ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed to Be Featured on ABC's THE BACHELORETTE, 6/8
Broadway's Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will be featured on the next episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette," airing MONDAY, JUNE 8 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
According to the official episode description:
Kaitlyn decides that she wants to allow controversial bachelor Ashley Salter from Chris Soules' "Bachelor" season to join the group, and informs the other men of her decision. Then it's off to the New Amsterdam Theatre, where Kaitlyn reveals that THE FIVE men with her will be auditioning for a role in Disney's "Aladdin," the Tony-winning hit Broadway musical.
The bachelor who is cast will be performing with Kaitlyn in that night's sold out show. The men are put through what would be a typically grueling audition process, trying to impress "Aladdin's" associate director and stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed to land the role and the woman. The four other men, who are not cast, will be sent back to the hotel, devastated.
That night, Kaitlyn and the fortunate bachelor anxiously wait for their cue off stage. After the couple makes their Broadway debut, they make their way into THE HUSTLE and bustle of Times Square where Kaitlyn has one more surprise for her man of the hour. The two shoot to the top of 1 Times Square to see the New Year's Eve Ball. No countdown is necessary for the couple as they spark their own electricity to light up the night.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner HORIZON Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are the executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,L parental guideline.
Aladdin opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Despite beginning performances eight weeks into the year, Aladdin was the third highest-attended Broadway show of 2014; only the juggernauts Wicked and The Lion King entertained more people. Entertainment Weekly has deemed Aladdin "Broadway's biggest new hit!" New York Magazine calls it "Musical comedy wish-fulfillment!" while The New York Times hails the show as "Fabulous... Extravagant! It defies expectations," and the Daily News declares, "Seriously, it's amazing!"
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winnerAlan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Les Miserables, The Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart (Memphis, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) in his Tony Award-winning role as Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, The Producers, She Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. The show also stars Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott stand by for several principals.
Photo Credit: ABC/Heidi Gutman