Disney’s music is what has brought many of us together throughout the years. ✨
And, we have a classic rag-tag group of friends who are heading to the big Broadway stage soon!
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation will be making its way to New York on Times Square’s Theatre Row this fall! According to D23, performances will begin on October 21st with pre-sale tickets on June 1st through TodayTix and June 14th for the general public.
The show will feature music by the Sherman Brothers and A.A. Milne combined with life-size puppetry based on our favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. After creating shows like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam, Jonathan Rockefeller has developed and presented the show during its debut. He has already stated that “I am thrilled to be entrusted to create a new classic for the stage, for new audiences as they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood. And what a grand adventure!”
Rockefeller described the show, saying “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh material is so incredibly rich, that after more than half a century, I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t been profoundly moved or feels a personal connection with the wonderful characters of Pooh. The question we posed ourselves when creating this intimate musical adaptation was, ‘How do we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the stage in an entirely fresh and new way, yet one that still pays homage to the deep canon of Winnie the Pooh iconography?’”
“The answer was easy…well, conceptually easy, in theory…we needed to create incredible, brilliant, and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. Audiences can expect their hearts will be captivated by the characters, and their imaginations will soar with these life-size puppets.”
You can take a look at a short trailer for the musical down below!
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