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Broadway's Aladdin and Motown The Musical Start West End House-Hunting

The two successful New York musicals are heading to the United Kingdom.

Adam Jacobs as Aladdin and Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Aladdin.
(© Deen van Meer)

The two Broadway musicals Aladdin and Motown have begun hunting for homes in London's West End, according to London's Daily Mail.

Aladdin, the stage version of the 1992 Disney film that opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014, was initially believed to be looking at the London Palladium, but is now setting its sights on the Dominion Theatre, home to the recently shuttered long-running musical We Will Rock You. The reasoning, according to our London sister site WhatsOnStage, is that Disney sees the Dominion as a theater for grown-up shows, which is how it views Aladdin (that is, not just for children).

The London production of Broadway hit Motown The Musical was once looking at the Dominion, but is now talks for the Palladium. Motown ended its New York run on January 18, and the assets from that production will be used in the U.K. version.

On the West End, Aladdin would join the successful Disney musical The Lion King and straight play Shakespeare in Love.

For tickets to see Aladdin on Broadway, click here.