A new Disney musical is coming to the stage of New York’s Theatre Row in Times Square. Set in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation tells a new story featuring life-size puppetry.
The adaptation will feature the classic Sherman Brothers’ music and songs by A.A. Milne, the author of the Winnie the Pooh book series.
“I am thrilled to be entrusted to create a new classic for the stage, for new audiences as
they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood. And what a grand adventure!
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh material is so incredibly rich, that after more than half a century,
I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t been profoundly moved or feels a personal connection
with the wonderful characters of Pooh. The question we posed ourselves when creating
this intimate musical adaptation was, ‘How do we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the
stage in an entirely fresh and new way, yet one that still pays homage to the deep canon
of Winnie the Pooh iconography?’ The answer was easy… well, conceptually easy, in
theory… we needed to create incredible, brilliant, and amazing puppetry that makes it
impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. Audiences can expect their hearts will be
captivated by the characters, and their imaginations will soar with these life-size puppets.”
Jonathan Rockefeller, Rockefeller Productions
Check out the teaser for Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation below:
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