Little Mermaid, The

Little Mermaid, The Stage version of the 1989 animated film, opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway on January 10, 2008, after previews beginning November 3, 2007. It had a pre-Broadway run at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from July 26 to September 9, 2007. Lyricist Glenn Slater worked with Alan Menken on nine new songs for the production. The original cast included Sierra Boggess (Ariel), Norm Lewis (Triton), Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula), Eddie Korbich (Scuttle). The originally announced opening date of December 6, 2007, was postponed a month due to the 2007 stagehands strike. The show closed on August 30, 2009, leading up to a national tour launching in the fall of 2010.