Deciding which Disney property to bring to Broadway is a two-part process: there’s a brief, discerning look at the company’s empire, and then gut instinct takes over. “Alan Menken says to make musicals you have to think with two brains,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer at Disney Theatrical Productions, as he points to his head and then to his stomach. “And I would say that that’s the closest description I’ve ever heard to what it takes. And then you add a collaborator.” In the last 25 years, Disney Theatrical Productions has staged 10 shows on Broadway, alongside productions on…

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