Disney Theatrical is reopening the New Amsterdam Theatre later this month for a benefit concert.
The concert will span four performances from July 22 through July 25, with proceeds going to support the Actors Fund. Disney on Broadway stars Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Kissy Simmons and Josh Strickland will perform selections of Disney songs.
“For 16 months, New Yorkers have been eager to start going to the theatre again,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions. “’The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ return to Broadway in September, but these four concerts allow us to welcome fans back to Broadway even sooner and give us a chance to raise much-needed funds to support the heroic work being done by the remarkable staff at The Actors Fund.
This is the first time the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to “Aladdin,” has been open to the public since March 2020.
All theatergoers attending the concerts will need to provide proof of vaccination and will be given staggered arrival times to allow workers to verify vaccination. Guests under the age of 12 must attend with a vaccinated adult.
Before the shutdown, Disney Theatrical was producing “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Frozen” on Broadway. In May 2020, Disney Theatrical announced that “Frozen” would not return.