“Happy Trails,” the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans bio-musical intended to jump-start an overall resurgence of the Rogers brand, has corralled its complete creative team with composer Alan Menken…
Producing a TV series with original songs in every episode is always an ambitious undertaking. And precious few of them have succeeded. ABC's landmark Robert Morse musical "That's Life" (1968)…
Owing a strong debt to Monty Python and a lesser one to spoofs like "When Things Were Rotten," "Galavant" largely overcomes the challenges that have traditionally bedeviled TV musicals with…
When the North American tour of Disney Theatrical Prods.’ stage musical “Newsies” opens in Philadelphia tonight, it’ll have something its Broadway audience didn’t see during the show’s…
The hallmarks of Disney on Broadway -- lavishly expensive sets and costumes, state-of-the art automation and writers seemingly under the direction of some marketing wizard from Burbank -- are…
A low-tech, old-fashioned and campy version of Disney's hit film.
Whoopi Goldberg looms large over the new musical comedy "Sister Act," and that's part of the problem.
In the mid-1980s, Disney's animation arm was at a low ebb, cranking out titles like "The Black Cauldron" and "The Great Mouse Detective" -- a far cry from the glory days of "Snow White and the Seven…
Alan Menken, in his first concert-with-band in 35 years, charmed his way through an "and then I wrote" scrapbook to a friendly and friend-filled house.
A plethora of transcendent vocal artists gathered to celebrate the songs of award-winning tunesmiths Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and to raise funds to support the venerable Los Angeles City…