Disney/Dreamworks is Sending Me to New York City

Lolli here….I am having a hard time holding in my excitement any longer (and there is no reason to hold it in anymore!).

Today I am getting on a train and heading to New York City where I will spend the next three days with Disney/Dreamworks and a small group of bloggers for a weekend jam-packed with the kind of activities only Disney and Dreamworks could dream up.

Here’s what we’ve got on the agenda:

  • DreamWorks Pictures’ WAR HORSE Red Carpet Premiere & After Party

  • Mary Poppins on Broadway (This will be my very first Broadway show!)

  • Advance screening of Beauty and the Beast in 3D

  • Private Tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre (home of Mary Poppins on Broadway)

  • Interview with Steve Fickinger, VP of Creative Development and Licensing (Mary Poppins and Newsies on Broadway)

  • Interview with Academy Award nominee, Emily Watson (“Rose Narracott” in War Horse)


Of course, I will be taking my camera and will be reporting back about the shows, the interviews, and the simple magic of being in New York City during the Holidays. But until then, here’s a little preview of what I’ve got in store:

About War Horse

DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War.

  • Cast: Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Opening in theaters: December 25, 2011
  • Rated PG-13
  • On Facebook: facebook.com/WarHorseMovie


About Mary Poppins – The Musical

MARY POPPINS has astonished over 8 millions people with its own brand of pure Broadway magic.

Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show!


About Beauty and the Beast 3D

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery.

Disclosure: Disney/Dreamworks is sending me to NYC to see these shows, but the excitement and opinions are my own.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.


  1. says

    That sounds like so much fun!! War Horse looks like an amazing movie and story. How exciting!!

    Beauty and the Beast 3D? I wonder how much they’re improving the graphics to pull that off. I loved that movie as a kid.

  2. says

    Have a GREAT time Lolli! I can’t wait to read about all of it. I am so looking forward to seeing War Horse. I get chills each time I see the preview.

    I saw many many shows on Broadway when we lived in CT, and Mary Poppins is one of my all-time favorites. It’s got it all — great plot and theme, and really awesome music and dance numbers!


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