Get ready to experience a whole new world all over again! Disney’s 1992 animated classic, Aladdin, is flying over to Broadway! Disney’s Aladdin: The New Musical Comedy will open to the public in the Spring of 2014- March 1 to be exact- at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York.
Aladdin joins the long list of Disney classics which have made the jump from the screen to the stage, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and Tarzan.
What’s more, advance booking for group seats (for parties of 15 or more) are now open. General Broadway tickets go on sale this Fall. Special preview performances in Toronto are set to begin November 1.
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney for the Toronto shows:
In an exotic, faraway land, one man’s life is about to change with the lucky rub of an ancient lamp—and you’re invited to join the magic carpet ride.
Welcome to ALADDIN, Disney’s new Broadway-bound musical, adapted from the hit film and featuring some of the best-loved music by Academy® and Tony Award®-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin.
Brought to you by the producer of Toronto’s record-breaking hits The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, ALADDIN will be directed and choreographed by Tony® -winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and will feature the award-winning and acclaimed design team of Bob Crowley (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes) and Natasha Katz (lights), with illusions by Jim Steinmeyer.
With its timeless story, extravagant sets and costumes and a host of memorable characters and songs, ALADDIN will transport you to a place you only know in your dreams. Go ahead, make a wish. And discover a whole new world, in a whole new way… at ALADDIN.
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.aladdinbroadway.com
For more information on Disney Theatrical Productions, visit www.disneyonbroadway.com
Are you excited to see this beloved animated classic come to life on the stage? What are you most looking forward to?