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Author Osatinski, Amy S. (Amy Sara), author.

Title Disney Theatrical Productions : producing Broadway musicals the Disney way / Amy S. Osatinski
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Foreword: the myth and the mouse -- Introduction: dangerous to dream -- Be our guest: Disney's Beauty and the beast -- Disney comes to Times Square: the New Amsterdam Theatre -- The Disney way -- King of the Broadway jungle: Disney's the Lion King -- For the first time: Disney's Tarzan: the musical -- Watch what happens: Newsies: the musical -- Never had a friend like me: Disney in partnership -- Conclusion: part of our world
Summary "Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This book uncovers how DTP has forged a new model for producing large-scale musicals on Broadway by functioning as an independent theatrical producer under the umbrella of a large entertainment corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies) demonstrate the flexibility and ingenuity of DTP, and showcase the various production models that the company has employed over the years. Exploring topics such as the history of DTP, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre, this volume examines the impact that DTP has had on Times Square and American musicals, both domestically and internationally, and how its accomplishments have helped reshape the Broadway landscape"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Colorado Boulder, titled Disney theatrical productions : 20 years of Disney on Broadway
Amy S. Osatinski is a director, performer, scholar, teacher, and designer. She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa, where she teaches courses in Directing, Analysis, and Musical Theatre. Amy holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver, and a BA in Theatre from the University of Denver
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Subject Disney Theatrical Productions -- History.
Animated films -- United States -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Musical films -- United States -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Musicals
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429023367