'Shakespeare in Love' to open on London stage next summer

'Shakespeare in Love' to open on London stage next summer

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A stage production of the film, "Shakespeare in Love," is to open at London's Noel Coward Theatre next summer, producers announced Wednesday.
'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway's Disney Theatrical Productions says it is developing William Goldman's beloved book and movie, "The Princess Bride," as a stage work.
'Mary Poppins' to close on Broadway March 3

'Mary Poppins' to close on Broadway March 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The musical "Mary Poppins" is to end its Broadway run March 3 after more than six years and 2,619 performances, producers announced Tuesday.
'Lion King' is highest-grossing show on B'way

'Lion King' is highest-grossing show on B'way

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- "The Lion King" has surpassed "Phantom of the Opera" as the highest-grossing show on Broadway, it was announced Monday.
'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "Newsies, The New American Musical" is to open in March at Broadway's Nederlander Theater, the show's producers said Tuesday.
Disney to close 'Mermaid' in August

Disney to close 'Mermaid' in August

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Producers of "The Little Mermaid" have announced the stage musical will close on Broadway next month and go on a national tour in the fall of 2010.

Live 'High School Musical' shows abound

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Theater and ice-dance productions of the U.S. "High School Musical" movie are being staged around the world, the Disney Theatrical Group has announced.

'Mary Poppins' going international

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher say their musical "Mary Poppins" has recouped its entire Broadway investment in a year.

New date set for 'Little Mermaid' opening

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "The Little Mermaid," which played five sold-out previews before the Broadway stagehand strike shut it down, is slated to resume performances.

'Lion King' celebrates decade on B'way

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Since Disney's "The Lion King" opened on Broadway Nov. 13, 1997, 45 million people have seen the musical in productions throughout the world.

Broadway's 'Lion King' to open in Africa

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Disney's "The Lion King" stage musical will open to audiences in South Africa before marking its 10th anniversary on Broadway.

Start date announced for 'Tarzan' musical

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "Tarzan" is set to swing onto Broadway next spring, says the Disney show's producer, Thomas Schumacher.

New Disney musical to debut in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A new musical featuring 50 of Disney's most beloved songs is set to debut in Cleveland, Ohio's Playhouse Square area, in November.

Hollywood digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
Thomas Schumacher
Disney Theatrical Productions (Thomas Schumacher, producer) announced that Michelle Williams, solo artist and Destiny's Child member, will make her Broadway debut in the title role of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at Broadway's Palace Theatre, for a 10-week limited engagement. Williams' second solo album entitled "Do You Know?" will be released January 2004 on Music World Music/Columbia Records..

Thomas Schumacher is a theatrical producer, currently president of Disney Theatrical Group, the theatrical production arm of The Walt Disney Company.

Schumacher studied theatre at UCLA. In 1987 he was associate director of the Los Angeles Festival of Arts, and he joined the Disney Company in 1988, producing the animated film, The Rescuers Down Under (released 1990). He was executive producer on the 1994 animated film, The Lion King. In 1999 he became head of Feature Animation and Theatrical Productions, resigning from animation in 2002.

Since becoming president of Disney Theatrical Group, Schumacher has produced a number of Broadway shows.his first disney broadway production was Beauty and the Beast. Other productions include a concert performance of Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s King David in 1997; the Broadway production of The Lion King in 1997; a German musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, entitled Der Glöckner von Notre Dame, which debuted in Berlin, Germany in 1999; Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida in 2000, Mary Poppins in 2004, and Tarzan in 2006. His production of The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway January 10, 2008.

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