The first musical to play the newly renovated ROSSIA Theatre on Pushkin Square, the largest theatrical venue in Moscow, features a local, all-Russian cast.
The production utilizes a new version of the show. The family-friendly musical is helmed by a creative team that includes director Glenn Casale (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony-winning set and costume designer Bob Crowley (Tarzan, Mary Poppins, Aida), who join composer Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and book writer Doug Wright.
Stage Entertainment produces in collaboration with Disney Theatrical Productions.
Disney's lavish Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid, played its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Aug. 30, 2009, following 50 previews and 685 performances. The stage version of the hit animated film borrowed Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's movie songs and added new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Opera director Francesca Zambello directed. Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens) wrote the book.
Song titles include "Fathoms Below," "Daughters of Triton," "The World Above," "Human Stuff," "I Want the Good Times Back," "Part of Your World," "Storms at Sea," "She's in Love," "Her Voice," "Under the Sea," "Sweet Child," "Poor Unfortunate Souls," "Positoovity," "Beyond My Wildest Dreams," "Les Poissons," "One Step Closer," "Kiss the Girl," "If Only," "The Contest" and "Finale Ultimo."