Disney’s Aladdin the Broadway Musical is already playing for almost 26 months now. That was a good moment for Broadway.com to sit down with the four leading actors, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, sat down with Richard Ridge discussing the 1st year of sucess of Aladdin on Broadway. They talk how they experienced how the show developed from the Seattle and Toronto versions that had trail runs a couple of years ago to the megahit the show’s become on Broadway. I loved hearing Jonathan Freeman telling about voicing Jafar for 23 years and now actually bringing the character to live on stage. But also it’s touching to hear them speak how fans express their fandom to them in fanmail and on social media some haven’t even seen the movie but still love the show and went back and watched the “source material”.
But most of all I think it’s amazing to hear that these people aren’t sick and tired of each other after 8 shows a week for a year and then even going back 5 year further to 2010 when the show was still being developed and they where already on broad and having a blast together.
I’ve been listing to the Aladdin Broadway soundtrack today and you know from the new songs they’ve added I just love “A Million Miles Away”. It reminds me of the good old days of the TV show where Al & Jas go on adventures together to help people and protect their city, it’s people, their friends and one another from harm. I feel like the creative minds behind the Broadway show took their inspiration from this. And now finding a great quality video recording of the number I tell from the acting of dam Jacobs and Courtney Reed that they likely where inspired by the fact that Al & Jas ended such an adventures couple.
The Aladdin Musical blog has a video and photo’s of the cast from Disney’s Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy. Â The actors the gave life to the 3 lead characters, Al, Jas and Genie, in the 5th avenue regional production last year are back and eager.Â Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and James Monroe Iglehart as Genie. And of course Mr. Jafar himselfÂ Jonathan Freeman is back as the evil wizard.
The one and only Scott Weinger traveled to Toronto this week too see how the character he is partly resposible for come to live on stage. Afterwards he got to meet Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart, the guys playing Aladdin and Genie in Aladdin the Musical.
Also the song for Princess Jasmine that replaced the horrible Call Me A Princess is titled Beyond These Palace Walls