Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Aladdin (Broadway)

From 5,951 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the show

Disney presents the stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film, plus several more written for Broadway. More…

'Aladdin' tells the story of a poor young man who is granted wishes by a magic genie. This new musical is filled with adventure, comedy and romance as it follows Aladdin's quest to marry a princess and defeat an evil Sultan.

Member Reviews (5951)


Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging
Avg Score

Disney glitz, Masculine, Family fare, Great staging, Cardboard

See it if you like slick, polished entertainment. Staging is imaginative, songs are good, nice sets, garish costumes. Good (not great) performances.

Don't see it if you want any real moments; the acting is wooden/broad. The book is lame/ sexist. Of dozen main roles, ONE is female. A lesser Disney work.

Also Leung (Aladdin) has a boyish charm, but his acting is stiff. He has no... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Classic broadway

See it if Fun show. Major staging and costumes. Solid music. Classic for the whole family.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that children will like

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of big musicals with big production numbers, set changes, lavish costumes or if you have kids and are looking for a family show

Don't see it if You are looking for an edgy dark piece or don't like family friendly entertainment.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the Disney brand of musical. This is done well. Great story, sets, costumes and lighting. Fun to watch and be a part of.

Don't see it if You have a cold jaded heart and can’t fall in love with a cute shirtless boy and a princess on a magic flying carpet.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Great to bring my kids and to see them enjoy it! Great songs and staging. A fun story to it

Don't see it if If you dont like kids screaming and talking during performance. If you do not like Disney big productions.

Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you just want to have a good time. Good for kids and adults alike.

Don't see it if you don't like Disney.

Juvenile, Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy Disney theme park entertainment. They've distilled one of their more mature films down to watered-down childish pablum.

Don't see it if you aren't looking to entertain the kids or if you don't think the price is worth one cool effect. (The magic carpet ride is pretty neat.)

Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Clever, Enchanting

See it if you like big production numbers with lavish costumes, you liked the film, see great acting by the Genie, a good score and a magic carpet.

Don't see it if you don't like Disney musicals, feel this show is pablum, think all the dancing, costumes and special effects are just too much!!!

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like sequins. Bright shinny entertainment. Lots of good fun and silly humor. Great singing and dancing and fantastic sets & costumes.

Don't see it if you want more then a good time. This is not thought provoking theater.

Show-score members: you're not too sophisticated to embrace this cheeky extravanganza

See it if catchy Menken tunes, clever lyrics, lush orchestra, several show-stopping scenes, the new Genie is a baller

Don't see it if sets are cheesy (Disney you can afford better!), a few weak links among actors, groundbreaking movie w/ Robin W. is funnier

Also We saw Aladdin by winning the show's lottery. Disney placed us in part... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You want to be entertained. You want big production numbers. You want big effects & sparkly costumes.You want to laugh. You want to be wowed

Don't see it if You don't like big production numbers. You want a more substantial story. You don't like big sets & costumes. You hate Disney.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you like the movie. A show that the whole family can go to. Adult can enjoying to.

Don't see it if You hate Disney, Musical

Also One of the favorite Disney movies, it comes closes to the movie. Ariel... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Romantic

See it if you like Aladdin and Disney.

Don't see it if you're expecting it to be as good as The Lion King.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Beautiful

See it if You love musicals, Broadway, great costumes sets and singing and dancing.

Don't see it if The show is beautiful and worth seeing for a full Broadway experience. The story is not interesting but the staging is.

Delightful, Enchanting, Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You want a big, flashy, fun musical for the whole family.

Don't see it if You don't like Disney or Aladdin in any manner, or expect it to live up to the film.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Very enjoyable show. Great sets and production numbers. Very witty dialogue especially by genie. Bring the children for a wonderful time!

Don't see it if Not a sophisticated show. Very colorful and lively. If you like serious or understated, don't go to this show.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're young at heart or have a child. FUN!

Don't see it if you're a fuddy duddy

Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Family-friendly

See it if you are looking for a show to take your kids too and already saw The Lion King, you like big productions and elaborate staging

Don't see it if you've watched the Aladdin movie and don't like the music, you don't like to be in a theatre full of young kids

Banal, Ambitious, Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy Disney musicals

Don't see it if You want to see something original and a story that is not mired in cliche

Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You lije family shows.

Don't see it if If you are interested in serious themes.

Disney, Enchanting, Entertaining, Family-friendly

See it if you liked the movie and want to see a flashy stage adaptation. See it for the special effects (and the magic carpet!).

Don't see it if you aren't a Disney person.

Enchanting, Hilarious, Cliched, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you have younger children or, like me, grew up on Disney; want a light hearted time and see a magical carpet fly

Don't see it if you want a show that makes you think or dislike sitting around children

Family-friendly, Humorous, Pure escapism, Light-hearted fodder, Cutesy tourist fare

See it if a fan of Disney's animated Aladdin, have seen all of Broadway's other offerings, need a family-friendly musical, or left your brain at home.

Don't see it if seeking deep, mental-stimulation or a show that will have you mulling Big Ideas afterward; you don't like cheesy, PG-esque fare. Pure fluff.

Also Since I was in NYC to see a Friday evening performance, and since Alad... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You're a disney fan and like the movie. Great dancing (kudos to the chorus). Fabulous magical effect with the carpet ride! Romantic, sweet.

Don't see it if you don't like an fairytale come to life. Hate disney. Have issues with a show that's over-lit so it makes the sets look a little cheap.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Quirky

See it if Great family show!

Don't see it if Light & fantasy plot

March 20th, 2014
"This latest musical adapted from one of Disney’s popular movies defied my dour expectations...“Aladdin” has an infectious and only mildly syrupy spirit. Not to mention enough baubles, bangles and beading to keep a whole season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants in runway attire."
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March 20th, 2014
"Aside from the tonic of Iglehart’s djinn, however, Aladdin is short on magic."
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March 20th, 2014
"So why is Aladdin a bit of a chore? Even the best of what the writers offer doesn’t seem to stick very long; if it weren’t for Nicholaw’s merciless flogging, you feel the story would simply evaporate in the desert heat."
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March 20th, 2014
"While it doesn't rival the imagination or innovation of "The Lion King," the show's ebullient comic spirit should make it a popular hit. It's not the most sophisticated entertainment, but the target demographic won't mind at all."
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