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Disney's TANGLED on Broadway?

HotSauce
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 06:11pm
What do you think of the thought of Tangled on Broadway? Nothing has been announced so far on this but I think it has some great potential for the Broadway stage. Yes, it could require additional songs but songs such as "Mother Knows Best" and "I've Got A Dream" could bring the house down after they were revived for the stage. I'd love if it even if it were just off-broadway or a tour.

Here would be who I would love to see in the show:
RAPUNZEL: Krysta Rodriguez, Lea Michele, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Laura Bell Bundy
MOTHER GOTHEL: Donna Murphy, Idina Menzel, Bebe Neuwirth
FLYNN RIDER: Drew Seeley, Cheyenne Jackson, Sean Palmer
QUEEN: Haven Burton
KING: Jonathan Freeman
STABBINGTON BROTHER 1: Hugh Jackman
STABBINGTON BROTHER 2: Timothy Britten Parker
BIG NOSE THUG: Kevin Chamberlin
VLADIMIR: John Treacy Egan
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: Robert Creighton
SHORTY THUG: Danny DeVito

ENSEMBLE:
Haven Burton, Nicole Parker, Carrie Compere, Tyler Maynard, (just to name a few)

I would love to be able to suggest this to Disney or a Broadway producer. Is there anyway to do so? Thanks for reading and comment below!


Updated On: 3/21/11 at 06:11 PM
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jacobsnchz14
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 08:10pm
While I was watching the film, I wished I was watching it on stage some times. I loved it!
HotSauce
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 08:13pm
Same here! I can visually see "I've Got A Dream" as a big dance number.
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zepka102
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 09:50pm
I thought the same thing when I saw it the first time and the second time spent the whole movie picturing how it would be. Imagine what they could do with crazy wig effects and then with the lanterns!
::bust a move::
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kyl3fong2
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joined:3/10/11
Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:01pm
I think that this would be a fantastic Broadway show too! However, I must say that I disagree with your casting of Drew Seeley for Flynn Rider. I am not a big fan of Drew. I saw him in The Little Mermaid and thought that Sean Palmer was a thousand times better. I don't know, Drew has a really pop voice and not really Broadway IMO..
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AvenueQResident
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:10pm
This.

Imagine what they could do with 'I See The Light'. Absolutely breathtaking in the movie.
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Updated On: 3/22/11 at 10:10 PM
HotSauce
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:14pm
Mhmm! "I See The Light" would be SOOO brilliant on stage and I can't even imagine what they could do effect and costume wise. x]
CarHoop
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:19pm
Disney's Tangled on Broadway?

BEATRICE BEBE NEUWIRTH SHOULD BE MOTHER GOTHEL

Updated On: 3/21/11 at 10:19 PM
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zepka102
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:24pm
They could have lanterns rise up from within the auditorium!

I could see Donna reprising the role...
::bust a move::
HotSauce
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:26pm
Yes. Who could play Donna better than Donna?
And I had forgotten to put Bebe N up there...she LOOKS Mother Gothel...

In regards to you zepka, YES. Like they could have them raise up from designated holes throughout the auditorium....or have cast members walk through the auditorium and let them go. Maybe they could come out of the pit too! Where would I pitch this show concept?
CarHoop
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/21/11 at 10:35pm
yes and beatrice and mother gothel also have the same personality and age to play mother gothel
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TheLadyoftheWood
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 02:08am
2nd the notion about Drew Seeley not being Flynn material. His voice is way to thin and poppy to handle a Broadway show. I know he was in Little Mermaid...but for those who saw him we know the truth.
henryt
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 03:06am
There is nowhere to pitch the concept. Disney, like most entertainment companies, does not accept unsolicited ideas. You would have to be a legitimate writer approaching them through an agent. But believe me, Disney Theatrical is very much aware of the movies in the Disney film catalogue.
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xxdrewboy85xx
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 04:23am
those casting choices for the role of Rapunzel are dreadful (except maybe Chelsea). But then again Mandy Moore was pretty bad voicing the film.
Updated On: 3/22/11 at 04:23 AM
degrassifan
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 10:17am
Mandy Moore's voice was one of the sweetest things about the movie in my opinion.

I still wish "I See the Light" won the Best Song Oscar.
ace33
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 11:09am
Random Question... are these characters proprietary property of Disney? I know stuff like Lion King, and Little Mermaid are but did Disney have to pay some royalties to whoever created the fairy tale of Rapunzel many years ago?
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jacobsnchz14
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 11:13am
@henryt Of course, but they are currently trying to bring The Jungle Book and Dumbo to the stage... I would prefer other Disney films to make the transfer to stage.

