Will Disney's Aladdin Ride a Magic Carpet Ride to London?

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The award-winning Disney musical Aladdin, based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, will play London's Prince Edward Theatre, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The theatre, which currently houses the revival of Miss Saigon, will likely welcome its newest tenant in summer 2016. No official announcement about a London production has been made.

The Daily Mail also reports that producer Cameron Mackintosh is planning to bring Saigon to Broadway and will utilize the current London sets.

Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin opened to critical acclaim March 20, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where it continues. 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 two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin. The musical is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.

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."

Aladdin is designed by six-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, three-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis. The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer and hair designer Josh Marquette. 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.

Visit AladdinBroadway.com.

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