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  • Blog Post: London’s original musical “Mary” is now Broadway’s newest nanny

    This is Sardi’s . The 82 year-old restaurant that was once the white-hot center of the celebrity universe. Photo by Nancy Stadler By that I mean: You weren’t really considered a star in NYC unless your caricature adorned the wall of this exclusive eatery. Which is why -- as you wander the halls at 234...
  • Blog Post: Tune Thursday : Looking back at the development of Broadway's "Lion King"

    For most people on this planet, the stage version of Disney's "The Lion King" first came on their radar when this Julie Taymor production initially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre . Given the spectacular reviews this show received (Not to mention its amazing word-of-mouth) musical fans knew immediately...
  • Blog Post: Stage version of "Mary Poppins" draws a lot of its inspiration from ... Well, drawings

    When the North American National Tour of " Mary Poppins " opens in Chicago in March of 2009 ... Copyright 2007 Disney / CML. All Rights Reserved ... both Disneyana & theater fans are sure to be thrilled. After all, this road company will not only feature Ashley Brown (i.e. the actress who originated...
  • Blog Post: Tune Thursday: Big Green Ogre heads for Great White Way

    He's been the star of three hugely popular animated features . He's got his own theme park attraction . And -- just last month -- he appeared in his first holiday special . Which then went on to be one of the most watched television programs of 2007 . So what worlds are left for Shrek to conquer (Before...
  • Blog Post: Broadway comes roaring back to life, and so does Disney's "The Lion King"

    Well, it wasn't quite how Disney Theatrical had hoped the 10th anniversary of Broadway's "The Lion King" would play out. By that I mean: The Mouse had literally had this celebration in the works for months. With the kick-off happening 'way back in June, when this Tony Award -winning musical had its South...
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