When Mary Zimmerman was announced to direct/adapt Disney's The Jungle Book, I was surprised. I never thought the production would materialize (Pinocchio, anyone?), but knew that if it did, I'd have to see it.
When D23 launched, Disney announced plans for special events planned throughout the year including the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. The third D23 Expo will be held this August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.
In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.