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Disney Has BIG Plans For The Stage

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The House of Mouse has had some pretty big successes on the Great White Way. (And then, there was The Little Mermaid. Yikes!)

Though plans for something new to hit Broadway from Disney has been nothing more than hushed whispers and Internet rumors, we've discovered that there are tons of classic Disney films being considered for the stage.

One Disney source has noted that there are several domain names being bought out by the Disney Corp., suggesting the future plans in bringing these films to the stage.

Some shows have already been established in other places, like Aladdin (AladdinOnTour.com), which is currently playing as an attraction in the Disney Parks and Sister Act (SisterActOnTour.com), which is currently playing in London's West end.

The source noted as many as 20 new shows being considered, including:

Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Calendar Girls, Citizen Ruth, Coyote Ugly, The Father of the Bride, The Flamingo Kid, Freaky Friday, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Jungle Book, The Newsies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pollyanna, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Shakespeare in Love, Sister Act, Step Up, Toy Story,and Yellow Submarine

Phew! That's a lot of show-tunes!

We can already spot the flops (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, anyone?), but we're sure whichever shows they decide to go with, the money will just POUR into their pockets.

Because let's face it - Disney can do no wrong for the true fan!

Which of these shows would U actually like to see be made into Broadway magic?

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Where American Idol Contestants' Careers Go To Die

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Ouch! You, too, bb??

Well, she put up a fight, we'll give her that!

When you're a former American Idol contestant and you can't sell records, there's only one option: Broadway!

Jordin Sparks is the latest has-been to come to this sobering realization, so she'll be playing Nina Rosario in the production of In The Heights from August 19-November 14th!

She says:

“It’s always been one of my dreams to perform on Broadway. This is a brand new experience for me. I look so forward to spending time in New York City and joining this talented cast and my favorite new musical.”

Who wants to take bets on how long it will take her to realize this is the best she's gonna get and extend that run full-time??

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Priscilla Is Finally Hitting The Big Apple!!

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Priscilla is back! The hit movie is leaving the Australian Outback and is heading to Broadway!

The stage musical originated in Sydney and traveled to London, but now the big tour bus is making its way to the Big Apple. In talks to play Adam/Felicia, the role Guy Pearce made famous is West Side Story's Matt Cavenaugh.

Hair's Will Swenson will play Tick/Mitzy, the role played onscreen by Hugo Weaving. Terence Stamp's Bernadette will be reprised by Tony Sheldon. Director Simon Phillips is also returning to the show.

We can expect the Queen of the Desert to hit the stage March 2011.

Also, coming to the stage next spring is Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and even more interestingly, The Book of Mormon by…South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

2011 is going to be an amazing year for Broadway!

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The Tiz Is Back For More HSM!!

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If anyone can pull this off, it's her!

Ashley Tisdale is prepping for a High School Musical spin-off centered around her character, Sharpay Evans, in the new Disney flick Broadway Bound!

We wonder what kind of shenanigans that little diva is going to get herself into!! Or if any of her HSM alum are going to show up for the dramz!

We'll take anyone except WhatsHerFace!

Production for the tele-flick starts June 1st in Toronto!

What do U think?? Are U excited for a Sharpay spin-off??

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