We still can’t believe this is happening!
Looks like the Hundred Acre Wood is moving to Times Square’s Theatre Row for Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation beginning October 21! Disney’s iconic yellow bear with his bright red top will be brought to life along with Christopher Robin and their beloved friends: the shy Piglet, the loyal Eeyore, mother and son duo Mrs Kanga and Roo, good ole Rabbit and intellectual Owl (and bouncy Tigger, too!). They will all be featured in a new story with music from The Sherman Brothers catalogue, the same guys who brought you a number of songs from previous Winnie the Pooh projects.
The Sherman Brothers—Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman—are the Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriting duo behind many Disney classics including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and The Aristocrats. In fact, they also wrote the music for the original Winnie the Pooh featurettes that made up the 1977 musical film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Oh, the nostalgia!
Developed and presented by Jonathan Rockefeller, whose company Rockefeller Productions created the popular family-friendly puppet shows The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam, you just know you will be getting only the best, top-notch experience. And guess what? Rockefeller will use LIFE-SIZE PUPPETS in the staging.
Produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, ticket pre-sale begins June 1 followed by general on-sale on June 14. For more information, visit WinnieThePoohShow.com!
In the meantime, you can revisit memory lane by watching plenty of Winnie the Pooh content on Disney+.
*Cover image via Disney