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August 1, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Into the Woods' Trailer, Marvel Takes Over Comic-Con, 'The Lion King' Travels to the White House

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Into the Woods" is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. The film—starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine—hits theaters December 25, 2014. Check out an all-new trailer above.
July 28, 2014

Disney Theatrical's "Get Up and Go" Features Dance Tutorial From Broadway's 'Newsies'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
You can “Seize the Day” in more ways than one with a new dance tutorial from Disney’s hit Broadway musical "Newsies." The video, which debuted in mid-July, is part of Disney Theatrical’s new “Get Up and Go” Wellness Program and proves you don’t need to be on a Broadway stage to practice your fancy footwork and get fit. It features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for some of the show’s spectacular Tony® Award-winning choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
March 28, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Newsies' Celebrates Second Anniversary, ESPN Earns 46 Sports Emmy Nominations, Big Thunder Mountain Re-Opens at Disneyland and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Newsies," the Tony® Award-winning "Critics' Pick" originally announced for 101 performances in 2012 and now approaching its 900th performance, celebrates two years on Broadway tomorrow, March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre. Since bursting onto Broadway, "Newsies" has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations—including eight Tony Award nods—and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.
December 9, 2013

Disney's 'The Lion King' by the Numbers

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Disney’s The Lion King, the musical based on the 1994 animated film, just entered its 17th year on Broadway—making it the fourth longest-running and all-time highest grossing musical on the Great White Way. But did you know that more than 70 million people around the globe have seen a performance of Disney’s The Lion King? Tours and sit-down productions have delighted audiences from across North America and Japan to the United Kingdom.

November 25, 2013

'Peter and the Starcatcher' Stays Green on Stage

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
One person’s trash is another person’s Tony® Award—especially for scenic designer Donyale Werle and costume designer Paloma Young. The "Peter and the Starcatcher" creative duo received 2012 Tony Awards for their inspired work on the vibrantly original Disney Theatrical Group production, in which they repurposed discarded objects and rubbish to create a magical, environmentally friendly ambiance.
August 27, 2013

Q&A with Disney Junior's Nancy Kanter

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Last year, we took you behind the scenes of "Sofia the First" with Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, and took a close look at the significant amount of research that was conducted to produce the show. Since then, "Sofia the First" has become a Disney Junior sensation that has attracted fans all over the world!
January 25, 2013

Disney News This Week: January 25, 2013

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Here are some of this week’s highlights from around Disney that we haven’t yet shared on Disney Post, including news of Disney’s Broadway musical, Aladdin, which will soar into New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014.
November 19, 2012

Disney and USO Entertain Service Members Relocated for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Over the past few weeks, we've shared various ways The Walt Disney Company has supported Hurricane Sandy relief efforts – including a $2 million cash donation and Disney ABC/Television Group's "Day of Giving," an effort through which viewers and ABC talent helped raise more than $18 million.