5 Fun Facts About Disney On Broadway


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Disney has made itself a part of the Broadway community for over twenty-five years since their first production opened in 1994.

In honor of this huge part of the Broadway world, we are sharing five fun facts about Disney on Broadway.

1. Original Productions

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Disney has not only produced stage productions of their classic films, but also original musicals like Aida.

2. Disney's Theatre

Disney operates a Broadway theatre to host some of their shows. They have run the New Amsterdam Theatre since the beginning of their days on Broadway, with it hosting shows like The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Aladdin.

3. Common Actors

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Disney's stage productions often involve the same actors. Actors and actresses from Heather Headley, to Jelani Alladin, to Ciara Renee appearing in multiple Disney productions.

4. Original Songs

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Most Disney Broadway musicals feature original songs that were not featured in the films that they were based on.

5. Beauty and the Beast

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Disney began their journey on Broadway with a production of Beauty and the Beast.