Will "Dumbo" Fly on Broadway?

News   Will "Dumbo" Fly on Broadway?
A new musical based on the 1941 Walt Disney film "Dumbo" may be headed to the Broadway stage.

The New York Post reports that Disney Theatrical Group is currently exploring the possibility of a musical version of the film about a baby elephant whose oversized ears allow him the chance to fly.

No creative team has been announced, although the New York daily says that Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry had been approached about the project.

"Dumbo" features a score by Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill and Ned Washington. Song titles include "Casey Junior," "Baby Mine," "Pink Elephants On Parade" and "When I See An Elephant Fly." The animated motion picture won an Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and was also nominated for Best Music, Original Song for "Baby Mine."

Disney's Broadway outings include Beauty and the Beast, Aida, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and the Tony-winning The Lion King.

No official announcement about a musical version of "Dumbo" has been made.

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