Aladdin Broadway musical is based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with a book written by Chad Beguelin. The music is by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Beguelin.
Aladdin premiered in 2011, and the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014, and has been produced globally since. The musical made history as one of the top highest-grossing Broadway Production. It ranks as the 11th highest-grossing Broadway production of all time. It has grossed over $400 million at the Broadway theatre from the report 2019.
The storyline of the musical is about Aladdin, a poor young man who was fortunate enough to create a new path for himself.
Princess Jasmine is the daughter of the king of the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, and her father’s desire is to find her a royal groom, which she is not keen about. Meanwhile, the sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne.
When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she connects with Aladdin, a charming street urchin, without knowing who he truly was, which was the beginning of their love adventure. However, when Aladdin found f a magic lamp with a genie that can grant him any three wishes, his story changes for good. He uses this privilege to woo the princess (Jasmine) and scatter the sultan’s evil plans to take over the throne.
Aladdin can be summarized as a story of love, greed, and betrayal. It is a fun-filled musical, a combination of adventure, magic, and a wonderful performance by the cast and other performers.
Aladdin has won different awards as expected. The awards include: Tony Award for Best Performance from a Featured Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Act in a Musical; both awards were given to James Monroe Iglehart. The list of awards still continues.
Aladdin is a famous story we have heard of and watched repeatedly, but watching the live performance of Aladdin comes with a whole different feeling than beats your imagination.
- Adam Jacobs as Aladdin
- James Monroe Iglehart as Genie
- Courtney Reed as Jasmine
- Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
- Don Darryl Rivera as Iago
- Clifton Davis as Sultan
- Brain Gonzales as Babkak
- Jonathan Schwartz as Omar
- Brandon O’Neill as Kassim
Q. How much do tickets cost?
A. The ticket prices for Aladdin a fixed based on seating location, performance date, and time. The price can change at any time.
Q. Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
A. It is not compulsory, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to ensure the best seating locations; however, seats remain on sale until performance time, based on availability.
Q. Is there an age limit to watch the performance?
A. Children from age 5 and above are recommended to watch the performance; however, children from the age of 2 below are not allowed in the theatre.
Q. What is the running time for the performance?
A. The show runs for 2 hours 30 minutes.