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As a Child, Aladdin was everything to me: Broadway star Michael Maliakel


Having a healthy obsession with Aladdin isn’t all that abnormal, especially as a member of the Indian American community. As a young boy growing up in central New Jersey, Michael Maliakel was proud to be among the healthily obsessed, thanks in large part to his loving parents. “My family had the [Aladdin] bed sheets,...

Aladdin on Broadway celebrates 8th anniversary with Disney Cruise vacation giveaway


New York, NY: Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, celebrated its 8th anniversary on Broadway on March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. To celebrate the occasion, Michael James Scott (Genie) surprised a lucky guest – the 888th ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon – with a cruise...

Disney on Broadway returns in September


Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, has announced casting for The Lion King and Aladdin, returning to Broadway this fall. Both companies will welcome back nearly all of the cast members who were performing when Broadway shut down last March, along with exciting fresh faces, including new actors in the starring roles of Simba...