Oscar®-Winner and Disney Legend Alan Menken to Present New One-Man Show at D23 Expo 2017

The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast
Composer Will Perform Songs from Beloved Disney Films and Share Stories
from His Incredible Career During Two Performances at the Ultimate
Disney Fan Event

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney aficionados, film buffs, and musical theater fans can expect a
show like no other when eight-time Oscar®-winner Alan Menken
performs his own music and shares entertaining anecdotes about his
unrivaled career at D23 Expo 2017. His songs and music have enchanted
audiences around the world, and now they will thrill D23 Expo guests
with two performances of his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New
World of Alan Menken
, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and
5:00 p.m. in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Menken has won more Academy Awards® than any other living
individual. He has received 11 Grammy® Awards, seven Golden
Globes, a Tony Award,® and 19 Academy Award®
nominations. He has been credited with introducing a whole new
generation to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the
Beast
, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame
, Enchanted, and Tangled, as
well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act,
Newsies, A Bronx Tale, and the ABC television
series Galavant.

The one-man show is written and performed by Menken and directed by
Richard Kraft, the creative director of the highly acclaimed Disney’s
The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
 starring Sara
Bareilles and Rebel Wilson, as well as the upcoming La La Land
in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration 
at the Hollywood Bowl.

A Whole New World of Alan Menken is produced by Laura Engel and
Richard Kraft and Alison Ahart Williams and Tim Fox, whose credits
include The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the
Hollywood Bowl
Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at
The Hollywood Bowl
Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s
Music from the Films of Tim Burton
, which recently won two Emmy®
awards for its PBS broadcast, and the upcoming La La Land
in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration 
at the Hollywood Bowl.

Alan Menken’s music and lyrics have been an integral part of the fabric
of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago.
Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid,
Beauty and The Beast
(animated and live-action versions), Newsies,
Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the
Range, Enchanted,
and Tangled. His stage musicals include
Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, The
Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame,
and A Bronx Tale. His television
credits include writing songs for the ABC series Galavant, and
his chart-topping songs include “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New
World,” “Colors of the Wind,” and “Go the Distance.” Menken’s notable
achievements include induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame,
Billboard’s No. 1 single (“A Whole New World”) and No. 1 album (Pocahontas).
In 2001, he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend.

Experiences are subject to change. Additional details are available at D23expo.com.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult
admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney
Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and
$53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more
information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.

About D23 Expo 2017

D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of
Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions,
experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event
provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television,
games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2017 news,
visit D23expo.com.
Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23
Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook,
Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923
when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing
them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney
twenty-three
; a rich website at D23.com
with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special
events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com
and at DisneyStore.com/D23.
To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

NOT FOR PRINT: For images, press releases, and the official media
credential application, please visit D23expoPress.com.

Contacts

The Walt Disney Company
Jeffrey Epstein, 818-560-8125
Jeffrey.R.Epstein@Disney.com