‘Aladdin’ Opens to Critical Acclaim
“Extravagant… fabulous, Aladdin defies expectations. Sly Disney alchemy with an infectious spirit and relentless razzle dazzle.” —The New York Times
Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, and critics have good things to say:
“Disney hits magic again! A wonder to behold!” —Associated Press
“An awesome throwback to old-time musical comedy.” —Newsday
“Jaw-dropping and delightful!” —New York Magazine
“Insanely glitzy. One of the most delirious things of its kind in years!” —The Huffington Post
“It’s Genie-us! Aladdin delivers a rush that will surprise you.” —USA Today
“Seriously, it’s amazing.” —New York Daily News
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act); lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida), and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer); and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Les Miserables, The Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia) as Jasmine, and James Monroe Iglehart (Memphis, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Genie. As Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, The Producers, She Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film.
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including One Thousand and One Nights, is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
Tickets are available for purchase through AladdinTheMusical.com, by calling Ticketmaster’s Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or in person at the New Amsterdam Theatre box office (214 W. 42nd Street). The New Amsterdam Theatre box office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Premium and group tickets are also available. For information about premium tickets, visit here for information about tickets for groups of fifteen or more, visit here.
For more information on Aladdin, visit AladdinTheMusical.com