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International News Disney's Aladdin to Launch 1st U.K. and Ireland Tour

The international hit musical will kick off its magic carpet ride in Edinburgh.

Adam Jacobs in the original Broadway company of Aladdin Cylla von Tiedemann

The international hit Disney musical Aladdin, based on the animated film of the same name, will launch its first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in the fall.

The Disney Theatrical Productions tour will kick off in Edinburgh in October followed by dates in Cardiff, Plymouth, Sunderland, and Milton Keynes, with further cities to be announced. 

Casting will be revealed at a later date. Tickets will go on sale in March. 

The stage production, which expands the 90-minute film into a two-act format, has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre March 20, 2014, following previews that began February 26. The musical was nominated for five 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. James Monroe Iglehart won the Tony for his performance as the Genie.

Aladdin is designed by Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designers Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair designer Josh Marquette, makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, music supervisor, music director and vocal and incidental music arranger Michael Kosarin, orchestrator Danny Troob, dance music arranger Glen Kelly, associate director Ben Clare, dance supervisor Kyle Seeley, production supervisor Jason Trubitt, and U.S. general manager Myriah Bash. Casting is by Jill Green CDG.

For the current touring itinerary, visit AladdintheMusical.co.uk

Look Back at the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

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