On Tuesday, June 9, Disney Theatrical will make a compilation of 19 tracks from the original cast recordings of all of its Broadway shows from the past fifteen years. That’s music from Beauty and the Beast, Aida, the Lion King, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and the Little Mermaid.
In addition, iTunes will have exclusive bonuses available such as a previously unreleased version of ‘Feed the Birds’ as performed by Ashley Brown, who originated the role of Mary Poppins. iTunes will also offer a video clip of a performance of ‘Step in Time’ from the show itself.
The album will be available in downloadable form only from various e-tailers.
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All next week, Live with Regis and Kelly will feature a Broadway musical each day. First up will be the cast of Mary Poppins which promises to have Kelly Ripa donning the nanny’s wardrobe and learning how to fly.
NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) — A New Jersey family was awarded a trip to Europe at the 1,000th performance of “Mary Poppins” on Broadway.
The Moore family, including 8-year-old twins, were brought up on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre and presented with the vacation Thursday night, which was provided by the show and Adventures by Disney.
“To a shower of confetti following the curtain call, the Moore family of Marlboro, N.J., were brought on stage, visibly moved, as Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, presented them with a 6-night/7-day vacation to London and Paris,” representatives of the family-friendly musical said in a news release. “The travel package will take the Moore family to the rooftops of London and beyond with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience in Europe, including a VIP backstage tour of the Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ in the West End; a visit to Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London; high-tea at the world-famous Harrods of Knightsbridge; lunch inside the Eiffel Tower; a privately guided tour of the Louvre; a bike ride through the royal gardens of Versailles and much more.”
Disney Theatrical Productions is celebrating 15 years on Broadway by offering “$15 FOR 15″ – 15 days to purchase companion tickets for THE LITTLE MERMAID, Mary Poppins or THE LION KING for $15. Beginning at noon this Sunday, April 5 until 11:59 PM on Sunday April 19, theatre-goers will have the opportunity to buy a $15 companion ticket for all three popular Disney on Broadway shows with the purchase of a regular priced ticket to more than 125 performances throughout the spring.
“When I look back on our 15 year history, one achievement that continues to be a great source of pride is our ability to bring first-time theatre goers to Broadway,” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions. “We’ve helped instill a love of theatre in adults and children alike, and being able to broaden that reach with an opportunity like this is profoundly gratifying.”
Ever since Google rolled out its Street View in Britain about a week ago, it’s been fraught with controversies and curiosities including this particular woman who bears a practically perfect resemblance to a well known caregiver. According to this article on WalesOnline, the guilty party is an internet terrorist group going only by the name google.
Broadway World is reporting that the touring production of Mary Poppins will extend its Chicago run until July 12. Tickets for performances between May 20 and July 12 will go on sale March 13. For more information, see the full article here.