Aladdin is nearly here!!
Last night saw Disney Theatrical's official press launch for Aladdin in the West End!
Disney Theatrical's President Thomas Schumacher took to the stage of the Lyceum Theatre (The Lion King's London home) to welcome the press and take them through Aladdin's journey to the West End.
You may know (or could have reasonably guessed) that Aladdin was Broadway's most attended new show of 2014, but did you know it was actually 2015's most attended show on Broadway?! How amazing is that! Aladdin has had the fastest international roll out that Disney Theatrical have ever done and now it's about to open in London!
|Dean John-Wilson at the Press Launch rehearsal, Photo by Jade Ewen (via Twitter)|
Thomas Schumacher wasn't the only one on stage for the Press Launch as Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen took to the stage to perform the Oscar winning "A Whole New World". Then, Dean went solo for Aladdin's beautiful ballad "Proud of Your Boy" before Trevor Dion Nicholas brought the magic with "Friend Like Me". How I wish I could have been there to see that! I'm counting the days until previews begin in May. I can't wait to see this show!!
You can read what the press thought of the launch right here;
London Theatre 1
Shows In London
That's everything so far but I'm sure there will be more on the way. I'll update this post as the articles come out.
Aladdin begins previews in London Friday 27th May and officially opens Wednesday 15th June. You can buy tickets right here at the show's official website.
|Trevor Dion Nicholas, Jade Ewen and Dean John-Wilson back stage at the Press Launch|
Photo by Dean John-Wilson (via Twitter)