Magazine article Variety

Flashing Their Stage Moves

Magazine article Variety

Flashing Their Stage Moves

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Disney Theatrical Prods.

CHIEF: Thomas Schumacher

STRATEGY: Double-down early on a New York-based theatrical division


* Father of the Bride

* Freaky Friday

* Frozen (1)

* The Princess Bride

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

CHIEF: Mark Kaufman

STRATEGY: Reboot dedicated stage division


* Misery (fall 2015, Broadway)

* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2016-17 season, Broadway) (2)

* Secondhand Lions

* Dave

* Beetlejuice

* 17 Again

Universal Stage Prods.

CHIEF: Robert Greenbiatt and Jimmy Horowitz

STRATEGY: Partner with experienced stage producers on a showby-show basis


* October Sky (Aug. 19-0ct. 11, Lincolnshire, III.)

* Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (national tour in 2016-17)

* Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (with John Lyons)

* The Sting (with Matt Gross/ the Araca Group)

* Animal House (with Jeffrey Richards)

* Back to the Future (with Colin Ingram) (3)


CHIEF: Bob Cohen

STRATEGY: Partner with Broadway veteran Kevin McCollum, former Hollywood exec Tom McGrath and film producer John Davis, and split the cost of the development slate between the studio and the trio


* Diary of a Wimpy Kid (April 12June 5,2016, Minneapolis)

* Mrs. …

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