Buzzfeedrecently did a fun interview with the main Broadway cast of Disney’s Aladdin. With that interview, they also shared some gorgeous cast portraits taken by photographer Cylla von Tiedemann. These new photos feature Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), and James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and some supporting cast members.
Previews for the show will be starting at the New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26 and the show officially opens on March 20! Get more information on the show take a look at the official website. Check out the photos and a behind-the-scenes video below:
Several of the classic Disney films have already been created into successful and stunning Broadway musicals by Disney Theatrical. The latest Disney story to get the Broadway treatment is the well-known story of Aladdin.
Aladdin is currently previewing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto until January 5, 2014. From there, the production will head to Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre starting on February 26, 2014.
The show stars Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. Interesting fact for the day, Freeman actually voiced Jafar in the original 1992 animated film!
The creative team behind this show includes Tony-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, with sets done by Bob Crowley, costumes by Gregg Barnes, and lighting by Natasha Katz. Plus, bookwriter Chad Beguelin and Alan Menken have composed new songs for the score, which includes “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”
What do you think of the cast and the creative team behind this show? Do you think it will have a strong and successful run on Broadway? Would you be interested in seeing this show? What do you think of these exclusive photos?