A special concert celebrating over two decades of Disney Broadway shows returns to the Royal Albert Hall in March 2019 for three performances only.
Disney’s Broadway Hits – which sold out in minutes when it made its UK premiere at the venue in 2016 – will feature the BBC Concert Orchestra and a host of stars performing show-stoppers from Disney’s stage successes, including songs from Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Confirmed talent includes Ava Brennan – whose credits include Nala in the West End production of The Lion King – soul singer Shaun Escoffrey (The Lion King, Les Misérables, Tommy, Mama I Want to Sing), Dutch actress Willemijn Verkaik (Tarzan, Wicked’s Elphaba for a record-breaking 2,000 performances) and German theatre and TV star Anton Zetterholm (Tarzan, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera).
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re extremely excited to welcome Disney’s Broadway Hits back to the Hall’s famous stage with a new cast of stars, following the sell-out success of its UK premiere.
“This unique show brings together the best of Disney on stage for one unforgettable, hit-packed performance, featuring the finest in contemporary musical theatre talent.”
The show, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, also spotlights a host of renowned composers and lyricists, including Kristin Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, Phil Collins, Elton John, Alan Menken, Tim Rice, Stephen Schwartz and Richard & Robert Sherman.