(Opened 3/20/14) Discover a whole new world, in a whole new way... The latest Disney blockbuster to move to Broadway, "Aladdin" features music by Academy- and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin. Call or visit website for playing schedule. (2 hrs., 30 mins.)
AladdinNew Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.
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A New Decade of New York Theatre Takes Off!
A shiny New Year has arrived, urging us to plunge (headlong or otherwise) into our annual list of resolutions. Dieting and de-cluttering aside, I recommend tackling the fun stuff first, especially the resolve to up our live entertainment ante—New York City theatre in particular.
Fabulous Fall on Broadway: Welcoming Newcomers and Celebrating Classics
It happens every year: the fall portion of the new Broadway season comes in like a lamb and moves into winter like The Lion King. Unlike the spring, musicals in fall are generally outnumbered by plays, which come packed with big name stars from the U.S. and U.K. For those willing to congregate at the stage door after the show, handshakes, autographs, and selfies with celebs add up to pretty awesome rewards.
Broadway's Bright New Season Takes Off
From Derren Brown’s mind-boggling mind reading in his Derren Brown: Secret, to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale’s improvised hip-hop show, Freestyle Love Supreme, to Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge’s critically acclaimed performances in Sea Wall/A Life, theatre in the Big Apple right now is a head-rush of cosmic extremes.
January Comings and Goings Launch Broadway Into 2018
Thanks to a scorecard of white-hot shows laced with a jolt of celebrity voltage, Broadway is positioned to become a mega theatre mecca for January, 2018.