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Disney Theatricals Celebrate 15 Years Of The Lion King with “Inside The Lion King” Exhibit in NYC

Disney Theatricals Celebrate 15 Years Of The Lion King with “Inside The Lion King” Exhibit in NYC

| December 17, 2012 | Reply

Since opening on Broadway in 1997, Disney’s The Lion King has been by over 65 million people to date.  Disney Theatricals celebrated the 15th Anniversary of this ground-breaking musical with a show-stopping holiday gift – Broadway’s first immersive, pop-up exhibit in New York City.   Located at 1095 Avenue of the Americas, adjacent to Bryant Park at 42nd [...]

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Jenifer Lewis – Just Goin’ with the Flo

Jenifer Lewis – Just Goin’ with the Flo

| November 19, 2012 | Reply

This past July, after twenty years of not performing in a New York City nightclub, Jenifer Lewis returned to 54 Below with a new cabaret show called “Black Don’t Crack.” In a song by the same name, written by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman, Lewis sings, “…Oprah Winfrey’s got her billions, and Michelle’s got [...]

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In Depth with the Authors of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

In Depth with the Authors of “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

| September 25, 2012 | 1 Reply

By definition, a poster is any piece of printed-paper designed and attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements. They have been around in some form since the days of William Shakespeare advertising his latest play. Posters, in many cases, are designed to appeal not only to the [...]

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Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

Disney’s “If You Had Wings” – Looking Back 40 Years

| August 5, 2012 | 4 Replies

From 1971 to 1980, Walt Disney World utilized the ticket book system that Disneyland had been using for many years.  Attractions were assigned a letter, A through E, based on the popularity value of the attraction.  A few attractions required no admission: “The Walt Disney Story,” “Circle-Vision 360,” “Carousel of Progress,” and “If You Had [...]

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Hot Off The Presses: Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie

Hot Off The Presses: Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie

| March 30, 2012 | Reply

After a successful run at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse last fall, Disney’s Newsies has finally found its way to Broadway.  Opening on Thursday, April 29 to rave reviews at the Nederlander Theatre, Disney Theatricals has announced that the musical, which originally was scheduled for a limited run, would now have an open-ended Broadway run.  [...]

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Disney’s Newsies Seizes The Stage at the Paper Mill Playhouse

Disney’s Newsies Seizes The Stage at the Paper Mill Playhouse

| October 14, 2011 | Reply

What do you do with a movie musical that receives reviews like “The writers have created cardboard cut-outs instead of flesh-and-blood characters,” Variety, “The film’s real trouble lies in its pointless, joyless execution,” New York Times.  You stage it as a musical… naturally!

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Treasure Island / Discovery Island: A Look Back

Treasure Island / Discovery Island: A Look Back

| September 8, 2011 | 4 Replies

Sail the Seven Seas of Walt Disney World to an island filled with tropical beauty, colorful birds, and the mystery Ben Gunn’s buried treasure. And so began the adventure that awaited guests on Treasure Island. Opening on April 8, 1974, Treasure Island was a place for guests to observe various forms of wildlife, as well [...]

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