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.
The cast of Broadway’s Newsies traveled to Walt Disney World to take part in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Choreographer Christopher Gattelli was joined by Corey, Ryan, and Jess and the rest of the crew as they prepared for their big moment on the… Read More »Newsies The Musical Visits Walt Disney World
Trainspotting and Gray’s Anatomy actor Kevin McKidd, who happens to be from Elgin, Scotland, started his work on Pixar’s Brave more than four years ago. He was asked to provide the voices of both the Lord and young MacGuffin. When asked to make up some… Read More »Brave’s Kevin McKidd Lends Scottish Realism To Film
Congratulations to the talented teams at Peter & The Starcatchers and Newsies who have put Disney Theatrical back in the spotlight at the Tony Awards. The show itself was wonderfully hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, whom I hope returns for many more years of hosting.… Read More »Disney is back at the Tony Awards, collects 7 statues
With 8 Tony Award Nominees the cast and crew hopes that they’ll soon truly be Kings of New York. In the following video the cast reacts in real time to the news as each category is announced. Okay, they are definitely the goofs of New… Read More »Newsies Cast Reacts to 8 Tony Award Nominees
The 2012 Tony Award nominees were announced this morning by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons. The awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 10th on CBS at 8pm. Neil Patrick Harris will return as host. The full list of nominees can be found here… Read More »Disney on Broadway Earns 17 Tony Award Nominations