GOOD MORNING AMERICA to Celebrate 30 Years of Disney on Broadway

The program will air Thursday, May 16 at 7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT on ABC.

By: May. 10, 2024
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Tune into Good Morning America next week to take part in a celebration of 30 years of Disney on Broadway.

On Thursday, May 16th, Disney on Broadway will celebrate their 30th anniversary on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “GMA3: What You Need to Know,” and “Nightline.”

The coverage begins during the second hour of “Good Morning America” (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST). Tune in for a special story featuring Michael James Scott, Genie from Aladdin on Broadway, as he travels around the world visiting several Disney stage musicals in London, Hamburg, Paris, Madrid, and Tokyo, meeting his international co-stars and immersing himself in a variety of cultural experiences, specific to each country. 

Additionally, “GMA“ will premiere their biggest Broadway musical performance yet, featuring cast from Disney’s international companies of Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, Frozen, Hercules, and The Lion King, ending with a magical finale from the Broadway cast of Aladdin in “GMA”’s studios, live!   

That afternoon, Michael James Scott will sit down with the hosts of “GMA3: What You Need to Know” (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST ) to share his favorite moments from his global journey, celebrating Disney on Broadway’s milestone anniversary, and that evening, “Nightline” (12:35 a.m. - 1:05 a.m. EST on Friday, May 17) will air interviews with Michael James Scott and Samantha Barks, who plays Elsa in Disney’s Frozen West End production. Nightline also follows along Scott’s travels, going behind the scenes with global Disney theatrical productions as viewers meet some of the theatre professionals on and off stage, who help bring these Disney musicals to life, eight show a week, around the world.

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on Broadway. It opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years.

The current cast of Aladdin stars Michael Maliakel making his Broadway debut in the title role, Michael James Scott as Genie, Sonya Balsara as Jasmine and Dennis Stowe as Jafar. The show also features Milo AlosiZach Bencal and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak and Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Caleb Barnett, Jeremy Gaston and Wes Hart stand by for several principals.

Photo credit: Jennifer Broski

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