Broadway Play Aladdin
Aladdin is going to be played
as an amazing Broadway musical, and the news is
quite exciting. While growing Aladdin was one of the TV programs that I would
do anything to ensure I did not miss a single episode. The TV series was based on 1992 Aladdin Disney’s movie. The
exciting escapades of Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Jafar and many others always
kept me entertained at the edge of my mom’s
sofa. The program was both educational and entertaining,
and I got to learn quite a lot from it.
It was unbelievable when the
news that Aladdin being played again on Broadway musical was first broken to me. Being a fan of
Broadway, I never got the chance to see the first time it was staged, and
I thought I would never have an
opportunity of getting to attend a play of one of my childhood favorite TV shows. Thanks to Broadway, this is about to
happen again. On the stages of New Amsterdam theater,
I will witness my favorite’s characters being brought to life. One of the many things I
would be looking forward to seeing is the
recreation of the flying carpet and genie’s antics. With the selected cast, I
am sure the scene will be executed correctly.
The play is set to feature songs from the 1992 movie and new ones.
The tickets of this play
are currently on sale and are going for $49.50. The play set to be on stage from
21st August which will be on a Sunday to Friday, 26th August except
on 22nd August. The planned
duration of each play will be two hours
and thirty minutes. You can purchase one,
and if you are a family guy, two or three won’t harm. The play will be for
general viewing, and one can tug along
his family for a once in a lifetime experience. I purchased mine from Ticketmaster
I am set to relive my childhood 23rd of August.
Aladdin is an all-time favorite from the Tony Award winner
himself, Tim Rice. He also had a role in the
production of the Lion King, and its lyrics are penned by Howard Ashman who is also the
legendary writer of the Beauty and the
This time round, it’s all about the Genie. The character of
the Genie is played by James Iglehart who
makes us completely forget Robin Williams who played the Genie in the 1992
casting. This time round, the Genie comes with a twist of Oprah Winfrey, Luther
Vandross and Fats Waller to bring about comics that you will still be talking
about weeks after watching the show.
That aside, you have to see the range of costumes displayed
throughout the show. The costumes are rich with jewels. Did I mention the
character of “Prince Ali?” You just have to watch this play. The cast and
producers did their best to ensure they give us a copycat experience. One of
the few changes includes; the monkey has been replaced by three other funny characters
namely; Omar, Kassim, and Babkak.
However, this does not primarily affect
the copycat effect, in fact, it adds to
the humor to bring out more laughs and gags. With all the award winning actors
and actresses in the play, there will be so much talent on one stage, and one thing you can be assured of is perfection.