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“Winnie the Pooh” Musical Heading to New York Off-Broadway Stage

Hi everyone!

A new musical called “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation” is heading to Times Square’s Theatre Row in New York on October 21st, 2021. Created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, the show features music by The Sherman Brothers with additional songs by A.A. Milne.

Ticket pre-sale begins June 1, 2021. The press release we received said it would be a “new, beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation” and that the adaptation will be told with life-size puppetry.

Entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller previously showcased his puppetry in productions of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” and “Paddington Gets in a Jam”.

Jonathan Rockefeller, Rockefeller Productions says about this new show, “I am thrilled to be entrusted to create a new classic for the stage, for new audiences as they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood. And what a grand adventure! Disney’s Winnie the Pooh material is so incredibly rich, that after more than half a century, I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t been profoundly moved or feels a personal connection with the wonderful characters of Pooh. The question we posed ourselves when creating this intimate musical adaptation was, ‘How do we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the stage in an entirely fresh and new way, yet one that still pays homage to the deep canon of Winnie the Pooh iconography?’ The answer was easy… well, conceptually easy, in theory… we needed to create incredible, brilliant and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. Audiences can expect their hearts will be captivated by the characters, and their imaginations will soar with these life-size puppets.”

You can join the “Early Bear Club” for updates at the official website and learn more about buying tickets to “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation”