Disney’s Aladdin is to open in London’s West End in Summer 2016

Disney has confirmed its smash hit Broadway musical adaptation of Aladdin will transfer to London in Summer 2016. The production’s Broadway website, announced a casting call for “Excellent, athletic, technically trained male and female dancers” to join the company of its West End production.

Based on the much-loved 1992 Disney film, Aladdin boasts a stunning musical theatre creative team with direction and choreography by The Book Of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and music by regular Disney writer Alan Menken.

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The show made its New York premiere in 2014, winning critical and public acclaim for its spectacular staging, show-stopping numbers and astonishing visual effects. The show features all the songs from the hugely popular 1992 Disney film including A Whole New World and Friend Like Me with new music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman.

Whilst Disney has not confirmed the theatre and specific dates, it is reported elsewhere that Cameron Mackintosh, owner of the Prince Edward theatre, has stated it will follow Miss Saigon into the Prince Edward theatre.