Disney’s Aladdin musical to make West End premiere in June 2016

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It has been confirmed today that Disney’s musical Aladdin will open in London’s West End in June next year.

The Tony Award-winning musical will open on 9 June at the Prince Edward Theatre and tickets will go on general sale on 23 November 2015.

More than one million people have seen the Disney show in the two years it has been on Broadway.  Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as the genie.  Further casting will be announced later.

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Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the production features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.  It debuted on Broadway in March 2014 and has had an award-winning run, receiving five Tony nominations in its opening year.

James Monroe Iglehart won the Tony award for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical, for his performance as the genie.  Productions of the musical have opened in Japan this year and another will open in Berlin in December. It will also open in Sydney in 2016.

The film, which starred Robin Williams as the genie, won two Oscars in 1993 for best song and best original music.

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