According to a casting notice, Bell and Bowen are teaming with director Allison Narver, choreographer Karma Camp and musical director Ben Cohn for the Disney Creative Entertainment project, which will debut on the cruise in October.
Characters include Hades, Pain/Panic, Dr. Facilier/Jafar, Yzma/Evil Queen, Captain Hook/Kronk, Cruella de Vil/Maleficent and Queen of Hearts/Ursula.
[title of show] — the new musical that, according to a fan-favorite song in the show, would rather be nine people's favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing — played its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre Oct. 12, 2008. Following runs at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, the entire original cast — including co-creators Bowen (score) Hunter Bell (book) as well as co-stars Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff — made the leap to the Broadway stage. A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway run, also directed the Broadway version, which featured musical director-arranger Larry Pressgrove onstage playing the electric keyboard.
[title of show] was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Hunter Bell).