Heidi Blickenstaff to Replace Scott as 'Ursula' in THE LITTLE MERMAID in 2009

Heidi Blickenstaff to Replace Scott as 'Ursula' in THE LITTLE MERMAID in 2009It has been confirmed that [title of show] star Heidi Blickenstaff will be replacing Sherie René Scott as 'Ursula' in the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway. Blickenstaff will assume the role on January 27, 2009 through April 5, 2009.

Blickenstaff was cast as the understudy for the role during the early days of THE LITTLE MERMAID, but left the show when it was announced [title of show] would be moving to Broadway.

THE LITTLE MERMAID takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.

Led by the award-winning director, Francesca Zambello, some of the theatre’s most innovative artists have collaborated to createTHE 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 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 & holiday schedule varies, check online for current schedule (running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.)

Photo by Peter James Zielinski

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