Interior of The New Amsterdam Theatre Photo: Disney Theatrical Productions On April 28, 2014, The Actors Fund will honor Disney Theatrical Productions as they celebrate 20 years on Broadway. The producing organization, formed in 1994 and operating under the direction of president and producer Thomas Schumacher, will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given [...]
Author Archive: Chuck Mirarchi
Originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, Chuck has worn many hats including pastry chef, hotel manager and his current position as a publicist. Ever since he was a kid, Chuck had a passion about everything Walt Disney including going on a local Philly quiz show when he was twelve where his area of expertise was Walt Disney. He loves going to see great performers, amazing museums, seeing Broadway shows, eating in all kinds of restaurants and traveling. Chuck's favorite cities to visit are Paris, London, Las Vegas and Turin. He, of course, loves Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Last week we posted a story about the new owners of Walt Disney’s Chicago birthplace home and their efforts to raise $500,000 on Kickstarter for the restoration. In addition to the amazing giveaways offered with each level of donation, they are offering our readers and listeners a special giveaway. Here are the details. We caught [...]
Wikipedia says, “Historic preservation is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.” These are buildings that have either played a meaningful role or were the home or workplace of someone who contributed to telling the American story. One of those people, who is considered [...]
Born in Berkshire, England, Victoria Summer began her acting career starring in horror films. In 2006, she appeared in a low-budget film, The Zombie Diaries, which was eventually picked up by the Weinstein Company and in 2009 she landed the lead role in the updated retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula entitled Dracula Reborn. In a [...]
Jonathan Groff and I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, out in towns that were considered rural areas. In the predominately Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Jonathan grew up, he also worked at a local theme park. No, it wasn’t Hershey Park, but Dutch Wonderland. In our area, this was the first theme [...]
Last December we reported that Kodak, after filing for bankruptcy, was ending their sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Disney theme parks as of December 31, 2012. Well, today, Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena [...]
On January 10, 2010, at Roy Edward Disney’s memorial service at the El Capitan Theatre, Roy’s widow, Leslie DeMeuse Disney said, “You couldn’t help but love Roy. He was all of us. He was so much like us. He never put anybody below him. He was always your equal no matter what you did with [...]
This year, in what could be thought of as “The Year of the Disney Imagineer,” The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Disney Imagineering and all the magic it has created and will continue to create in the future.
Continuing our series on Walt Disney World’s monorail resort hotels, we will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel. The Polynesian Resort Hotel Photo: The Walt Disney Company
In addition to this year’s previously announced D23 Expo concert featuring Alan Menken and Richard Sherman, D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has also announced a second special theatrical performance, “Broadway and Beyond,” a musical look at Disney’s history on the stage and beyond. The concert, which is a one night only performance, will take [...]