@ace33 Well, Little Mermaid was Hans Christian Anderson and Rapunzel was Brothers Grimm, if I'm not mistaken.
dontevenstart
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/22/11 at 11:16am
@ace33 whoever created it was Brothers Grimm and their fairytale of Rapunzel is public domain, so there are no royalties to be paid. Much like Shakespeare.
Bwaybabe5
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/24/11 at 10:45am
OMG I'm SOOO glad I'm not the only one who sees the stage potential this movie has! I thought I was going crazy and I wanted to start a thread on this but thought flying objects may have made their way towards me. Even a few reviewers have said it could work on stage, which gave me hope..lol

This movie is more theatrical than I though when I saw it and I kid you not, I'm pretty sure I wanted to clap after When Will My Life Begin reprise because it was such a theatrical moment with the theatrical music to match! Of course I remembered I was in a movie theatre ;P

I would LOVE to see Donna reprise her role, to me she was the standout performance of the film, I wouldn't even mind seeing Zach reprise his too cause he has said he would love to return to the stage sometime when the opportuniy arises. I know Mandy has said the same thing, but absolutely not. I loved her in the movie and it worked but to me she is NOT stage material. Chelsea would be a lovely choice, but not really anyone else I feel. I'm sorry but Lea is too poppy much like Drew, but again that is just me. But me ultimate choice for Rapunzel...please don' hate me...ME. When I saw this as a stage musical, I immediately thought "I WANNA DO THIS ROLE IF IT EVER COMES TO BROADWAY!" But that may be just wishful thinking. *sigh*

For some odd reason, there is just something about Rapunzel that is just so much much more adorable, endearing and just all around more loveable than any of the other Disney Princesses. Am I the only one that thinks this? I've never been this obsessed with a Disney film/Princess before. She is the perfect balance of old Disney heroine that is sweet, innocent, and adorable and a bit of a naivete and the new heroine that is smart, will powered, and can hold her own against the world. I'm STILL suprised that she doesn't have some sort of mental problem after being stuck in ine place for that long :P But hey she kept herself busy and she's creative about it!

Apologies for how long winded this is...oh man I AM pathetically obsessed.
Swing
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/24/11 at 11:14pm
Brothers Grimm didn't create any of their fairy tales--unlike Hans Christian Andersen, even Perrault who adapted traditional stories. The Grimms made it their mission to travel and transcribe traditional tales...

At any rate, I loved Tangled but think it suits the stage... not really whatsoever. Sure the lanterns could be neat--that's it. Otherwise it's largely an action adventure, where allt he set pieces rely on that. It's one of the least adaptable Disney animated films--then again I thought Tarzan was too (cough).

Just cuz you wanted to cough after a great sequence like Life Begins doesn't mean it's suited for the stage... In fact I'd say the main reason you wanted to clap-song aside-were for visuals that could never be done justice on stage.
Updated On: 3/24/11 at 11:14 PM
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bwayphreak234
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 3/25/11 at 12:10am
I couldn't see this working onstage. I didn't care for the movie at all though either.
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random person 112
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 2/15/12 at 08:41pm
I was just listening and i was thinking Ana Gasteyer as Mother Gothel. I know she's mainly known for comedy but i think she could pull off a part like this, plus can you imagine that mother knows best.
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broadwaydevil
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Disney's Tangled on Broadway?
Posted: 2/15/12 at 09:18pm
Even Off Broadway you say? Oh, the horror! Who would ever see a show Off Broadway?

That said, I was never a fan of the movie or the music.
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Disney's TANGLED on Broadway?
Posted: 2/15/12 at 09:50pm
TANGLED was a masterpiece of mediocrity. I have no wish to see it adapted as a piece of musical theatre.
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Disney's TANGLED on Broadway?
Posted: 2/15/12 at 11:32pm
There are too many sequences that rely heavily on action to ever make it stage-able. Sure, some moments would be doable, and probably very magical, but it wouldn't work as a whole.

And while the story of Rapunzel is in the public domain, the characters in the film as well as it's plot complications and twists are owned by Disney...and the truth of the matter is, since all Disney really kept was "Girl in tower with long hair, witch owns her" and the tears at the ending, it was all the original invention of Disney (much like the talking sidekicks in Mermaid and Beauty, the carpet and Abu in Aladdin and the mice in Cinderella).
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