Spend an Arabian night at Aladdin, the hit Disney musical that's been bringing magic to the New Amsterdam Theatre since 2014. Nearly 20 years after Disney released the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning film of the same name, the film's original composer and lyricists collaborated once more to bring the story of Aladdin to the stage. The musical had its world premiere in Seattle in 2011 before coming to Broadway, and Aladdin has since won multiple awards and gone on to productions all across the...
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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.
As an animated classic, Aladdin 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 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 as 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.
Who plays the Genie in Aladdin the musical?
Michael James Scott currently plays the Genie in Aladdin the 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.
How long is Aladdin on Broadway?
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 45m (incl. intermission)
February 26th, 2014
September 28th, 2021
December 30th, 2022
February 26th, 2014
New Amsterdam Theatre
Cast and creative
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
Latest Aladdin on Broadway News & Features
Get ready for a whole new world on Broadway, as the Aladdin cast has been named. Aladdin reopens at the New Amsterdam Theatre from September 28, and Aladdin tickets are on sale now.Michael Maliakel will play the title role in Aladdin, joined by Shoba Narayan as Jasmine. Michael James Scott will reprise the role of the Genie, alongside Jonathan Freeman as Jafar and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, Milo Alosi as Kassim, Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan. Zach Bencal will now play the role...
Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Michael James Scott returns to the role of Genie in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre tonight.Scott, who originated the role of Genie in the Australian production of Aladdin and won a Helpmann Award for his efforts, has previously appeared in the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!, Elf, Hair, The Pirate Queen, Disney's Tarzan, All Shook Up, and Mamma Mia!The principal cast of...
Shining, shimmering, splendid news! Disney Theatrical has released details of upcoming principal cast changes for its smash hit Broadway musical Aladdin, as the show approaches its sixth anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre.Ainsley Melham, star of the original Australian production of Aladdin, is set to return to the titular role on Broadway in March (with an exact date to be confirmed shortly). Current star Clinton Greenspan is scheduled to play his final performance as Aladdin on February...
Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Michael James Scott is set to reprise the role of Genie in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre from February 28, 2020. Current cast member Major Attaway is now scheduled to play his final performance on February 16.Scott, who originated the role of Genie in the Australian production of Aladdin and won a Helpmann Award for his efforts, has previously appeared in the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon,...
It has been announced that the original lead cast members of Disney Theatrical's Broadway musical of Aladdin have extended their contracts to 2016 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will now remain in the production until 21 February 2016. This new musical, based on the Academy Award winning 1992 animated film, officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 20 March 2014, following previews...