Friday, April 28, 2017

15 recommended shows to see now

"Aladdin" ✭✭✭ "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at Adventure Theatre MTC (review) by Kelly McCorkendale

Scheherazade’s mystical folktale, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, still spins its magic. Taken from James Norris’ 1940 adaptation of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, Adventu…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Fans Have Spoken! Here Are the Top 10 Roles Tony Host Kevin Spacey Should Play on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously announced, Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has his next big gig lined up: hosting the 71st annual Tony Awards! In honor of Spacey's upcoming stint, we asked the fans whi…

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Broadway Grosses: New Musical War Paint Soars at Box Office in Packed Spring Season by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, saw an uptick at the box office in the week ending April 24. The tuner following the rise of beauty titans H…

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Broadway In Chicago Announces ALADDIN Day-Of-Show Rush Seats by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the premiere engagement of the eagerly-anticipated North American [...]

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

FROM DOWN UNDER: Aladdin by Simon Parris

Shining, shimmering, splendid, Aladdin transports audiences on a magic carpet ride to a whole new world of kaleidoscopic intensity. Looking pleasingly pristine and perfectly polished in Her …

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Melbourne: your wish has been granted – Aladdin by Arts Review

Disney’s hit musical Aladdin has opened in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre after a successful season in Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Aladdin is Disney’s most successful musical after…

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Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Courtney Reed and Lauryn Ciardullo Taught a Successful ALADDIN Workshop at A Class Act NY by BroadwayWorld

A Class Act NY, the acting studio for kids and teens, offered the opportunity for students ages 7-18 to work with Broadway Stars Courtney Reed Princess Jasmine in ALADDIN and Lauryn Ciardull…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Disney's 'Aladdin' is more grounded as it launches tour in Chicago by Chris Jones

The gleaming white teeth of Adam Jacobs have done many sparkly trips around the rialto since their owner opened on Broadway atop "Aladdin," the most frenetic and intentionally cartoonish of …

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Disney’s ALADDIN Exceeds Expectations by Justin Williams

Reviewed by: JUSTIN WILLIAMS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I consider myself an ardent Disney fan, purchasing almost [...]

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Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Broadway Princess, Courtney Reed by Half Hour Call With Chris King

Today's guest is Courtney Reed. We talk about the first reading for ALADDIN on Broadway, the out of town trials, and even a funny story involving the flying carpet We also talk about her new…

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Swing Siblings: How Lissa and Mathew deGuzman Came to Cover the Full Ensemble of Aladdin’s National Tour by Michael Gioia

We ask them who got the offer first, who went on for the first preview, and what they’re most looking forward to with their first show together.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aladdin set to dazzle Melbourne by Arts Review

Following its critically acclaimed season in Sydney, Disney Theatrical Productions hit Broadway musical, Aladdin is set to dazzle audiences at its Melbourne premiere at Her Majesty’s Thea…

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Film News: Aladdin Live-Action Remake May Star Will Smith

The film and television star is reportedly in talks to play the genie.

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Will Live-Action Aladdin Star Will Smith as the Genie? by Olivia Clement

The newest movie musical from Disney is set to begin shooting this summer.

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Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin by

Will Smith just might be singing “Friend Like Me” in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, according to Deadline. The screen star is in discussions to take on the rol…

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Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action ALADDIN by Movies News Desk

Will Smith is currently in discussions to take on the iconic role of Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action ALADDIN. The role was made famous by late comedian Robin Williams in the studio's …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

14 recommended shows to see now

"Aladdin" ✭✭✭ The gleaming white teeth of Adam Jacobs have done many sparkly trips around the rialto since their owner opened on Broadway atop "Aladdin." That means Jacobs and his env…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Broadway Grosses: No Sweat for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner as Grosses Rise by Andy Lefkowitz

Lynn Nottage’s new Broadway play Sweat, which on April 10 was named winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, reaped benefits in the week following at the box office. The work, play…

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Next! by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Orville Mendoza at Stephen Sondheim's piano.I first saw Orville Mendoza in the lead role of Sweeney Todd at East West Players in 1994; I later had the distinct joy of reviewing him…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Elle Marie Sullivan

Adventure Theatre is living up to their name with this wild journey through a beloved story. This isn’t Walt Disney’s Aladdin though. ATMTC is striving to return to the roots of this epi…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The Story of Tonight! Broadway’s Hamilton Welcomes Brian d’Arcy James & James Monroe Iglehart by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway hit Hamilton officially adds James Monroe Iglehart to the cast as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Brian d’Arcy James as King George on April 14. As previously a…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Aladdin’s Tony-Winning Genie Gets Ready to “Make History” in Hamilton by Robert Viagas

James Monroe Iglehart takes over the roles of Lafayette and Jefferson April 14.

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Aladdin National Tour Launches April 11 by Andrew Gans

Adam Jacobs reprises his work in the title role.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Come From Away, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & More New Musicals Take Flight at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway season is officially in bloom! The Tony eligibility cut-off date is April 27, which means there are a whole bunch of productions bowing on the Great White Way this month. Accord…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Review: “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” at Adventure Theatre by William Powell

Americans don’t know much about the details of the myths and folklore of the Middle and Far East. Many of those stories, which can be found in Sir Richard Burton’s translation of “One …

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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring! by Richard Ridge

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Sets Start Date in Broadway’s Hamilton by

James Monroe Iglehart, who recently left his Tony-winning role as the Genie in Aladdin, has set a start date for Broadway hit Hamilton. He’ll begin performances as Marquis de Lafayette…

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