Aladdin on Broadway takes audiences to a whole new world. Get Aladdin tickets now and experience the magic and wonder of this timeless Disney story that's granted audience's wishes for fun since 2014.
Based on the much-loved 1992 animated classic, the Aladdin musical follows the title street urchin as he tries to win over Princess Jasmine. Though she loves him too, royal rules state that she must marry a prince. Aladdin becomes one with the help of a wish-granting Genie in a magic lamp, but before he and Jasmine can be together, he must defeat the evil Jafar, who wants Jasmine and the throne for himself.
The Aladdin movie is one of the cornerstones of what would become known as the Disney Renaissance Era, a period of time which restored Disney's animation division to its former glory of creating successful animated musicals.
Aladdin on Broadway officially opened in 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, the home base of Disney on Broadway that has also housed musicals like Mary Poppins and The Lion King (before that show moved to the Minskoff). The production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Aladdin features a score by Alan Menken, incorporating the movie's music including "Arabian Nights," "Prince Ali," and the show-stopping "Friend Like Me." There's also new material as well as songs that were cut from the film, such as Aladdin's poignant ballad "Proud of Your Boy."
The Aladdin Broadway production also incorporates a dazzling total of 84 illusions and effects, with the awe-inspiring magic carpet ride during "A Whole New World" arguably its crowning jewel. The spectacle also showcases 337 unique costumes and dynamic choreography, brimming with modern dance, tap, and Middle Eastern-infused influences, under the helm of Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.
Michael James Scott currently plays the Genie in the Aladdin musical. Original cast member James Monroe Iglehart won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his crowd-pleasing, unstoppable performance in the role.
Other original cast members included Adam Jacobs in the title role, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine, and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, reprising his role from the animated film.
Aladdin on Broadway is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an intermission.
Disney's Aladdin is a theatrical explosion that tells a universal story of love triumphing against all odds and is a bonafide Broadway hit suitable for all generations.
(Photos by Matthew Murphy, Deen Van Meer, and Cylla von Tiedemann)
2h 30m (incl. intermission)
February 26th, 2014
7K+ reviews on Show-Score
By: Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Chad Beguelin, and Book by Chad Beguelin
Director: Casey Nicholaw
Producer: Disney Theatrical Productions
Cast list: Michael Maliakel (as Aladdin), Sonya Balsara (as Jasmine), Michael James Scott (as the Genie), Dennis Stowe (as Jafar), Don Darryl Rivera (as Iago), JC Montgomery (as the Sultan), Milo Alosi (as Kassim), Brad Weinstock (as Omar), Zach Bencal (as Babkak)
Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Costume: Gregg Barnes
Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Sound: Ken Travis
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Based on the beloved animated Disney movie, the Aladdin musical features romance and adventure as a Genie helps Aladdin win Princess Jasmine's affection. Don't miss this energetic, dazzling spectacle that will delight audiences of all ages. Rekindle the magic and travel to a whole new world when you get tickets to this Tony-nominated musical.
Aladdin on Broadway is playing at New Amsterdam Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The running time of Aladdin on Broadway is 2h 30m (incl. intermission).
Book tickets for Aladdin on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.
Tickets for Aladdin on Broadway start at $99.
Chad Beguelin wrote the script for the Aladdin musical, adapted from the 1992 movie's screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio. Alan Menken composed the score for both the film and the musical, and lyrics for the various songs are by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Beguelin.
Aladdin on Broadway has 18 musical numbers. These include songs from the film, like "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me"; songs cut from the film, like "Proud of Your Boy"; and songs written for the musical, like "Diamond in the Rough."
Aladdin is appropriate for kids of all ages, just like the Disney movie the show is based on. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
Aladdin added more songs that weren't in the original movie, and Aladdin has a trio of friends as his sidekicks instead of the monkey Abu. Otherwise, the plot and characters from the movie are mostly the same.
Aladdin opened on Broadway in February 2014 and is now the 17th-longest-running Broadway show of all time with more than 3,000 performances.
New York Theatre Guide's four-star review praised Aladdin as "extremely impressive" and "the most vibrantly colourful of all Disney Theatrical's offerings to date." The show's staying power and appeal to all ages is clear, making Aladdin a great family-friendly show.