Critically praised by The Huffington Post as “Ecstatic & Enjoyably Old-Fashioned”, Disney’s Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical is one of the most popular musical productions the world has seen. Its armfuls of accolades – totaling 52 major awards – include the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World” at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
Released in November 1992, the Disney Feature Animation was No. 1 movie of the year with over $530M gross (almost $1B in today’s dollars). It sold more than 25 million VHS/DVD units and well over 2 million soundtracks.
The pop version of the song also won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and is the first and only song from a Disney animated film to reach No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Although this theatricality was at the core of the animated classic through its music, the beloved film is almost more of an action/adventure in its final form. The task of returning it to its original theatrical roots fell to a team of some of the most remarkable artists working on Broadway today.
Casey Nicholaw, director and choreographer, is best known for his Tony Award-winning direction of “The Book of Mormon”, as well as hits such as “The Drowsy Chaperone and Spamalot“.
被著名的赫芬顿邮报赞誉为 “最令人欣喜若狂和愉快的古老经典”，迪斯尼的阿拉丁热门百老汇音乐是世界上最流行的音乐制作之一。除了夺得最佳配乐和最佳原创歌曲，“A Whole New World” 在奥斯卡颁奖典礼和金球奖大放异彩，共拿下共计52项大奖。
这部 “阿拉丁” 是在1992年11月由迪斯尼动画制作发行，也是首部电影在当年总票房超过530万元(几乎相等于今天10亿元)。至于录像带与 DVD 销售量超过2500万，还有逾200万的原声带销售。
至于导演兼编舞家 Casey Nicholaw，他的音乐剧 “The Book of Mormon” 在托尼奖获奖而闻名，还有 “The Drowsy Chaperone” 和 “Spamalot” 等音乐剧佳作。