Despite Disney’s success on the big and small screens, there always remains an above average buzz about Disney on Broadway — people just love the stage shows.
However, this story came as a little bit of a surprise.
I simply hadn’t heard ANYTHING about a Hercules musical coming to fruition. Until yesterday, of course.
EW’s Marc Snetiker wrote:
A stage adaptation of Disney’s 1997 animated musical Hercules will be presented at the Public Theater this year at the company’s outdoor Delacorte Theater in New York’s Central Park. Lear deBessonet, a resident director at the Public and a founder of the Public Works program (through which Hercules will be presented), will direct the musical, which will run Aug. 31-Sept. 8. Beyond the Public production,
But, as excited as I was, a look at the fine print told me to temper my enthusiasm.
EW has learned there are currently no commercial plans for the title.
That said, it seems to me that there will be no shortage of folks streaming to NYC to see Hercules.
Adding to the hype, Snetiker wrote:
The stage musical will feature the film’s original songs as well as new ones by Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, who wrote the gospel-inspired songs from the 1997 film (including “Zero to Hero,” “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love),” and the Oscar-nominated “Go the Distance”). Chase Brock (Be More Chill) will choreograph, while Kristoffer Diaz, who recently adapted the book for Fox’s Rent: Live, will adapt the Disney film’s script for the stage.
So tell me: Will you head to NYC to see Hercules? Let me know in the comments below…