The Little Mermaid Summary

  • The Little Mermaid is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 3, 2007
  • Opens January 1, 2008
  • Show Closed: August 30, 2009

A mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she must escape an evil sea witch and win the heart of a prince.

The Little Mermaid on Broadway Background

Based on one of the most beloved Disney films of all time and the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is the sparkling new Disney musical that has made a big splash on Broadway. Some of Disney's most popular songs are featured in show — including "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea" — by the renowned songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The stage adaptation also features 10 new songs by Menken and Glenn Slater, plus a book by Tony-winning playwright Doug Wright.

In the tradition of other Disney on Broadway musicals, a visionary team of theater artists from around the world gathered to bring The Little Mermaid to breathtaking life. Helmed by world-renowned director Francesca Zambello, the show will transport you to an underwater world like no other, with choreography by Stephen Mear, scenery by George Tsypin, costumes by Tatiana Noginova and lighting by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz.

What’s The Little Mermaid Like?

A solid successor to the now-closed Disney Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid creates a shiny, magical, underwater world onstage. In addition to memorable songs from the animated Disney film version, such as "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl," the Broadway version of The Little Mermaid features several new tunes, as well as an excellent (and real, live, human!) cast.

Is The Little Mermaid Good for Kids?

The Little Mermaid is suitable for all ages

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

The Little Mermaid Marquee

The Little Mermaid marquee at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC

Cast Members

Ariel
Sierra Boggess
Ursula
Sherie Rene Scott
Prince Eric
Sean Palmer
King Triton
Norm Lewis
Sebastian
Tituss Burgess
Flounder
Cody Hanford
Scuttle
Eddie Korbich
Grimsby
Jonathan Freeman
Jetsam
Derrick Baskin
Flotsam
Tyler Maynard

Producers

Disney Theatrical Productions

Production Credits

Book
Doug Wright
Music
Alan Menken
Lyrics
Howard Ashman + Glenn Slater
Director
Francesca Zambello
Choreographer
Stephen Mear
Set Design
George Tsypin
Costume Design
Tatiana Noginova
Lighting
Natasha Katz
Sound
John Shivers

Creative Team

General Manager
Disney Theatrical Productions
Company Manager
Randy Meyer at Disney Theatrical Productions
Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Production Stage Manager
Clifford Schwartz