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Casey Nicholaw and ALADDIN Cast Members in Vanity Fair on Stands Nationwide March 18



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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
, 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 Aladdin opens at Broadway’s New
Amsterdam Theatre on Thursday, March 20th.


Copyright 2014 Walt Disney Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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
) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart (Memphis, The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
) as Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony
Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary
, 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
and Michael James Scott stand by for several principals.

In a cast of 35, Aladdin also
features Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn
, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy
, Donald Jones, Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley
, Brandt Martinez, Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson,
Bobby Pestka, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Aleks Pevec, Ariel
, Jennifer Rias, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealey, Dennis
, 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
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
and dance music arranger Glen Kelly



Tickets are available for purchase
through, 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 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  Connect with Aladdin on and 


Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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