Disney’s ‘Hercules’ to get stage musical adaptation

Team Udayavani, Jun 23, 2019, 1:49 PM IST

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Los Angeles: “Hercules” will soon make it to the stage in form a musical created by New York City’s Public Theater in a special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

In the title role, the musical will feature actor Jelani Alladin, who voiced the character in Disney’s 1997 animated classic.

According to People magazine, “Hercules” will begin performances on August 31 at the Delacorte Theater in New York City’s Central Park, and run through September 8.

The cast also includes Krysta Rodriguez (as Megara); Tamika Lawrence, Ramona Keller, Rema Webb, Thalia, and Terpischore.

Actor James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony for playing the Genie in “Aladdin” will essay the role of Hercules’ trainer, satyr Phil (voiced by Danny DeVito in the film).

Alan Menken and David Zippel’s songs from the film will all be part of the musical along with some new tracks.

“Hercules” will include a new book by Kristoffer Diaz, choreography by Be More Chill choreographer Chase Brock, and direction by Lear deBessonet.

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