Magic carpet ride: Disney's Middle Eastern hit Aladdin heading to Broadway
An orientalist’s fantasy, Disney’s 1992 film Aladdin is due to start on Broadway, New York next spring, Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.
Aladdin will join other Disney animated films including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan and The Little Mermaid, which have been adapted for the musical stage with varying degrees of success.
Some of the adapted films have been greeted with rapturous applause and multiple awards. The Lion King has won six Tony awards, including “Best Musical” and is still running in theatres today. Others, such as The Little Mermaid, have had much shorter runs.
The 1992 film Aladdin a musical comedy, was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and starred Scott Weinger, Robin Williams and Linda Larkin as the voices of Aladdin, the Genie and the Princess respectively
Performances are scheduled to begin at the New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26, 2014. Casting is yet to be announced.