SCENES VIDEO OF MAX ABADIAN SHOOT RELEASED
Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award® winning director
and choreographer of Disney's Aladdin,
a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, is
featured in the April issue of Vanity Fair. Renowned photographer Max Abadian shot
Nicholaw along with Aladdin’s beautiful ladies Tia Altinay, Daisy
Hobbs, Nikki Long, Rhea Patterson, Khori Michelle Petinaud,
Ariel Reid, and Marisha Wallace. Click on the picture below for a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot.
to view the feature on VanityFair.com. Aladdin opens at Broadway’s New
Amsterdam Theatre on Thursday, March 20th.
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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 two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The
Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin.
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) as 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 Brian
Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s
sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don
Darryl Rivera as Iago. Merwin
Foard and Michael James Scott stand by for several principals.
In a cast of 35, Aladdin also
features Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn
Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy
Hobbs, Donald Jones, Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley
Martin, Brandt Martinez, Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson,
Bobby Pestka, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Aleks Pevec, Ariel
Reid, Jennifer Rias, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealey, Dennis
Stowe, Marisha Wallace and Bud Weber.
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney
film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is
brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps 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
The animated film Aladdin was
released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, grossing
over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the
highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original
Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of
the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo
Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Aladdin is designed by six-time
Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, three-time Tony-winning
lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg
Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
The production team also includes illusion
designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup
designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by
music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created
the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny
Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
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). The New
Amsterdam Theatre box office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm,
Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 6:30pm.
Premium and group tickets are also available. For information about premium tickets, CLICK HERE;
for information about tickets for groups of 15 or more, CLICK
A limited number of general rush seats will be sold for
each performance on the day of the show when the box office opens. Rush tickets can be purchased by cash or
charge, with a limit of two tickets per guest.
Locations are determined by availability and tickets may not be offered
at all performances.
February 26 – March 2: Wednesday – Saturday at
8pm; Sunday at 3pm
March 3 – March 16: Tuesday* – Friday at
8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm
*No performance Tuesday,
March 17 – March 23: Tuesday at 7pm;
Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday at 6:30pm (Opening Night); Friday and
Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm
Beginning March 24: Tuesday at 7pm;
Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm;
Sunday at 3pm
For more information on Aladdin,
visit AladdinTheMusical.com. Connect with Aladdin on
Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.