CONFIRMED: ‘Newsies’ Headed to Broadway for Limited Engagement

Newsies on Broadway teaserWe first talked about it way back in March of 2010, but today we have confirmation that Disney’s ‘Newsies’ from Disney Theatrical is in fact heading to Broadway in 2012 for a limited run. According to the official website, NEWSIESTHEMUSICAL.COM, the show will be playing at theĀ Nederlander Theatre from March 15, 2012 through June 10, 2012. Tickets for the show will go on sale January 30, 2012 at 10 am.

Earlier this year, the show had a limited run at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

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Disney Theatrical Opens Shop at New York’s FAO Schwarz

Disney Theatrical Kiosk at FAO SchwarzFans of Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Lion King’ musical have a new destination to pick up some of its merchandise as Disney Theatrical has brought a taste of Broadway to Fifth Avenue. Just a couple of days ago, the group set up a kiosk pushing much of the merchandise one would typically only find when attending the shows (although Disney Store Times Square does sell some Disney Theatrical merchandise, the kiosk at FAO appears to have several items Disney Store does not).

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‘Shakespeare in Love’ Play (Musical?) Report by Stitch Kingdom Confirmed

Variety recently confirmed a speculative report by Stitch Kingdom made in May of 2010 that Disney Theatrical was working on a staged version of the Miramax film Shakespeare in Love, perhaps even a musical version of it.

The film was one of several titles explored by Stitch Kingdom as potential projects for Disney Theatrical based on domain name registrations made which included several other film-to-stage projects, some already in development. Domains for the ‘Shakespeare in Love’ project included ShakespeareInLoveBroadway.com, ShakespeareInLoveOnBroadway.com, ShakespeareOnTour.com, and ShakespeareTheMusical.com.

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Photos/Video: ‘Newsies’ Musical on ABC’s ‘The View’; Exclusive Merchandise Available

Newsies on The View (ABC/Donna Svennevik)

It’s been well over a year since we first mentioned that a staged adaptation of the Walt Disney Studios cult classic Newsies was on its way, but last week saw the first performance of the newly adapted musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Featuring a new book by Harvey Fierstein and new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, the show has been delighting audiences to rave reviews and has an official opening date of September 25, 2011.

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‘Newsies’ Musical to Perform on ABC’s ‘The View’ September 19; Alan Menken to Introduce Segment

The hosts of “The View” will introduce the world television premiere performance of the brand new Disney stage musical, “NEWSIES,” adapted from the popular Disney film starring Christian Bale, live, Monday, September 19 at 11 am ET on ABC. Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote music for the 1992 motion picture Newsies and has won eight Oscars for such memorable scores as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas, is a featured guest and will help introduce the cast performance medley of both “Santa Fe” and “Seize The Day.” “NEWSIES” is presented by Paper Mill Playhouse.

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‘Newsies!’ Musical Tickets Pre-Sale Announced

Newsies! the MusicalFrom now through June 12, Disney fans are invited to order tickets to the new musical making its theatrical debut at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on September 15. Those taking advantage of the pre-sale can also save an additional 10% by using code FBDISNEY either online or by calling 973-376-4343.

Directed by Jeff Calhoun and with a book written by Harvey Fierstein, the musical also features songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman who collaborated for the stage adaptation.

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Speculation: ‘Newsies’ Stage Musical Heading to Disney Parks in 2011

Sometimes we manage to weave a tale so peculiar and convoluted that we can barely believe it ourselves. This is one of them.

Enter the 1992 cult-classic Disney musical, Newsies. Back in March of 2010, we first reported about Disney Theatrical working on a staged adaptation of the film, purportedly destined for Broadway. This was later confirmed to be true and announced earlier this year that the musical would premiere this fall at the Paper Mill Playhouse (September 15 – October 16, to be exact).

Which then begs the question, what of the show come mid-October? If you’re still with us, great, because all of this is standard, known stuff.

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Disney On Ice to Revive ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Show

Shortly after our pre-announcement of the Phineas and Ferb Live! Tour, Exceutive VP Nicole Feld of Feld Entertainment (the producers of Disney Live! and Disney On Ice touring shows), offered us her appreciation on Twitter and also clued us in on an upcoming Disney On Ice announcement.

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Although the announcement still has yet to be made, both the Disney Live! and Disney On Ice Facebook pages recently teased the following:

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Disney to Launch ‘Phineas and Ferb Live! on Tour’ in August; Tickets on Sale Friday

Phineas and Ferb Live! on TourThere’s 104 days of summer vacation and this year, Phineas and Ferb will be taking advantage of every single one as they tour the country in their very own stage show, produced by Feld Entertainment, who produce other Disney Live! productions including the Disney on Ice shows.

To support the show, Disney has created PhineasAndFerbOnTour.com (as well as PhineasAndFerbLive.com andĀ  PhineasAndFerbOnStage.com).

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Photos: ‘Disney’s Believe’ and ‘Golden Mickeys’ Additions on Disney Dream

Dr. and Sophia Greenaway

A friend of Stitch Kingdom, who has had the blessed opportunity to sail upon the Disney Dream prior to its inaugural launch on January 26, has provided us with several photos from the ship’s entertainment offerings.

First up is cruiser favorite the ‘Golden Mickeys’ which has received enhancements that are exclusive to the new ship. A whole new segment featuring Ariel and her friends from The Little Mermaid in an under the sea aerial ballet adventure. Also added to the show is Disney’s newest princess, Rapunzel, from Disney’s Tangled, who joins beau Flynn Rider in a faithful re-creation of the romantic boat ride scene. Also promised to the lineup is a Beast who transforms from creature to prince right in front of the audience’s eyes in the Beauty and the Beast segment.

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