FIRST LOOK: Trailer for Howard – documentary about lyricist Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman documentary

We are pleased to brings you this first look preview at Don Hahn’s new documentary about the late lyricist Howard Ashman. Ashman and composer Alan Menken worked together on Little Shop Of Horrors, God Bless You Mr Rosewater and helped to revive Disney’s animation division with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Ashman, who was openly gay, died of complications from AIDS eight months prior to the theatrical release of Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Documentary and film producer Don Hahn worked as producer on The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. His previous documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty chronicles the period at Disney where Ashman and Menken helped to reinvigorate Disney animation. No release date for Howard has been announced as yet.

New Trailer Released For Live Action Beauty And The Beast

Live action Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson

We are pleased to bring you this great new trailer for the live-action movie version of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. Whilst not officially theatre, the new film features some of the best musical theatre talent from the West End and Broadway. Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods And Monsters) and with a stellar cast that includes Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Kevin Klein, Josh Gad and the voices of Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast looks set to be the musical film release of 2017. This trailer is already melting servers all over the world with over 127 million people already having viewed it. Let us know your thoughts.

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 70 – 61

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Welcome to our latest instalment of results from our Top 100 Greatest Musicals of all time poll. There are a few new entries and some bona fide classics in this part of the list. Congratulations to all those who are listed in our roll call of truly great musicals. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 70. Shrek https://youtu.be/rETYrQz-KeE Based on the 2001 Dreamworks film, which in turn was based on the 1990 Book by William Steig, Shrek is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. The original Broadway production opened in 2088 running for twelve months and a re-vamped West End production ran from June 2011 to February 2013 before touring. The Broadway production was nominated for 8 Tony Awards winning one for Best Costume Design. 69. A Chorus … Read more

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