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Disney Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical

Disney Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical

Priyanka Gera, Assistant Culture Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Culture

Disney’s legacy lives on not only through its animated classic tales, but also on the Broadway stage. From “Beauty and the Beast” to “Frozen,” Disney has won the hearts of millions — including mine. Broadway’s adaptation of the 1992 Disney classic, “Aladdin,” is directed and choreographed b...

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Culture

After releasing two solo jazz albums, performing as Aaron Burr in the Broadway Musical, “Hamilton,” and winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, there’s no stopping for Leslie Odom, Jr. as he’s just released his first ever written book, “Failing Up.” His book provides personal insight not only ...

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

Angelica Acevedo, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Culture

Yes, there was a live goat and a chicken on a Broadway stage. “Once On This Island,” currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre, takes you on a lively journey to an island in the French Antilles where temperamental gods control the weather, leaving the people who inhabit it at their m...

A Whole New World for “Aladdin”

A Whole New World for “Aladdin”

Keyah James, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Culture

All of us know the story of Aladdin: a boy finds a magical lamp, the genie grants him three wishes and he falls in love with a princess. But “Aladdin The Musical” on Broadway brings the story that we all know and love to life with added musical numbers, new characters, and enough sequined harem ...

Homeless in NYC

Hunter Rabinowitz, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Come out to Broadway sometime this autumn and prepare yourself for the revival of the century. I'm sure you're all bored of the phantoms in their operas and the Lion King on DVD will satisfy your craving for Disney just fine. It's a 1930s revival and not a great work by Eugene O'Neil or an extravagant...

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