The classic 1992 Disney film, Aladdin, has been transformed into a magical Broadway musical! The musical debuted in 2011 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. In 2013 it ran a pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto. On March 20 2014, the musical opened on Broadway in the New Amsterdam Theatre and is enjoying favorable reviews.
Aladdin, of course, is the story of a street urchin who falls in love with a princess. Unfortunately, she can only marry a prince. Solution? Find a magical genie in a lamp that can grant wishes!
The cast includes Adam Jacobs as Aladdin (Broadway: Les Miserables, The Lion King), Jonathon Freeman as Jafar, who is also the voice of Jafar in the film, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Courtney Heights as Jasmine (In the Heights, Mamma Mia!). The cast also includes Seattle actors Brandon O’Neill and Don Darryl Rivera.
The cast recording will be released on June 17 2014, and is now available for pre-order.