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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

So much to watch, so little time! First up, enjoy two back-to-back episodes of Gabby Duran & The Unsittables, airing Friday on Disney Channel. That same day, Disney+ will add Descendants: The Royal Wedding and Disney’s Broadway Hits at London’s Royal Albert Hall to its library. The following night, FXX will present the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys®….

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How Disney Is Bringing the Magic Back to Broadway and Beyond

By Zach Johnson

Places, people!

Eighteen months after the start of the Broadway shutdown, The Lion King will resume performances tonight at the Minskoff Theatre. Two weeks later, on September 28, Aladdin will reopen at the New Amsterdam Theatre, taking Disney fans to a whole new world. Beyond the Great Bright Way, the touring company of Frozen performed for the…

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Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation

Enjoy an Exclusive First Look at Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation

By Zach Johnson

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is opening soon in “Pooh” York City!

Performances begin at Theatre Row on October 21—but before the curtain rises, D23 is giving fans an exclusive first look at whimsical production photos taken by Matthew Murphy! Featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers’ and by A.A. Milne, this beautifully…

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Watch The Lion King Cast’s Emotional Reunion on the First Day of Broadway Rehearsals

By Zach Johnson

The Broadway cast of The Lion King began rehearsals this week for the company’s highly anticipated reopening on Tuesday, September 14, at the famed Minskoff Theatre. And today, our friends at Disney Theatrical Productions shared a special look at the company’s first day back together, which began with remarks by The Lion King’s Tony…

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New and Returning Cast Announced for The Lion King and Aladdin on Broadway

By Zach Johnson

The curtain is almost up!

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, today announced casting for The Lion King and Aladdin, returning to Broadway this fall. Both companies will welcome back nearly all of the cast members who were performing when Broadway shut down last March, along with exciting fresh faces, including…

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Disney Magic Returns to Broadway with Live at The New Am

By Zach Johnson

Take a bow!

On Thursday night, Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre reopened in grand fashion with Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund. Performed by Disney on Broadway stars Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Kissy Simmons (The Lion King), and Josh Strickland (Tarzan) to a sold-out audience, the benefit…

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Magic and Music in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

First Look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto
Here’s something very cool to kick off your weekend: a first look at the latest from our pals at Walt Disney Animation Studios! They’ve just released a teaser trailer for Encanto… it’s the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia…

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Disney on Broadway to Present Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund

By the D23 Team

If you’ve been imagining how wonderful it will be to hear favorite Disney on Broadway songs performed live on stage again, your musical dreams are about to come true. Just announced, Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund will bring together Disney on Broadway stars Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Michael James Scott (Aladdin),…

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The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Adds New Cast—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter
New Cast Announced for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Disney+
Fun news this week from our Disney+ pals: Several amazing actors are joining the cast of the new animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder!

Billy Porter (Tony® award-winning star of FX’s Pose) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) will voice Randall and Barry…

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Just Announced: The Lion King and Aladdin Returning to Broadway in September 2021

By Beth Deitchman

It’s time for the show to go on! Our friends at Disney on Broadway have just announced that The Lion King will return to Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre on September 14, 2021, and will be among the first shows to resume performances; while Aladdin resumes performances at Broadway’s glorious New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28, 2021. Visit…

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