Hop on your magic carpet and get ready to experience a whole new world, because Disney's Aladdin is granting wishes on Broadway this season. The family-friendly tale of adventure and intrigue has been captivating theatergoers ever since it was adapted for the stage in 2011, and the bold new production at New York City's iconic New Amsterdam Theatre is no exception. The Tony-winning musical brings the streets of Agrabah to life with colorful sets, direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, and Academy Award-winning musical numbers by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. Actor Adam Jacobs brings charismatic energy to the leading role, with phenomenal supporting performances from Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), and Courtney Reed (Jasmine).
ABOUT THE SHOW:
On the sweltering streets of Agrabah, homeless street urchin Aladdin encounters Princess Jasmine, who has snuck out of the palace in disguise to get a taste of the outside world. Sparks fly, setting Aladdin on a course to win Jasmine’s heart as her father the Sultan pressures her to find a proper suitor. Together with the help of Genie and his pet monkey Abu, Aladdin makes a series of wishes that land him inside the palace walls for a rendezvous with the Princess. But things get tricky when the Sultan’s power-hungry grand vizier Jafar has Aladdin arrested and takes control of the magic lamp and Genie’s powers. Will Jafar’s evil bid for supreme power succeed, or will Aladdin save the day and win Jasmine’s hand in marriage? Only a magical journey through the bazaars, alleys, and “Arabian Nights” of Agrabah will tell.