Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Darren Criss Prep for DISNEY ON BROADWAY Special

In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions' 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years," SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 p.m., ET. The special will be hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC's "Modern Family," and feature musical performances from Sir Elton John, Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen (ABC's "Nashville"), Darren Criss, Ashley Brown ("Mary Poppins") and Adam Jacobs ("Aladdin"). Multi-talented entertainers and Broadway performers Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell are part of the roster of all-star talent sharing memories and anecdotes from the past two decades of Disney on Broadway.

"Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years," produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a journey through the creation of Disney's eight Broadway musicals: "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "AIDA," "Tarzan," "The Little Mermaid," "Mary Poppins," "Newsies" and "Aladdin." The one-hour special also features music from the Disney on Broadway catalog and for the first time, viewers will have unprecedented access to the fast pace and high stakes world of Broadway venturing behind the scenes of "Aladdin," a special rehearsal of "The Lion King" and opening night with the North American tour of "Newsies."

Rudy Bednar, Jeanmarie Condon and Megan Harding are the Executive Producers.

Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC



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