Faculty Publications

Title

Disney theatrical productions: Anything can happen if you let it

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers

First Page

413

Last Page

426

Abstract

Triumphing over critics’ scepticism, Disney has become a major force in the musical theatre industry since premiering a live stage adaptation of its animated musical Beauty and the Beast in 1994. Partnering with the city of New York in the redevelopment of 42nd Street, Disney restored the historic New Amsterdam Theatre. The corporation has also been a leader in developing a family audience for Broadway theatre. Disney’s Broadway ventures based on its film properties have included commercial failures such as Tarzan (2006) and successes like The Lion King (1997) and Newsies (2012).

Original Publication Date

1-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.1057/978-1-137-43308-4_42

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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