musicals

Disney’s Broadway Shows shutter temporarily in response to Coronavirus

Disney Theatrical Group’s Broadway musicals along with approximately 60 other Broadway productions have announced a temporary shutdown in response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19. Disney currently has three musical productions on Broadway: Frozen the Musical, Aladdin the Musical, and The Lion King. There are also… Read More »Disney’s Broadway Shows shutter temporarily in response to Coronavirus

New book explores how the Disney way changed Broadway musicals forever

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

Bradley Gibson as Simba in The Lion King on Broadway

Disney’s three Broadway shows set records at end of 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions wrapped up 2018 with record-breaking grosses for all three of its Broadway shows, Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King. Audiences streamed into theatres as mild-weather and double year end holiday weekends drove people out to enjoy a night on the town. Aladdin… Read More »Disney’s three Broadway shows set records at end of 2018

Susan Egan

Susan Egan reflects on 24 years of Beauty and the Beast musical

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened on Broadway 24 years ago this week. It was Disney’s first stage musical adaption of a beloved animated feature film and forever changed the way Broadway looks at musicals. It ran on Broadway for 13 years and had numerous… Read More »Susan Egan reflects on 24 years of Beauty and the Beast musical

Disney Musicals in Schools program inspires students to learn

One of my favorite activities as a grammar and middle student were the field trips to see the final dress rehearsal of national and international stage productions and concerts as they came through town. It was a fantastic program from Portland’s school district. Seeing these… Read More »Disney Musicals in Schools program inspires students to learn