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05/09/2004 "Aida" closes after 1,852 performances

Aida is a musical based on the opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi. It has music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and was originally produced by Walt Disney Theatrical. It was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four including Best Original Score and Best Performance.