Hard to believe but it's been over eighteen years since Disney first invaded the Great White Way. Now here we are in 2012 and The Lion King and Mary Poppins continue to be two of Broadway's most popular shows. Not to satisfied with two long running shows Disney's latest creation is Newsies. Based on the 1992 movie of the same name the show which won two 2012 Tony Awards is one of Broadway's biggest hits. Not bad for a show that was never supposed to come to Broadway in the first place. Now for those of you who read my blogs know I'm not the biggest Disney fan in the world. That doesn't mean they don't have a place on Broadway. If it wasn't for them most children would never get the chance to experience a Broadway show. For that they should be commended. Since 1994 Disney has produced seven shows on the Great White Way. Some like Beauty and the Beast and Aida were very successful. Others like Tarzan and The Little Mermaid were not. Either way Disney is here to stay folks. Live theatre. There is nothing like it.
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