A new musical based on the characters and stories of Winnie the Pooh will be coming to New York City this fall. Today it was announced by Disney that Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation will be opening at Times Square’s Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) on October 21, 2021. Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger will be brought to life with life-sized puppets for the show. It will also include the classic Grammy Award-winning music of the Sherman Brothers and other songs by A.A. Milne.
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation Description
Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to happen. Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and Tigger too!) will all finally arrive on stage in beautifully-crafted Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation.
In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, this fresh stage adaptation features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy-award-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne.
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is developed and presented by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller, produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions.
Jonathan Rockefeller shared about the project with D23 saying, “I am thrilled to be entrusted to create a new classic for the stage, for new audiences as they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood. And what a grand adventure!”
Rockefeller also said, “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh material is so incredibly rich, that after more than half a century, I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t been profoundly moved or feels a personal connection with the wonderful characters of Pooh. The question we posed ourselves when creating this intimate musical adaptation was, ‘How do we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the stage in an entirely fresh and new way, yet one that still pays homage to the deep canon of Winnie the Pooh iconography?’ The answer was easy… well, conceptually easy, in theory… we needed to create incredible, brilliant, and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. Audiences can expect their hearts will be captivated by the characters, and their imaginations will soar with these life-size puppets.”
For those wanting to get tickets, there is a D23 presale starting on June 1, 2021, through TodayTix.com. General public tickets will go on sale on June 14, 2021. For more information or to register for pre-sale tickets, visit WinnieThePoohShow.com today.
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