As children, Ariel taught us about sacrificing comfort for love. Tarzan and Pocahontas taught us to accept others that may be different from us and to treat our world with care and respect. Simba taught us that there’s bravery inside all of us. The lessons Disney taught us over the years will be translated throughout generations to come, and with Disney on Broadway, the magic shines brighter than ever before. Take a look at which of your favorite Disney classics have become a sweeping hit on the Great White Way.
Do you feel that? It’s your heart swelling. Disney’s The Lion King is Disney’s longest running, most successful Broadway adaptation to date. It has even won 6 Tony Awards and been nominated 5 other times!
If you had 3 wishes, one of them would surely be to see Disney’s newest Broadway musical, Aladdin.
Other animated Disney classics turned Broadway musical include:
Beauty and the Beast – Coming to PlayhouseSquare April 24-26, 2015
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Little Mermaid
Upcoming Projects: Frozen and The Jungle Book
Now, let’s not confuse for Disney being a one-trick kind of deal. Some of the most beloved live-action films are also dancing across stages all over the world. Some of our favorites include:
Disney’s Newsies made its Broadway debut in 2012 and has since, in typical Disney fashion, captured the hearts of theater goers and Disney fanatics alike. Click here to see where NEWSIES will be playing very soon (hint: CLE!) That’s right, NEWSIES will leap through PlayhouseSquare November 4 – 16. We’re not the only ones excited for NEWSIES to come to CLE, check out the video below for an interview with Tony nominated NEWSIES director, Jeff Callhoun.
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins on Broadway, practically perfect in every way! Disney’s Broadway musical of the 1964 film has been nothing but a success on the Great White Way and had even visited PlayhouseSquare in 2009. Fingers crossed for a strong wind to bring her back to CLE!
Other live-action to Broadway adaptations include:
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Camp Rock the Musical
Upcoming Projects: The Muppets, Alice in Wonderland, Father of the Bride, and Freaky Friday!
Seeing a Broadway show is a memorable experience, no matter what you choose to see! Although, you have to admit, it can be a magical singing along with Disney on stage. Don’t miss Tony Award Winning, Disney’s NEWSIES here at PlayhouseSquare November 4-16.