Disney Parks built a 25 foot tall castle out of ice and let it melt away in the middle of Times Square to drive home the point of it’s new promotion Limited Time Magic. We’ve compiled this video of the castle under construction along with… Read More »Ice Castle Appears in Times Square for Limited Time Courtesy Disney Parks
I love those trailer mashups that combine a Disney world with an unexpected source. Very little could be further from the world of Disney than Taxi Driver and yet Bryan Boyce has managed to make a perfect “fair use” parody trailer combining the two. According… Read More »New Mashup: Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver
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
Editor: Please welcome guest author Jim Dallas who is reviewing the April 20th showing of Newsies The Musical.
Newsies on Broadway is a must see!
I first became an avid fan of composer Alan Menken when I saw The Little Mermaid at the movies. But I knew he was really a Broadway composer when I first listened to the Beauty and the Beast sound track and could visualize how each scene could be animated. He brought the Broadway score to animation. So, back in 1992 I was excited to learn that Disney was producing a live action musical, Newsies, with a score by Alan Menken. It sounded like a sure fire hit. My family was in the theater that April weekend when Newsies had its’ theatrical debut. There was one problem: we were the only people in the theater! Newsies never found an audience, closed quickly and barely earned 2.8 million dollars. For all of the issues that plagued this film, the songs and score by Menken were still brilliant, allowing Newsies to grow in popularity and develop a cult following over the past two decades.
Last evening, 20 years later, I sat in the sold out Nederlander Theater in NYC amidst an exuberant audience to experience Newsies – the Broadway Musical. Newsies had come home, was on the stage where it always belonged and was in better form than ever. Newsies is an exhilarating evening of musical theater entertainment.
I don’t know about you, but I woke up early on Thanksgiving morning just to make sure I saw the Cast of Disney’s Newsies perform before the big Thanksgiving Day parade. Their segment featured the dance number “King of New York,” and it was only… Read More »Newsies On Broadway – Behind The Scenes at Thanksgiving Parade Performance
This weekend New Yorkers, and a couple thousand lucky tourists, are in for a special Disney treat – Disney Parks is bringing a unique interactive experience to Times Square with a brand-new augmented reality play space. Guests will be able to engage live on screen with Disney characters on the 6-story tall, state-of-the-art digital display above the Disney Store.
Each person who participates has the chance to interact with a wide variety of characters doing an array of activities. For example, a dance-off with Donald or a duel with Captain Hook. Once the interaction is complete, the participant poses for a photo which is sent to them immediately via email.
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
I know we’ve had a lot of coverage of The Disney Store here on the blog recently. However, it’s a great location and a good showcase for the Walt Disney Company right on the modern day equivalent of Main Street USA, aka Times Square NYC. Therefore, I think it deserves some attention. Yesterday morning Mayor Bloomberg joined Disney Characters, celebrities and top Disney executives to “Unlock Imagination” and officially open the doors of largest Disney Store in North America.
There was a celebrity filled parade, a few performances, and, of course, a dedication ceremony. More details on that and photos are below the cut: