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Date Of Birth:
February 05, 1950 (69)
Birth Place:
Bay Village, OH, USA
Bio:
Mary Poppins; The Little Mermaid; Beauty And The Beast; The Producers; 42nd Street; On The Town; How To Succeed…; She Loves Me (Tony Nomination); Platinum; Sherlock Holmes; Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep.); A Class Act (MTC); Lil’ Abner and Of Thee I Sing (City Center Encores); Sail Away and The ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: February 05, 1950 (69)

Birth Place: Bay Village, OH, USA

Bio:
Mary Poppins; The Little Mermaid; Beauty And The Beast; The Producers; 42nd Street; On The Town; How To Succeed…; She Loves Me (Tony Nomination); Platinum; Sherlock Holmes; Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep.); A Class Act (MTC); Lil’ Abner and Of Thee I Sing (City Center Encores); Sail Away and The ... (read more)
Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!Major Attaway and Clinton Greenspan Join Broadway Company of ALADDIN; Plus New Tour Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

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

Meet the Current Cast of ALADDIN on Broadway!Meet the Current Cast of ALADDIN on Broadway!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 23, 2019

For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Reggie DeLeon of ALADDIN Talks to Broadway World about Iago...Defeathered, Alpacas, Three Wishes, and More!BWW Interview: Reggie DeLeon of ALADDIN Talks to Broadway World about Iago...Defeathered, Alpacas, Three Wishes, and More!
by Courtney Symes - May 15, 2019

The anxiously-anticipated arrival of Aladdin is finally here! The national tour stops in Sacramento through June 2 and brings with it the songs that you know and love from the 1992 animated movie, along with new numbers written specifically for the stage musical. After its debut on Broadway in 2014, it was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Broadway World Sacramento was able to speak with Reggie DeLeon, who originated the role of Iago on the national tour and has returned after a brief hiatus. Reggie is well-known for his recurring role as Shep in the Pup Star films. He can also be seen on 'MOM' (Paul), 'Superior Donuts' (Zale), and 'Melissa & Joey' (Wyatt). (more...)

How Each Broadway Show is Fundraising for BC/EFA This Spring!How Each Broadway Show is Fundraising for BC/EFA This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Spring has sprung, and that means that theatre lobbies across the country are filled with casts, crew members and volunteers fundraising with iconic #redbuckets in hand, culminating in the 33rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition (#BroadwayBonnets) on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 1, 2019

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, five current and former Genies stopped the show following yesterday's matinee to perform a medley of Aladdin hits. The five Genies included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren. (more...)

VIDEO: James Monroe Iglehart and 4 More Genies Stop The Show At ALADDIN's 5th Broadway AnniversaryVIDEO: James Monroe Iglehart and 4 More Genies Stop The Show At ALADDIN's 5th Broadway Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, 5 current and former Genies stopped the show following today's matinee with a medley of Aladdin hits at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The 5 Genies were Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren. (more...)

Ohio University Launches Reimagined BFA ProgramOhio University Launches Reimagined BFA Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

In the fall of 2019 the Ohio University School of Theater will welcome its first class to an exciting new chapter of its undergraduate Theater Performance degree program. Two interrelated four-year degree tracks will now be offered in either acting or musical theater, with an innovative curricular approach designed to prepare students for the rapidly changing theater industry. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2019

On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

ALADDIN Celebrates Five Magical Years On Broadway!ALADDIN Celebrates Five Magical Years On Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, continues to reach a whole new world as it celebrates five years on Broadway today at the New Amsterdam Theatre!   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDINPhoto Coverage: Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 22, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. Original Australian star Ainsley Melham has taken over the title role, marking his Broadway and North American theatrical debut. Broadway veteran Michael James Scott (Something Rotten!; The Book of Mormon; Tarzan), an original Broadway company member who originated the role of Genie in Australia and comes directly from playing it on the North American tour, has assumed the role of Genie. And as part of the show's trio of Aladdin's sidekicks, Mike Longo (Beautiful, Aladdin North American tour) stepped into the role of Kassim. (more...)

Michael James Scott Rejoins ALADDIN on Broadway as Genie TodayMichael James Scott Rejoins ALADDIN on Broadway as Genie Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAIDVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008. (more...)

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre! (more...)

Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDINAinsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Telly Leung Receives His Portrait at Sardi'sPhoto Coverage: Telly Leung Receives His Portrait at Sardi's
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 21, 2018

Telly Leung recently received his portrait at Sardi's and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDINPhoto Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Last night the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire, took in a performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway.  After the show, Reba join the cast backstage. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of the visit below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch 'Friend Like Me' From ALADDIN in 360!VIDEO: Watch 'Friend Like Me' From ALADDIN in 360!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

Disney's Aladdin on Broadway has created a new 360 video experience. The VR video places the viewer right on stage of Broadway's legendary New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City for an immersive performance of the iconic 'Friend Like Me.' (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more! (more...)

ALADDIN Celebrates its 4th Anniversary On Broadway TonightALADDIN Celebrates its 4th Anniversary On Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, launches its 5th smash year on Broadway by celebrating its 4th anniversary on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

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