Congrats to Disney Theatrical President Thomas Schumacher who recently gave a terrific talk on inclusivity in a speech titled: Embracing All Audiences at TEDxBroadway. It’s a wonderful insight into what drives him to produce terrific theater. It’s obvious Schumacher has a passion for theater but… Read More »Thomas Schumacher at TEDxBroadway on Embracing All Audiences
Newsies fans will want to get their hands on a new App from Disney on Broadway. The Newsies Photo Booth is the new official app where you can add members from the cast of Newsies to your photos and share with friends for instant joy!… Read More »Newsies Photobooth App equals Endless Fun
Okay Newsies fans. It’s time to strap on those tap shoes and seize the day. Nationwide auditions for Newsies on Broadway begin this weekend! Find out which cities you’ll need to visit for your tryout on their website. As you might expect, they’re only searching… Read More »Your Chance to Be in Disney’s Newsies The Musical
Good things come to those who wait. Disney Theatrical Productions has officially announced that Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, will play its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 and will open at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014. The show will feature music by Alan Menken; lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph.
Mary Poppins currently is installed at the New Amsterdam. It will close on March 3, 2013 and the theatre will get a much needed refurbishment.
Casting, Broadway dates and ticket information for both Toronto and Broadway will be announced at a later date. To receive news about Aladdin in the coming months, please sign-up for email alerts at www.aladdinbroadway.com.Read More »Disney’s Aladdin, A New Broadway Musical, Heading to Toronto for Previews
Disney Theatrical’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher ended its run on Broadway yesterday. It will move off-Broadway in the spring and start a tour of the production. The Peter and the Starcatcher Novel is a prequel to the Peter Pan story and was written… Read More »Peter and the Starcatcher ends Broadway Run
10 years ago about this time I was waiting in line at California Adventure for my first glimpse of “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Adventure.” The show was part of Disney’s slow self-realization that the original hip & edgy vision for DCA needed a bit… Read More »Aladdin Celebrates 10 Years at Disney California Adventure
You know you’re a diehard Disney fan when you sit through the entirety of the Disney parks Christmas parade on ABC. I managed it this year, but only with some fast forwarding through the musical performances from bands I’ve never heard of. The TV version… Read More »Full Newsies Performance at Disney Christmas Parade
Despite the high prices for tickets to a Broadway show and the hordes of tourists looking to enjoy a little of the magic of the Great White Way, it’s not a guarantee that even a popular production will generate a return on investment. Disney’s been hit and miss on this in the past (misses include Tarzan and The Little Mermaid) but their latest production has been something of a surprise hit (although the shows fans would have said they knew it from the start).
Disney Theatrical Productions just announced that the Broadway production of Newsies has recouped its investment in just over nine months — the fastest a Disney production has ever turned a profit — confirming Newsies’ status as one of the biggest hits of the 2011-12 Broadway season.
In 41 weeks of performances to date, nearly 400,000 people have attended the show at the Nederlander Theatre. The show has set then broken the weekly box office house record six times during its run so far and has regularly been among Broadway’s Top 10 shows.