Release date: 1993.
Type: Broadway musical.
Honk! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles (of the British songwriting duo Stiles and Drewe). Aimed primarily at children and their parents, the musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly, a duckling who is rejected by everyone but his mother, Ida; a sly tomcat who wants to eat Ugly; and other barnyard creatures.
The musical debuted at The Watermill Theatre in England in 1993. The West End production opened in 1999 and won the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical.