Aladdin Film and Musical Stars Join Forces to Discuss Creation of a Disney Stage and Screen Hit

News   Aladdin Film and Musical Stars Join Forces to Discuss Creation of a Disney Stage and Screen Hit
The casts of the animated Disney film "Aladdin" and the Broadway musical of the same name will come together for a special media event to celebrate the film's Sept. 29 release on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere and the Oct. 13 release on Blu-ray.

The Oct. 12 invitation-only press event in Manhattan will feature original voice cast members Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Linda Larkin (Jasmine) and Jonathan Freeman (who played Jafar on film and now on stage) as well as Broadway company members Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine).

The 1992 Disney animated film "Aladdin," about a street rat's journey to capture the heart of a misunderstood princess — and the magical Genie he befriends along the way — comes to life at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, where the musical adaptation of the same name officially opened March 20, 2014. 

The stage production, which expands the 90-minute film into a two-act format, has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Here's how the musical is billed: "Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including 'One Thousand and One Nights' is brought to fresh theatrical life in this exuberant new musical. Aladdin's journey will sweep 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 stage."


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