Lyricist Tim Rice accepts his Disney Legend Award. The event was held as part of the Inauguration of the Walt Disney Studios’ Animation attraction. photo courtesy of Tales from the LaughingPlace

A host of veteran Disney on Broadway performers will gather Friday, January 7th for “Sir Tim Rice & Friends,” a salute to the Disney on Broadway songbook hosted by Oscar and Tony Award-winning lyricist Tim Rice. The event is part of The New York Times 10th annual Arts & Leisure weekend and will feature selections from Disney’s seven Broadway shows by veteran performers including  Ashley Brown (original title star of Mary Poppins on Broadway), Heidi Blickenstaff (Ursula in The Little Mermaid), Josh Strickland (original title star of Tarzan) and others.