Aladdin the Musical Celebrates 3000 Performances on Broadway
Disney’s Aladdin will reach an astonishing milestone on Broadway when the show celebrates its 3,000 performance on December 28! The cast recently gathered to celebrate their astounding accomplishment.
In addition to this milestone, Aladdin recently joined the top 20 longest Broadway runs, passing the 1964-1970 run of Hello Dolly! By reaching the top twenty, Aladdin joins fellow Disney shows The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
The show originally opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014, where it quickly proved to be a blockbuster. Aladdin broke 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records on its way to becoming a Broadway smash hit.
During its run, James Monroe Iglehart won the Tony for his performance as the Genie in Aladdin. The show was shut down during COVID-19, as was the rest of Broadway, but resumed performances on September 28, 2021.
The show was produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. It takes much of its story from the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin, featuring five of that movie’s songs. In addition, the show takes further inspiration from the film’s source material “One Thousand and One Nights” and features songs that are unique to the stage version of the story.
In the Broadway musical, Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. Like the movie, the musical tells the story of Aladdin’s transformation from “street rat” to hero.
If you haven’t seen Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, tickets are available! It will certainly be a show to remember!