While it’s nice to dream about finding a genie in a magical lamp and getting three wishes, chances are that won’t ever happen in this reality. However, there are plenty of organizations donning a genie cap and making modest dreams come true. True, these institutions don’t create princedoms, provide flying carpets or make mountains of […]
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Excerpted from the Aladdin study guide. Adapted from an article by Albert Evans, with permission from The 5th Avenue Theatre. The Aladdin story, on which the Broadway musical is based, has its origins in One Thousand and One Nights. Although the stories were compiled by Antoine Galland, a French translator, around 1710, the tales themselves […]
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Take a look at some of the production photos below.
This article originally ran in Disney twenty-three, a publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Early in the evolution of Aladdin, composer Alan Menken, book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw got together to write a brand new song for the stage musical – a unique collaboration that could only happen […]
Earning a staggering number of accolades for his work on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the film version of Aladdin, amongst many others, Alan Menken is an undisputed master of the stage and film musical. For this stage version of Aladdin, he reveals that he had a very particular vision. “It’s always […]
Aladdin, The Lion King, In the Heights and West Side Story are all planning big-screen adaptations in the next two years It’s true that musicals have risen in popularity in recent years, and that Broadway theater attendance is at an all-time high. Movies such as The Greatest Showman, Beauty and the Beast and La La […]