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A new musical adventure with Winnie the Pooh is coming to New York

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

This fall, Disney fans of all ages will be able to return to the Hundred Acre Wood thanks to “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation,” a brand-new adventure coming to Times Square’s Theatre Row beginning Oct. 21, 2021.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation
Images courtesy of “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation”

The new stage production will bring Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl (and of course, Tigger too) to life on stage through life-size puppetry and will feature the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with additional songs by author A.A. Milne.

“Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation” will be presented by Jonathan Rockefeller, whose puppetry delighted audiences in productions of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” and “Paddington Gets in a Jam.” Rockefeller guarantees audiences will be equally captivated by the life-size puppets of beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation

“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,” Rockefeller says. “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… we needed to create incredible, brilliant, and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. 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!”

An exclusive ticket pre-sale for “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation” begins June 1, 2021. Tickets are available to the general public beginning June 14, 2021.

Click here to learn more about the new show and register for the pre-sale.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

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