Disney's stage musical, Aladdin to be out this April

BookMyShow is the producer with exclusive rights for the Indian Broadway version of this Disney property, which will premiere at Mumbai’s NCPA

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 8:54 AM

After bringing a spectacular version of The Beauty and the Beast to the Indian stage, Disney is now all set to launch a Broadway-style musical, Aladdin. BookMyShow is the producer with exclusive rights for the Indian production of this Disney property and will bring to life the magic of this fable for the first time on Indian stage. The musical will premiere at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in April 2018. 
“Disney stories are timeless and have a special meaning for everyone in the family. Stories like Aladdin and The Beauty and the Beast are universal and can engage fans everywhere. In India, we are committed to developing world-class entertainment that families can relate to and become part of their everyday lives. We partnered with BookMyShow, given their deep understanding of the local audience and their quality of consumer engagement,” said Abhishek Maheshwari, Country Head – Disney India.

“The live entertainment standards in India are rapidly catching up with the rest of the world and BookMyShow is proud to have been continuously playing its part in this transformative journey. We are absolutely excited to produce the Indian stage version of Disney’s Aladdin which will open its doors to the audience in just a few months from now. It promises to be an extravagant visual feast, filled with music, joy, and loads of theatrical magic,” said Ashish Hemrajani, CEO and Founder, BookMyShow.  
In 2015, 2016, the Indian audience was mesmerised with the Broadway-style musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which had astounding local talent, stunning sets and breathtaking performances. The musical had sold-out shows in both seasons.
“Disney’s Aladdin will be re-imagined locally with an all-Indian cast and creative talent. The story of Aladdin has a universal appeal and is highly popular with the Indian audiences. The musical is an entertaining celebration of Aladdin’s love for Jasmine and his friendship with Genie. This thrilling new production filled with magic, humour and breathtaking spectacle will transport fans to a whole new world,” said Vikranth Pawar, Head - Live Entertainment & Local Content Studio, Disney India.

Disney’s Aladdin, the classic fantasy production, has already enchanted audience across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. The show, sponsored by PayPal, will also travel to Delhi and Hyderabad. PayPal will be the preferred payment partner for the musical, with ticket price starting from Rs 750. 

Anupam Pahuja, Managing Director, PayPal India, said, “We are proud to be associated with Disney’s Aladdin and BookMyShow. This iconic production promises to be an enchanting experience for everyone, and we look forward to making the experience even more enjoyable by providing a easy and safe way to purchase tickets online. PayPal is a global leader in digital payments and we are committed to offering a safer and more secure payment experience to Indian consumers domestically and globally.”

Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (The Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida).

At the helm of the Indian production are Shruti Sharma (Director), Shampa Gopikrishna and Bertwin D’Souza (Choreographers), Varsha Jain (Production Designer), Gaviin Miguel (Costume Designer), Dhruv Ghanekar (Music Director) and Suzane D’Mello (Vocal Coach).

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