Watch any musical number in “The Greatest Showman” by itself and you’ll find it magnificently executed. This musical drama is inspired by the life of P. T. Barnum and how the Barnum & Bailey Circus was created.
After all, “Pitch Perfect 2” already gave the characters an excellent send-off after graduation. Despite that, “Pitch Perfect 3” continues the story organically by introducing believable and legitimate obstacles for them — adulthood. The musical comedy sees a cappella group the Bellas reuniting for another chance to perform.
ABC is reviving its dormant The Wonderful World of Disney brand and getting into the hot live-musical space at the same time. The network announced its fall schedule this morning which included this nugget: a two-hour special event, The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, on October 3 that will meld Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid with live musical performances in a live action/animation hybrid presentation. The special, The Wonderful World Of…
Songwriter and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known for Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, gives a different kind of history lesson in “We Know the Way,” the show-stopping number from Disney’s animated blockbuster Moana that’s now spotlighted in an online clip (watch it above). In the movie, the song accompanies the moment when its heroine Moana discovers that her secluded island nation was once home to a culture of sea voyagers. When she pounds an ancient drum, Moana (voiced by Hawaiian actress Auli’i Cravalho) sees an exhilarating vision of her ancestors on the water. “We Know the Way” is sung by Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i, who co-wrote the film’s songs along with composer Mark Mancina.
“Trolls” is a 3D animated comedy adventure musical based on the eponymous toy brand. It features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick (Poppy), Justin Timberlake (Branch), Zooey Deschanel (Bridget), Russell Brand (Creek), Christine Baranski (Chef), John Cleese (King Gristle Sr), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Prince Gristle Jr).
Tina Fey, the writer of ‘Mean Girls’, has confirmed that a musical version of the teen comedy is on its way, much to the delight of fans everywhere.