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Marina Bay Sands Offers Perfect View Of Disney+ Singapore Launch
Never seen before behind-the-scenes footage showcases key moments in the making of the groundbreaking extravaganza SINGAPORE, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and Marina Bay Sands once again joined forces to make history atop one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks on 24 February, marking the debut of the video-on-demand streaming service Disney+. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.prnasia.com/mnr/Marina_Bay_Sands_202103.shtml JJ Lin on rooftop of ArtScience Museum JJ Lin performing on rooftop of ArtScience Museum Benjamin Kheng and Annette Lee at Crystal Universe Disney+ projection mapping on Marina Bay Sands’ hotel towers and ArtScience Museum (credit Marina Bay Sands) The nationally televised launch culminated in a show-stopping spectacle, with the light-up of several landmarks in the Marina Bay vicinity, including Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, the three cascading towers of Marina Bay Sands and underbelly of Sands SkyPark, as well as ArtScience Museum. The launch also saw Singaporean superstar JJ Lin give an unprecedented performance on the rooftop of ArtScience Museum, dubbed the Welcoming Hand of Singapore by Las Vegas Sands’ late founder Sheldon G. Adelson. True to the lyrics of Aladdin’s theme song A Whole New World, Lin performance literally gave a “new fantastic point of view” as he became the first artist to have ever performed atop the iconic ArtScience Museum, singing a medley of some of the most recognisable Disney theme songs including Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King; Let it Go from Frozen; A Whole New World from Aladdin; and the Chinese theme song Embark, from the latest Walt Disney Pictures animation, Soul. It also served as a homecoming for Lin, who was one of the first artists to have performed at the grand opening of Marina Bay Sands in 2010, alongside American singers Kelly Rowland and Diana Ross. Lin had posted on Facebook on 25 February: “If being indulged with Disney fantasies taught me one thing, it would be that ‘magic carpet rides‘ are real, as long as you dare to believe! (and work extremely hard for them!) So here it is, my dream come true, shining, shimmering, and splendid!” He was joined by a star-studded line-up of local singer-songwriters including Sing! China 2016 first runner-up Nathan Hartono, who sang You’ve Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story; as well as Benjamin Kheng and Annette Lee, who performed the classic Disney theme songs Beauty & the Beast. Reflection from Mulan and Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid. These memorable performances took place at ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition space Future World: Where Art Meets Science. The launch was a pinnacle moment for Marina Bay Sands and Disney, who have partnered over the years for events that have included the Southeast Asia Blue Carpet & Premiere of Captain America: Civil War and festive-light up with Moana in 2016, Marina Bay Sands’ Festive Light Up with Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War red carpet fan event in 2018, and Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel fan event in 2019. For the full show and highlights, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos and video, please refer to the links below. Video download linksBehind-the-scenes of Disney+ LaunchBehind-the-scenes of JJ Lin’s performance at ArtScience MuseumImages from the launch on 24 Feb About Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd Marina Bay Sands is the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. It features large and flexible convention and exhibition facilities, more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, the rooftop Sands SkyPark, the best shopping mall in Asia, world-class celebrity chef restaurants, a theatre and an outdoor event plaza. Completing the line-up of attractions is ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands which plays host to permanent and marquee exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com. Media Enquiries Melissa Kok / +65 9459 7819 / [email protected]
Sydney Welcomes Another Musical Icon – Hamilton
SYDNEY, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hamilton is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful musicals of our time. Since debuting in 2015, the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical has sold over 2.6 million tickets, playing at iconic theatres from New York’s Broadway to London’s West End. And as of March 2021, this global phenomenon will only be playing in one location – Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Sydney is the vibrant capital of New South Wales, Australia. Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the incredible Harbour City is renowned for its natural beauty, world-class dining, vibrant nightlife, multicultural heritage and rich and exciting arts and events scene, making it a sought-after tourism destination the world over. It is only fitting that the global city is now setting the stage to host an icon of the musical theatre world – Hamilton. Commenting on Sydney as the host city of the Australian premiere, original Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller said: “Sydney is our bright light and our rising sun. Sydney represents what I hope will be the rebirth of theatre, and Hamilton across the entire world. It is thanks to Sydney that we can open Hamilton on schedule, as we have been planning for the past 3-plus years with the Michael Cassel Group.” Hamilton will open this March at the Australian family owned and operated, 2,000 seat Sydney Lyric Theatre. Owned by the Found family of Foundation Theatres, Sydney Lyric Theatre is a staple of the NSW musical theatre scene. The talented and diverse 35-person cast includes Sydney local Chloe Zuel, who plays Eliza Hamilton. Tickets for the show are available most nights of the week, with back-to-back shows playing on weekends, for the entirety of the season from March 2021. Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox said: “We’re immensely proud that Hamilton is opening exclusively in Sydney this month – further proof that Sydney is not only one of the greatest cities in the world but also the place to be right now. What a way for Sydney to show the world that we’re open for business, welcoming visitors and really embracing the roaring 2020s.” Hamilton will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre from 17 March 2021. Note to editors Videos available to download here* *Required credit: Australian Premiere of Hamilton now showing at Sydney Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia For more information, visit www.visitnsw.com. Share your favourite Sydney and NSW holidays on social media by using the hashtag #LoveNSW or #NewSouthWales. Visit NSW Social Media Twitter Sydney #ilovesydney #LoveNSW @sydney_sider Twitter NSW #LoveNSW #NewSouthWales @NewSouthWales Instagram Sydney #ilovesydney #LoveNSW @sydney Instagram NSW #LoveNSW #NewSouthWales @VisitNSW Facebook Sydney facebook.com/sydney #ilovesydney #LoveNSW Facebook NSW facebook.com/visitnsw #LoveNSW #NewSouthWales Please stay up to date on the latest NSW Government health advice regarding COVID-19 and travel within NSW, here.