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Disney Theatrical to reboot Beauty and the Beast on Broadway

Although it is not Disney’s most profitable division, nor its most well-attended, Disney Theatrical Productions, also known as Disney on Broadway, is recognized (both critically and financially) for its stage musicals. The first of which was “Beauty and the Beast” in April 1994. The division… Read More »Disney Theatrical to reboot Beauty and the Beast on Broadway

Disney is Working on a Muppets Musical

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

Thomas Schumacher at TEDxBroadway on Embracing All Audiences

Congrats to Disney Theatrical President Thomas Schumacher who recently gave a terrific talk on inclusivity in a speech titled: Embracing All Audiences at TEDxBroadway. It’s a wonderful insight into what drives him to produce terrific theater. It’s obvious Schumacher has a passion for theater but… Read More »Thomas Schumacher at TEDxBroadway on Embracing All Audiences