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ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Rob 2013-01-22 19:10:11





ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-01-22 19:10:46


So Hunchback was just a rumor, or are they doing both?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-22 19:14:53


That's so long from now!

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-22 19:20:34


Seems to me they are being smart about getting this right. A pre-Broadway stint with enough time before Broadway gives them time to work out anything thats wrong.

Still no announcement for the new creative team member?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Wildcard 2013-01-22 19:24:52


Bob Crowley was the added creative team member

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-22 19:30:13


Oh…I mean thats impressive but over hyped if you ask me.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by jacobsnchz14 2013-01-22 19:35:34


Three words... Don't. Cut. Abu.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2013-01-22 19:46:47


I'm excited for this! This season hasn't been to great for original musicals I think, although stronger than usual for revivals. What other musicals are opening next season besides Prince of Broadway and I'm assuming Tuck Everlasting?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by bdn223 2013-01-22 19:54:23


Houdini is opening next fall

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by kyl3fong2 2013-01-22 20:02:28


^Have they announced casting for Houdini? Is Hugh Jackman still in the mix for the lead?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Wildcard 2013-01-22 20:03:36


ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-01-22 20:04:46


This gives Disney more than a year for an advertising campaign, I bet pre-sales will be huge on this thing!

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-01-22 20:04:48


Why is the Toronto Star calling it a world premiere? It's already been done at the Muny, the Tuacahn and the 5th Avenue.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by PlayItAgain 2013-01-22 20:23:54


^its a totally new production from 5th ave and MUNY thats why

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Wildcard 2013-01-22 20:26:16


Just because there are new songs and a new set, it doesn't mean it's the world premiere. Aida on Broadway was not the world premiere when it was already Elaborate Lives in Atlanta.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Jonwo 2013-01-22 20:29:35


Not keen on the logo but I'm sure it isn't the final design and will change closer to the Toronto premiere.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by DEClarke 2013-01-22 20:32:50


I hope this is good. I love the film, but have heard dreadful things about the various stage adaptions. Hopefully, Disney will get their magic back. I'd love for ALADDIN to be the next BEAUTY AND THE BEAST or LION KING.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Jonwo 2013-01-22 20:33:29


Not keen on the logo but I'm sure it isn't the final design and will change closer to the Toronto premiere.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-01-22 20:35:54


It also says that they have totally rewritten the book.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by zepka102 2013-01-22 22:15:42


Finally, moving home to Buffalo works in my advantage!

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by caitlinette 2013-01-22 22:31:04


Casting thoughts?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheatreKid3 2013-01-22 22:35:06


I noticed the Facebook page was first set up in October of last year, so that shows how long they've been prepping this for announcement.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheLadyoftheWood 2013-01-22 23:49:20


Dear gods above why?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-22 23:52:14


I'm sure it won't be long till ensemble members are cast and bigger roles start leaking out.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheatreKid3 2013-01-23 00:07:45


I mean, if they can get Jonathan Freeman for Jafar, I think that is a given.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-23 00:18:42


I hate to type cast him but Patrick Page as Jafar seems more of a direction they'll go. Isn't Freeman in his 60's?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Overkill 2013-01-23 00:49:31


But Freeman IS Jafar, and he looked great in the 5th Avenue stuff - I think it would be a missed opportunity to cast him! I also don't know why Freeman would want to do a try-out without having an opportunity to go to Broadway with the role...

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-01-23 01:07:33


I'm glad they are doing a pre-Broadway tryout to see what works and what does not. Disney Theatrical made a mistake by not having a tryout for 'Tarzan', which probably could not be helped no matter what. Thomas Shumacher and the creative team behind 'The Little Mermaid' made a mistake by not caring about what really needed to fixed.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by sparepart973 2013-01-23 05:48:22


While I love Aladdin and its songs, I feel that this is going to be even more un-PC than the animated movie. In a culture that is completely comfortable pissing on Arabic and Islamic culture, I think the possibilities of stereotyping are endless.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-01-23 18:18:12


Here's an article where they talk to Thomas Shumacher. He felt it was the right time for 'Mary Poppins' to close and he can't keep it alive artificially.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by ACL2006 2013-01-25 13:49:17


Poppins seems to still make money outside of the typical slow periods on Broadway. It won't extend through the summer, but Poppins would make a solid amount of money if they opted to close it mid-August instead. They should at least extend it through spring break and have it close on April 5 instead.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by kyl3fong2 2013-01-25 14:41:03


That article was an interesting read! But I'm curious, which were the 5 of the 7 Disney shows that recouped? And which were the 7 shows?

Newsies, Mary Poppins, Lion King, Little Mermaid, Aida, Tarzan ...

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheatreKid3 2013-01-25 14:48:39


Question: After they announce a closing date and cancel performances after a certain date, then extend - does every seat for those added performances go back on sale to the general public or do the people who haven't got refunded yet still have a ticket for those performances?

Also, the 7 shows were:

BEAUTY - Recouped
LION KING - Recouped
AIDA - Recouped
TARZAN
MARY POPPINS - Recouped
MERMAID
NEWSIES - Recouped

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-01-25 15:06:30


I'm guessing that kyle3fong2 has not seen nor heard of the musical adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast'.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by mFabila 2013-01-26 12:08:16


Cannot wait for Aladdin! Have there been any other casting rumors?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by GatorNY 2013-01-27 10:21:19


I am hoping for a very hunky Aladdin...

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by Lloyd321 2013-01-27 16:21:05


GAH! Can't wait for this! : ) : )

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-27 16:36:01


Adam Jacobs was pretty hunky in the 5th Avenue production. Actually, that entire cast was pretty hunky. (See Andrew Keenan Bolger's 4th of July video on youtube.)

Since Casey Nicholaw is staying on as director I would imagine that some of the 5th Avenue cast members might stay with the show as well, but maybe not.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by GatorNY 2013-01-27 18:25:56


Totally on board with Adam Jacobs.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-01-27 19:31:54


The official website is already up, but there's not much on there.

http://www.aladdinbroadway.com/

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-01-27 19:43:41


I hope that logo is just a placeholder.

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheatreKid3 2013-01-27 20:35:39


Based on the casting notice on Playbill, the three sidekicks ARE remaining in this production. Also, Jafar is not listed as a role being cast, so maybe Jonathan Freeman has already been contacted?

ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
Posted by TheatreKid3 2013-01-28 16:03:25


Question: After they announce a closing date and cancel performances after a certain date, then extend - does every seat for those added performances go back on sale to the general public or do the people who haven't got refunded yet still have a ticket for those performances?