Aladdin the Musical in New York, NY

New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
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Overview

A new musical comedy presented at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway that tells the beloved story of the 1992 animated hit, Aladdin tells the story of the Disney classic. Audience members of all ages can this two-and-half-hour show while marveling over elaborate costumes, an Academy Award-winning score featuring classic and brand-new songs, extravagant special effects, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Children under 4 years are not permitted in the theater.
  • Show is approx. 2 hours & 30 mins with a 15 minute intermission.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before show.
  • No recording devices are allowed in the theater, including still cameras.
  • Based on the beloved Disney movie.
  • Features songs from the Academy Award-winning score including "A Whole New World."

Description

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From the producer of The Lion King and the director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon and Something Rotten! (Casey Nicholaw) comes the timeless story of Aladdin filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.

The beloved story is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin's journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. It's an unforgettable experience that includes all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score and more written especially for Broadway.

Based on the 1992 animated film, Disney's Aladdin tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes when he meets a magical genie who can grant him three wishes. Aladdin wants the hand of Princess Jasmine, but that means becoming something he’s not and going toe to toe with Jafar who wants the genie for his own evil plans.

Discover a whole new world in a whole new way.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission). Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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Brian F
Lindon, Utah
"Even better than I expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
My daughter and I visited NYC and wanted to catch a show while in town. She had already seen a lot of the shows and without a lot of prior planning we just asked the hotel concierge what they would suggest. They gave us lots of suggestions but I thought Aladdin might be fun and they were able to secure us some pretty decent seats around $50 over face value. The venue was amazing! I really enjoyed looking around and seeing all the cool wood carvings and ornamentation everywhere. The show was super fun. Aladdin was my favorite for sure. The costumes, stage and props all added to the high quality performance. The staff were very serious about no photography and talked to several people that held up there photos to take pictures. I'm glad we went, it was a fun night.
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Andy C
Fareham, United Kingdom
"A magical experience 🧞‍♂️ 💫 "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2017 NEW
Located at the Amsterdam Theatre, just off the main Times Square area. Historic theatre, but seating was comfortable and sufficient leg room. Access to the theatre was slick, with bag searches and then directed to correct seating area by staff. The show was amazing. The singing and dancing was amazing. Very talented people. The Genie was fantastic. The magic carpet ride was magical. Some ‘unknown’ songs thrown in there, but the well known ones were there and sung beautifully. If you haven’t seen it and you like Disney, I would recommend it.
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Frenchie101
Paris, France
"Overrated and no chemistry!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2017 NEW
I have seen several musicals on Broadway including the Lion King which I absolutely fell in love with. Since Aladdin is also a Disney production, I thought it would reach the same level of magic, creativity and spontaneity but I was so disappointed. Aladdin and Jasmin, the lead roles, lack charisma and have no chemistry together. Jasmin sang out of tune several times and Tony Leung (Aladdin) really does not fit this role well. Jafar is non existent... The decors were simple and really lacked creativity. The songs lacked emotion and none stuck to my mind after. I'm still giving two stars for the Genie who was amazing and for Iago who was very entertaining. You can tell a lot of work was involved and I respect any artistic performance. Still, the show is very average for Broadway standards and I really recommend spending your money on shows like Wicked or the Lion King, which are truly magic.
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MiniStigdad
"Last minute getaway "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2017 NEW
This production of Aladdin was fantastic the gene was brilliant he whole experience was fantastic and worthy of any nominations for best show
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russcox
San Diego, California
"Great Theater for Children & Adults"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2017 NEW
If you are looking for a play that elementary age children as well as adults will enjoy, Aladdin fits the bill. The set, actors, and special effects are first class as you would expect of a Broadway play. The story closely follows the Disney movie with a few adaptations needed for theater. The genie was absolutely fantastic and was the overall star of the show. If you want to see this show, don't pay full price for your tickets. There are several places you can go to purchase discounted tickets. Any internet search will bring up multiple outlets. Also if you do bring younger children, there are booster seats you can play in your child's seat that will elevate the child so he/she can see. If you don't see these out, simply ask an usher.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aladdin

Where is the theater located?
Aladdin the Musical is performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre located at 214 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Is the New Amsterdam Theatre wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Wheelchair locations and seats for companions are sold at the lowest ticket price in the house and are subject to availability. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available on the orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony levels of the theater.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater. Due to the length of the performance, it is recommended that families with children attend a daytime performance.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?

Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the New Amsterdam Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.