New ‘Walt and Roy’ Musical To Premiere During the 2020 Allen and Gray Musical Theater Festival. The Allen and Gray Musical Theater Festival is a benefit festival to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with the addition this year to raise funds for Broadway for Racial Justice. Though this years benefit will have to take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic a new show is set to premiere during the event!
A new musical featuring “Walt and Roy Disney” at the center of the story will premiere during the benefit. An outline for the musical shares, “The show follows the famous brothers from their start in Los Angeles in 1923 up to the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.”
The roles of Walt and Roy Disney will be played by Jonah Platt and Payson Lewis. Joining Platt and Lewis are Chelsea Lapp, Alex Arthur, Kürt Norby, Thomas Reasoner, Jon Sangster, Victoria Beall, Lafras Le Roux, Scott Redmond, Hailee Lipscomb, Nathan Nonhof, Justin Kent, Cavin Mohrhardt, and Bryan Porter.
According to Playbill, “The presentation is part of the Allen and Gray Musical Theater Festival, running July 7–10 with four works performed live to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway for Racial Justice. In addition to Walt and Roy, the festival will present Legendary, about the silencing culture women face in the music industry (July 7); Bayard, about Bayard Rustin’s organization of the 1963 March on Washington (July 8); and Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, about the 1961 freedom rides (July 10).”
Walt and Roy: A Magical New Musical will premiere July 9 at 8 PM ET during the Allen and Gray Musical Theater Festival. To reserve your tickets for the event or to learn more CLICK HERE
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