Disney Theatrical Productions

September 5, 2014

Disney News This Week: Walt Disney Animation Studios Announces 'Frozen Fever,' First Look at 'Lava,' Casting Announced for North American Tour of Disney's 'Newsies'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Animation Studios announced a new animated short titled "Frozen Fever," which will welcome back to the big screen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf, for spring 2015. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s "Frozen." It'll be Anna’s birthday in the short, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever. But Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.
June 13, 2014

Disney's 'The Lion King' Coming to Shanghai Disney Resort, ESPN and Google Collaborate for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Josh Trank to Direct Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Disney’s landmark musical event, "The Lion King," is coming to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre—a new, world-class, 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater, to be located at Shanghai Disney Resort’s retail, dining and entertainment area—currently under construction adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland park. This will be the world’s first production of "The Lion King"—Julie Taymor's production, exactly as seen on Broadway and in productions around the world—performed in Mandarin.
April 29, 2014

10 Things You May Not Know about Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Disney Theatrical Productions’ latest hit "Aladdin," a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, recently made its debut on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Playing to packed houses, the show has received Best Musical nominations from the Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards, among more than a dozen nominations.
July 12, 2013

Disney's 'The Lion King' Hits $1 Billion in North American Touring

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Congratulations to Disney’s landmark musical "The Lion King"! This week Disney Theatrical Productions announced that the North American tours have reached an incredible $1 billion in ticket sales.
April 12, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Disney's Planes' Video Game, ABC Player App Milestone, 'The Little Mermaid' in Tokyo

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
We celebrated the life and times of the beloved Annette Funicello, highlighted Disney’s Global Conservation Leadership Award, and gave you a glimpse of Earth Month activities occurring at Disney Parks this week, but check out these stories that we haven’t yet covered on Disney Post.
October 19, 2012

An In-depth Look at International Disney Theatrical Productions

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

At this point, one could say the sun never sets on Disney Theatrical Productions, with about 15 productions playing around the world on any given night. Our international expansion began shortly after the 1994 Broadway debut of Beauty and the Beast, with a production of that show in Melbourne the following year. We’ve now staged shows in over 20 countries.

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