Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Shoshana Bean, George Salazar & More Will Sing in ABC's Pride Special

A slew of Broadway favorites have been tapped to perform in a Pride special on June 30 (11am). Presented by ABC News Live, The Broadway League, and Disney Theatrical Productions, 'PRIDE on A…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kent Overshown Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

New York theater alum Kent Overshown will take the stage of City Center next month, co-starring in the Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promen…

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Watch Broadway Stars Join Sing for Hope at the Playbill Pride Piano for a Medley of Disney Classics by Dan Meyer

Stars from The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen all joined in the fun at Christopher Square.

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5 Debut Questions: Aladdin's Charles South by Mo Brady

This week, we welcome Aladdin ensemblist Charles South to the Main Stem and learn about his journey to making his Broadway debut. …

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Backstage at Aladdin with Michael James Scott, Episode 1: Welcome! by

Need a little Genie magic this summer? Aladdin star Michael James Scott is here for you! Head backstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre for the inaugural episode of his new vlog!

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Telly Leung Will Return To Feinstein's/54 Below This August

Broadway's Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, "Glee") returns to Feinstein's54 Below on July 10 & 17 with a brand-new show and fresh, innovative arrangements of Broadway t…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

ALADDIN Film Surpasses $800 Million in Sales

Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin has surpassed the $800 million in ticket sales, hitting $810 million, according to Variety. $522 million of that has come from international box office…

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Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Michael James Scott, L. Steven Taylor on Leading Disney Musicals

On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to the long-time stars of two of Broadway's most successful musicals, Michael James Scott of 'Aladdin' and L. Steven Ta…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Tell Me More | Episode 28: Michael James Scott & L. Steven Taylor on Disney Theatrical’s 25th Anniversary by Matt Tamanini

On this episode of BroadwayRadio’s “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to the long-time stars of two of Broadway’s most successful musicals, Michael James Scott of “Aladdin” and …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Frozen, Aladdin stars set for cast of new Hercules stage musical by Christian Holub

Hercules is about to go the distance — from zero to (stage) hero. On Thursday, the Public Theater announced who will be playing the lead roles the upcoming Off Broadway musical adaptation …

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Aladdin’s Hiba Elchikhe to Star in U.K. Premiere of Brooklyn Musical by Adam Hetrick

The complete cast is set for the London production of the Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson musical.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Aladdin Standout Michael James Scott Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael James Scott, the showstopping actor currently appearing on Broadway as Genie in Aladdin, has signed on to lead's new vlog—"Live from the Lamp"—starting on June 25. T…

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Time to Dance! Broadway's The Prom Will Launch a National Tour in 2021 by Ryan Gilbert

Make people see how the world could one day be! The popular Broadway musical The Prom, named’s 2018 Show of the Year and winner of the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Mu…

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The Prom Sets Tour and Licensing Rights by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Prom, the inspiring new musical comedy with a score by Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Matthew Sklar (Elf), and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), will take the festiv…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

25 Songs for a Very Broadway Father's Day!

Today is all about dads, and we're celebrating Father's Day 2019 in a very Broadway way. Below, check out some of the greatest paternal showtunes of all time, including happy songs to fathe…

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How Michael James Scott Relates to Aladdin’s Genie In His Quest for True Freedom by Felicia Fitzpatrick

The Broadway performer on starring in the Disney blockbuster as an out and proud gay black actor.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

James T. Lane, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promenade. The previously announced two-night production…

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Aladdin's Josh Drake on 'Proving People Wrong' and His Journey to Agrabah by Caitlin Moynihan

Josh DrakeFor the past two years, Josh Drake has been a singing and dancing resident of Agrabah in Aladdin on Broadway. The hit Disney musical marks the standout dancer's Broadway debut, so…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Where Did The Story Of Aladdin And The Magic Lamp Come From? Not ‘The 1,001 Nights’, It Turns Out by Artsjournal1

In fact, writes Michael Dirda, the tale came from one Antoine Galland, an early-18th-century Orientalist who was the first Westerner to translate the actual Thousand and One Nights from the …

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ainsley Melham by Barry Gordin

Australian Ainsley Melham in Broadway Debut Returns to Rub Aladdin's Magic Lamp By: Ellis Nassour June 8, 2019: Disney's Aladdin recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rewriting the Past Won’t Make Disney More Progressive by Artsjournal1

“Through Aladdin and other remakes, the studio has tried to fix its problematic legacy. But its efforts should be focused on original stories.” – The New York Times

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Original ALADDIN Adam Jacobs Lands Lead In TV Pilot  by BroadwayWorld

Adam Jacobs, best known for creating the role of 'Aladdin' in Disney's long-running Broadway musical hit, has been signed by Broadwood Media to star in 'Last Call in the Dog House', the pilo…

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BWW Album Review: A New ALADDIN For a Whole New World by Amanda Prahl

The soundtrack for the live-action remake of Aladdin manages to tweak the classic score just enough to not sound like a pale imitation while keeping the core of the magic that's made it one …

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VIDEO: Disney Releases 'Speechless' Film Clip from ALADDIN by Stage Tube

Disney has released a clip of Speechless, legendary composer Alan Menken and songwritersBenjPasekand Justin Paul's original new song featured in the box office hit Aladdin.

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FROZEN, ALADDIN, and More Are Setting Sail on the Disney Fantasy Cruise by BroadwayWorld

According to Disney Parks Blog, new entertainment offerings will make their way to the Disney Fantasy in 2019.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Look at the New Photos of the North American Tour of Aladdin by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, starring Kaena Kekoa, Clinton Greenspan, and Major Attaway, celebrates two years on the road.

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Live-Action Aladdin Movie Musical Soars to Box Office Success in Debut Weekend by

Filmgoers across America flocked to cinemas over Memorial Day weekend to check out the highly anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin. Guy Ritchie's new film, starring Mena Massoud in th…

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