Opens Sep 28 2h 30m
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
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Aladdin (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(5953 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

Disney's stage adaptation features hit songs from the film, plus several new songs for Broadway.

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Member Reviews (5953)

70
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. Read more

80
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

Critic Reviews (39)

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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March 21st, 2014

"This is one of the better Disney stage musicals, complete with several eye-popping production numbers"
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March 20th, 2014

"This super-costly extravaganza doesn't do justice to the movie, or to the spirit of the late Howard Ashman."
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March 20th, 2014

"It's not nearly as good as the movie, but it does have a terrific star, super-duper sets and sensational special effects."
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March 20th, 2014

"This version of 'Aladdin' will doubtless keep your kiddies happy; for adults, one would like to press Iglehart in the cause of conjuring a desert kingdom of richer enchantments."
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March 20th, 2014

"Much of the show just skedaddles along, hitting the plot points without enough oomph."
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March 20th, 2014

"James Monroe Iglehart injects liveliness and humor into a merely tolerable stage adaptation of Disney’s animated hit 'Aladdin'."
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March 20th, 2014

"The show is as colorful as the Crayola 64 box, and as tirelessly energetic as a toddler, but it also feels canned. While burning through wishes, you should ask for the musical to have a lot more heart. The absence is glaring, given that Disney excels at tugging at tickers and then making them melt."
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March 20th, 2014

"You're going to have a great time at Aladdin, despite its conflict-starved filler of a book. But are you really going for the dramaturgy? No, you're going to see sexy actors sing and dance while performing magic tricks. In that regard, Aladdin delivers in abundance."
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March 20th, 2014

"Everything else in Aladdin is, like the endlessly expansive desert in which it's set, dusty and unwelcoming."
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September 19th, 2018

“What makes ‘Aladdin’ a successful stage adaptation...is the clever but laid-back humor—rife with jokes and word play that defy demographic barriers...coursing through its gentle, unselfconscious critique of class and gender inequality...Leung makes a surprisingly, fetchingly boyish Aladdin...Jacobs is appropriately direct and wholesomely alluring...Attaway wisely traces the footsteps left by Iglehart...The musical is still a balm and a tonic—with perhaps a bit more punch nowadays.”
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March 28th, 2014

"Disney’s latest offering at the New Amsterdam Theatre, is simply . . .  maaaahvelous! The costumes, the sets, the kitsch and comedic fun made me feel like a kid again."
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March 20th, 2014

"In Aladdin, the new Disney musical on Broadway, the genie grants theatergoers the first of their wishes – to be entertained."
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March 20th, 2014

"It may not be completely out of this world, but it will absolutely lift your spirits."
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May 20th, 2014

"Score Aladdin a considerable win for Disney, likely to fill the New Amsterdam with happy crowds for seasons to come. Better than Little Mermaid, Aida and Tarzan, though not exactly a knockout."
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March 20th, 2014

"A lively and good-looking ensemble expertly undulates through the sometimes zany choreography."
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March 20th, 2014

"It's genie-us! 'Aladdin' rubs you the right way"
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March 20th, 2014

"The carpet flies, kids, and it's awesome...Such awesomeness, of course, is to be expected from "Aladdin." But what's a whole new world, as the song promises, is the almost modest, down-to-earth human scale of director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw's big, cheerful production -- an enjoyable throwback to old-time musical comedy."
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March 21st, 2014

"The show is a flavorless rehash of what's been done much better before."
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April 3rd, 2014

"This big, busy, splashy family entertainment fits right in; it feels a bit generic, but it certainly delivers in terms of sheer eye-popping spectacle, and is sure to run and run."
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April 5th, 2014

"This larger-than-life, stunning visual production that sparkles on many levels really is a treat"
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April 5th, 2014

"From where I sat, Aladdin was diverting, to be sure, but ultimately uninspired...it feels like a passable summer-stock production with a Broadway budget. The look is lush and colorful, but the production itself is sluggish and pedestrian."
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March 21st, 2014

"Disney wanted something it could market not only to the parents-with-children crowd but also to date-night couples looking for a few laughs. Wish granted. "
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April 17th, 2014

"Aladdin, while charming and fun, lacks the enchantment and savviness of Disney’s most notable theatrical productions."
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April 12th, 2014

"Everything about Aladdin is a win win WIN!"
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November 24th, 2014

"The musical comedy is all about one character: the Genie. But that is not the only thing worth talking about. From “Arabian Nights” to “Prince Ali,” Nicholaw uses his multicultural ensemble flawlessly, unraveling layers to each number that surprise and wonder. You’ll also marvel at Gregg Barnes’ stunning costumes, rich in jewel-tones, feathers and sparkle."
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March 25th, 2014

"Aladdin is frisky and fun, another demonstration of Disney professionalism."
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March 26th, 2014

"The stage is alive from beginning to end. It’s a spectacle of lights and sound...Iglehart was a most lovable Genie, and the audience ate him up. It’s not often you see a standing ovation partially through the 1st act, but this stuff is so good. The audience was so energized, that the whole theatre was shaking...So there you have it...Don’t walk….RUN."
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May 30th, 2014

"Mainly, this Aladdin is F-U-N because it was so craftily assembled. Aladdin is a treat for the eye and ear."
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March 29th, 2014

"The reason Aladdin works so well on the stage is that it always seemed destined for it. I'm happy to report that it makes the transition to stage seamlessly in a lavish and magical production that the whole family will enjoy."
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April 9th, 2014

"Here’s the thing: this production is a huge and colorful spectacle, but ultimately, I thought it lacked heart – the heart that I feel is deeply a part of the movie...I don’t think the show goes much deeper than the glitzy surface."
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August 15th, 2014

"Enchanting but not extreme, magical without unnecessary fireworks, jaw-dropping without having to fly over the audience."
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March 21st, 2014

"There is joy and wonder aplenty in this un-apologetically funny, entertaining and occasionally showstopping family musical."
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March 25th, 2014

"It has a flying carpet, a cave full of treasures and show-stopping songs, but...Disney's "Aladdin" lacks the magic of the original Oscar-winning animated film."
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March 11th, 2014

"I had the privilege to experience an excellent example of Adaptation Decay on Sunday in a performance of the latest Disney animated film to be translated into the medium of Broadway musical theater, Aladdin, currently in previews at the New Amsterdam Theater."
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March 24th, 2014

"A fun treat for the kids for sure, and even the adults who loathe Disney's theatrical presence will find themselves enjoying the show."
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