Disney's Aladdin Celebrates 3,000 Performances on Broadway
Disney's Aladdin will celebrate its 3,000th performance at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre this afternoon.
Based on the 1992 animated film, Aladdin is the story of a scrappy "street rat" who comes into possession on a magic lamp. The genie within promises him three wishes, but will that be enough to win the heart of the beautiful and stubborn Princess Jasmine?
The show features songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice like "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," as well as new numbers by Menken, Rice, and Chad Beguelin. TheaterMania's review of the Broadway production describes the show as "the definition of spectacle."
Aladdin director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw currently has two other shows running on Broadway: The Book of Mormon and Some Like It Hot.
In addition to reaching 3,000 performances, Aladdin recently joined the Top 20 list of longest-running Broadway shows when it passed the 1964-70 run of Hello, Dolly!. Aladdin joins The Lion King (number 3) and Beauty and the Beast (number 10) on that list.