Review: Disney hits magic again with ‘Aladdin’

March 21, 2014 1:00 AM

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That’s not a knock on this perfectly lovely adaptation of the 1992 movie that opened Thursday at the New Amsterdam Theatre with a score that’s already won an Oscar. It’s just that Iglehart is on a different planet.

It’s spritely directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, well sung by a huge 35-person cast wearing an alarming number of harem pants, and hits that sweet spot Disney Theatrical Productions do so well, a saccharine fairy tale for the kids cut by some sly, vinegary quips for their parents.

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