DVR Alert: ALADDIN's James Iglehart & Adam Jacobs to Perform on 'The View', 12/9
ABC has announced that in celebration of "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years", Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs and Tony award-winner James Monroe Iglehart will perform on THE VIEW on Tuesday, December 9th.
Also scheduled for the broadcast are ESPN's Michelle Beadle, the 109th Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray and Wayne Brady.
Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. USA Today raves, "Pure GENIE-US! Aladdindelivers a RUSH that will surprise you." The Associated Press exclaims, "Disney hits magic again...a wonder to behold!" while The New York Times hails the show as "Fabulous... Extravagant!" and the Daily News declares, "Seriously, it's amazing!"
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin 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 two-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). This new production features a full score, including the Oscar and Grammy® winning hit "A Whole New World," and four other cherished songs from the film and multi Grammy-winning original motion picture soundtrack.
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) 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 Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.