The new Disney musical The Little Mermaid
, which has been shuttered since the stagehands strike began, will resume performances Nov. 29 at 8 PM at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
The musical, which had originally scheduled a Dec. 6 opening, will now officially open for the critics Jan. 10, 2008, at 8 PM.
In a statement Thomas Schumacher, the producer of Mermaid
and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, said, "This was an unprecedented experience for all of us, and we are excited to be going back into the theatre. We are eager to start performing again for our audiences, many of whom have been looking forward to seeing this show for a long time.
"The preview and rehearsal process is important to a new musical and despite missing nearly three weeks of performances, I give an enormous amount of credit to our brilliant cast, crew, musicians and entire creative team for keeping the momentum and picking up right where we left off. This is the joy of working with amazingly talented and driven people who want nothing more than to get back to work."