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Disney's ALADDIN Secures West End Venue; MISS SAIGON Traveling to Broadway?


Prince Ali has found his London home! The Daily Mail reports that Broadway's Aladdin, originally in talks to open at the London Palladium or the Dominion, has finally secured the West End's Prince Edward Theatre.

Provided Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON moves to Broadway next summer (yes, please!), the Disney musical will move into SAIGON's former venue in 2016.

Mackintosh told the Mail MISS SAIGON's sets will be transferring with the show to New York to save money.

Meanwhile, designer Bob Crowley is modifying ALADDIN's sets and high-flying magic carpet for the new theater across the pond.

No word yet on casting, but BWW will let you know as soon as we hear news!

Disney's ALADDIN, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is now in its second smash year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street).

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show 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 four-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).

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to the West End on May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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