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Aladdin is exactly what you wish for!
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Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve, announced today that Disney's Aladdin, the new, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will partner with the acclaimed New Year's Eve celebration to welcome 2015. As the official sponsor of the evening's annual confetti wishes tradition Aladdin stars, Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will take part in the Ball Drop celebration, and events leading up to the big night.
"The story of Aladdin is a great match for Times Square New Year's Eve, as both involve big magical moments, wishes coming true, striving to be better and finding love and friendship in unlikely places," said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. "Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie will be a magical addition to the program."
"Who better than Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie to lead our Confetti Wishes tradition joining the millions of New Year's Eve revelers hoping to make their wishes come true in 2015," added Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment. "We're thrilled that the cast of this phenomenal show will be joining the Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration this year."
"It's a wish come true for the entire company of Aladdin to play a special role in New York City's iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Partnering with The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment allows us the opportunity to take part in a special tradition that perfectly aligns with the feel-good spirit at the heart of our show," said Andrew Flatt, Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales, Disney Theatrical Group.
At midnight on New Year's Eve, as the Ball Drop signals the start to 2015, 3,000 pounds of confetti will flutter down on revelers in Times Square. The confetti will include wishes shared by people from around the globe. For the weeks leading up to the Ball Drop, these wishes will be collected and displayed at the first ever Mobile Wishing Wall set to be presented throughout Times Square during the month of December. Fans and revelers in New York are invited to write their wish on a piece of confetti when they visit the Wishing Wall in person, and wishful followers throughout the world can participate by submitting their wish online at www.TimesSquareNYC.org/NYEWishes.
For information on when and where you can find the Wishing Wall, details about New Year's Eve in Times Square or to make your own wish online, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
Aladdin, Disney's Tony Award-winning new musical comedy, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations, with Entertainment Weekly naming Aladdin "Broadway's biggest new hit!" Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," Aladdin is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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