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Disney’s “Hercules” Gets Off-Broadway Stage Production In NYC This Summer

This summer, the NYC theatrical scene will add another Disney flick to the stage, as Disney is bringing a new contender onto the scene – their 1997 animated movie, “Hercules”!

The news broke via BroadwayWorld, who found out The Public Theater will have an off-Broadway stage adaptation of the Disney classic this summer at the Delacorte Theatre.

The stage production, which features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Chase Brock.

While no info on who will be in it has been released yet, a casting notice mentioned that Hercules will be played by an African American actor.

The Public Works production is set to begin performances on August 30 and will run through September 3. A reading is set to take place at some point on a date to be determined this April.

“Hercules” is set to begin performances on August 30 and will wrap on September 3, with a table reading scheduled at some point in April.

“Hercules” was the 35th Disney animated movie, and starred the voices of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Wood, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, and a big cast of notable voiceover actors from the cartoon world like Frank Welker and Jim Cummings.