‘Winnie The Pooh’ musical adaptation to open at off Broadway

The A. A. Milne stories will come to life in a new production by Jonathan Rockefeller.

Photo credit: Winnie the Pooh (Photo courtesy of Disney)

Get ready to venture “Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood”, as a new Winnie the Pooh musical is set to open in New York. Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation begins at Theatre Row from October 21, with pre-sale tickets on TodayTix from June 1. Find out more about Winnie the Pooh tickets here.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller. Speaking about the show, he said: “The question we posed ourselves when creating this intimate musical adaptation was how… we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the stage in an entirely fresh and new way... We needed to create incredible, brilliant and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real.”

Set in the Hundred Acre Wood, audiences will meet Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin as they embark on a new adventure. They’ll be joined by their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger in a brand new story, complete with life-size puppetry.

The anthropomorphic bear Winnie the Pooh was created for short stories by A.A. Milne in 1926, with books illustrated by E. H. Shephard. Disney acquired theatrical rights to Winnie the Pooh in 1961, with films including Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation will feature music from the Sherman Brothers, who originally wrote the score for both Pooh films. They’ve also penned songs for Disney films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, as well as the 2018 film Christopher Robin.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is at Theatre Row from October 21. Winnie the Pooh pre-sale tickets on TodayTix are on sale from June 1.

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Photo credit: Winnie the Pooh (Photo courtesy of Disney)