Now that Hamilton is no longer in the room where it happened on Hollywood Boulevard, Disney’s Broadway musical version of its hit film Aladdin is taking up residency this week at the Pantages Theatre. The 1992 animated film featured Robin Williams as the Genie and introduced filmgoers to the Oscar-winning song A Whole New World. The film also won an Oscar for Best Original Score.
Alan Menken’s music returns as do the lyrics of Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman. Chad Beguelin contributes additional lyrics and wrote the book for the show. The original Broadway production was nominated for five Tony Awards.
In this touring production, Adam Jacobs plays Aladdin; Anthony Murphy is the Genie and Isabella McCalla is Jasmine. The magic carpet rides begin on Wednesday and run through the end of March.