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BEHIND THE 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.

Click here 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 stage. 

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 chart. 

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

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 HERE. 

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.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

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 4

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.