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James Monroe Iglehart: Tony Winner!

Posted by Salukfan on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:51 PM

James Monroe Iglehart has won a Tony Award for his performance as Genie on Broadway!

Image from @aladdin on Twitter!

Broadway World Article

Video of "Friend Like Me" Performance from the Tony Awards!

Aladdin Broadway OST Available for Digital Download

Posted by Salukfan on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Great news, everyone! The Broadway Cast Album is available for mp3 download, ahead of the CD release in mid-June!

Track list:

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

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Full Cast Announced for Aladdin on Broadway

Posted by Chris on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:33 PM

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;

Twisted - The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

Posted by Meesh on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 12:21 AM

YouTube sensation Team StarKid presents Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier, an original musical comedy parody from the creative team behind A Very Potter Musical, beginning July 4 at The Greenhouse Theater in Chicago.


Not sure if we've announced this already - it's news to me today!! And I'm not sure how to make it an "announcement" but I'm excited to see this!!

Naveen Andrews to play Jafar in ABC's new series

Posted by AladdinsGenie on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

A Lost star is going on a magic carpet ride.

Naveen Andrews has booked his first major U.S. TV gig since the ABC cult hit ended in 2010 and it's one doozy of a role: Andrews will play classic Disney villain Jafar from 1992's hit animated film Aladdin on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, debuting this fall on ABC. The new series' creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, who worked on Lost, revealed the epic casting news at Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's Comic-Con panel on Saturday. Oh, and Andrews made a surprise appearance!

Kitsis described Jafar as a "very, very, very evil villain" and said their take on the character will be "very frightening." We. Can't. Wait.

Of taking on the role, Andrews said, "I hope it will be something like you've never seen before." Casting Andrews was a no-brainer for Kitsis and Horowitz; in fact, they wrote the role for him! "We absolutely had this character in mind and we knew we wanted Naveen to play it. We asked him he said yes and we said lets save it for Comic-Con," Kitsis explained.

Since Lost ended, Andrews starred in the UK series Sinbad. And he isn't the first Lost alum to star on one of Kitsis and Horowitz's Once Upon a Time series: Emilie De Ravin plays Belle, while Jorge Garcia guest-starred as the giant.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres Thursday, Oct. 8 on ABC.

...soooo, does this mean Jafar is not appearing on Once Upon A Time like they said last year? Laughing

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