Aladdin
Musical

About "Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular"
Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. Disney's Aladdin brings the famous movie to life, on stage. In Agrabah, the City of Enchantment, every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail!
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Facts About Aladdin the Musical

The musical opened on Broadway in March 2014 and has since launched in Germany, Japan, and London. It includes crowd favorite songs such as A Whole New World, Prince Ali, and Friend Like Me, alongside songs that were cut from the film and restored to the stage production, such as Proud Of Your Boy, one of the last songs that songwriter Howard Ashman contributed before his death.

Both critics and audiences have celebrated the musical as magical, exhilarating, and infectious, with extravagant staging and glittering costumes. The production has won a number of awards, including a Tony for James Monroe Iglehart, who played the Genie.

Overview

The Broadway version of Aladdin is based on the 1992 Disney animated movie of the same name. The film was a smash hit with audiences and boasted music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin, who also wrote the book. Broadway brings back the much-loved story both for people who adored the original film and also brand new audiences ready to be wowed by Aladdin’s magic all over again.

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The New Amsterdam Theatre

The New Amsterdam Theatre is on 42nd Street, just off Times Square, and was built in 1902-1903. It is known as ‘The House Beautiful’ and is now a New York City landmark: it’s the oldest operating theatre on Broadway and is still known for its intricate Art Deco interior.

The Aladdin set is one of the most glorious parts of the production: designed by Bob Crowley, who has won seven Tony Awards, it’s a spectacular extravaganza that celebrates the story and musical set pieces without taking away from the action. The famous magic carpet ride that carries Aladdin and Jasmine into the air wows every single audience member every night.

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The Story

The story is familiar to most people: it’s set in Agrabah, a fictional Arabian city, and follows the story of Aladdin, who spends his days stealing food from street vendors but wants to prove he’s more than a street urchin. Meanwhile, Princess Jasmine is told by her father, the Sultan, that she must marry a prince by her birthday, which is three days away.

When Aladdin is granted three wishes by Genie, after he discovers a magic lamp, he decides to use his first wish to become a prince so that he can court Jasmine. Their love story and adventures are interrupted along the way by the scheming Jafar until Aladdin reaches his third wish, which he has promised to use to free the Genie from the lamp.

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