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Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception
Disney's 'Aladdin' opens on Broadway to warm critical reception

With the opening on Thursday of "Aladdin" at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York, Disney marks its 20th anniversary on Broadway. Whether that's a cause for celebration or consternation depends on how you view the company's success at making family-friendly blockbusters the norm in the theater world.  The new musical, based on the Oscar-winning 1992 animated movie about a street urchin who falls in love with a princess, is the company's latest attempt to breathe new life into a profitable title and in the process, score an enduring audience hit along the lines of "The Lion King." "Aladdin" has had a long road to Broadway. The show had...

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