Get Ready for the ‘Hercules’ Musical With This Epic YouTube Spiral
How many times did you sing Meg’s power ballad “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” at a sleepover in between prank calling your crush and stealing that last slice of pizza? Or were you more the “Go the Distance” type? We have to admit the song is still a highlight of our workout playlist. Well now your childhood (and current) dreams are coming true because “Hercules” is *finally* coming to the stage this summer in the Public Works production at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Aug. 31-Sept. 8.
And you can go from zero to hero with TodayTix’s exclusive digital Lottery and win FREE (yes, free) tickets to see this musical. Entries open at noon on Aug. 12 and will be open until Aug. 28 at noon. Set an alert or enter the Lottery here.
Can’t wait? Us either. To prepare, check out some of our favorite Broadway performances from “Hercules” and get ready to go the distance.
The legendary composer of “Hercules” (and every other Disney hit from your childhood) Alan Menken joined forces with original “Aladdin” stars James Monroe Iglehart and Adam Jacobs. Iglehart, who will star as the Satyr trainer Phil in “Hercules” onstage, wails on “Go the Distance” and Jacobs joins him for a rousing rendition of “Zero to Hero.”
The OG Meg (also original Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway) Susan Egan reprised her iconic vocal performance from the film at Broadway Princess Party with everyone’s favorite Disney feminist anthem “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love).” But we know you’ll say it about this performance.
The Tony nominee and “Hadestown” star loves a good Greek myth, and she performed the hero’s epic ballad at Miscast, when actors can perform roles they would never actually be cast in. We don’t know, though. Noblezada could definitely be Hercules.
Ariana Grande already achieved hero status when she made her Broadway debut in “13” in 2008, so she knows a thing or two about the muse’s song. Watch her belt her out “Zero to Hero”!