SAN JOSE, CA — Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will play an exclusive two-week engagement at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts beginning Wednesday, April 10 and running through Sunday, April 21. [Click here for event information]
Single tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Best ticket availability is for weekday performances — including a special Thursday matinee — and Sunday evenings. VIP Ticket Packages are available for select performances and include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program, and an exclusive merchandise item. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 669-242-8559.
Aladdin opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking thirteen New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming nearly ten million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Australia, in addition to the two U.S. productions.
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Broadway San Jose will host an official KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY event with Disney’s Aladdin on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30pm. It is a special event designed to introduce young people to the magic of live theatre and make Broadway accessible to a new generation of theatergoers. With the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, a kid’s ticket will be available for free. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket will also include in-theatre activities prior to the performance.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
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.
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
This show is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose 2018–19 season.
Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander Organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.