This fall, Disney fans are invited to venture deep in the Hundred Acre Wood via Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation, a brand-new adventure coming to Times Square’s Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) beginning October 21, 2021. Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and—of course—Tigger, too, will come to life on stage through stunning life-size puppetry. The beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation will feature the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award®-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne.
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is developed and presented by Jonathan Rockefeller, whose spectacular puppetry delighted audiences who experienced the acclaimed productions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam. Rockefeller says, “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!”
He continues, “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.”
In partnership with TodayTix.com, an exclusive ticket pre-sale for Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation begins June 1, 2021, before tickets are available to the general public beginning June 14, 2021. To register for the pre-sale and to learn more about the new show, visit WinnieThePoohShow.com now.