The original Broadway Jasmine will return to Disney’s hit Broadway musical Aladdin for a limited time later this month. Courtney Reed will step back into Jasmine’s slippers beginning Wednesday, October 16th through Sunday, October 27th. Reed previously held the role on Broadway, opening March 2014… Read More »The original Broadway Jasmine will return to Aladdin for special performance run
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Amy Osatinski has written the most well-researched and sourced history of Disney Theatrical Productions that all fans of Disney musicals will want to get their hands on. “Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way” is the first major work of scholarship to examine… Read More »New book explores how the Disney way changed Broadway musicals forever
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 everyone know that she “fixed” some of Celine Dion’s high notes in the film).
Running only ten minutes, it was far too short, but the event reminded me why a live Muppet musical like the one Disney has been exploring is such a superb idea.
It’s true what they say, even adults tend to forget that there’s a puppeteer under the table. (My only gripe was that they had Miss Piggy emerge from below, instead of having her already seated when everyone was let into the room.) You know that feeling when you see a celebrity in person after years of seeing them in pictures? I got that.
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
John recently posted about the announcement of the Walt Disney Company’s second quarter profits. At the end of the post, he asked where readers would like to see the company go in the future. I started writing a comment, but it was rapidly turning into… Read More »A Look at the Current Standing of Disney on Broadway