STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Kids' Wishes
Below, watch a behind-the-scenes special featuring Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart -- Aladdin's 'Genie' on Broadway -- and his work as part of the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program, which brings musical theatre experiences to kids without performing arts options in school.
Disney's ALADDIN, the Tony Award-winning 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 and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations.
ALADDIN also stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), and Jonathan Freeman (Jafar). The show also stars Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davisas Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, ALADDIN features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan 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 three-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).