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‘Aladdin’ to launch 2017 North American tour in Chicago

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Aladdin” will kick off its new North American tour in Chicago, it was announced today by Broadway in Chicago and Disney Theatrical Productions.

The show’s 12-week engagement will run April 11 – July 2, 2017, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph.

Groups of 15 more can make ticket reservations now by calling (312) 977-1710. Subscribers can purchase tickets to the production beginning in March. Individual tickets will go on stale at a later date.

Information on all is available at www.broadwayinchicago.com.

“Aladdin,” a musical adaptation of the 1992 movie starring Robin Williams, opened on Broadway in March 2014 and has become one of the highest grossing shows in New York.

The story by Chad Beguelin hews close to the film: A street urchin finds a genie in a lamp and hopes to woo a princess while staying true to his values and away from palace intrigue.

Key Alan Menken songs from the film — including “Friend Like Me,” ”Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World” — are used. The lyricists are by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Beguelin.

Contributing: AP