Friday, November 2, 2007

'The Little Mermaid' Swims onto Broadway Nov. 3rd!

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly presents the theatrical stage production of The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, beginning previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre November 3, 2007 for an official opening December 6, 2007.

The company features Sierra Boggess as Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Eddie Korbich as Scuttle, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Tyler Maynard Flotsam, Cody Hanford and J.J. Singleton as Flounder and Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula.

Francesca Zambello directs, with a score featuring classic songs "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea," composed by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman. The musical debuts 11 new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright.

Performances begin on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, NYC) today, November 3, 2007. The official Broadway opening night is December 6, 2007.

4 comments:

Herc said...

I cannot wait for this to open. I already have tickets for January 18th for my wife and me. Should be a blast. I heard some bugs were in the show and hopefully they will all be worked out. Thank goodness for out of town tryouts. Maybe that was Tarzan's downfall. Thanks Don for putting this reminder out to everyone to get their tickets. I saw some clips on the internet of the show and the underwater effects are great. Here's hoping for a long run so I can get my three year old daughter there in a few years. We're still very upset that she won't get to see Beauty and the Beast. Hopefully everyone will let The Little Mermaid be a part of their world!!

Babette said...

Got my tickets months ago for a March 1st showing. Can't wait. Just hope we don't have a late winter blizzard!

Sue said...

I have tickets to the Dec 8th show! I will be really upset if I can not go because of the strike. Not sure what to do..... I have had the tickets since AUG!

Duckman said...

Hopefully the strike will be settled by then Sue. According to an update last night, talks were still going on into the night. They felt they were closer to settling vs. 24 hours before.

The list of open shows on Broadway recently bounced from eight to nine after How The Grinch Stole Christmas won its case in court, and officially reopened its limited holiday engagement on Friday, November 23 at 11AM at the St. James Theatre.