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Aladdin Musical Heading To Broadway

After a record setting run at the Muny in St Louis and a similarly strong performance at Utah’s Tuacahn theater, Disney’s Aladdin – The New Stage Musical is headed to Broadway. This, at least, according to Alan Menken, who spoke at ‘Destination D’ last week in Anaheim.

This version of the stage show started as a pilot program in Seattle, not really designated for a trip to Broadway, but instead for local amateur theaters. It features songs that were written for the movie, but cut for various reasons. The book is by Chad Beguelin, music by Alen Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Beguelin also contributed additional lyrics to this production.

Production photos from the Tuacahn show reveal it to be a very colorful production on a huge stage. The show includes special digital projection effects where the audience is asked to put on 3D glasses during the cave of wonders scene. We’ll see if that makes it to the Broadway version of the show.

If the Broadway version opens soon, we will have a situation where there is a theme park version, Disney Cruise Line version, and Broadway version of a show at the same time. I don’t think that has happened before.

If the idea of Aladdin  – The New Stage Musical intrigues you further there is an excellent blog chronicling the shows life and run to Broadway.

3 thoughts on “Aladdin Musical Heading To Broadway”

  1. I was the show at the Tuacahn and as a Dsiney person and a Theater MajorI loved it for the most part. There were some pionts that I just wanted to jump up and yell at the stage to get back on track and stop with the piontless side stories that stop the show in stead of moving it froward (mostly the song “High Adevnture” song by Aladdin’s Friends and band members who replace the Storyteller and Abu and Carpet) The 3D was cool and fun but the best parts were when the Gine pionted out the differents form the movie and the missing Characters. Igo was also human which I fill worked better for this stage but I would hope would be a puppet again for Boardway.

  2. I Can’t wait for the show to come to Broadway and i have the Original Broadway cast are Kellen Stancil as Aladdin, Liana Hunt as Jasmine, Nathan Lee Graham as the Genie, Jonathan Dokuchitz as The Sultan, Josh Gad as Babkak, Zachary James as Kassim, Karl Kenzler as Jafar, Aaron Tveit as Iago and Nick Womack as Omar.

    The ensemble comprises Aaron J. Albano, Ken Arpino, Lindsey Bliven, Natalie Daradich, Karla Garcia, Zach Hanna, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Van Hughes, Crystal Joy, Jason Kappus, Andy Kelso, Selena Moshell, Rob Parks, Marissa Perry, David Rossetti, Jon Rua, Gabrielle Ruiz, Christopher Shin, Dollar Tan, Teddy Toye and Kirsten Wyatt.

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