Side Show's Longbottom to Direct Disney's On the Record | Playbill

News Side Show's Longbottom to Direct Disney's On the Record
Robert Longbottom, who received a 2003 Best Choreographer Tony Award nomination for Flower Drum Song, will helm the upcoming Disney show On the Record.

Longbottom, Variety reports, conceived the idea for the new musical with Disney's Thomas Schumacher. The show features songs from the Disney canon — both from classic Disney films and Disney's Broadway outings — and will be set in a recording studio. The musical will eventually play theatres across the country and possibly Broadway. As a director/choreographer, Robert Longbottom's Broadway credits include Side Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Flower Drum Song. He began his career as a performer, appearing in the New York productions of 42nd Street, Little Johnny Jones and Me and My Girl.

Since debuting on Broadway a decade ago with Beauty and the Beast, Disney Theatrical has also presented two other current musicals, Aida and The Lion King. Disney's upcoming projects include Mary Poppins (in a joint production with Cameron Mackintosh), Little Mermaid and Tarzan.

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