical called Wicked); "Let It Go" has received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Song.

With Disney debuting its latest Broadway production, Aladdin, come March, and with this one in the works, it seems like the company will continue to morph its kid-friendly films into Broadway successes.