Disney's "Tangled" Getting Unique Stage Musical Adaptation

News   Disney's "Tangled" Getting Unique Stage Musical Adaptation
Prolific composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater are writing new songs for the latest Disney screen-to-stage adaptation, Tangled, which is set to premiere aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship's voyage to the Bahamas on Nov. 11.

Entertainment Weekly reports that they will write three new songs to add to the existing score of the 2010 animated film, based on the Grimm fairytale "Rapunzel."


The songwriting team is responsible for Sister Act, Leap of Faith, "Home on the Range" and new songs for the Broadway adaptation of Menken and Howard Ashman's The Little Mermaid. With others, Menken wrote Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Shop of Horrors, "Pocahontas," and other shows and movies.

Director Gordon Greenberg will oversee the Tangled production team that includes choreographer Connor Gallagher, puppet designer Michael Curry, scenic designer Bradley Kaye and costume designer Paloma Young.

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