Aladdin on Broadway

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This season’s Broadway has begun, and MAN did it start with a BOOM! My fiance and I got to go see Aladdin last week. This was his first time going to a Broadway, and he was actually quite surprised. We had amazing seats as usual at the Seanger Theater. The theater was beautiful and my fiance was pretty excited. This was his first time entering the Seanger Theater and he was completely shocked. 

I don’t think I could have picked a better Broadway to take my fiance too. Aladdin was phenomenal! I mean WAY better than I could have ever expected! It was loud, bright, and fantastic! This show 100% had my attention the entire time, there was never a dull moment. 

The cast could not have been picked out better. They did a fantastic job playing the parts, dressing, and acting. I almost felt like I was watching the original movie. If you are wanting to attend your first Broadway, Aladdin is a perfect one for that! 

Aladdin will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from Sept. 26 – Oct. 7. The performance schedule is as follows:

·       Tuesdays through Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

·       Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

·       Fridays at 8 p.m.

·       Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

·       Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please note there will not be a 6:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Aladdin, the new musical, music by Alan Menken, lyrrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada, starring: Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), Brian Gonzales (Babkak), Brandon O’Neill (Kassim), Jonathan Schwartz (Omar), Clifton Davis (Sultan), Don Darryl Rivera (Iago), Merwin Foard (standby Jafar/Sultan), Michael James Scott (standby Genie/Babkak) and Jonathan Freeman (Jafar) directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw

“We are thrilled to have Aladdin as the opening production in this season of Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans,” said Joe Exnicios, Hancock Whitney president. “Audiences from young to old will enjoy this tale of a whole new world, and we look forward to a stellar season of shows.”

About Aladdin

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the showfeatures music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (EvitaAida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) 

Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. 

The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song.  The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.  The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly

1 Comment

  • Tammy Catterton October 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Wow look like an amazing musical to see on Broadway someday love to see it there. I am a big musical fan here thanks for sharing

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