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.
Aladdin Musical reports that seven members of the Seattle production return to the Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy.Â Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will reprise their roles as Aladdin and Jasmine. The genie is once again played byÂ James Monroe. The role of Jafar is again Â portrayedÂ by the one and only JonathanÂ Freeman.
Of the supporting cast Brandon O’NeillÂ and Brian Gonzales are back as Aladdin’s palsÂ Kassim and Babkak. The production welcomes Don Darryl as Iago andÂ Jonathan SchwartzÂ as Omar. Jasmine’s father the Sultan is this time portrayed byÂ Clifton Davis.Â The rest of of the cast include Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott who are standinsÂ and the ensemble is 24 person strong.
The music comes from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman withÂ and additional lyrics by Tim RIce and Chad Beguelin. Director and choreographer. is againÂ Casey Nicholaw, who also helmed the Seattle production. Other creatives includesÂ 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.Â 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 as photos of theÂ rehearsals today in New York City.
The show opens first in Toronto in theÂ Ed Mirvish Theatre where they’ll play from November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The premiere is on November 21, 2013.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim
Book by Chad Beguelin
Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Set Designer Anna Louizos
Costume Designer Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz
Dance Arranger Glen Kelly
Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin
Sean G. GriffinÂ is the Sultan
Andrew Keenan-BolgerÂ is Omar
Brian Gonzales as Babkak
Brandon O’Neill is Kassim
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