Broadway Rewind: THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash on Broadway!
As Broadway remains dark, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you still get your theatre fix each and every day until it's back. In our daily series Broadway Rewind, we're uncovering footage from the depths of our archives so that you can relive magical moments of Broadway past!
"We start things off at MOMA to meet the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's stunning production of the Pulitzer Prize winning Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, Sunday in the Park with George, which starred Olivier Award winners Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell," says Richard Ridge. "I asked director Sam Buntrock what it was like revisiting his award-winning London production. 'It's been extraordinary. Having done it before with Daniel and Jenna before in a production that connected with audiences and was very successful. Having them as the constant and everything around them being totally new. As we're very fond of saying in the rehearsal room, there is so much in the spaces in thus material, there's such much between the lines, so much in and around the text, and that having an elite American cast taking on these roles is fascinating.'"
"We then travel to the exciting opening night of Disney's musical, The Little Mermaid and I asked an exuberant Sierra Boggess, who was making her Broadway debut as Ariel, what that magical day meant to her. 'Did it really happen tonight? Are we sure that that just happened! Before I went on stage tonight, I felt my heart pounding because I was just so excited and there was such anticipation and I realized all I had to do tonight was share Ariel.'"