‘The SpongeBob Musical’ will debut in Chicago next year before heading to Broadway.
A yellow sponge makes his bid for the bright lights of Broadway.
After three years of tryouts and short runs in a total of four different cities, Disney Theatrical’s version of “Aladdin” finally opened on Broadway March 20th at the New Amsterdam Theatre. So now that it’s here, how does it compare to the animated “Aladdin” we all know and love? After seeing the musical a few days ago, here are my observations.
Adapting animated films for the stage is no longer just the domain of feature films like “The Lion King” and “Shrek.” Italian dance/theater troupe “eVolution” has adapted an unlikely animated short for live performance: Don Hertzfeldt’s “Billy’s Balloon.”
One day after “Frozen” won the Golden Globe, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the studio is in talks to turn the animated hit into a Broadway musical.