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Disney’s Frozen Heading to Broadway

Fresh off a Golden Globe win for Best Animated Feature, Disney is giving their CG animated take on the Snow Queen yarn, Frozen, another go by taking the franchise and aiming it in the direction of Broadway. According to a Variety report, a spokesman for Disney Theatrical Productions has already confirmed that a Disney musical […]

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Marvel Comics gets new Spider-Man to replace Peter Parker

Geez, it’s just not an easy time to be Spider-Man. First, Broadway announces the (temporary?) closing of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Now, Marvel seems to have had their fill of Peter Parker as the lead character all together! Starting with Ultimate Spider-Man issue 160, someone new will be wearing the Spider-Man costume. In fact, […]

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark turns dark

Maybe it was the Green Goblin. Maybe it was due to the dozens of accidents. Heck, maybe the cast is just afraid of being devoured whole by partially untrained dragons. The true answers may never surface, but the fact remains: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is closing. At least for now. During this past weekend’s […]

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DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

Last year’s CG animated movie, How To Train Your Dragon, was one of the best films we’d seen in awhile. The folks at DreamWorks Animation clearly agreed, as they’ve already begun the process to franchise the title, churning out an upcoming sequel in the next few years, as well as an animated series based on […]

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Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark – the on-again, off-again musical set to hit Broadway stages – is back. The upcoming show, with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider. This bullied science […]

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Warner Bros. releases Bugs Bunny at the Symphony CD

In May of this year, the Sydney Opera House was home to a very special, toon-related event: the live recording, and world premiere, of Bugs Bunny At The Symphony. The recording celebrates the 20th anniversary of 1990’s Bugs Bunny On Broadway, and will happily be collected in a 15-track audio CD collection, available… today! Just […]

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DreamWorks builds cast for Puss in Boots to follow Shrek

Shrek has thus far had a phenomenal run; in addition to the musical, the CDs, winter holiday specials, figures, fall holiday specials, and other merchandise, most importantly, he’s had three ogre-sized successes in theaters – with a fourth in the works. But that’s not all there is to the franchise; the Puss in Boots spin-off […]

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Spider-Man, Turn back on the Dark

It’s on again, it’s off again, it’s on again… again! The possibly-upcoming Spidey-themed Broadway musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, may in fact be back in production again, despite all the rumors that it would be canceled. Our first thought was that this could be related to the merger between Marvel and Disney, but according […]

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Rachel York hates puppies

Alright, that’s a bit unfair. She doesn’t hate puppies herself, but she has recently signed on to star as the puppy-hating mistress Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical. The role has previously been portrayed by Betty Lou Gerson in Disney’s animated film, April Winchell and Susanne Blakeslee on television, and Glenn Close in […]

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Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark turns ON the dark

Well, that sounds confusing! Unfortunately, it’s also true: the musical based on Spidey, called Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, might not happen afterall. We reported about the Broadway show earlier this year, but since then, rumors have circulated that cast members have been released from their contracts and that funding has fallen out. There’s no […]

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The Little Mermaid’s Her Voice

Disney’s The Little Mermaid has been a popular phenomenon since the animated film hit theaters in 1989; that’s 20 years ago, and it’s still going strong! For nearly 2 years, the hit story has made appearances as a musical, part of the wider “Disney on Broadway” category. The live re-telling features new songs adding to […]