The AIDA Tour






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Elton John and Tim Rice
Elton John and Tim Rice

“AIDA is not opera. It's truly a pop musical with spoken dialogue and all kinds of recognizable song types: urban-based rhythm and blues, gospel inspired songs, ballads and, of course, Crocodile Rock songs.” - Elton John

Winner of four 2000 Tony® Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a musical bursting with contemporary energy chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, with an exhilarating Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice, their first collaboration since writing the music for the worldwide phenomenon The Lion King. The Star Ledger proclaims, “Elton John's high-energy theater score swoons with romance.”

“A crowd-pleasing score.” - USA Today

“Aida is filled with glorious pop anthems.”
- Detroit Free Press



ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE'S
AIDA
THE TIMELESS LOVE STORY

Newly conceived North American touring production
directed by Daniel Stewart – this fall playing in China!

Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA, the award-winning timeless love story, is now playing theatres across China in a newly conceived touring production. Based on the story from the classic Verdi opera, AIDA is a new musical with Elton John's modern pop score.

Winner of four 2000 Tony® Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a musical bursting with contemporary energy chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal with an exhilarating Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice, their first collaboration since writing the music for the worldwide phenomenon The Lion King.

Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. AIDA was originally directed by Robert Falls and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Big League Theatricals, Inc., who recently produced the acclaimed North American tour of Miss Saigon, has conceived and developed this new touring production. Direction is by Daniel Stewart and Choreography is by Sarita Allen. Design team for the new production includes Neil Patel (Scenery), Emilio Sosa (Costumes) and Charlie Morrison (Lighting).

The score for Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA was hailed by Time Magazine as "filled with luscious melodies and soulful lyrics." The show produced a number of hit songs including "Written in the Stars" (recorded by Elton John and LeAnn Rimes, which hit #2 on Billboard's AC charts in 1999), "Easy as Life" (recorded by Tina Turner and also as a dance remix by Deborah Cox that hit #24 on the US Dance charts in 2004) "Elaborate Lives," "My Strongest Suit" and "The Gods Love Nubia." The Original Broadway Cast Album is available from Disney Records. The Concept Album, featuring a host of music superstars from Tina Turner and Elton John to Boyz II Men and Lenny Kravitz, was released on Island Records.

The original production had its world premiere (as "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida") at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on September 17, 1998. A new, revised production opened on December 9, 1999 at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago. The Broadway production, named Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA, opened at the Palace Theatre on March 23, 2000 and ran a total of 1,852 performances, making it one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, generating a successful national tour and several international productions. Big League Theatricals, Inc., by special permission from Disney Theatrical Productions, acquired the rights to create this fresh, new touring production of Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA.

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