Is Disney eyeing a Broadway revival of Tim Rice & Elton John musical Aida?


According to an Equity casting notice, Disney Theatrical is holding a developmental lab presentation for a revival of the Elton John/Tim Rice musical Aida in March 2020. The new production has original Broadway cast member Schele Williams attached as director and Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown serving as choreographer. The musical, which centers on a love triangle between Egyptian captain Radames, his fiancée Princess Amneris and her enslaved handmaiden, the Nubian princess Aida, ran on Broadway from 2000 through 2004. The original cast featured Adam Pascal as Radames, Sherie Rene Scott as Amneris and a Tony Award-winning performance from Heather Headley in the titular role.