Following an Off-Broadway premiere last fall, Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation will return again to the Hundred Acre Theatre at Theatre Row for a limited summer engagement June 18–July 31.
Created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, and inspired by the books by A. A. Milne and their Disney animated adaptations, the family-friendly show brings together Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl (and Tigger, too!). The show features life-size puppets controlled and voiced by a cast including Jake Bazel, Will Rupert, Sebastiano Ricci, Josh Bernaski, Emmanuel Elpenord, Emilie Rose Danno, Tina-Kim Nguyen, and Vicki Oceguera.
Accompanying the modern narrative is an original score from Nate Edmondson, which features some of the songs written for the animated feature by The Sherman Brothers, including "Winnie the Pooh," "The Blustery Day," "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers," "Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce," and Milne's "The More It Snows."
The production also has a set design co-designed by Jack Golden and Joshua Warner, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Lindsay McWilliams, original music and orchestrations by Edmondson, and puppets built by Rockefeller Productions (lead builder Matthew Lish).
Following the Off-Broadway summer run, the show will set out on a 9-month U.S. tour, kicking off in Irving, Texas, September 16.
For more information on the Off-Broadway run, or for a full tour schedule, visit WinnieThePoohShow.com.