As Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular prepares to say "goodbye" to its Disney California Adventure home, the Broadway version of the Aladdin tale is still going strong. In fact, the show just chalked up another big win on The Great White Way.
Aladdin, Disney's hit Broadway musical, broke the house record for an eight-performance week at the New Amsterdam Theatre with a gross of $2,048,348.00 for the week ending November 29th, 2015, marking the ninth house record set by the hit production since beginning performances.
Aladdin opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 and quickly established itself as the biggest new blockbuster in recent years, already welcoming well over one million people and consistently ranking with the juggernauts Wicked andThe Lion King as one of the highest-attended shows on Broadway. Aladdin‘s success continues internationally with productions in Tokyo and Hamburg and upcoming sit-down productions in London, Sydney and additional cities yet to be announced. NBC-TV raves “Aladdin is exactly what you wished for!” New York Magazine calls it “Musical comedy wish-fulfillment!” while The New York Times hails the show as “Fabulous… Extravagant! It defies expectations,” and the Daily News declares, “Seriously, it’s amazing!”
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features 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 Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) 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 stars Adam Jacobs (Les Miserables, The Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart (Memphis, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) in his Tony Award-winning role of Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, The Producers, She Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. The show also stars Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales andJonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. James Moye and Trevor Dion Nicholas stand by for several principals.
Tickets are available for purchase through AladdinTheMusical.com, by calling Ticketmaster’s Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or in person at the New Amsterdam Theatre box office — 214 W. 42nd Street.