Tim Burton’s Alice Is Headed To The Stage

Sorry, Newsies, it looks like you won’t be making it to Broadway after all.

According to The Laughing Place, Disney Theatrical are looking to replace their Mary Poppins stage show with a fresher flower, and the honour looks set to go to Alice in Wonderland. The irony is, that while Disney already have a musical Alice in their back catalogue of animated pictures, this show is to be based upon the new, non-musical Tim Burton picture.

Or, at least that’s how I read this:

Tim Burton has already agreed to participate in the production.

Also approached were the team behind the Beauty and the Beast stage musical, which has proven something of a money spinner over the years. It’s also a pretty good example of it’s type – the “not-actually a pantomime” pantomime.

Those of you about to point out that I’m calling this show a musical when, in fact, there’s no mention of songs or dance in the original Laughing Place story… well, who are you kidding?

My main concern* is that they make a better job of the Futterwacken. That reveal was definitely the low point of the movie for me.

Sadly, for the hardcore fans of Newsies, it seems that Alice has snipped and stolen that show’s chances of residency at the New Amsterdam. Maybe it will find success as a touring production.

Note: there’s no mention made of the Stephen Daldry/Stevie Wonder Dumbo. I wonder what the state of play is with that one? Any info, please pass it on.

*Not really.

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