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Phil Collins Visits 'The Little Mermaid'

Phil Collins Visits 'The Little Mermaid'Phil Collins, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and composer of Disney's Tarzan, recently visited the cast of Disney's new musical The Little Mermaid at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.  Collins met stars Sierra Boggess (Ariel), Tituss Burgess (Sebastian), Sean Palmer (Prince Eric), Norm Lewis (King Triton) and Brian D'Addario (Flounder); and signed the special-guest wall backstage.

"The Little Mermaid takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice," explain press notes.

Led by the award-winning director, Francesca Zambello, some of the theatre's most innovative artists have collaborated to create The Little Mermaid.  The score features the classic songs:  "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award®-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea," composed by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as 10 new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.  The book for the new musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright.

For more information on Disney's The Little Mermaid, visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com

© Broadwayworld, by Peter James Zielinski

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