There are several ways for fans to enjoy the story of Aladdin. There is the 1992 animated movie, the 2019 live-action adaption, and even the original folklore tale from the One Thousand and One Nights collection. But it’s important not to forget the Broadway musical Aladdin, which made its debut in 2011. Since then, the musical has been seen by tens of millions of people all over the world and has become the highest-grossing Broadway performances of all-time.
Unlike many musicals that have gone on to have great success, Aladdin didn’t premiere on Broadway, nor did it quickly move to Broadway after appearing off-Broadway. The production made its debut in 2011 in Seattle of all places, although it included actor Jonathan Freeman in the role of Jafar after he voiced the character in Disney’s animated version. From there, Aladdin moved to cities like St. Louis, Ivins, Utah, and international locations like Bogotá, Colombia, Manilla, Philippines, and ultimately Toronto.
It wasn’t until March of 2014 that Aladdin finally made its debut on Broadway. It was soon nominated for five Tony Awards and one Grammy with actor James Monroe Iglehart winning Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the Genie. From there, Aladdin continued to grow in popularity on a global scale with shows in Australia, Japan, and throughout the United States that continue today both on Broadway and in various cities from coast to coast.
A Little Extra
While the original Aladdin movie from 1992 won two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards for its music, Aladdin tickets to the Broadway musical gives fans unique versions of those songs, as well as new songs not heard in the movie. Of course, classics like “One Jump Ahead,” “Friend Like Me,” and “A Whole New World” are part of the stage performance. But there are also songs like “Diamond in the Rough” and “Somebody’s Got Your Back” that were written specifically for the musical, as well as songs that were cut from the original movie but brought back when the musical version of Aladdin was written. To put it another way, you haven’t seen the real Aladdin until you’ve seen the Broadway musical.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are Aladdin tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Aladdin ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for Aladdin tickets is usually around $60 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue – you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Aladdin tickets?
With demand for the shows at a peak, Aladdin ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Aladdin tickets is online through a ticket marketplace.
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Is Aladdin coming to a city near me?
If you live in the lower 48, there’s a good chance that Aladdin is coming to a city near you! In fact, the tour is headed pretty much everywhere. Aladdin show tickets are available for New York, Baltimore and many other cities across North America. Check out the full tour schedule below and browse the Gametime inventory for Aladdin Tour 2019 tickets in a city near you.
Will Aladdin perform in 2019?
You bet they will. The tour is on and goes all the way through June 2020.
How long is Aladdin?
The expected running time of Aladdin is around 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.
Aladdin Tour Dates
- September 10-29 - Charlotte, NC @ Belk Theater
- October 2-26 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
- October 29 - November 10 - Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
- November 13 - December 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
- December 4-15 - East Lansing, MI @ Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
- December 19 - January 5, 2020 - Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
- January 8-19, 2020 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center For The Performing Arts
- January 22 - February 9, 2020 - Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
- February 12-23, 2020 - Greenville, SC @ Peace Center For The Performing Arts
- February 26 - March 8, 2020 - Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre - Memphis
- March 11-22, 2020 - Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall at University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center
- March 25 - April 12 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
- April 15-26, 2020 - Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium Music Hall
- April 26 - June 28, 2020 - New York, NY @ New Amsterdam Theatre