From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: Aladdin
Theatre: New Amsterdam Theatre

Preview: Feb. 26

Opening: March 20
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Book by Chad Beguelin. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. New lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw.
Original Principal Cast: Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Brian Gonzales as Babkak, Brandon O'Neill as Kassim, Jonathan Schwartz as Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.

Synopsis: Here's how the new musical is billed: "Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including 'One Thousand and One Nights' is brought to fresh theatrical life in this exuberant new musical. Aladdin's journey will sweep 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."

Check out photos from Aladdin's opening night on Broadway.

Watch the cast of Aladdin in rehearsals: