Category Archives: Disney on Broadway

E.328 Finding Nemo The Musical at Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo – The Musical is a live puppet musical stage show based on Disney/Pixar’s 2003 film Finding Nemo, located at the Theater in the Wild in DinoLand U.S.A at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The 40-minute show (which is performed five or six times daily) started holding previews on November 5, 2006, officially opening on January 24, 2007. The music, composed by Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the same couple that composed the music of Frozen and Frozen II, uses direct lines from the film, bringing the film characters to life on stage.

E.319 Howard Ashman a Disney Legend

With the release of “Howard” on Disney+ it’s a perfect time to talk about another Disney Legend! Today we discuss the documentary and the amazing life of Howard Ashman.

E.294 Frozen no Longer on Broadway and Hamilton on Disney+

There was some big Disney Broadway news this week with the announcement that Frozen will not be reopening on Broadway and that Hamilton will be coming to Dinsey+ on July 3rd

Disney’s Frozen has become Broadway’s first long-running casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and industrywide shutdown. The production, which opened March 22, 2018, at the St. James Theatre, announced today that it will not return when Broadway reopens — whenever that might be.

In the closure announcement, producers said the musical will not re-open “as a result of the industry-wide shutdown and resulting economic fallout.” The production’s final performance was Wednesday March 11, having played 825 performances and 26 previews.

“In the summer of 2013 when Frozen began its road to Broadway,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions, “two things were unimaginable: that we’d soon have five productions worldwide, and a global pandemic would so alter the world economy that running three Disney shows on Broadway would become untenable.