Disney’s Aladdin, a raging success on Broadway, will have its European premiere at Hamburg’s Neue Flora theatre in autumn 2015, as announced on Wednesday by Stage Entertainment and Disney Theatrical Productions. “The timeless tale of Aladdin, the genie and the three wishes is beloved the world over, across all cultural boundaries, and has been for generations,” says Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer at Disney Theatrical Productions. “We are delighted to add Casey Nicholaw’s spectacular production to our long-established and successful partnership with Stage Entertainment.”
A huge US success comes to the German musical capital
Disney’s Aladdin made its Broadway debut at the New Amsterdam Theater on 20 March, 2014, to rave reviews. “We are delighted to follow the unbelievable success of The Lion King and Tarzan by bringing another Disney hit to Germany,” says Uschi Neuss, Managing Director of Stage Entertainment Deutschland. Hamburg, as Germany’s musical capital, is the perfect place for the European premiere. “Almost 14 million people have seen The Lion King and Tarzan in Germany alone, and there is no end in sight. Aladdin is the perfect complement to our Hamburg portfolio.”
According to Stage Entertainment, Disney’s “The Lion King” is by far the most successful long-run musical Hamburg has ever seen, attracting more than 10 million visitors since it launched here in 2001, easily surpassing such classics as “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera”, with between 6 and 7 million visitors each.