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…
Roger Corman's 1960 cult film classic became a long-running Off Broadway musical in 1982 when songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken found an ideal way to satirize the material. East West Players…
Through his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, Ashman (who died of AIDS in 1991) found success with the Off Broadway smash "Little Shop of Horrors" and then mega-success with the Disney…
Little Shop of Horrors is a fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen. Almost nothing is left besides the setting and story outline from the 1961 Roger…