Tickets are now on sale for Hercules: The Mythical Musical Adventure. This version of Disney’s Hercules that has been adapted for the stage is showing at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. This is the second iteration of this musical after it originally debuted in New York City’s Central Park in 2019. This is the next step for the musical as it navigates its way to a potential Broadway run.
This version of Hercules once again shows the spirited score by Disney Legend Alan Menken with David Zippel. Performances will be offered from February 16 through March 19, 2023. Tickets can be purchased at herculesthemusical.com. Below is the official description of the show.
FEB 16–MAR 19, 2023 It’s a terrific twist of fates! The inspired Disney animated film is now a mythical new musical adventure. Hercules is the divinely funny story of an honest-to-Zeus hero on a quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Is love a possibility too? Oh, Hades, yes! The roof-raising score by Alan Menken and David Zippel features all the hits you love from the film, including the Oscar®-nominated song “Go The Distance,” as well as “Zero to Hero” and “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love),” along with new songs written for the stage. The show features a new book by Kwame Kwei-Armah (artistic director of London’s Young Vic) and Tony Award® winner Robert Horn (Tootsie), and direction by Obie Award-winning Lear deBessonet. This cheeky, Greeky muse-ical earned a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick for its original Public Theater production in Central Park, with the New York Post cheering it’s “wise-cracking, heartfelt and emotionally rich.” And that’s the gospel truth!
At this time there is no casting information available. Disney is also currently working on a live-action movie adaptation of Hercules as well. Guy Ritchie is directing this film. Ritchie directed Disney’s live-action Aladdin, which went on to garner over $1 billion at the box office.
What do you think of Hercules being made into a musical for the stage? Do you want to see Hercules: The Mythical Musical Adventure? Will you be seeing it at the Paper Mill Playhouse? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!