Aladdin hits the West End
May27

Aladdin hits the West End

At one point Aladdin the Musical ranked eleventh in TripAdvisor’s 363 best attractions in New York city. It’s a brilliant feast of top show tune classics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, well-loved songs including Friend Like Me and the Academy Award winner A Whole New World. But there’s more, in the shape of a brand new book by Chad Beguelin of The Wedding Singerfame, plus a suite of new songs. The movie...

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“Miss Saigon” Puccini’s beloved opera Madame Butterfly…

Miss Saigon, based on Puccini’s beloved opera Madame Butterfly, owes its fame to the talented Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. The inspiration for the show was a photograph that caught Schönberg’s attention, revealing a Vietnamese mother leaving her child at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, from where the child would join its ex-GI father for a better, safer life in the USA. The woman’s agony shone through the...

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