VIDEO: Disney Flashes Back Through 25 Years on Broadway!
25 years ago today, Disney's first musical opened on Broadway. Beauty and the Beast, based off of the 1991 animated film, went on to run for over 13 years and played a total of 5461 performances.
Disney's currently running Broadway shows include Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Disney Theatrical Productions, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 62 Tony Awards, winning Broadway's highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.
Below, watch as Disney celebrates some of its most special musical moments from the past 25 years!