Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book. The musical includes three songs written for the film by Ashman but not used there and four new songs written by Menken and Beguelin. The story follows the familiar tale of how a poor young man discovers a genie in a lamp and uses his wishes to marry the princess that he loves and to thwart the Sultan's evil Grand Vizier.

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Differences between the musical and film
The Genie replaces the absent Peddler as the narrator for the opening of the show.
Abu the monkey and Rajah the tiger are excluded from the show.
Iago is not a parrot, but is played by a real man as seen on stage. He is also arrested after Jafar's defeat instead of being dragged inside a lamp by his master when Jafar wishes to become a genie.
Jafar's henchman, Gazeem, does not make an appearance in the show.
Aladdin is given three partners named Babkak, Omar, and Kassim. He is also given a scene where he remembers his mother.
The Genie makes fewer references to popular culture and instead is given a Cab Calloway-esque persona.
Aladdin's second wish is used to free him and his friends from capture, not to stop him from drowning as it is in the movie.
Jafar's second wish is to be Sultan, instead of the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
Jafar's banishment of Aladdin to a frozen wasteland, followed by the carpet's rescue of Aladdin, is cut from the show.


Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

In November 2010 Alan Menken confirmed that a musical theatre adaptation of the movie was in the works with a book written by Chad Beguelin. The musical premiered in Seattle, Washington, at the 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7–31, 2011. Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in the film, played the role in the stage adaptation. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed played Aladdin and Jasmine. Additional cast included James Monroe Iglehart as Genie; Clifton Davis as the Sultan; Don Darryl Rivera as Iago; and, playing Omar, Kassim and Babkak, a trio of characters originally conceived by the film's creators but not used, were Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Gonzales and Brandon O'Neill, respectively. The show was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

In 2012, productions of the musical played at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah from June–October 2012 and the The Muny in St. Louis in July 2012. In 2012, Aladdin was staged in Manila, the Philippines at the Meralco Theater. Directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, it starred Tom Rodriguez as Aladdin and featured Aiza Seguerra as Genie. The musical was staged in Spanish in Bogotá, Colombia in 2013.

Aladdin had a pre-Broadway tryout at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario from November 2013 to January 2014. Nicholaw again directed and choreographed, with book and additional lyrics by Beguelin, scenic design by Bob Crowley, and costume design by Gregg Barnes.

The musical premiered on Broadway on February 26, 2014 in previews and officially opened on March 20, 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, taking the place of Mary Poppins. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, winning one for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for James Monroe Iglehart. The cast album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.



Liste des chansons

Acte I
"Arabian Nights" (Ashman/Rice)– Genie & Company
"One Jump Ahead" (Rice) – Aladdin & Ensemble
"One Jump Ahead (Reprise)" (Rice) - Aladdin
"Proud of Your Boy" (Ashman*) – Aladdin
"These Palace Walls" (Beguelin**) – Jasmine & Female Attendants
"Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim, Jasmine & Ensemble
"A Million Miles Away" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"Diamond in the Rough" (Beguelin**) – Jafar, Iago, & Aladdin
"Friend Like Me" (Ashman) – Genie, Aladdin and Ensemble
Act One Finale (Friend Like Me (Reprise)/Proud of Your Boy (Reprise I)) (Beguelin**) – Genie & Aladdin

Acte II
"Prince Ali" (Ashman) – Genie, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"A Whole New World" (Rice) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"High Adventure" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"Somebody's Got Your Back" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin, Genie, Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
"Proud of Your Boy (Reprise II)" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin
"Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)" (Beguelin**) – Sultan & Company
"Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)" (Rice) – Jafar
Finale Ultimo ("Arabian Nights (Reprise)" (Ashman/Beguelin*) / "A Whole New World (Reprise)" (Rice)) – Company
Bows ("Friend Like Me (Reprise II)") (Ashman) – Company

(*) This song was cut from the movie and restored for the musical.
(**) This is a new song written for the musical.

Cut Songs
"Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 3)" (Ashman*) - Babkak, Omar, Kassim
"Call Me a Princess" (Ashman**) - Jasmine and Attendants
"Call Me a Princess (Reprise)" (Ashman**) - Jasmine
"Why Me" (Rice*) - Jafar and Iago

(*) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Seattle production.
(**) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Toronto production.

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