Aladdin at the New Amsterdam

ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 01:16pm
Hey all, I bought my tickets for 3/30 for Aladdin. All these terrible reviews are making me nervous. Any updates on the show? Has the creative team made any progress yet? I wanted to make this post for updates on the show. I hope they get it together! Also unrelated-- has anyone sat in the New Amsterdam front row balcony seats 32-30? They are all the way to the right against the wall. Any obstructed view? Thanks!
Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 01:28pm
Even if it's not perfect, it's still a good and fun show. Just enjoy it.
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 06:00pm
You could reach out to the theatre where "Aladdin" is currently playing and try to get a hold of the creative team and ask if the show will improve when you see it in March?

Jeffrey Karasarides
Leading Actor
joined:11/27/11
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 08:10pm
You could probably tweet James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and ask if he knows anything!
Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 08:52pm
How did the Toronto reviews go from what I read as "needs some improvement" to "terrible"?
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Musicaldudepeter
Broadway Star
joined:3/18/10
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:05pm
Can I just ask: is Iago a bird in the show, i.e. is it played as a bird like Zazu is in Lion King?
ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:09pm
I did actually. A rep from disney productions said1 " they will continue to work on it until they are happy with it." cool that i got an answer
ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:11pm
and toronto didnt say terrible, but the general consensus is that it needs a lot of work. Dont get me wrong, I'm going regardless and I want me and my girlfriend to have fun, I just want them to perfect it! I saw LK before and I was in awe.
fashionguru_23
Broadway Star
joined:4/21/08
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:16pm
But, like every show is different. Just because The Lion King made you go in awe, doesn't mean Aladdin will? And, really...The Lion King was from the same mind as Spiderman was, and look how that turned out...you can't compare apples and oranges and Carol Channing.
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rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/4/13 at 08:32am
"I did actually. A rep from disney productions said1 " they will continue to work on it until they are happy with it." cool that i got an answer"

In other words, what you see in three months is what you could see last night in Toronto
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ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/4/13 at 09:11am
"Can I just ask: is Iago a bird in the show, i.e. is it played as a bird like Zazu is in Lion King"

nope, as far as I know its just a funny sidekick.

and fashionguru, point taken. I know theyre two different breeds, that's just all I have to compare to because its the only other time I went to broadway. As long as my girlfriend enjoys it (its her bday gift) im cool with it.
pli1018
Broadway Star
joined:4/16/07
Aladdin at the New Amsterdam
Posted: 12/4/13 at 09:14am
Anyone happen to know how much the box seats are going for? I remember them being a steal during Mary Poppins.
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