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  • The thrill of seeing a live Muppet performance
    The thrill of seeing a live Muppet performance

    Yesterday I had the chance to experience what might be called a childhood dream: seeing a Muppet live. Miss Piggy was in Toronto to promote Muppets Most Wanted and Disney graciously invited me to the press conference at the posh Shangri-La hotel (a fitting venue for a superstar like Piggy, who let…

  • Disney Aladdin Marquee Arrives on Broadway
    Disney Aladdin Marquee Arrives on Broadway

    Previews for the Disney Aladdin Broadway musical start February 26th, but tickets are on sale now. To help get the world out the marquee has been updated on the New Amsterdam theater complete with the genie in a bottle. Here’s a time-lapse video of the transformation: Missing The Newsies already?…

  • Disney is Working on a Muppets Musical
    Disney is Working on a Muppets Musical

    Variety reports that Disney Theatrical has begun work on a live Broadway musical starring The Muppets. A 15-minute “elaborate presentation” already took place May 31 in near-secrecy at the New Amsterdam Theater—a “test of concept”, according to division president Thomas Schumacher. “The brief showcase… incorporated a handful of sets and…

  • Rafiki atop the Sydney Opera House
    Rafiki atop the Sydney Opera House

    Disney’s The Lion King musical has made its way down under. To help promote the occasion, they placed Buyisile Zama in her role as Rafiki atop the Sydney Opera House. Here’s the inspiring video: They actually did a whole video series on the casting and production of The Lion King…

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