Aladdin’s Broadway Musical Promo video and photos

The Aladdin Musical blog has a video and photo’s of the cast from Disney’s Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy.  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. Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and James Monroe Iglehart as Genie. And of course Mr. Jafar himself Jonathan Freeman is back as the evil wizard.

Cast Aladdin Musical Announced

Aladdin Musical reports that seven members of the Seattle production return to the Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will reprise their roles as Aladdin and Jasmine. The genie is once again played by James Monroe. The role of Jafar is again  portrayed by the one and only Jonathan Freeman.

Of the supporting cast Brandon O’Neill and Brian Gonzales are back as Aladdin’s pals Kassim and Babkak. The production welcomes Don Darryl as Iago and Jonathan Schwartz as Omar. Jasmine’s father the Sultan is this time portrayed by Clifton Davis. The rest of of the cast include Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott who are standins and the ensemble is 24 person strong.

The music comes from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman with and additional lyrics by Tim RIce and Chad Beguelin. Director and choreographer. is again Casey Nicholaw, who also helmed the Seattle production. Other creatives includes 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 as photos of the rehearsals today in New York City.

The show opens first in Toronto in the Ed Mirvish Theatre where they’ll play from November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The premiere is on November 21, 2013.


Aladdin the Stage Musical Cast and Creatives

According to Aladdin Musical the role of Princess Jasmine will be played by Courtney Reed while James Monroe is said to be playing Genie. Other casting rumors say that Andrew Kennan-Bolger might play Omar he was at the 2010 script reading. From the other lost characters Babkak and Kassim it´s said that Ben Thompson has the role of Kassim while Babkak is played by Ben Jeffery. With the production credits the list looks like this.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim
Book by Chad Beguelin
Directed and
Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Set Designer Anna Louizos
Costume Designer Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz
Dance Arranger Glen Kelly
Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin

Aladdin is Adam Jacobs
Princess Jasmine is Courtney Reed
James Monroe is Genie
Jonathan Freeman is Jafar

Jonathan Freeman

Don Darryl Rivera is Iago

Sean G. Griffin is the Sultan

Andrew Keenan-Bolger  is Omar

Brian Gonzales as Babkak

Brandon O’Neill is Kassim

Altinay, Kristin Culp, Nick DeSantis, Ronald Duncan, C.J. Eldred, Daisy Hobbs,
David Janett, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Creighton
Oliver, Shanna Marie Palmer, Bobby Pestka, Connor Russell, Manuel Santos, Allysa
Shorte, Daniel J. Watts and Matt Wolfe

Info Aladdin Musical Blog