Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, which celebrates its 100th Off-Broadway performance on January 15 at New York City's Theatre Row, will be moving the Hundred Acre Wood to Chicago this spring, opening at Mercury Theater March 15. The New York run wraps up January 30.
Playbill recently joined Winnie the Pooh as he searches for a little honey in the Hundred Acre Wood. Check out Pooh, along with Rabbit, Roo, Eeyore, Kanga, Owl, and Tigger, too in a tour around the Off-Broadway set in the video above.
The cast includes Jake Bazel as Pooh, Chris Palmieri as Tigger, Kirsty Moon as Piglet/Roo, Emmanuel Elpenord as Eeyore/Rabbit/Owl, and Kristina Dizon as Kanga/Owl.
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation features the iconic Disney characters, created by A. A. Milne, in a new story with music by the Sherman Brothers.
The show is developed and presented by Jonathan Rockefeller, whose company Rockefeller Productions created the family-friendly puppet shows The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam. Like other Rockefeller shows, Winnie the Pooh features life-size puppets of the cartoon’s beloved characters.
The creative team includes original music and orchestrations by Nate Edmonson, costume design by Lindsay McWilliams, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, and scenic design by David Goldstein, Matthew Herman, and Johnny Figueredo. Lead puppet builders are Matthew Lish and Ben Durocher.