It’s a whole new world for Disney’s Aladdin, as the shows flies onto the Broadway stage with spectacular special effects and new songs, as well as classic tunes. Travel to the desert city of Agrabah, where the kind-hearted Aladdin makes due as a street rat in the city marketplace where he strikes up a friendship with the alluring Jasmine, the Sultan’s daughter. But things take a turn toward the magical after finding a magic lamp and freeing Genie from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin dreams of winning Jasmine’s hand in marriage, but the Sultan’s Grand Vizier Jafar has his sights set on marrying her. Will Aladdin prevail with a little help from his friend in the lamp?
The New Amsterdam Theatre has been renovated to accommodate the mystical visual-effects miracles conjured up by the genie. Adults, kids and everyone in between will be astonished and amazed by this spectacular show.
This full-length stage version features the songs you love (“A Whole New World,” “Arabian Nights,” “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead,” and “Prince Ali”), plus additional numbers written especially for this production. Music is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) and Chad Beguelin (Elf, The Wedding Singer), who also wrote the book. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone) directs and choreographs.