Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Disney The Little Mermaid Musical On Broadway…..
Alex travelled to Broadway to meet two Broadway legends – Tituss Burgsss and Norm Lewis, the Stars of ‘Disney’s Little Mermaid’.
Despite not being Disney’s biggest hit on Broadway, Little Mermaid was a beautifully produced show with some remarkable talent.
Tituss Burgess Starred as “Sebastian the Crab” and frankly stole the show. A brilliant comedic role with the big number ‘Kiss The Girl’.
Norm Lewis is a Broadway and Musical Theatre legend having Starred in Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd & in Little Mermaid as ‘King Triton’.
Enjoy interviews with two of the most talented and unique performers on the Great White Way….
The Little Mermaid is a stage musical produced by Disney Theatrical, based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find love.
The musical’s book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman (written for the film), with additional lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical’s underwater setting and story about aquatic characters requires unusual technical designs and strategies to create gliding movements for the actors.
After a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado from July to September 2007, the musical began Broadway previews in November 2007 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, replacing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
The production officially opened on January 10, 2008 and closed on August 30, 2009 after 685 performances and 50 previews. It introduced Broadway debuts by director Francesca Zambello and Sierra Boggess in the title role.
Recorded 2008 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.