November 25, 2013

A Whole New World Coming to Broadway

You all know how I love Disney, but what you probably don't know is that Aladdin is my favorite Disney animated film. Even though it wasn't one of the movies I watched over and over and over again (Toy Story 2 wins for most watched movie in our house), it's always been a favorite of mine. I thing it's mostly to do with the songs. They're really catchy. 

Because of that, I'm super duper excited that they're turning it into a Broadway musical.

That's right folks, Aladdin is going to be on Broadway! And I couldn't be more excited.

For those who have been to Disneyland, you may remember that in California Adventure they have a show called Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular. Which is AMAZING! It's like a Broadway show, but shorter at just 40 minutes. The gene is hilarious and everything about it is fantastic, so it's pretty safe to say that it will be even more amazing on Broadway.

Previews begin on February 26th and opening night is March 20th. It will be running at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Adam Jacobs as Aladdin
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
James Monroe Iglehart as Genie
Courtney Reed as Jasmine
Brian Gonzales as Babkak
Brandon O'Neill as Kassim
Jonathan Schwartz as Omar
Clifton Davis as Sultan
Don Darryl Rivera as Iago
Jonathan Freeman was the voice of Jafar in the film and he'll be playing the roll of Jafar on Broadway. Talk about awesome! They've also released one video, talking about turning the film into a stage production with video and photos from rehearsals. 

I only wish I could actually see it on Broadway. That would be wonderful! But alas I'll have to do the next best thing: buy the album, watch every video they release, and find lots of images to pin on Pinterest.

You can keep up with the production on Facebook. They also have a website, which they should be updating more as opening date gets nearer.


  1. Ooh, that's really neat!! I love Aladdin too! It's not my absolute favorite in Disney movies, but it's up there!

    1. Glad to know another Aladdin fan! Not to many people list it as one of their favorites. :D

  2. Fun, looks like it's be a fantastic show. :)


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