Disney's The Little Mermaid to Premiere in Denver in 2007

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http://www.playbill.com/news/article/101856.html

Looks like Broadway's getting another Disney Theatricals Production...
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denver, i could go there i think...
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if this comes to broadway...will they have another cast or will they have the people who did it in Denver?
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I'm so excited for this. Can't wait till it comes to Broadway.
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I was waiting for this. I knew they were aiming for Broadway in 2007 but I hadn't heard word in months and months.

When asked how the stage design will communicate the underwater experience, Schumacher says with a laugh, "Effectively! . . . Our job isn't to reproduce the movie because you can go watch the movie. Our job is to use stagecraft. We're not the first people to have ever told 'The Little Mermaid' story, [but] we're the first people to go to a kind of exotic universe.

"What I can tell you is it's big — physically. It has scale because [scenic designer] George Tsypin works with scale." Tsypin's work was seen on Broadway in the 1993 revival of In the Summer House. He also designed the sets for Julie Taymor's The Magic Flute and worked with director Zambello on her production of West Side Story.


Sounds very exciting.
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sorry to repeat but i'm very anxious to hear if the cast they have in Denver will be the broadway cast or will they change it?
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I'm sure that depends entirely on the reception of the show and cast in Denver. If it's an enormous smash hit you can bet that Disney will haul it straight into the city pretty much intact, the way they did The Lion King. If not, there's a good possibility that changes will occur to the show itself as well as the cast, just as was the case with Aida.
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glad this show will be getting underway
i am very anxious to see how its done, particularly the underwater part, and the new songs
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cant wait
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Well, there goes my dream of being Ariel in The Little Mermaid...but I hope it does well anyway
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So June of 2007...that means, if all goes well, we can expect it on Broadway sometime in the fall of 2007, no?
Updated On: 9/6/06 at 08:13 PM
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I think you mean Fall of 2007.

Francesca Zambello already has her next Broadway project lined up aiming at a 2008 Broadway opening.

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if the workshop album i have is right, here is the track list for the Broadway show:

Daughters of Triton
Human Stuff
Wasting Away
Part of Your World
Part of Your World (reprise)
Under the Sea
That World Above
Sweet Child
Her Voice
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Posituvity
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Les Poissons
If Only
If Only (reprise)
Poor Unfortunate Souls (reprise)
Kiss the Girl
All Good Things Must End
Finale

though someone mentioned them re-working Phantoms Below into a full-fledged opening number and this was NOT on the workshop CD i have. so ¤shrug¤ some of the stuff could be completly tanked once it hits Denver.

i DO like the extra songs, however. a lot more than the crap they added to Beauty & the Beast to make it longer.
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"All Good Things Must End" will be a staple for all Broadway Divas.
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all it's a song Ursula sings so maybe if the divas wanna do bitchy numbers.
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Based on the Academy Award(r)-winning animated film and the classic
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attempts to grow up too soon, a sea witch conspiring to settle a score, and
a prince looking for the girl with the perfect voice. In addition to a
book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award(r)-winning playwright, Doug
Wright, THE LITTLE MERMAID features a score written by eight-time Academy
Award-winning composer Alan Menken and his late partner Howard Ashman,
including the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea,"
and will boast nine new songs by Menken and lyricist Glen Slater.

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wow, that is a GREAT season, nathan lane :)

that is very cool you have the workshop cd, folkyboy, and im glad to hear the new songs are very good.

what is "Human Stuff" about though? funny title haha :)
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re: Disney's The Little Mermaid to Premiere in Denver in 2007

Sara's in the water and ready to play Ursula.

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Is the workshop cd still available to get? If it is, where can I get my hands on a copy. I'd love to hear the new songs.
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This should be very cool! I would like to see how they do the whole water thing...
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yes, Sara NEEDS to be Ursula

:)
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"Human Stuff" is a song Scuttle sings to the gang to explain what all the land objects are. Scuttle has a very geriatric feel to him that could work well on stage.

and omg i would die if Sara would play Ursula. that'd be fabulous!
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FolkyBoy, thanks for the song list! The opening song is called Fathoms Below, I'm pretty sure, and it would be really cool if they could work it in to the show.