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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’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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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”



First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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