Disney Theatrical, working with director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, has brought Disney’s animated hit Aladdin to the great white way of New York, New York – Broadway. Tony Award winner Alan Menken composed the music and Howard Ashman and Tim Rice’s original lyrics are augmented… Read More »Disney’s Aladdin Musical Finds Magic on Broadway
Today a cancelled show with legions of fans may find itself revived on Netflix or via a Kickstarter movie. But the original path to new life for great entertainment was from screen to Broadway. According to a story in Variety, the short lived, but much… Read More »ABC’s Pushing Daisies Could Come Back To Life 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? Don’t worry. The show starts is US Tour in October of 2014.
Follow us below the jump for videos highlighting two artists from the show — Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw and writer Chad Beguelin.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film Frozen has been cleaning up at the box office, the record store, and soon could be dusting Broadway with its magical spell. Marshal already speculated on this possibility about a week ago. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently confirmed… Read More »Disney’s Frozen Heading To Broadway?
Here is another series I am going to try out here, all about what YOU want to see. The articles will short, but I am hoping the comments is where real conversation can be had on various topics. As many may know, I am a… Read More »Disney On Broadway: Your Hopes & Dreams?
Disney’s Newsies was only supposed to have a 100 day run on Broadway, but it’s now been playing more than 5 times that long. Everyone at the production will tell you could not have done it without the support of their fans. So it’s great to see them turn around the lens and recognize that support with a video that includes fans from around the world (including the cast of The Lion King shown above). I love how they worked the lyrics of King of New York into this tribute too:
Below the jump is another fun video from Newsies Fan Week. A look at the “Oldsies”:
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… Read More »Disney is Working on a Muppets Musical
As Disney fans, we love the magic, fantasy and wonder that come with the company. Whether it be the first time you see fireworks explode over the castle, or watch Cinderella get her ballgown, it is all incredible and can only be experienced through Disney. The most magical, however, comes from the Disney on Broadway branch of the company and must be experienced at least once in everyone’s life.
First off, live theater is the most incredible experience on the planet, Disney or otherwise. The singing, dancing, production…it is mind boggling how fantastic it can be. When you factor in Disney to the equation though, the incredible element increases.
My first Broadway show was Mary Poppins in Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Going in, I was excited. The grandeur of the theater mixed with the butterflies in my stomach created some pretty high expectations. As the curtain rose, Bert appeared on stage and I was transported to Cherry Tree Lane. The classic songs in these new arrangements paired with gorgeous vocals and amazing dance numbers (Bert tap danced on the ceiling!) made me fall in love with theater. As Mary Poppins flew over the audience during the finale, I knew, this is where Disney shines brightest.