What was the first Disney movie to become a Broadway musical?

The musical was the first Broadway adaptation by Disney, based on the 1991 animated film by Linda Woolverton and with music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

What Disney movie was turned into a musical?

The Lion King

Following the same story as the 1994 animated film, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1997 and on the West End in 1999 – where it still continues to run.

How many Disney movies have been made into Broadway musicals?

Roles (17)

Frozen (2018) Opened Mar 22, 2018 Producer
The Little Mermaid (2008) Opened Jan 10, 2008 General Manager Producer
Mary Poppins (2006) Opened Nov 16, 2006 Based on the film by Producer
Tarzan (2006) Opened May 10, 2006 Producer
Aida (2000) Opened Mar 23, 2000 Producer

Is cats the longest running musical?

CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The ground-breaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical.

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What is the last showing of a play called?

In a play, this is called an epilogue. Epilogues are the part of a play that happens at the end after the main problem has been solved.

What is the most famous musical?

Broadway revenue (since 1982)

Rank Musical Original production
Debut year
1 The Lion King 1997
2 Wicked 2003
3 The Phantom of the Opera 1988

What is the best Broadway show of all time?

The top 5 Broadway shows with the most performances of all time:

  • The Phantom of the Opera – 12,830 performances.
  • Chicago – 9,155 performances.
  • The Lion King – 8,759 performances.
  • Cats – 7,485 performances.
  • Les Misérables – 6,680 performances.

What is the most expensive Broadway musical ever made?

Most Expensive Broadway Musicals

  1. Spiderman: Turn off the Dark: $79 Million. …
  2. Shrek- The Musical- $27.6 million: …
  3. Lion King: $27.5 million: …
  4. Beauty and the Beast: $17.4 million. …
  5. Wicked- $16.9 million: …
  6. The Little Mermaid: $16.6 million.
  7. Tarzan: $16 million.
  8. Dance of the Vampires: $15.2 million.

What is the number one screen to stage?

1. West Side Story (1961)

What was the longest running Broadway musical before cats?


# Title Opening date
1. The Phantom of the Opera January 26, 1988
2. Chicago (1996 revival) November 14, 1996
3. The Lion King November 13, 1997
4. Cats October 7, 1982