Disney Theatrical Productions Announces Plans for 2007
THE LITTLE MERMAID Begins Performances in Denver July 2007 In Preparation for Broadway Premiere in December 2007
MARY POPPINS Broadway's Newest Hit Opens to Critical Acclaim, London Production Celebrates Third Year
TARZAN (R) Broadway's High-Flying Adventure Launches First International Production in Holland
ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE'S THE LION KING AIDA Broadway Blockbuster Celebrates Show Enjoys Ongoing 10th Anniversary with Productions Success With Productions in Johannesburg and Paris in Germany & Japan
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Historic 13-year Run On Broadway Coming To A Close
NEW YORK, Jan 24, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Following an historic 2006 marked by tremendous growth and unparalleled success on Broadway, in touring markets, and internationally, Disney Theatrical Productions (Thomas Schumacher, Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions) is preparing for a 2007 which promises exciting collaborations with some of theatre's most talented artists, the addition of THE LITTLE MERMAID to the canon of Disney Theatrical's titles, and an expanded slate of productions across the globe.
Thomas Schumacher, producer said, "2006 was a year of spectacular growth for Disney Theatricals with the world premiere of TARZAN(R) and the Broadway premiere of MARY POPPINS. In addition to these new productions, our long- running shows BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LION KING saw continued success in New York and across the globe. We set some lofty goals in 2006, and I'm pleased to say upon reflection that we achieved them and more."DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
2007 KEY DATES
Sunday, April 15 - TARZAN(R) opens first international production in Amsterdam.
Thursday, May 10 - TARZAN(R) celebrates first anniversary on Broadway.
Wednesday, June 6 - THE LION KING opens in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thursday, July 26 - THE LITTLE MERMAID begins pre-Broadway engagement in Denver.
Sunday, July 29 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to play final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Thursday, October 4 - THE LION KING opens in Paris.
Saturday, November 3 - THE LITTLE MERMAID begins previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Tuesday, November 13 - THE LION KING celebrates 10th anniversary on Broadway.
Friday, November 16 - MARY POPPINS celebrates first anniversary on Broadway.
Thursday, December 6 - THE LITTLE MERMAID opens on Broadway.