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 Disney classic, Aladdin. 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

from Aladdin
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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stellina1936
Long Island, New York
"I Don't think you could go wrong seeing any Disney show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
Lion King remains my all time favorite Broadway show but Aladdin was fantastic! The singing and dancing was superb. The genie was hilarious; the story is a bit different than the animated movie but not in a bad way. Loved how they did the magic carpet ride! The seats were comfy which is not always the case in some of NYC's theaters. The theater is very beautiful and ornate. There was a scene with Jafar that may be slightly scary for young children. We heard one in the audience crying. Highly recommend this musical even if you don't have children.
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swish13
New York City, New York
"Aladdin is Magical"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2018 NEW
If you're looking for a spectacular, over-the-top singing, dancing and stage craft musical, THIS is the musical to see on Broadway. The costumes, staging, lighting, non-stop performances are more than worth the price for a ticket. This show more than "hits the back of the theater-" it delights for all ages. Comedy, romance, sword fights- it's all here. If you can only see one or two shows and want a fun, upbeat Broadway experience- this is the show to see. Often Broadway shows can be a bit heavy with subject matter or another revival- Aladdin is unique and fun. You can't leave this show in a bad mood. See it!!!
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Hulalaura
"Superb!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2018 NEW
Seeing this show was the highlight of our trip!! The genie in particular was world class! Made me and my partner laugh so so much!! Couldn’t watch it anywhere else as don’t think anyone could compete! Brilliant show!!
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danielstevenson1989
Coventry, United Kingdom
"Major Attaway needs his own show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2018 NEW
I have only been to the theatre twice before, both very different shows (dirty dancing and Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat) so wasn’t too sure what to expect but all I can say is wow! The show was amazing, had us belly laughing at some points, the props were so well done and all the cast were brilliant, hats off to Major Attaway though who played the Genie, he really needs his own show or something, his talent is wasted here. Overall had such an amazing experience and would love to go again.
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Elizabeth R
"Magical!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2018 NEW
I preface by saying, we are big Disney fans. We were a little nervous to see this play as we had preconceive notions from the animated version – – were the special effects going to be special enough to achieve the desired results!! We need not have worried because this production blew the doors off the place! To start, the cast was fantastic. James Monroe Iglehart is a ridiculously talented performer and although of average human size, his performance created the illusion that he was so much larger. There was plenty of Broadway magic displayed in the large, flashy group music numbers with color, lights and lots and lots of people. The basic plot was the same as the movie with slight deviation’s here or there – – The hard to achieve effects, such as the carpet flying around, were beautifully accomplished. Fun for fans young and old, even if you’re not Disney-aholics!
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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.