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Moana Broadway?

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Moana Broadway?#1
Posted: 5/10/19 at 7:13pm
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Could this be happening, or is it just a random show? If it is random, do they have the rights?
Also I noticed they moved the entrance to 47th. Any reason why?
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Posted: 5/10/19 at 7:32pm

That looks like it was an ad for the movie that was displayed on Times Square when the picture for which this design was a reference was taken.  Although - don't get me wrong - I would love to see a Moana musical.

Also, I'm not sure if this is the reason for the entrance switch, but maybe they wanted to keep the entrance away from the Times Square foot traffic?  It makes that entrance pretty crowded, so it might be a crowd control thing.

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 7:37pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "That looks like it was an ad for the movie that was displayed on Times Square when the picture for which this design was a reference was taken. Although - don't get me wrong - I would love to see a Moana musical."

If you zoom in on the second photo, it really looks like the marquee is Moana... Do you mean it is an ad for Moana on the Palace?

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Moana Broadway?#4
Posted: 5/10/19 at 8:38pm

I am pretty sure it's just a place holder thing. They needed to put something in there. That's some of the early art before they had fully revealed the character designs. At least dear lord I hope so because well first off there are so many other Disney movies that deserve to be developed into musicals first and really many others that are better suited for the stage. Moana would be all about "LOOK how artsy we can be about putting WATER on stage." But it would likely fall as flat as Tarzan and "LOOK how artsy we can be about putting JUNGLE on stage."

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Moana Broadway?#5
Posted: 5/10/19 at 8:54pm

Honestly, I'm just waiting for the next LMM stage project so I would take this (though, yeah sooo many more Disney movies deserve to be brought to stage first)

Updated On: 5/10/19 at 08:54 PM
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Moana Broadway?#6
Posted: 5/10/19 at 8:58pm

Its a rendering--the first ones used Hamilton. 

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:07pm
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Moana Broadway?#8
Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:26pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "That looks like it was an ad for the movie that was displayed on Times Square when the picture for which this design was a reference was taken. Although - don't get me wrong - I would love to see a Moana musical.

Also, I'm not sure if this is the reason for the entrance switch, but maybe they wanted to keep the entrance away from the Times Square foot traffic? It makes that entrance pretty crowded, so it might be a crowd control thing.
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Exactly, they did the same for the Marquis...moving entrance to 46th Street from on Broadway

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Moana Broadway?#9
Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:49pm

The entrance on 47th will be SO much better. And the marquee never had much Times Square visibility anyways. (And with the old entrance, I believe the billboard above the theatre had to be purchased separately if a show wanted to have their art on it.)

Fingers crossed that getting in/out of the theatre will be much better than at the Marquis (which is also on a higher floor, and also a Nederlander venue). It took more than 10 minutes to get from the front mezz of TOOTSIE to the street.

And yes, as others have said, this is just an architectural rendering.

Updated On: 5/10/19 at 10:49 PM
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Moana Broadway?#10
Posted: 5/11/19 at 12:57am
SomethingPeculiar said: "(And with the old entrance, I believe the billboard above the theatre had to be purchased separately if a show wanted to have their art on it.)"



You are correct!

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Moana Broadway?#11
Posted: 5/11/19 at 10:06am
I would love to see it as long as the water imagery is done right and not just by video projection.
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Moana Broadway?#12
Posted: 5/11/19 at 11:37am

I think a Moana musical makes more sense at the theme parks before Broadway. I also feel like this would target a similar audience to Frozen.

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Moana Broadway?#13
Posted: 5/11/19 at 3:55pm
I think Moana would be nearly impossible to adapt to the stage.
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Moana Broadway?#14
Posted: 5/11/19 at 11:20pm

If Frozen (which did $1.3 billion worldwide) has plummeting sales after a year, I can't imagine what Moana's ($650 mil worldwide) numbers would be like.

Some of us were talking about it in last week's Grosses thread, but Disney can't sustain more than 2 big family musicals on Broadway at a time. And I think Frozen is a rude awakening for them in that regard. Tarzan tanked when up against Lion King, Poppins, and Beauty.  Mermaid tanked when up against Poppins and Lion King.  Newsies was a different audience than Poppins and Lion King when those 3 overlapped.