disney+ musicals

The Musical Theater Fan’s Guide to Disney+

By the D23 Team

“Curtain up! Light the lights!” Longtime readers of D23 may have caught on that we’re big fans of musical theater ’round these parts. (Especially the incredible shows created by our pals over at Disney Theatrical Group.) With Disney+ now delighting viewers around the world—and with the Broadway mega-hit Hamilton premiering on Friday, July…

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news briefs

Thor, Newsies, and Force for Change—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

A first look at Thor: Ragnarok, and a cosmic announcement about Star Wars: Force for Change and a new beginning at Tokyo Disneyland… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Star Wars: Force for Change Returns

Did you just feel a disturbance in the Force? We did too, and we’re pretty darn…

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Disney movies in New York

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with These 13 New York Disney Moments

By D23 Team

There’s something magical about a big city like New York City––which is probably why some of our favorite Disney moments take place in the Big Apple. Read on to see some of our favorite NYC moments from Disney films, shorts, and shows.

(P.S. Explore the city with D23 during our exciting event, D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: Magic in…

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Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest to a Sneak Peek of “Belle”—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Watch Emma Watson Sing “Belle” in New Beauty and the Beast Clip
“She really is a funny girl, that Belle!” The opening song from Beauty and the Beast, “Belle,” is truly iconic… perfectly introducing our main character (as well as her nemesis) while illustrating what makes her so special. And thanks to the good folks over at Walt…

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Disney proposal stories

10 Disney Proposal Stories that Will Make You Believe in Love

By D23 Team

Whether you’ve already found your prince(ss) charming or you’re still wishing upon a star for true love’s first kiss, there’s something magical about a Disney happily ever after. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share your Disney proposal stories with us:

1. On Top of the World
“I proposed to my partner at the Top of the…

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Newsies on Broadway

Extra! Extra! Newsies Stars Talk About Bringing the Show From Stage to Screen!

By Courtney Potter

Ready to “Seize the Day” in a whole new way? Disney Theatrical Productions has partnered with Fathom Events (the leaders in entertainment events broadcast to the big screen) to bring their Tony Award®-winning smash hit musical Newsies to cinemas across the country. And they’ll “open the gates” for a rare three-day event this February!…

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Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to Host the Oscars—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 2017 Oscars® on ABC

He’s had a great 2016, and now it’s looking like Jimmy Kimmel is off to an amazing start for the new year! After successfully hosting this year’s Emmy® Awards, Jimmy has been tapped to host the 2017 Academy Awards®—set to air this February, exclusively on ABC.

Jimmy announced his new…

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Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland Park—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland for a Limited Time!

Look! See there? Those twinkling lights on the horizon? They’re not a mirage… They’re part of the truly legendary, positively world-renowned Main Street Electrical Parade, which is returning to Disneyland park early next year!

It’s been two decades since the…

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Alan Menken

23 Questions with Alan Menken

Every few seconds, a pastel-colored clamshell glides into a melodious room of spinning starfish, dancing crustaceans, and instrument-playing sea dwellers in Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid at Walt Disney World. More than 20 years after The Little Mermaid’s film release, timeless Alan Menken songs (“Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl,” to name…

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Cast of Disney's Newsies Broadway Production

Casting Announced for North American Tour of Disney’s Newsies

Disney Theatrical Productions is pleased to announce full casting for the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney’s Newsies. Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, New York, at Proctors. During its first year…

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