Last night, Alan Menken held an intimate performance as part of the ‘Destination D’ event at the Disneyland Resort, held by Disney D23, the official fan club of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). After wowing the attending crowd with music from decades of his Tony, Grammy and Oscar-winning career (he holds the record for having the most Oscars (living)), he closed the show with ‘Proud of Your Boy,’ a song that was intended for the original 1992 film, but was cut due to story changes.
Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in the most sensational talent showcase to rock the ice, Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After. This new ice spectacular will launch a North American tour performing in more than 70 cities beginning on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Fla. Tickets for all 2012 engagements will go on sale July 20, 2012.
In a new twist on fairytale fun, favorite Disney characters compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show stopping princesses – Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and Merida from Disney–Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut!
The MP3 downloadable version of the original cast recording of ‘Newsies’ is now available to own for $5.99 for a limited time on Amazon.com.
The musical, which made its debut on Broadway earlier this year, is nominated for a total of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Harvey Fierstein), Best Original Score (Alan Menken, Jack Feldman), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Jeremy Jordan), Best Direction of a Musical (Jeff Calhoun), Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli), Best Orchestrations (Danny Troob) and Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel).
Disney’s limited Broadway run of its new musical ‘Newsies’ (based on the film) racked up an impressive eight Tony Award nominations including ‘Best Musical.’ The announcement was made earlier today by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons during the annual nominations ceremony.
For the coveted title of ‘Best Musical,’ ‘Newsies’ will be competing against ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It,’ ‘Once’ and ‘Leap of Faith,’ with the latter two also having been based on films. ‘Leap’ and ‘Newsies’ also share the music composition talents of Alan Menken.
The widely anticipated original Broadway cast recording for Disney’s ‘Newsies’ will be released digitally via iTunes on April 10 (now available for pre-order) and pre-orders shipping on CD beginning April 30, 2012. The CD will become available in stores at mass retail on May 15, 2012.
The iTunes digital edition includes 18 tracks plus a digital booklet for $10.99 while the $20 CD edition available for pre-order here includes bonus tracks featuring an acoustic version of ‘Santa Fe,’ and extended versions of ‘King of New York’ and ‘Seize the Day.’
Available for pre-order (items won’t ship until March 15) are an adult tee, an adult raglan ‘Seize the Day’ tee, a girls’ tee (pictured here), a ‘Newsie’ cap, photo frame, mug, travel mug, tote bag and magnet.
Disney Theatrical has announced the full cast list for its upcoming Broadway theatrical debut of ‘Newsies,’ based on the cult-classic of the same title. As previously announced, Jeremy Jordan will return to reprise the role he originated, Jack Kelly. Also returning from the Paper Mill Playhouse production are John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Aaron J. Albano as ensemble, Mark Aldrich as Seitz/ensemble and Tommy Bracco as Spot Conlon. The full cast list can be found on the ‘Newsies’ official website.
We 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 the 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.
Fans 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).
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.