Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book. The musical includes three songs written for the film by Ashman but not used there and four new songs written by Menken and Beguelin. The story follows the familiar tale of how a poor young man discovers a genie in a lamp and uses his wishes to marry the princess that he loves and to thwart the Sultan's evil Grand Vizier.
Differences between the musical and film
The Genie replaces the absent Peddler as the narrator for the opening of the show.
Abu the monkey and Rajah the tiger are excluded from the show.
Iago is not a parrot, but is played by a real man as seen on stage. He is also arrested after Jafar's defeat instead of being dragged inside a lamp by his master when Jafar wishes to become a genie.
Jafar's henchman, Gazeem, does not make an appearance in the show.
Aladdin is given three partners named Babkak, Omar, and Kassim. He is also given a scene where he remembers his mother.
The Genie makes fewer references to popular culture and instead is given a Cab Calloway-esque persona.
Aladdin's second wish is used to free him and his friends from capture, not to stop him from drowning as it is in the movie.
Jafar's second wish is to be Sultan, instead of the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
Jafar's banishment of Aladdin to a frozen wasteland, followed by the carpet's rescue of Aladdin, is cut from the show.
In November 2010 Alan Menken confirmed that a musical theatre adaptation of the movie was in the works with a book written by Chad Beguelin. The musical premiered in Seattle, Washington, at the 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7–31, 2011. Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in the film, played the role in the stage adaptation. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed played Aladdin and Jasmine. Additional cast included James Monroe Iglehart as Genie; Clifton Davis as the Sultan; Don Darryl Rivera as Iago; and, playing Omar, Kassim and Babkak, a trio of characters originally conceived by the film's creators but not used, were Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Gonzales and Brandon O'Neill, respectively. The show was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.
In 2012, productions of the musical played at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah from June–October 2012 and the The Muny in St. Louis in July 2012. In 2012, Aladdin was staged in Manila, the Philippines at the Meralco Theater. Directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, it starred Tom Rodriguez as Aladdin and featured Aiza Seguerra as Genie. The musical was staged in Spanish in Bogotá, Colombia in 2013.
Aladdin had a pre-Broadway tryout at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario from November 2013 to January 2014. Nicholaw again directed and choreographed, with book and additional lyrics by Beguelin, scenic design by Bob Crowley, and costume design by Gregg Barnes.
The musical premiered on Broadway on February 26, 2014 in previews and officially opened on March 20, 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, taking the place of Mary Poppins. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, winning one for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for James Monroe Iglehart. The cast album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
"Arabian Nights" (Ashman/Rice)– Genie & Company
"One Jump Ahead" (Rice) – Aladdin & Ensemble
"One Jump Ahead (Reprise)" (Rice) - Aladdin
"Proud of Your Boy" (Ashman*) – Aladdin
"These Palace Walls" (Beguelin**) – Jasmine & Female Attendants
"Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim, Jasmine & Ensemble
"A Million Miles Away" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"Diamond in the Rough" (Beguelin**) – Jafar, Iago, & Aladdin
"Friend Like Me" (Ashman) – Genie, Aladdin and Ensemble
Act One Finale (Friend Like Me (Reprise)/Proud of Your Boy (Reprise I)) (Beguelin**) – Genie & Aladdin
"Prince Ali" (Ashman) – Genie, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"A Whole New World" (Rice) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"High Adventure" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"Somebody's Got Your Back" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin, Genie, Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
"Proud of Your Boy (Reprise II)" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin
"Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)" (Beguelin**) – Sultan & Company
"Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)" (Rice) – Jafar
Finale Ultimo ("Arabian Nights (Reprise)" (Ashman/Beguelin*) / "A Whole New World (Reprise)" (Rice)) – Company
Bows ("Friend Like Me (Reprise II)") (Ashman) – Company
(*) This song was cut from the movie and restored for the musical.
(**) This is a new song written for the musical.
"Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 3)" (Ashman*) - Babkak, Omar, Kassim
"Call Me a Princess" (Ashman**) - Jasmine and Attendants
"Call Me a Princess (Reprise)" (Ashman**) - Jasmine
"Why Me" (Rice*) - Jafar and Iago
(*) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Seattle production.
(**) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Toronto production.
