Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!

March 29
9:38 PM 2011

Drury Lane Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning international hit musical AIDA, Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Award winner Jim Corti (Sweet Charity, Meet Me in St. Louis, Cabaret, and Sugar.) Featuring a dynamic cast led by Stephanie Umoh as "Aida" ("Sarah" in the 2009 Broadway production of Ragtime) and Jared Zirilli as "Radames" (first National Tour of Wicked), AIDA previewed March 17, opened March 24 and runs through May 29 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane.

AIDA is a stirring tale of conflicting loyalties and star-crossed lovers inspired by Giuseppe Verdi's 19th century Italian opera with the same name. The sensational pop-rock score by Elton John and Tim Rice (The Lion King) includes musical influences ranging from African to Middle Eastern to Indian. AIDA made its Broadway Premiere at the Palace Theatre in 2000, where it ran for 1,852 performances and has since been translated into 14 languages and seen around the world. The production won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Original Score, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album for Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA: Original Broadway Cast Recording.

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!
Jarrett Kelly, Robert Cornelius

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!
Jaquez Sims, Donica Lynn, James Earl Jones II, Karen Burthwright, Stephane Duret, Pegah Kadkhodaian, Melanie Brezill, Eleho Temuru, Jarett Kelly

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!
Stephane Duret, Karen Burthwright

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!
Peter Vandivier, Jarett Kelly, BranDon Chandler, Brandon Springman

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!
Mitzi Hamilton, Jim Corti

Photo Flash: AIDA's Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre!

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