Hans Christian Andersen News

Date Of Death:
August 04, 1875
Birth Place:
Odense, Fyn, DENMARK
Gender:
Male
BWW's On This Day - September 1, 2014
by - Sep 01, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/30- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2014

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

Gad Hosts THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film "Frozen," now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans. (more...)

Producer Reveals More on ABC's 'THE STORY OF FROZEN' Special; Confirms Broadway Plans
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

In an interview with TVGuide.com, FROZEN producer Peter Del Vecho revealed more details about ABC's upcoming 'STORY OF FROZEN' behind-the-scenes special, set to air next Tuesday, September 2. He also confirmed plans for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the film as the 'next logical step' for the FROZEN universe. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre to Host Disney's FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Long, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Back by popular demand, Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre presents 'Disney's FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Long' on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Children will delight in the chance to sing along to the inspiring score of the Academy Award-Nominated film, which has become a sensation for the younger generation. (more...)

More Details Revealed on ABC's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Scoop: THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC on ABC - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by - Aug 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 2, 2014! (more...)

ABC to Air All-New Special THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC ft 'Exciting Announcements' on Film's Future!
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - ABC's THE STORY OF FROZEN: Making a Disney Animated Classic
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt DisneyAnimation Studios. (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting to Know Local Theatre with Kyra Lehman: Proximity's Youth Program
by Maggie Yates - Aug 13, 2014

Lehman, through her work with Proximity, explores the themes of what it means to exist in the world; what it means to be alive. (more...)

BPA Theatre School Fall Registration Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Registration for BPA Theatre School's Fall 2014 session is now underway under the impassioned leadership of recently appointed Director of Education Zandi Carlson. BPA Theatre School's highly-qualified cadre of teaching artists and assistants lead year-round classes for students, age three-and-a-half to adult. (more...)

Pinocchio's Marionette Theater to Present THE LITTLE MERMAID, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Garden Theatre has announced a new partnership with Pinocchio's Marionette Theater with performances of The Little Mermaid, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm, and Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1pm and 2:30pm at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden). (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, with Klea Blackhurst and Bernard Dotson, Opens 8/13 at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above, inTriArts Sharon Playhouse's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, running August 13-24. (more...)

FROZEN Director to Re-Team with Disney for 'A Wrinkle in Time' Big Screen Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Jennifer Lee, who recently co-wrote and helmed the Disney mega-hit FROZEN, has signed on to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's novel 'A Wrinkle in Time' to the big screen for the studio. (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 30, 2014

In my humble opinion, North Carolina Theatre's production of 'The Little Mermaid' is absolutely a delightful night out to the theatre! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. (more...)

DanceXchange Sets Autumn Season 2014 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

DanceXchange announces its new autumn season today, confirming its reputation for presenting ground-breaking and award winning dance. From 25 September to 29 November some of the industry's acclaimed choreographers will present their celebrated productions in DanceXchange's studio theatre, The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome. (more...)

Samantha Bond, Tom Hiddleston Among Nuffield's Associate Actors; 2014-15 Season to Feature Coen Brothers' THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Nuffield Creative and Executive Director, Sam Hodges, announces the company's 50th anniversary season marked by the appointment of a team of new Associate Actors, to join the current team of Associates. (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts Brings ONCE UPON A MATTRESS to Stage, 7/11–13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) - http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com - in Olmsted Falls brings the fun, funny and heartfelt "Once Upon A Mattress" to the Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) Youth Stage in July. (more...)

BWW Jr: Autism Friendly Performances at NYMF
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 01, 2014

This month, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is teaming up wiht the Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) to launch its first ever autism friendly series for kids. The shows will be performed in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production may be made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or light cues. The theatre lobby will have a quiet/activity area, staffed with autism specialists, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance. Social narratives and pictures of the theares and productions designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD will be available for download in advance of the performances. (more...)

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