ABC is (finally) getting in on the live musical game.
Though she wasn’t ready to reveal any specifics, ABC president Channing Dungey told reporters on Tuesday that a live musical event — in the vein of Fox’s Grease: Live and NBC’s The Wiz Live!, among other recent endeavors — is currently “in development.”
Dungey added that whichever production is chosen, it will be one that “speaks to the heart of who we are at ABC as part of the Disney family.”
Disney, of course, has a long history of turning its properties — both animated and live-action — into stage musicals, should ABC choose to dip into that well. Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid have all enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and on national tours, while countless other films have been adapted for stage shows at Disney theme parks.
So let’s talk, people: Which Disney movie(s) would you like to see done live on ABC? Drop a comment with your pick(s) below.