Is Aida London Bound?

News   Is Aida London Bound? Since its debut at Broadway's Palace Theatre, there has been much talk about a possible London production of the Disney musical Aida. At this time, however, the press representative for the hit Elton John-Tim Rice musical says that there are no immediate plans for a West End mounting.

Since its debut at Broadway's Palace Theatre, there has been much talk about a possible London production of the Disney musical Aida. At this time, however, the press representative for the hit Elton John-Tim Rice musical says that there are no immediate plans for a West End mounting. Chris Boneau, of the Broadway press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown, said July 24, "We've been talking about [a London debut] for awhile. We hope to open a production in London, [but] there's no new information. It's an ongoing thing that we'd like to do. We're looking at theatres and hoping to put it together sometime in the future."

Aida, based on the famed Verdi opera, opened at Broadway's Palace Theatre on March 23, 2000. It features a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento and direction by Robert Falls. Adam Pascal, who has been with the show since its inception, currently heads the cast as Radames. Simone stars as the Nubian princess Aida, and Felicia Finley completes the love triangle as Amneris.

The Palace Theatre is located at Broadway and 47th Street, and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747. A Dutch language production of Aida opened in Amsterdam in the fall of 2001, and a touring company is currently making its way across the country.