Disney Theatrical Productions is proud to present the
theatrical stage production of The Little
Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans
Christian Andersen, to begin previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre beginning
November 3, 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 as Flotsam, Cody Hanford and J.J. Singleton as Flounder and
Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula.
"The Little Mermaid
takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young
mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the
clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with
the perfect voice," describe press materials.
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.
The cast also includes:
Adrian Bailey, Cathryn Basile, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Brown III,
Robert Creighton, Cicily Daniels, John Treacy Egan, Tim Federle, Merwin Foard,
Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Ben Hartley, Meredith Inglesby, Michelle Lookadoo,
Joanne Manning, Alan Mingo, Jr., Zakiya Young Mizen, Betsy Morgan, Arbender J.
Robinson, Bret Shuford, Jason Snow, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Kay Trinidad, Price
Waldman and Daniel J. Watts.
The creative team includes Stephen Mear (choreography),
George Tsypin (scenic design), Tatiana Noginova (costume design), Natasha Katz
(lighting design), John Shivers (sound design), David Brian Brown (hair
design), Angelina Avallone (make-up design), Sven Ortel (projection & video
designer), Rick Sordelet (fight director) and Pichón Baldinu (aerial design).
The Little Mermaid
is currently playing a seven-week engagement (through September 9, 2007) at the
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver
Center for the Performing
Arts. Performances began on July 26,
with an official Denver
opening on August 23. Performances begin
on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, NYC) on November 3,
2007. The official Broadway opening night is December 6.
Tickets for the Denver
engagement are currently on sale (visit online at www.denvercenter.org for more
information). Tickets for the Broadway
production are available through Ticketmaster at 212-307-4747, online at www.DisneyOnBroadway.com, or
in-person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
The Broadway performance schedule is: Tuesdays – Saturdays at
8PM; Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2PM; and Sundays at 3PM.
Photo of Sierra
Boggess as Ariel, courtesy Disney Theatrical Productions
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Sierra Boggess as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid
Previews begin November 3, opening December 6 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
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