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Musical information
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Howard Ashman
Tim Rice
Book Chad Beguelin
Basis 1992 Disney animated film
Aladdin
Productions 2011 Seattle tryout
2012 St. Louis
2013: Spanish tour
2014 Broadway
2015 Tokyo
Awards

Aladdin is a stage musical based on the 1992 film of the same name. It made its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7-July 31, 2011. After successful runs in Utah and St. Louis, the show made its Broadway debut with previews begining February 26th, 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre with the official opening night on March 20th of that same year which followed a tryout during the holiday season in Toronto. The show won a Tony Award for James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie as the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

Background

Even though a stage version of "Aladdin" was already playing at Disney's California Adventure park, and on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, a full-length version had been going in and out of development for quite some time. In November 2010, Alan Menken confirmed that a musical adaptation was officially in the works.[1] Disney Theatrical Productions finally confirmed that a full length stage musical of "Aladdin" will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre in July 2011.[2] The show features most of the songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that were cut from the film as well as the songs in film by Menken and Tim Rice, along with new songs by Menken and librettist Chad Beguelin. Jonathan Freeman who was the voice for Jafar in the film was later announced that he would recreate his performance on stage.  He is currently reprising his role in the Broadway production. [3]

Cast

Original casts of notable productions.

Production Aladdin Jasmine Genie Jafar The Sultan Iago Omar Babkak Kassim
Original 2011
Seattle
Adam Jacobs Courtney Reed James Monroe Iglehart Jonathan Freeman Seán G. Griffin Don Darryl Rivera Andrew Keenan-Bolger Brandon O'Neill Brian Gonzales
Original 2013-14
Toronto/Broadway
Adam Jacobs Courtney Reed James Monroe Iglehart Jonathan Freeman Clifton Davis Don Darryl Rivera Jonathan Schwartz Brandon O'Neill Brian Gonzales

Musical numbers

Many of these songs were deleted songs from the 1992 film that were restored for the musical. Others were written especially for it. The genres are a mix of both Broadway-style songs and adult contemporary ballads, in accordance to the two song-writing teams that worked on the show.

Note that the Arabian Night Reprises do not match up with how they are listed in the Music Behind the Magic disc set. Every reprise deleted from the film was restored here besides Reprise 3, which takes place while Aladdin is in jail. It was replaced with a fourth-wall breaker regarding the intermission.

Pre-Broadway

Act I

  • "Arabian Nights" – Babkak, Omar, Kassim & Company
  • "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "One Jump Ahead" – Aladdin, Crowd
  • "One Jump Ahead" (Reprise) – Aladdin
  • "Proud Of Your Boy" – Aladdin
  • "Arabian Nights (Reprise I)" – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Call Me a Princess" – Jasmine & Attendants
  • "Call Me a Princess (Reprise)"– Jasmine
  • "Why Me?" – Jafar, Iago
  • "A Million Miles Away" – Aladdin & Jasmine
  • "Arabian Nights (Reprise II)" – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Friend Like Me" – Genie, Company
  • "Arabian Nights (Reprise III)" – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Act I Finale (Friend Like Me (Reprise)/Proud of Your Boy (Reprise I))" – Genie, Aladdin

Act II

  • "Prince Ali" – Genie, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Company
  • "A Whole New World" – Aladdin & Jasmine
  • "High Adventure" – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Somebody's Got Your Back" – Aladdin, Genie, Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Wedding Suite" – Orchestra
  •  "Prince Ali (Reprise)" – Jafar, Sultan, Company
  • "Finale Ultimo (Arabian Nights (Reprise IV)/A Whole New World (Reprise))" – Company

Broadway

Act I

Act II

  • "Entr'acte" – Orchestra
  • "Prince Ali" – Genie, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, Company
  • "A Whole New World" – Aladdin & Jasmine
  • "High Adventure" – Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Somebody's Got Your Back" – Aladdin, Genie, Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
  • "Proud of Your Boy (Reprise II)" – Aladdin
  • "Prince Ali (Reprise)" – Jafar, Sultan, Company
  • "Finale Ultimo (Arabian Nights (Reprise)/A Whole New World (Reprise))" – Company

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

  • The Spanish production has original songs created only for the musical.
  • Jonathan Freeman is the first actor to recreate his role from a Disney film in a stage adaptation.
  • At the end of the musical, a small acknowledgement of Iago joining the side of good - as seen in the second film, Return of Jafar - is made.

External links

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Media
Films: Aladdin | The Return of Jafar | Aladdin and the King of Thieves | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Descendants | Genie
Television: Aladdin: The Series (Episode List) | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Sofia the First
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Comic book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book
Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition

Characters
Original Characters: Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar/Beggar Jafar/Snake Jafar/Genie Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Harem Girls | Two Hungry Children
Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle
TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Queen Kimbla | Brisbane | Sydney | Koala Kid | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Scooter | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Shadow Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Evil Genie | Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Shakata, Razili and Farida | Sand Monster | Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal | Zin and Zang | Unkbuut
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother

Locations: Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand

Objects: Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | Crystal of Ix | Tree of Renewal | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas

Songs
Original: Arabian Nights (Reprise) | One Jump Ahead (Reprise) | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali (Reprise) | A Whole New World (Reprise)
Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in Agrabah (Reprise) | Out of Thin Air | Welcome To The Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than A Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the Boy | Proud Of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count On Me | Call Me A Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure
Broadway: A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

Disney Parks: The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | The Magic Lamp Theater

Other: Musical | Friend Like Iago | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance

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