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[1 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Broadway Stars Joining Entertainment Lineup on Disney Cruise Line

Guests sailing on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder this summer have a chance to catch some Broadway stars as part of the on-ship entertainment.
The Stars Set Sail live concert series presented by Disney Theatrical Productions features several Broadway stars on most European cruises this summer.
Each of the shows is unique, showcasing the star’s theatrical repertoire.
The lineup for the Disney Magic is:

July 9: Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
July 21: Michelle Mallardi (“Beauty and the Beast”)
July 28: Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”)
August 12: Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”) & Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”)
August …

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[17 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
First Ever Production of ‘The Lion King’ in Mandarin to be Performed at Shanghai Disney

The live-action musical production of Disney’s The Lion King will be performed for the first time ever in Mandarin at the Shanghai Disney Resort.
This is the same musical that has been seen by fans on Broadway and productions around the world.
The performance is in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions and will be the world’s first production in Mandarin.
The Lion King at Shanghai Disney will be performed in a new 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater that is located in the dining, retail, and entertainment area next to Shanghai Disneyland.
“It is especially exciting for …

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[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Plans to Develop Stage Adaptation of ‘The Princess Bride’

Bringing Buttercup and Westley to the stage is not so inconceivable after all.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced this week that plans are underway to develop a stage adaptation of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. There is no word on whether it would be a musical or not.
Goldman’s epic tale of love between Buttercup and Westley first came to life in his 1973 book and was then adapted into the cult and fan-favorite 1987 film starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal.
The screenplay for the film …

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[1 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Disney's 'Aladdin' Musical Gets Official Broadway Opening Date | ]
Disney's 'Aladdin' Musical Gets Official Broadway Opening Date

This week brought some exciting news regarding the upcoming debut of Disney's Aladdin musical on Broadway, as it was revealed that the show will officially open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater on March 20, 2014.
The musical will transfer to Broadway following its pre-Broadway tryout this winter at Toronto's Mirvish Theater, where it runs from November 1 through January 5, 2014. The show will then begin previews on Broadway on February 26, 2014 prior to its official opening date.
This new stage production of Aladdin will expand on the beloved 1992 film, …

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[15 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Theatrical Tests New Muppet Stage Show

The Muppets may have already hit Broadway on screen in their classic film The Muppets Take Manhattan, but this week, it was announced that the Muppets’ real-life Broadway debut may not be too far away. Disney Theatrical Productions recently held a 15-minute showcase featuring the Muppets to test the feasibility of a stage show featuring the iconic group.
The short presentation was held May 31 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre for a closed audience of Disney Theatrical staffers and others connected to the production. Conceived and directed by Alex Timbers, who …

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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Musical Event ‘Broadway and Beyond’ Scheduled for D23 Expo

Disney fans attending the D23 Expo this August will have a chance to take a journey into Disney’s history on Broadway and beyond.
D23 recently announced that Thomas Schumacher, president and producer with Disney Theatrical Productions is hosting the musical event Broadway and Beyond. This event will feature a lineup of stars from several Disney Broadway productions. The stars will perform songs from the musicals they starred in as well as classic tunes from the Disney on Broadway musical catalogue.
Stars scheduled to appear include Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown …

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[27 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ to Close on Broadway This March, ‘Aladdin’ to Arrive On Broadway Spring 2014

Disney will be saying goodbye to one of its Broadway productions this spring, as Disney Theatrical Productions has officially announced that Mary Poppins will be closing on Broadway this March. However, the Disney-owned New Amsterdam Theatre will not be empty for too long, as the musical adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin will arrive on Broadway in 2014.
Mary Poppins will officially play its final performance on March 3, 2013. The hit show opened on Broadway in 2006, and will have played 2,619 performances by the time it closes. In a statement, producer …

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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Closes on Broadway, to Reopen Off-Broadway March 18

Yesterday was a sad day on Broadway, as the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher officially played its final performance. However, fans of the enchanting play will not have to go without it for too long. We let you know a few weeks ago that the play will be re-opening off-Broadway, and producers recently gave this new transfer an official opening date.
Peter and the Starcatcher will open at off-Broadway’s New World Stages on March 18. No casting has yet been announced for the off-Broadway transfer, but the production will be …

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[5 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Move Off-Broadway This March

A few months ago, we let you know the disappointing news that Peter and the Starcatcher will be closing on Broadway later this month. However, this tremendous production will live on past its closing date. This week, the play’s producers announced the exciting news that the show will be opening off-Broadway this spring.
Peter and the Starcatcher will transfer this March to New World Stages, an off-Broadway theatre complex that has been home to such other Broadway transfers as Avenue Q and Million Dollar Quartet. Based on the book Peter …

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[22 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ on Broadway Recoups Initial Investment

Since it opened on Broadway this past spring, Newsies has proved to be one of Broadway’s most popular shows. The musical’s popularity paid off this week, when it was announced that the show has completely recouped its investment.
Newsies opened this past March on Broadway, following a prior run at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. This means that the show was able to recoup its entire $5 million investment in just nine months, marking the fastest a Disney production has ever been able to turn a profit.
The show’s ability to recoup …