Brought to theatrical life by a legendary creative team, Disney’s new Broadway musical ALADDIN will sweep you into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle when it opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, in June 2016.
From Disney Theatrical Productions, the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin features the popular songs from the 1992 animated film together with new music written by Tony, Olivier and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors). With lyrics from Olivier Award and two-time Oscar® winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony and Olivier Award, three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida), and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), and a book by Beguelin, Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
ALADDIN will premiere on Thursday 9th June 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in London’s West End, with previews from Friday 27th May, 2016.
Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street
London W1D 4HS
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.
The Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HS
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N29, N41, N279
Car Park: Chinatown (3mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets Wheelchair accessible
The Prince Edward Theatre London
The Prince Edward Theatre opened in 1930 as a multi-purpose theatre able to show musicals, revue and films. The theatre then reopened as The London Casino on 2nd April 1936 after being converted into a cabaret restaurant, which became particularly noted for its lavish stage shows. During the Second World War it became a club for servicemen called The Queensbury All Services Club. In 1946 musicals and revues briefly returned. In 1954 the theatre was converted to screen with the new Cinerama film spectaculars.
In 1978 the musical Evita started a run of nearly eight years and the theatre reverted to its original name The Prince Edward Theatre.
Other musicals at the theatre have included Chess and the Broadway revival production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes which was then followed by three short-lived musicals including Some Like It Hot, Children of Eden and The Hunting of the Snark. From late 1992 to early 1993 the theatre was completely refurbished, reopening on 18th February 1993 with the Broadway production of the Gershwin musical Crazy For You. Miss Saigon is currently showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.