Musicals

Disney on Broadway, The Best Disney Experience Anywhere

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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.

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Disney’s The Lion King Ruler of Broadway

Disney Theatrical’s production of “The Lion King” just surpassed “Phantom of the Opera” as the highest grossing show on Broadway. The hit musical based on the animated film, has generated a total of $853.8 million in ticket sales since opening on Broadway in 1997. They’re… Read More »Disney’s The Lion King Ruler of Broadway

Newsies The Musical – Preview Performance Review

Editor: Please welcome Sean Gilley who was lucky enough to attend a preview performance of Newsies The Musical and nice enough to write about it for The Disney Blog. My son and I were lucky enough to attend the Newsies, the Musical, preview performance on… Read More »Newsies The Musical – Preview Performance Review

Newsies Performers Thank Fans

After an incredible run at the Papermill Theater that led to much speculation about a possible relaunch for the show on Broadway, the cast of Disney’s Newsies The Musical wanted to thank their fans. What better way to do that than to recreate a scene… Read More »Newsies Performers Thank Fans

Newsies Stage Musical to open in September

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

Aladdin Musical to premiere in Seattle

Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater has announced a partnership with Disney Theatrical to bring a full length Broadway musical version of the hit animated feature Aladdin to the stage. A post on the theaters facebook page indicates that this will include some of the songs from… Read More »Aladdin Musical to premiere in Seattle

Can Newsies Musical become King of New York?

The idea to bring Disney’s 1992 film Newsies to the great white way has been floating around practically since the film was released. The rumors kicked into high gear recently with the rise of Kenny Ortega’s star, tied to the High School Musical money machine.… Read More »Can Newsies Musical become King of New York?