STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of ALADDIN's Pre-Broadway Run in Toronto!
Aladdin, which will open on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, is currently playing at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon), where it will run through January 5, 2014. Opening night there is November 21, 2013. Below, go inside rehearsals with the cast as they prepare the show for the stage!
Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) has appeared on Broadway as Marius in Les Miserables and Simba in The Lion King. Main credits of James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) include Memphis and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Courtney Reed (Jasmine) has appeared in the Broadway productions of In the Heights and Mamma Mia. As Jafar, Jonathan Freeman brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. His Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, The Producers and his Tony-nominated turn in She Loves Me.
The show also stars Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar; Clifton Davis (Sultan) returns to Broadway where he received his first Tony nomination for the landmark production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1971; and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Merwin Foard and Michael James Scott will standby for several principals.
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