This week brings another sad closing announcement: Disney’s The Little Mermaid will close at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 30.
The musical, composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and directed by Francesco Zambello, will have played 50 previews and 685 performances upon closing.
Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions said they “are closing the Broadway production to concentrate on the long future life of this title—beginning with next year’s national tour and upcoming international productions.”
The tour is set to begin in the fall of 2010. No venues, casting or dates have yet been announced.