Aida on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Aida Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Aida is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 25, 2000
  • Show Opened : March 23, 2000
  • Show Closed: September 5, 2004

Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, Aida, follows two lovers as they handle the perils of cultural expectation during the time of the Pharaohs in Egypt.

Aida on Broadway Background

Aida had its World Premiere under its original title "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida" at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA on September 16th, 1998 and ran until November 8th, 1998. The Atlanta production featured Heather Headley (Aida), Hank Stratton (Radames) and Sherie Rene Scott (Amneris).

The newly revised production of Aida opened on November 12th, 1999 at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago, IL and ran through January 9, 2000 featuring Ms Headley as Aida, Ms Scott, as Amneris and Adam Pascal joining the cast as Radames for the Chicago run.

Robert Falls took over as director in Chicago, replacing Robert Jess Ross; and set designer Bob Crowley replaced Stanley A. Meyer. Also part of the new Chicago team was choreographer Wayne Cilento.

What's Aida Like?

Aida tells the story of an enslaved Nubian princess, who falls in love with her capturer the Egyptian captain Radames.

The low-caste Aida unexpectedly becomes the handmaiden to the Pharaoh's daughter, Princess Amneris, who is set to marry the captain Radames.

As the forbidden love grows between Aida and Radames, Aida must choose between her heart's desire and her responsibility to lead her people back to freedom. She must also navigate the bitter envy of Amneris that is sure to destroy them all.

Is Aida Good for Kids?

Aida is suitable for all ages, although children under the age of eight years old may fail to understand some of the plot and language used.

The ethical dilemma of the show may also be lost on a young people. The scenes of sex and violence are mild and are rated PG.

Theatre Information

Palace Theatre

1554 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,743
Entrance: Broadway, between 46th and 47th Street
Theatre Information

Palace Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

Heather Headley
Sherie Rene Scott
Adam Pascal
John Hickok


Hyperion Theatricals

Production Credits

Robert Falls
Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design
Bob Crowley
Costume Design
Bob Crowley
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz
Sound Design
Steve Kennedy
Tim Rice
Elton John
Linda Woolverton
David Henry Hwang
Robert Falls

Creative Team

General Manager
Marshall Purdy
Company Manager
Michael Sanfilippo
Casting Director
Telsey & Company
Press Agent
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Production Stage Manager
Clifford Schwartz