Ahead of the Broadway musical’s opening preview at the Prince Edward Theatre this evening, it has been confirmed the musical will staying a bit longer – now booking until the 11th February 2017. 

After 315 hours of rehearsals and 68 tonnes of scenery hung, hit Broadway musical is getting ready to open in London’s Prince Edward Theatre tonight for its first preview.

Ahead of its debut performance in the capital, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that the musical will now be booking until 2017.

The cast for the London production includes Dean John-Wilson as Aladdin, Jade Ewen as Jasmine and Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas making his West End debut as Genie. Other cast members include: Don Gallagher as Jafar, Peter Howe as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri as Omar.

As well as featuring the music from the classic film, there is also new music written by Tony, Olivier and Academy Award winner Alan Menken. Lyrics have been written by Tim Rice, Howard Ashman and Chad Beguelin. Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

Already in its third year on Broadway, the musical has also got productions at Tokyo’s Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi and had its European premiere at the Stage Theatre Neue Flora, Hamburg. Aladdin is set to open in Sydney in August 2016.

The musical is designed by Olivier and seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, five-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Olivier and two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

Aladdin opens for previews tonight at the Prince Edward Theatre, booking until the 11th February 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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