Thursday, April 23, 2015

And Speaking of Imitating Success

Rupert's minions have been studying Disney's Broadway triumphs.

A new stage musical version of “Anastasia” ... will premiere next year at Hartford Stage with a team of Broadway talent attached. ... “Anastasia” is “inspired” by the 1956 film starring Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes and Yul Brynner as well as the animated film, both by 20th Century Fox. Six songs from the 1997 [animated] version, including Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” will be used in the stage musical

When a conglomerate rakes in kajillions from Lion King, the Stage Musical, other companies get ideas.


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