Rumours have been flying around on a magic carpet for months and months speculating the arrival of Disney's latest theatrical event ALADDIN making its way into the Prince Edward Theatre in London following Miss Saigon taking its final flight next February (even I speculated about this on a blog post a while ago!) Well everyone, the day is finally here and Disney's ALADDIN has been confirmed for a West End run at the Prince Edward Theatre with tickets going on sale soon.
Previews start May 27th at the renowned London theatre owned by the show's London producer Cameron Mackintosh - official opening night is set for June 9th. To add to this amazing mix, Trevor Dion Nicholas who is Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart's standby in the Broadway production will take centre stage as the Genie. Further casting is yet to be announced.
Don't know what on Earth Disney's Aladdin is even about? Aladdin follows the titular character's journey from rags to riches as he finds love in the Princess Jasmine, all while working off of three wishes he's been given by the Genie. The Evil Jafar is there to stop Aladdin from succeeding, but who wins at the end of the day? Featuring hit songs like "A Whole New World", "Arabian Nights" and "Friend Like Me", the original animated classic was a box office success in the 1990s and the stage show has already been a major success on Broadway.
Are you excited for Disney's Aladdin to make its way to London? What are you most excited about? Tweet me and let me know @shaunycat and LTD at @theatre_direct and let's create some hype about this new Disney musical - the first Disney musical to open in London since Mary Poppins in 2004!
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