Aladdin Sets Dates at London's Prince Edward Theatre; Musical Casts Its Genie

News   Aladdin Sets Dates at London's Prince Edward Theatre; Musical Casts Its Genie The hit Disney musical Aladdin, which continues at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, will begin previews at London's Prince Edward Theatre May 27, 2016, prior to an official opening June 9.
Trevor Dion Nicholas
Trevor Dion Nicholas

Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie. Full casting will be announced at a later date.

“In 1992, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s reimagining of the Aladdin tale became the biggest movie of the year around the globe. Now 23 years later, Casey Nicholaw’s production lifts a whole new audience and sends them home on air,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “We are thrilled to fly Aladdin’s carpet to London where the show has found its ideal home in Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning Prince Edward Theatre.”

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. With a book by Beguelin, Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.

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 Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly. Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, five-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

To sign up for exclusive access to the priority booking period, which will open Oct. 23, visit www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Nov. 23. Tickets for the initial booking period are available for performances up to and including Oct. 1, 2016.

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