Fans of Disney’s Hercules will be delighted to know that Disney-licensed production will once again be making its way to the stage. Alan Menken confirmed the news on a livestream of The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
- During a special livestream of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, our friends at Dizney Coast to Coast (DCTC), tweeted that The Public Theatre version of Hercules would be returning to the stage.
- O’Donnell hosted a special broadcast of her former network show to raise money to benefit The Actors Fund amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Among her many guests was composer and Disney Legend, Alan Menken who announced that the Hercules show was coming back.
- Broadway World also featured the story as well as the YouTube livestream:
- In 2019, The Public Theater presented a Disney licensed version of Hercules as part of their Public Works series that took place in Central Park.
- Our own Joe Spremulli was able to catch one of the performances and recapped his experience saying, “fans of the film will be delighted at just how well the production captures the spirit and energy of the original.”
- At this time, Menken did not indicate when or where Hercules will be staged, only that he’s working on the production.
More from Alan Menken:
- Ahead of the Hercules Public Works debut, Menken talked about the musical and how they adapted it for the stage.
- Menken recently worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda to write new music for the live-action The Little Mermaid that is in the works at Walt Disney Studios.