Tim Burton, Stephen Daldry, Bartlett Sher, Linda Woolverton, et al. Developing New Disney Theatricals Musicals
Woolverton wrote the screenplay for the Burton movie and has written the books to such musicals as Lestat and Aida, as well as Beauty and the Beast, which was also directed by Roth.
In related news, it has been announced that Michael Chabon is writing the book for a stage musical version of Disney's Dumbo that will be directed by the previously reported Stephen Daldry. The show will be choreographed by Peter Darling and designed by Bob Crowley. Additionally, Bartlett Sher is scheduled to direct a stage version of Father of the Bride for Disney Theatricals.