Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Plays Final Performance On Broadway 8/30

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID begins its final three weeks of Broadway performances, playing its final performance on Sunday, August 30th after 50 previews and 685 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). For tickets and information on the show visit www.disneyonbroadway.com or call (866) 870-2717.

Among the many rave reviews that greeted the show on Broadway, The Chicago Tribune hailed THE LITTLE MERMAID as "a tidal wave of stellar performances," TIME magazine placed it among the "top 10 theater of 2008," The Philadelphia Inquirer declared the show "a triumph of stagecraft" and The Wall Street Journal called it, "visually ingenious, as sweet a theatrical fantasy as you could hope to see."

The cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID currently features Chelsea Morgan Stock (‘Ariel'), Faith Prince (‘Ursula'), Drew Seeley (‘Prince Eric'), Norm Lewis (‘King Triton'), Rogelio Douglas Jr. (‘Sebastian'), Eddie Korbich (‘Scuttle'), Jonathan Freeman (‘Grimsby'), Tyler Maynard (‘Flotsam'), Eric LaJuan Summers (‘Jetsam'), Robert Creighton (‘Chef Louis') and Major Curda and Brian D'Addario (alternating as ‘Flounder').

THE LITTLE MERMAID's journey began with a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex July 26 - September 9, 2007. Broadway performances began on Saturday, November 3, 2007 and the show officially opened on Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Led by the award-winning director, Francesca Zambello, some of the theatre's most innovative artists have collaborated to create THE LITTLE MERMAID. The score features the classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award®-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea," composed by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as 10 new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the new musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning playwright Doug Wright.

THE LITTLE MERMAID's visionary team also includes: Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear (choreography), George Tsypin (scenic design), Tatiana Noginova (costume design), Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), John Shivers (sound design), David BrIan Brown (hair design), Angelina Avallone (make-up design), Sven Ortel (projection & video designer), Danny Troob (orchestrations) and Michael Kosarin (musical direction).

THE LITTLE MERMAID tickets range in price from $51.50-$121.50 (all prices include a $1.50 facility fee). Tickets are available at DisneyOnBroadway.com, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717. For group sales and information, please call 800-439-9000. Performance schedule varies, check online for current schedule (running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.)

All tickets for THE LITTLE MERMAID performances September 1st and beyond are fully refundable at the original point of purchase. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster phones or internet will automatically be refunded. Tickets purchased through any other means (including, but not limited to, the Box Office, as part of a group or a Ticketmaster Outlet), should be returned to the original point of purchase to receive a refund or to exchange for an alternate performance prior to August 30th.

For more information, visit www.disneyonbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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