It’s a whole new world for Disney’s Aladdin, as the shows flies onto the Broadway stage with spectacular special effects and new songs, as well as classic tunes.
This new, full-length stage version will feature the songs you love (“A Whole New World,” “Arabian Nights,” “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead,” and “Prince Ali”), plus additional numbers written especially for this production. Music will be by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) and Chad Beguelin (Elf, The Wedding Singer) who will also write the book. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone) directs and choreographs.
Aladdin (Adam Jacobs) is a penniless street urchin who falls in love with Princess Jasmine (Courtney Reed) and rescues her from the villainous Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) after discovering a magic lamp containing a mischievous Genie (James Monroe Inglehart). The New Amsterdam Theater has been renovated to accommodate the mystical visual-effects miracles conjured up by the genie. Adults, kids and everyone in between will be astonished and amazed by this spectacular show.
Did you know?
Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s recording of “A Whole New World” went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
This will be the eighth musical Disney has brought to Broadway. The others include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aida, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Newsies.
The running time has not been determined as of yet.
There is a concession stand in the lower lobby where cocktails, sodas, and candy are available, no food or drink is allowed in the theater; seating capacity is 1,702; built in 1902-3, the New Amsterdam was the home of the Ziegfeld Follies, was renovated by Disney in 1995-7, and is one of the oldest operating theaters on Broadway
Adults, kids, and everyone in between should love this magical journey. Previous viewing of the movie won’t be necessary to enjoy the family musical, but it can’t hurt if you want to hum along to the songs.
Good for kids?
This is the perfect show to bring the kids to. Music, magic, Disney, a giant genie, a flying carpet—what more could you ask?
New Amsterdam Theatre Location Information:
214 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3 to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway)