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The Lion King Turns 20 on Broadway

Today is the 20th anniversary of the opening of “The Lion King.” Now the third-longest running show in the history of Broadway, the musical is worth celebrating.

 

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Aladdin on Broadway: Preview in Photographs

 

Aladdin, Disney’s new stage musical with music by Alan Menken (Newsies, etc.) currently playing in Toronto, will begin performances on Broadway at the New Amsterdam on February 26, and open on  March 20. Here are scenes from the show. Click on any to get an enlarged view (and then scroll to the bottom of the picture and click again to get an even larger view.)

Clockwise from top left, Courtney Reed (Mamma Mia and In The Heights on Broadway) and Adam Jacobs (The Lion King , Les Miserable) as Aladdin;  James Monroe Iglehart (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Memphis) as the Genie;  Courtney Reed with Brandt Martinez, making his Broadway debut.

Update December 4th: The marquee is already up at the New Amsterdam Theater.

Aladdin marquee