BWW Review: ALADDIN at Hippodrome TheatreBWW Review: ALADDIN at Hippodrome Theatre
by Rowena Winkler - Nov 18, 2019

If you're looking for a?oeA Whole New Worlda?? to break up the monotony of your week, look no further than the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.  Disney Theatrical Productions has done it again with its National Tour of Aladdin: another movie-to-musical hit that stays true to the core of the story while adding elements meant to dazzle live audiences.   (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Casting For East Lansing's Limited Premiere EngagementDisney's ALADDIN Announces Casting For East Lansing's Limited Premiere Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Casting has been announced for the East Lansing engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in East Lansing at Wharton Center on Wednesday, December 4, for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 15. The press opening night is Friday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zach Bencal on Teaching Authenticity with ALADDINBWW Interview: Zach Bencal on Teaching Authenticity with ALADDIN
by Rowena Winkler - Nov 5, 2019

The national tour of Aladdin is coming to the Hippodrome as part of its Broadway Series in November, and it's certainly a performance you do not want to miss. With 337 costumes, 111 moving lights, and 38 tons of scenery, lighting, and effects suspended from the grid, it's no wonder that it takes 75 people to deliver the spectacle of this show on tour. To give you insight on what it takes to be in a show of this caliber, BroadwayWorld sat down with Zach Bencal, who has been in over 1000 performances of Aladdin as Babkak, one of the street urchin's friends.  (more...)

BWW Review: Absolutely Magical ALADDIN at the Providence Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: Absolutely Magical ALADDIN at the Providence Performing Arts Center
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Nov 1, 2019

Nearly six years after opening on Broadway and 27 years after appearing as a beloved animated Disney film, the national touring cast of the musical ALADDIN soars into the Providence Performing Arts Center. This version of the story contains many callbacks to the original 1992 film, but also adds many new elements, such as new songs, new characters, and even a new spin on the Genie. No matter one's familiarity with the source material, audience goers are in for a flashy and thoroughly entertaining evening, suitable for adults and children alike. (more...)

Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Disney's 'Aladdin' is currently flying around America, entertaining audiences nationwide with the Agrabah glitz and glamour. What are critics in the various cities saying about the tour? Check out their reviews from tour stops like Tempe, Salt Lake City, San Diego and more below! (more...)

ALADDIN Will Launch 'Newly-Configured' National Tour in 2021ALADDIN Will Launch 'Newly-Configured' National Tour in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that a newly-configured North American tour of Aladdin is scheduled to launch in Fall 2021, allowing the hit Broadway musical to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which couldn't previously accommodate the production. Information concerning engagement dates, venues and casting for the newly-configured tour will be announced at a later date. To receive news about the tour, please sign-up for email alerts at www.AladdinTheMusical.com/tour. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN At Enters Its Final Week At DPACDisney's ALADDIN At Enters Its Final Week At DPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

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BWW Review: ALADDIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: ALADDIN National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 4, 2019

Based on Disney's 1992 Academy Award-winning animated film musical of the same name as well as the Arabic folktale from the One Thousand and One Nights, Aladdin follows an Arabian street urchin who steals food in order to support himself. Meanwhile, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. To win over both Jasmine and the Sultan, Aladdin teams up with a genie from a magic lamp he found to disguise himself as a wealthy prince. Yet, the Sultan's Grand Vizier, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Opens Tonight At DPACDisney's ALADDIN Opens Tonight At DPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

The DPAC premiere of Disney's Aladdin opens tonight, October 3, 2019, at 7:30 PM for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26, 2019, as part of SunTrust Broadway's, 2019 / 2020 season.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE “GENIE-US” OF ALADDIN at Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: THE “GENIE-US” OF ALADDIN at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
by Vickie Evans - Sep 14, 2019

With the iconic song 'A Whole New World', Aladdin certainly delivered 'the magic' of Disney that took the audience on a mind-blowing journey of 'toe tappin' dance performances and tickled our imagination to believe that we too could embark on a fairy-tale infused 'magic carpet ride'.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Be Proud of Your Boy with All New Photos of ALADDIN On TourPhoto Flash: Be Proud of Your Boy with All New Photos of ALADDIN On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Get an all new look at the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin featuring new tour cast members Jonah Ho'okano (Aladdin) and Korie Lee Blossey (Genie), along with current tour cast members Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), Zach Bencal(Babkak), Ben Chavez (Omar) and Colt Prattes (Kassim). (more...)

Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome new stars to both the Broadway and North American tour casts. (more...)

BWW Review: ALADDIN Animates The Hobby Center with Showmanship and SpectacleBWW Review: ALADDIN Animates The Hobby Center with Showmanship and Spectacle
by Audrey Morabito - Jun 28, 2019

ALADDIN is a vibrant kaleidoscope of extravagant costumes, choreography, and vocal performances. An entertaining musical comedy jam-packed with a cast of over 30 members, there is always something to marvel at throughout the show for children and adults alike. It's glitz, dynamic, and sure to entertain. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with orchestrations by Danny Troob, this show packs an impressive punch when it comes to presentational musical numbers. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 5/29: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Opening Celebration, and More!Wake Up With BWW 5/29: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Opening Celebration, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Whole New World On Tour with Disney's ALADDINPhoto Flash: It's a Whole New World On Tour with Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

We've got an all new look at the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, featuring new tour cast members Major Attaway (Genie), Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), Ben Chavez (Omar) and Colt Prattes (Kassim), along with original tour cast members Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin) and Zach Bencal (Babkak). (more...)

BWW Review: ALADDIN Brings a Whole New World to Broadway SacramentoBWW Review: ALADDIN Brings a Whole New World to Broadway Sacramento
by Courtney Symes - May 19, 2019

According to Genie, 'Agrabah has more glitz and glamour than any other fictional city in the world.' He's not lying. Aladdin is a veritable dreamscape of color, light, and shimmering costumes. The animated movie has been brought to life on the stage by six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz and two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes. Familiar songs from Tony and Grammy-award winners Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin feed the nostalgia from the highest grossing film of 1992 while adding new material to complement the transition to a live audience. (more...)

BWW Review: ALADDIN at the Eccles Theater is Filled with Glitz and ShowmanshipBWW Review: ALADDIN at the Eccles Theater is Filled with Glitz and Showmanship
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 27, 2019

The national tour of Disney's ALADDIN has arrived in Salt Lake City in all its splendor with an ode to old-school Broadway. (more...)

Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City!Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin is pleased to announce that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12. (more...)

Kaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American TourKaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin has announced that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12. (more...)

BWW Review: ALADDIN Is a Big, Flashy Spectacle Full of Musical Magic, at Keller AuditoriumBWW Review: ALADDIN Is a Big, Flashy Spectacle Full of Musical Magic, at Keller Auditorium
by Krista Garver - Mar 30, 2019

The famous magic carpet has landed, or, rather, it has taken off, at Keller Auditorium with the arrival of Disney's ALADDIN. The carpet really does fly, and it really is magical, and it's just one of the stagecraft marvels of this show. (more...)

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