The Verdict: Critics Review Disney's Aladdin on Broadway
21 Mar 2014
Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann
The Disney stage musical Aladdin, featuring new and existing songs from the 1992 animated film, officially opened on Broadway March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) is at the helm of Aladdin, which — through bright colors and flashy choreography — takes audiences to the Middle East. Previews began Feb. 26 following an out-of-town engagement at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.