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Aladdin (2014-03-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 26 février 2014Première : jeudi 20 mars 2014Dernière : lundi 31 décembre 2029Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw • Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw • Producteur : Avec : Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Brian Gonzales (Babkak), Steel Burkhardt (Kassim), Jonathan Schwartz (Omar), Clifton Davis (Sultan), Don Darryl Rivera (Iago), Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy Hobbs, Donald Jones, Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Brandt Martinez, Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Khori Petinaud, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rias, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealey, Dennis Stowe, Marisha Wallace et Bud WeberCommentaires : This production was nominated for an impressive five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2014, including Best Musical and Best Original Score!Presse : Les critiques sont très bonnes:
"The production’s relentless razzle-dazzle and its anything-for-a-laugh spirit also infuse the show with a winking suggestion: If you can’t be yourself, just be fabulous." Charles Isherwood for New York Times
"The production’s best special effect isn’t the carpet, but the rollicking and endearingly over-the-top turn by James Monroe Iglehart ('Memphis'), who handles Robin Williams’ role as the genie. With nonstop joking, fist bumps, declarations of 'Oh snap!' and nimble dance moves and smooth vocals, Iglehart shines with enough charisma to light a thousand and one nights." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"Disney’s new 'Aladdin' doesn’t quite catch lightning in a bottle — but it lets a pretty nifty genie out of a lamp." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post
"For a child who's never seen a show before, the bright colors and broad silliness might be fun, but their adults will likely find it a teeth-grinding experience (although many dads will be diverted by Princess Jasmine's plunging necklines)." Robert Feldberg for The Record
"This is a wonderful adaptation filled with color, charm and loads of theatrical magic." Roma Torre for NY1
"The magic carpet flies smoothly and so does the rest of 'Aladdin', a buoyant musical comedy fashioned from the 1992 Disney animated feature." Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey
"While it doesn't rival the imagination or innovation of 'The Lion King', the show's ebullient comic spirit should make it a popular hit." David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter
"Casey Nicholaw... stylistically turns the film’s romantic fairy-tale adventure into shtick comedy." Marilyn Stasio for Variety
Aladdin (2015-12-Neue Flora-Hambourg)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Neue Flora (Hambourg - Allemagne) Durée : 3 ans 2 mois Nombre : Première Preview : dimanche 06 décembre 2015Première : dimanche 06 décembre 2015Dernière : dimanche 03 février 2019Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw • Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw • Producteur : Avec : Richard Salvador Wolff (Aladdin), Stefan Tolnai (BABKAK), Ethan Freeman (Dschafar), Enrico de Pieri (Dschinni), Eric Minsk (JAGO), Myrthes Monteiro (Jasmin), Philipp Tobias Hägeli (KASSAR), Pedro Reichert (OMAR), Claus Dam (SULTAN)
Aladdin (2016-06-Prince Edward Theatre-London)Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Prince Edward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 ans 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : vendredi 27 mai 2016Première : jeudi 09 juin 2016Dernière : samedi 24 août 2019Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw • Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw • Producteur : Avec : Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin), Jade Ewen (Jasmine), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie), Don Gallagher (Jafar), Peter Howe (Iago), Irvine Iqbal (Sultan), Nathan Amzi (Babkak), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Kassim), Rachid Sabitri (Omar), Arran Anzani-Jones, Miles Barrow, Albey Brookes, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Leon Craig, Daniel de Bourg, Seng Henk Goh, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Fred Johanson, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Thierry Picaut, Alex Pinder, Briony Scarlett, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Ricardo Spriggs, Katie Singh, Dawnita Smith, Marsha Songcome, Kayleigh Thadani and Jermaine WoodsPresse : "The Genie’s big show-stopper Friend Like Me – a jazzy riot of infectious brio and trick-mustering showmanship that conjures the spirit of Las Vegas and hits the jack-pot in terms of hummability – will leave you heading for the interval ice-creams with a smile on your face." Dominic Maxwell for The Telegraph
"Amidst the orgy of bling-flashing and scimitar-waving, it's the moments of mischief that charm rather than the attempts at the heartfelt." Paul Taylor for The Independent
"Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat." Michael Billington for The Guardian
"Casey Nicholaw’s big-budget production is packed with busy numbers, but Trevor Dion Nicholas is the reason to come and see this glitzy show." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard
Aladdin (2019-03-Apollo Theater-Stuttgart)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theater (Stuttgart - Allemagne) Durée : 1 an 9 mois Nombre : Première Preview : jeudi 21 mars 2019Première : jeudi 21 mars 2019Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim. 20 décembre 2020Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Philipp Büttner (Aladdin), Nienke Latten (Jasmin), Maximilian Mann (Dschinni), Claus Dam (Sultan), Paolo Bianca (Dschafar), Eric Minsk (Jago), Nicolas Boris Christahl (Kassar), Gonzalo Campos López (Omar | Cover Aladdin), Rafael Van Der Maarel (Babkak | Cover Dschinni), Tobias Weis (Alternierender Dschinni | Cover Babkak), Philipp Tobias Hägeli (Walk-In Cover Dschinni | Dschafar | Sultan), Pieter Tredoux (Walk-In Cover Dschafar | Sultan)
Aladdin (2016-06-Prince Edward Theatre-London)
Qualité: ***** Intérêt: **
Langue: Anglais Durée: 0:00:53