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Posted: 9/1/19 at 5:04pm

Another Broadway show filmed in the West End due to crazy union regulations. 

Closing on Broadway? New content for Disney+?


http://www.filmedonstage.com/news/44-west-end's-aladdin-filmed-for-future-worldwide-release!

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Posted: 9/1/19 at 5:10pm

TaleofTwo said: "Another Broadway show filmed inthe West End due to crazyunion regulations."

Crazy union regulations like paying the people who do the work that the company filming it will be profiting off of?

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Posted: 9/1/19 at 5:19pm

thedrybandit said: "TaleofTwo said: "Another Broadway show filmed inthe West End due to crazyunion regulations."

Crazy union regulations like paying the people who do the work that the company filming it will be profiting off of?
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No.

It's not about the money but about the regulation around it. 30 different contracts to record one Broadway show makes this both a nightmare and a big financial risk which is not worth it if you're not recording 'Hamilton'.

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Posted: 9/1/19 at 5:21pm

thedrybandit said: "TaleofTwo said: "Another Broadway show filmed inthe West End due to crazyunion regulations."

Crazy union regulations like paying the people who do the work that the company filming it will be profiting off of?
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It's really hard though. Like I think we need to be thankful for unions because the working conditions on Broadway are much higher than they would be otherwise. It's nice that people can make a career out of it, and I'm sure it only promotes healthy competition of performers & creatives so that the quality remains the best in the world for musical theatre (in my opinion). However, in the case of audio + visual filming on Broadway no one is really making any money out of this, and it only can help the carer of the people who are apparently being 'protected' by helping create exposure and ensuring memories are not forgotten. 

Would Bernadette Peters be as big a star as she is if it weren't for the filmings of Sunday and Into the Woods? I doubt it. 

Not to sound like a Republican, but sometimes you do have to give a bit more freedom to encourage job creation, innovation & growth. Making it prohibitively costly to film Broadway shows is probably hurting the careers of those that could be featured more than helping. Not to mention the great artistic loss of shows disappearing forever (though the Lincoln Archive thankfully is helping with this in the mean time).

 

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Posted: 9/1/19 at 5:48pm
Was not the scenario i had in mind
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Posted: 9/1/19 at 9:46pm

Disney is a Billion dollar company if anyone shouldnt be skirting around the unions and doing this on the cheap it is them

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 4:28am

LightsOut90 said: "Disney is a Billion dollar company if anyone shouldnt be skirting around the unions and doing this on the cheap it is them"

Disney Theatricals got their own budget, and its not that big. I assume they're the ones paying for it.

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 8:29am

Oh dear, I hope the cast isnt the same one I saw last April, the 2 leads were dreadful and couldn't harmonize at all in "A whole new world" was just awful singing.

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 8:54am
Ainsley Melham, who was Australia’s original Aladdin and just recently finished a stint playing the role on Broadway, played Aladdin in the live taping. He’s really good. Seems like he just played the role for the taping, not having performed in the West End produciton previously. His Aussie co-star Robert Tripolino seems to have also been in the cast. He was the original Omar in Australia. He is now playing Jesus in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in London.
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Posted: 9/2/19 at 10:23am

Isabelle McCalla is the Jasmine of record.

I won’t jump into the Union/cost speculation, but not for nothing, the London physical production is notably better looking than Broadway’s. 

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 11:15am
Ill never be mad at a show being filmed for release but I hate that they’re Now always with the closing casts.
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Posted: 9/2/19 at 11:33am

Jordan Catalano said: "Ill never be mad at a show being filmed for release but I hate that they’re Now always with the closing casts. "

With this it’s not even the closing cast, though. The west end cast finished up about a week ago. Seems like they just brought in Ainsley, Isabelle and co for one performance or perhaps a week of filming. Isn’t that how newsies did it?

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 11:50am

Disney+, probably. No way they'd license this someplace like Netflix (or Bway HD) now. It's cheap enough for a streaming service, and they can say "if you liked Aladdin (2019) or Aladdin (1992), you'll love Broadway's Aladdin in London!"

Wish they got James Iglehart's performance on tape.

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 11:51am

qolbinau said: " Would Bernadette Peters be as big a star as she is if it weren't for the filmings of Sunday and Into the Woods? I doubt it.”

Peters was already a Golden Globe-winning star, and had appeared in ten movies and countless television episodes by that time. 

 

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 12:32pm

What makes the physical productions different?

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 12:59pm
I always assumed the productions are replicas of each other, but the sets look slightly different? I'm guessing this is the cave of wonders in all photos.

London: http://www.studio-hamburg-werkstaetten.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/aladdin_02.jpg

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 1:10pm

I hadn't noticed anything different when I saw them both.

I just hope they include (or film properly) any set transitions

 

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 1:19pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Disney+, probably. No way they'd license this someplace like Netflix (or Bway HD) now. It's cheap enough for a streaming service, and they can say "if you liked Aladdin (2019) or Aladdin (1992), you'll love Broadway's Aladdin in London!"

Wish they got James Iglehart's performance on tape.
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I wish for both James and Jonathan Freeman but oh well

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 1:57pm

Kad said: "qolbinau said: "Would Bernadette Peters be as big a star as she is if it weren't for the filmings of Sunday and Into the Woods? I doubt it.”

Peters was already a Golden Globe-winning star,and had appeared in ten movies and countless television episodes by that time.
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...including her numerous appearances on talk and variety shows (especially the Carol Burnett Show) long before "Sunday..." or "...Woods".

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 2:45pm

Jonathan Freeman took part in this taping as did Don Daryl Rivera.

The long-time London genie Trevor Dion-Nicholas was also in it.

Plus the London ensemble.

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 3:12pm

RippedMan said: "What makes the physical productions different?"

 

Generally, things are newer and were built with the advantage of having done it a few times already and gotten the kinks out. Small details may not be noticed by most in a theater, but could be in a 4K closeup.

Specifically, the London Cave of Wonders has a different (more vivid and shiny) gold treatment and a few years’ less pyro dust and tarnish on it. The magic carpet flight is also more advanced. 

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 3:59pm

It's terrific whenever musicals get filmed, but it seems such a shame when the Broadway actors who originated those roles don't get to re-create them. I wonder if any thought was given to asking Adam Jacobs, a Drama Desk nominee, and James Monroe Iglehart, a Tony winner, to tape ''Aladdin.''

When Disney taped the national tour of ''Newsies,'' I was thrilled they brought back Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay and Ben Fankhauser, its original Broadway principals.

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 4:09pm
My guess is that sometimes you can 'age out' of a role. Adam Jacobs is, I believe, 37... Maybe he's now just too old to be playing a character that's supposed to be teen aged or there about.
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Posted: 9/2/19 at 4:22pm

Batboysings, that's a good point. When I saw ''Aladdin,'' I remember Adam as still looking young and boyish. Turns out he's now 40. Ainsley Melham, on the other hand, is 27. I don't know how old Matthew Croke, the last Aladdin on the West End (I think), is, but Ainsley looks younger than him. 

But that still leaves Iglehart. Aren't genies ageless?  Disney's ALADDIN filmed for release

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Posted: 9/2/19 at 4:34pm
Yes, but winning a Tony also comes with higher paychecks, especially for the role they won a Tony for :p

I'm still thrilled to get another recording of the score to hear. It's a shame they don't seem to record two times in the same language anymore.