Sunday night marked the Tony Awards, Broadway's annual love letter to itself. As a self-described musical theatre nerd, this night is one I countdown to all year. But the event reminded me how musical theatre has a particularly poor reputation outside of the theatre community.
It's clear, watching even just the first few minutes of Broadway-bound Aladdin at the Ed Mirvish Theatre that the Disney production team is hoping for another Lion King. Unfortunately, unless there are some significant changes made, I cannot with any confidence predict Broadway success.