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 [...]
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. [...]
Susan Egan may be best known to Disney fans for her Broadway debut originating the role of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, or perhaps for voicing the female lead Meg (Megara) in Disney’s feature animated film Hercules. She just released her 6th solo CD titled “The Secret of Happiness”, and agreed to chat [...]
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!
For those of us living far away from Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we often look for that “Disney Fix” wherever and whenever we can get it. The National Touring Company of The Lion King recently opened a 4 week run at the Auditorium Theatre in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I was able to take [...]
By: Chuck Mirarchi In January, The New York Times presented its 10th Anniversary of Arts and Leisure Weekend at The Times Center in New York City. These events feature in-depth discussions, and select live performances, with various legends from film, theatre, music, television, media, and others. One of those events was an evening with “Sir Tim [...]
On September 24th and 25th, 2010, Disney’s official fan club, D23, celebrated the history of the original Disney theme park with an event in Anaheim called Destination D: Disneyland ’55. Disneyland Correspondent Tom Bell was on hand to cover the event, and said one of the highlights of the first day was a concert called [...]