It doesn’t even open until October 26, but the U.S. Premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical has had its performance extended by a week to December 14. The La Jolla Playhouse is hosting first American appearance of the musical in collaboration with… Read More »The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical extends its run before the curtain even rises.
Today’s videopolis is one I missed from January. Nick Pitera, whom I just highlighted doing his One Man Newsies Tribute, but early this year he released his cover version of “I See The Light” from Disney’s Tangled. It’s one of my favorite songs from the… Read More »Videopolis: Nick Pitera covers “I see the Light” from Disney’s Tangled
Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, Disney Theatrical will bring Newsies, the breakout new American musical, to Broadway in New York City! Following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this fall, the show will play the Nederlander Theatre for a limited, 101-performance… Read More »Disney’s Newsies To Have Limited Run on Broadway
Newsies, a new stage musical from Disney Theatrical, has officially started ‘previews’ at the Paper Mill Playhouse. This is a day many thought would never come. Newsies, the movie, has had a huge cult following who could be heard begging for a stage musical version… Read More »Newsies – Stage Musical Enters Previews
Disney cult classic Newsies, about newsboys who wage a labor strike in 1890s New York, is being worked into a stage musical by composer Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman, choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and librettist Harvey Fierstein. Together they are adapting the movie to the stage, while adding in songs, fresh characters, new plot points, and choreography to match the modern era.
The production is being developed at Paper Mill Playhouse and really said to be more of a homage to the 1992 film. Here’s a short video from Playbill featuring the creative team. Below the jump is a video with a sneak peek at some of the songs from the show.
I love it whenever Disney releases a movie or DVD overseas. Because that usually means we get some great snip of footage, deleted scenes, or other performance we haven’t seen before. In this case it’s Tangled being released on DVD in the UK and the… Read More »Disney Song Medley by Alan Menken
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, the day you thought would never come is almost here. It’s time to seize the day and buy some season tickets to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn New Jersey. That’s where a new stage version of the cult… Read More »Newsies Stage Musical to open in September