BookMyShow to host Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin in Delhi from 6 July
MUMBAI: After a successful opening in Mumbai, BookMyShow will host Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin in Delhi from 6 July at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.
In India, the adaptation is sponsored by PayPal and Vodafone, the show has been reimagined and developed to make it locally relevant without losing the original essence of the Broadway show.
The Indian production of the musical boasts of extravagant sets depicting 14 locations, 450 costumes, a flying magic carpet, beautifully choreographed sequences, and mesmerizing special effects which will instantly transport the audiences into the magical world of Agrabah.
Disney India Head Live Entertainment & Local Content Studio, Vikrant Pawar commented, “Disney’s Aladdin has universal appeal and continues to inspire audiences of all ages. At Disney, we are always looking for opportunities to bring these great stories to life for our Indian fans. BookMyShow has produced a world-class Disney musical that delivers an international quality experience with the quintessential Indian flavour.”
While the show is in English, the audience will be in for a treat when they discover that the loving and humorous Genie can also speak Hindi. Over 50 performers, in just under 2.5 hours, will weave this enchanting story on stage, taking the viewers on the fun-filled adventures of Aladdin and making this musical a must-watch and an unforgettable experience.
At the helm of the Indian production are Shruti Sharma (Director), Shampa Gopikrishna and Bertwin D’Souza (Choreographers), Varsha Jain (Production Designer), Gaviin Miguel (Costume Designer), Dhruv Ghanekar (Music Director) and Suzane D’Mello (Vocal Coach). The talented actors who will bring to life this iconic tale on stage include Siddharth Menon (Aladdin), Taaruk Raina (Aladdin), Kira Narayanan (Jasmine), Mantra (Genie), and Vikrant Chaturvedi (Jafar).
BookMyShow founder and CEO Ashish Hemrajani said, “Disney’s Aladdin is an incredible spectacle and a result of months of hard work. After a fantastic opening season in Mumbai, we are delighted to bring our first theatrical production to Delhi. It is an extravagant visual feast, filled with music, joy, and loads of theatrical magic and cannot be missed.”
In 2015, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was the first-ever Broadway-style musical to be staged in Delhi. With astounding local talent, stunning sets and breath-taking performances, the musical had registered sold out shows.
The musical is inspired by Disney’s original Broadway productions, playing in London, Tokyo, Hamburg and is on tour in Australia. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show premiered in Seattle in 2011 and features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida).
PayPal India managing director Anupam Pahuja stated, “After a spectacular first season in Mumbai, we are proud to bring the show to Delhi in association with BookMyShow. We look forward to making the experience even more enjoyable by providing an easy and safe way to purchase tickets online. PayPal is a global leader in digital payments and we are committed to offering a safer and more secure payment experience to Indian consumers domestically and globally.”
Vodafone India, EVP – Marketing Siddharth Banerjee commented, “Vodafone, as one of India’s most loved brands, has always believed in delighting its consumers with services and experiences. Our partnership with Disney’s Aladdin aims to provide a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience for our consumers & their families across cities in India. We believe that our customers will be particularly mesmerized to watch Aladdin and Jasmine’s love story play out in the context of a classic fable perfectly contrasted with the Genie’s current day insights and commentary! Vodafone wishes our customers some fun-filled, magical evenings starting this July in Delhi.”
The tickets for Disney’s Aladdin will be available on BookMyShow from 9 June. The ticket prices start from Rs 500.