The reviews are coming in for the world premiere of Sesame Street: The Musical, which officially opened September 19 at Theatre Row. The Off-Broadway show from Rockefeller Productions and Sesame Workshop began previews September 8 and will run through November 27.
The new musical features beloved Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, and more—in their original puppet forms—alongside Broadway guest stars, singing both classic songs from the long-running TV series as well as new songs written for the production by current Broadway songwriters Tom Kitt (Almost Famous) and Helen Park (KPOP). Composer Nate Edmondson, who collaborated with Rockefeller Productions on Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, also contributed songs for the new Off-Broadway puppet stage musical.
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Rockefeller Productions' previous works include Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, which launched a nationwide tour September 16, Paddington Gets in a Jam, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.