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Broadway: Disney's Aladdin (Jafar) The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Aladdin (Jafar) Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King ( Scar/Pumbaa) Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, Candide, The Visit and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Stepping Out (Steppenwolf Theatre); Days Like Today, The Liar, A Little Night Music, Arms and the Man, Misalliance (Writers Theatre); Ragtime & Camelot (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre).

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Original Broadway Production, 2014
Jafar [Replacement]

Chicago Production, 2007
Gyp DeCarlo [Replacement]

[Chicago (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2001

Broadway Aladdin (Jafar) 

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Photos: ALADDIN Celebrates 9th Anniversary on Broadway

It was a magical day at the New Amsterdam Theatre yesterday! Disney's Aladdin celebrated its 9th anniversary on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and you can check out photos below!

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway

Michael James Scott (Genie) surprised a lucky guest – the 888th ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon – with a cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, will celebrate its 8th anniversary on Broadway this Sunday, March 20, 2022. The hit musical 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.

A Red Orchid Theatre And Porchlight Music Theatre Team Up To Present WAR OF THE WELL(e)S

A Red Orchid Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre announce the collaboration WAR OF THE WELL(e)S, an audio drama adaptation of the stage play written by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber and directed by A Red Orchid Ensemble Member Lawrence Grimm.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Orpheum Theatre Memphis

Catch the magic at the Orpheum Theatre until March 8th. A night full of fun, vibrant sets and costumes, familiar musical favorites, and LOTS of Genie magic awaits you!

BWW Review: Everything Wrong with ALADDIN: The Musical (And Why You Should See It at Dr. Phillips Center Anyway)

Why? Every time I answer that, I start to feel like the Genie in a?oePrince Alia?? when he's counting all those elephants, peac*cks, and camels. There are a lot of problems here. Maybe not fifty-three or seventy-five or however many Persian monkeys he has, but I can definitely point to at least five things that keep this stage version one jump behind its cinematic counterpart.

Casting Has Been Announced for Disney's ALADDIN at the Peace Center

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Greenville at the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a limited, two-week engagement through Sunday, Feb. 23.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Straz Center Tampa

Disney's Aladdin Lights Up The Straz With A Mega Production

BWW Interview: Jonathan Weir Talks All Things Villainous About DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Wharton Center For The Performing Arts!

Disney's Aladdin is flying into East Lansing from December 4th through 15th at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. The hit musical, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, has been amazing audiences since the show's Broadway debut back in 2014. It has the music that we all know and love from the film and new songs that add to the Disney magic. a?oeMagical, romantic, surprising, exhilarating and funny,a?? is how Jonathan Weir, who plays Jafar the villain on the tour, described the show. a?oeIt's a fantastical story of a young man's adventure to become himself, the friendship he creates with a genie in a lamp, and the adventures and romance it unfolds.a?? Read more of BroadwayWorld Detroit's conversation with Jonathan Weir below to find out why he thinks Disney's Aladdin is special and if Jafar is really all that villainous!

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Hippodrome Theatre

If you're looking for a?oeA Whole New Worlda?? to break up the monotony of your week, look no further than the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.  Disney Theatrical Productions has done it again with its National Tour of Aladdin: another movie-to-musical hit that stays true to the core of the story while adding elements meant to dazzle live audiences.  

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Casting For East Lansing's Limited Premiere Engagement

Casting has been announced for the East Lansing engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in East Lansing at Wharton Center on Wednesday, December 4, for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 15. The press opening night is Friday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m.

ALADDIN Will Launch 'Newly-Configured' National Tour in 2021

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that a newly-configured North American tour of Aladdin is scheduled to launch in Fall 2021, allowing the hit Broadway musical to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which couldn't previously accommodate the production. Information concerning engagement dates, venues and casting for the newly-configured tour will be announced at a later date. To receive news about the tour, please sign-up for email alerts at

Disney's ALADDIN Opens Tonight At DPAC

The DPAC premiere of Disney's Aladdin opens tonight, October 3, 2019, at 7:30 PM for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26, 2019, as part of SunTrust Broadway's, 2019 / 2020 season. 

Writers Extends INTO THE WOODS

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds five performances to the run of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin. Into the Woods now runs through September 29, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome new stars to both the Broadway and North American tour casts.

Writers Theatre Opens 2019/20 Season with INTO THE WOODS

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2019/20 Season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin. 

BWW Review: ALADDIN Flies Into the Kennedy Center

Some questionable casting choices and a book by Chad Beguelin that's filled with a little too many eyeroll worthy anachronistic jokes, aside, the touring production has a few elements that make a trip to the Kennedy Center worth it.

BWW Review: ALADDIN Animates The Hobby Center with Showmanship and Spectacle

ALADDIN is a vibrant kaleidoscope of extravagant costumes, choreography, and vocal performances. An entertaining musical comedy jam-packed with a cast of over 30 members, there is always something to marvel at throughout the show for children and adults alike. It's glitz, dynamic, and sure to entertain. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with orchestrations by Danny Troob, this show packs an impressive punch when it comes to presentational musical numbers.

Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?

Disney's 'Aladdin' is currently flying around America, entertaining audiences nationwide with the Agrabah glitz and glamour. What are critics in the various cities saying about the tour? Check out their reviews from tour stops like Tempe, Salt Lake City, San Diego and more below!


How many Broadway shows has Jonathan Weir been in?

Jonathan Weir has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jonathan Weir been in?

Jonathan Weir has not appeared in the West End.

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