Sad news for everyone who was looking forward to going “Under the Sea” with the Little Mermaid Live. (I know I was.) ABC has just announced that the premiere date for the live production of the Broadway show has been pushed back. The live musical was supposed to premiere on October 3 and no new date has been announced.
“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special,” an ABC spokesperson said in an official statement. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”
The live production of the Broadway show based on the iconic Little Mermaid movie was announced in May. Several live musicals have been hitting the airways in recent years. The Little Mermaid was supposed to be ABC’s first live musical production.
Rob Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, told Variety “We really wanted to be in the game as well, and we’re Disney and we have this library that has an endless amount of classic musicals that really play to everyone. Rob Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, told Variety at the time. “But that’s a double-edged sword because you are Disney, you have to do it right. You’ve got to do it so you’re honoring the brand. It took time to find the right take on this.”
Keep following along for when the new premiere date is announced by ABC.
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