|Disney Networks to Air 'Aladdin' in Honor of Robin Williams
Meesh on Friday, August 15, 2014
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"The 1992 animated movie, in which Williams voiced Genie, is set to air on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior on Saturday, Sunday and early Monday. The role was one of Williams' most memorable performances and has been cited by many fans mourning his death.
A full list of Aladdin's air times is below.
Saturday, Aug. 16 (9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
Sunday, Aug. 17 (11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD
Sunday, Aug. 17 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) and Monday, Aug. 18 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Junior"
|Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63
AladdinsGenie on Monday, August 11, 2014
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Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, sheriff's officials said, a 911 call came in about a man who was unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dubbed “the funniest man alive” by Entertainment Weekly in 1997, Williams brought audiences hours of laughter, putting his imaginative spin on characters in film and television. He was lauded for his serious roles as well, winning a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance as Sean Maguire, the therapist who counsels Matt Damon’s math genius in “Good Will Hunting” (1997), and receiving nominations for “The Fisher King” (1991), “Dead Poets Society” (1989) and “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987).
Born in Chicago in 1951, Williams became one of only two students accepted into John Houseman’s prestigious acting program at Julliard, the other being Christopher Reeve, who became a lifelong friend.
Williams gained fame as Mork, the bizarre, suspenders-sporting alien on the sitcom “Mork & Mindy,” a spinoff from “Happy Days.” Williams departed from the script so often that producers intentionally left blank moments on page for Williams to have space to indulge his ad-libbing genius.
|Aladdin Broadway OST Available for Digital Download
Salukfan on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Great news, everyone! The Broadway Cast Album is available for mp3 download, ahead of the CD release in mid-June!
1. Overture - Alan Menken
2. Arabian Nights - James Monroe Iglehart
3. One Jump Ahead - Aladdin Original Broadway Cast
4. One Jump Ahead (Reprise) - Adam Jacobs
5. Proud of Your Boy - Adam Jacobs
6. These Palace Walls - Tia Altinay
7. Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim - Aladdin Original Broadway Cast
8. A Million Miles Away - Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed
9. Diamond In the Right - Don Darryl Rivera
10. Friend Like Me - James Monroe Iglehart
11. Act One Finale - James Monroe Iglehart
12. Prince Ali - James Monroe Iglehart
13. A Whole New World - Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed
14. High Adventure - Aladdin Original Broadway Cast
15. Somebody's Got Your Back - James Monroe Iglehart
16. Proud of Your Boy (Reprise) - Adam Jacobs
17. Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise) - Clifton Davis
18. Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise) - Jonathan Freeman
19. Finale Ultimo - Aladdin Original Broadway Cast
20. Proud of Your Boy - Alan Menken
21. Genie Medley - James Monroe Iglehart
|Full Cast Announced for Aladdin on Broadway
Chris on Monday, September 16, 2013
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Today was the first day of rehearsals for Aladdin: Broadway's New Musical Comedy and a few hours ago the full cast for the upcoming production was finally revealled.
I'm very happy to say that leading the cast are returning stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, who originated the roles of Aladdin and Jasmine in 5th Avenue's Pilot Production in 2011 and will reprise them in this new production.
Having brought down the house in Seattle, James Monroe Iglehart will once again be bringing Genie to life, the one and only Jonathan Freeman, who has played the villainous Vizier since 1992's animated classic, returns as Jafar, and Don Darryl Rivera will make his Broadway debut as Iago.
Keeping the tempo brisk and the harmonies tight, Brandon O'Neill (in his Broadway debut) and Brian Gonzales will return as Aladdin's friends, Kassim and Babkak respectively.
Completing the principal cast are new cast members Jonathan Schwartz, who rounds out Aladdin's trio of friends as Omar, and Clifton Davis as the Sultan.
Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott will standby for several principals.
The ensemble includes Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy Hobbs, Donald Jones Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Brandt Martinez , Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Khori Petinaud, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rais, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealy, Dennis Stowe, Marisha Wallace and Bud Weber.
Aladdin: Broadway's New Musical Comedy features music by Disney Legend Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Disney Legend Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Casey Nicholaw returns as director and choreographer. Joining him are scenic designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz, costume designer Gregg Barnes, sound designer Ken Travis, illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer and hair designer Josh Marquette. Michael Kosarin heads the music team as music supervisor and director, working with Danny Troob as orchestrator and Glen Kelly as dance music arranger.
Broadway World have posted photos that show the cast and crew on their first day of rehearsals; http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Adam-Jacobs-and-Courtney-Reed-to-Star-in-Broadway-Bound-ALADDIN-Get-a-Sneak-Peek-at-Rehearsals-in-Toronto-20130916