ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday

The Broadway production has broken 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and spawned eight productions on four continents, with a new tour launching in October.

By: Mar. 18, 2022
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Aladdin

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, will celebrate its 8th anniversary on Broadway this Sunday, March 20, 2022. The hit musical opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years.

In the 2,679 performances comprising Aladdin's run thus far (inclusive of Sunday's matinee and evening performances), audiences have been treated to a staggering number of special effects:

  • Aladdin and Jasmine have flown over 88 miles on the magic carpet while singing the Oscar-winning "A Whole New World"
  • The Genie has set off nearly 100,000 pyrotechnics in the showstopping "Friend Like Me"
  • In the Act Two opener "Prince Ali," the cast and wardrobe team have made over 185,000 lightning-fast costume quick changes

The Broadway production has broken 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and spawned eight productions on four continents, with a new North American tour launching in October. It can be seen currently on Broadway, in Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico and Germany.

The current cast of Aladdin stars Michael Maliakel making his Broadway debut in the title role, Michael James Scott as Genie, Shoba Narayan as Jasmine and Dennis Stowe as Jafar. The show also features Milo Alosi, Zach Bencal and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin's sidekicks Kassim, Babkak and Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Juwan Crawley, Mark DiConzo, Frank Viveros and Jonathan Weir stand by for several principals.

Aladdin also features Tia Altinay, Michael Callahan, Alicia Charles, Mathew deGuzman, Brian Dillon, Josh Drake, Samantha Farrow, Carissa Fiorillo, Keisha Gilles, Jacob Gutierrez, Wes Hart, Paul HeeSang Miller, Cameron Hobbs, April Holloway, Heather Makalani, Pierre Marais, Amber Owens, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Tyler Roberts, Jaz Sealey, Angelo Soriano, Charles South, Cassidy Stoner and Alec Varcas.

Aladdin

ABOUT ALADDIN

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, 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 six-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Aladdin, adapted from the animated 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 exciting 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.

The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.

The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song "A Whole New World," which won the second of the film's two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.

Anne Quart serves as co-producer.

Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade



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