Fans are wondering if “Rogers the Musical” is coming to Disney’s California Adventure this summer. Scott Gustin of Nexstar has actually glimpsed the desired artists and some think this is ultimately one Hawkeye call back. Disney Live Entertainment is seeking musical theater performers for a Broadway-caliber theatrical production. Hosted at Hyperion Theater at the Disney Park. Now Hunter Bell is working with Disney Live Entertainment on whatever this might be. Other sources have speculated it could be Hercules. But a quick glance at a California Adventure map shows that the theaters are very close to Avengers Campus.
Hawkeye was a big win for Disney+. Marvel made a show last year of taping “Rogers the Musical” during a big presentation. Fans on the internet also made their presence felt, and this would be an easy way to capitalize on that fervor. We don’t know exactly what it will be yet. But the characters include some noble male roles and a female performer with a strong English accent. Also Raising Eyebrows is another well-known performer described as a man who is decisive, capable and has a wry sense of humor. Honestly, this could be Hercules, Meg and Phil or Steve, Peggy and Tony Stark. So something to chew on for now.
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Disney Auditions recently posted a casting call for a “limited run” Broadway-caliber show at the Hyperion Theater. The listing says show details “to be announced soon.” pic.twitter.com/bXoMsUTeRZ
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Where did the idea for Rogers the Musical come from?
“It was one of the most fun things,” Hawkeye writer Jonathan Igla told Variety during the series premiere. “Each day on my commute to work, I would drive by with my fiancée, who was also my second-in-command on the show, Lisa Clam. We drove past a ‘Hamilton’ billboard on the way to the writers’ room every morning, and one morning I just thought Rogers: The Musical. And we started talking about it and it expanded and one of the great things about working for Marvel is if you have an idea that starts small or medium, it kind of started out mediocre I would say and you pitch it to them and everyone is tickled by it and everyone is turned on by it. They’re willing to pick it up and run with it and make it even bigger, and I’m so excited for people to see it.”
How did Feige end up asking about the musical?
Composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have been nominated for Academy Awards in the composition categories. They shared the hours for Mary Poppins Returns. On his own, Shaiman also received nominations for Patch Adams, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and Sleepless in Seattle.
“[Scott and I] were at an Academy Award dinner, and I’m sitting there and someone taps me on the shoulder and says, ‘Excuse me, Kevin Feige would love to meet you,'” Shaiman told Marvel.com two years ago. “I knew who Kevin was, and I thought he wanted to meet me, real? Turns out Kevin is a movie music nerd. He started talking about it [the scores I’ve written] one by one and I was like, I can’t believe this is happening. We started exchanging emails about scores and this and that, and when I would see [Marvel movies] I would send him an email. I think when this idea came up Hawkeyethat there was going to be a musical on Broadway, luckily he was thinking of us, and [Scott and I] couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.”
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