Tuesday, 22 January 2013
A Whole New World in A Whole New Way - Aladdin Comes to Broadway!
It's official!! Disney Theatrical last night confirmed that Aladdin will open on Broadway in 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre!! The show's new tagline is Broadway's New Musical Fantasy.
First things first, make sure you head over to the show's official website, www.aladdinbroadway.com, and sign up for their email updates.
Now for those who've waited long enough and don't want to wait until next spring, good news! Both Playbill and Broadway World are reporting that Aladdin will have have it's pre-Broadway preview run at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre this November! The show will premiere in Toronto November 13th and run through to January 12th 2014. No dates have been announced for Aladdin's Broadway premiere other than "Spring 2014".
Both Playbill and Broadway World are reporting that, according to Disney, this version of Aladdin will be an entirely new production "featuring a new script, tunestack and a wholly original design scaled to the Broadway stage and an epic story."
Disney have confirmed that most of the creative team from Seattle's 2011 Pilot Production will be returning, along with some new additions;
Alan Menken (Composer)
Howard Ashman (Lyrics)
Tim Rice (Lyrics)
Chad Beguelin (Book and Lyrics)
Casey Nicholaw (Director/Choreographer)
Bob Crowley (Scenic Design)
Gregg Barnes (Costume Design)
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design)
Ken Travis (Sound Design)
Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design)
Josh Marquette (Hair Design)
Michael Kosarin (Music Supervisor/Music Director)
Danny Troob (Orchestrator)
Glen Kelly (Dance Arrangements)
Casting and ticketing information has not yet been announced (like I said at the start, make sure you sign up for Disney Theatrical's email alerts!).
I'm so excited right now! Guess I'd better start saving for next year's holiday! To paraphrase Joey, "Broadway baby!!" (I've been watching way too much Friends recently). It's going to be a whole new world, hope I see you there!