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Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDINAnatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 12, 2017

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs. (more...)
ALADDIN's Telly Leung Reveals How His Audition Kept Him One Jump AheadALADDIN's Telly Leung Reveals How His Audition Kept Him One Jump Ahead
by Danielle Ashley - July 28, 2017

Telly Leung has inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Last month, he sat down with Richard Ridge and talked all things Aladdin, including how he got the part.  (more...)
VIDEO: ALADDIN's Telly Leung Performs 'Proud of Your Boy' Live on FacebookVIDEO: ALADDIN's Telly Leung Performs 'Proud of Your Boy' Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2017

As Pride Month comes to a close, actor Telly Leung joins The New York Times to talk about being an actor who is out, and to sing a song from the Broadway musical ALADDIN - The Musical, in which he currently stars as the title character. (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 27, 2017

Agrabah has got a new prince in town! Earlier this month Telly Leung inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about how he got the part, why he joining the Disney legacy is so important to him, and so much more. Plus, watch him perform 'Proud of Your Boy!' (more...)
Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, recently welcomed new Broadway cast members Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Major Attaway (Genie). Scroll down for a first look at them onstage, plus learn more about Leung as he steps into the title role in the video below! (more...)
Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDINPhoto Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)
It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!
by Stephanie Wild - May 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of his from over the years! (more...)
Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)
ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs to Lead Workshop for Illinois High School Musical Theatre AwardsALADDIN's Adam Jacobs to Lead Workshop for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards will feature a workshop led by Adam Jacobs, star of Disney's Aladdin North American tour, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, along with his wife Kelly Jacobs, who previously performed in Chicago in the Mary Poppins North American tour. (more...)
VIDEO: Broadway Chicago Shares Sneak Peek of ALADDIN TourVIDEO: Broadway Chicago Shares Sneak Peek of ALADDIN Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Broadway Chicago posted a video sneak peek on Facebook, check out the tour's rendition of 'Friend Like Me'! (more...)
Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago OpeningPhoto Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Broadway Princess, Courtney ReedExclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Broadway Princess, Courtney Reed
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - April 20, 2017

Today's guest is Courtney Reed. We talk about the first reading for ALADDIN on Broadway, the out of town trials, and even a funny story involving the flying carpet! We also talk about her newest venture, Gagged Chokers, an accessory company. The company is less than a year old and we dive into how she was able to grow the company in such a short time! (more...)
ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Lucrezio and Friends Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More!STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Lucrezio and Friends Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More!
by Stage Tube - March 20, 2017

Nathan Lucrezio, currently in the cast of Broadway's Aladdin, recently posted a YouTube video in which he mashed up some of his favorite songs. 'Waving Through a Window' from Dear Evan Hansen is at the spine of the mashup, which also includes 'Ordinary Girl' and 'A Thousand Miles' both by Vanessa Carlton, 'No Day But Today' from Rent, and 'Just Another Day' from Next to Normal. Lucrezio called upon some of his friends, Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Samantha Massell (Fiddler On the Roof), Trent Saunders (Aladdin), and Angelo Soriano (Aladdin) to create the video.  (more...)
ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway TodayALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)
James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in AgrabahJames Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)
Wanna Go to Agrabah? Casting Underway for Live-Action ALADDIN Movie!Wanna Go to Agrabah? Casting Underway for Live-Action ALADDIN Movie!
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Guy Ritchie will be helming a live-action re-imagining of Disney's Aladdin. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in theaters March 17th, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, out Christmas Day, 2018, MULAN and THE LION KING. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New Yorkers Celebrate Valentines Day with a Classic ALADDIN TuneSTAGE TUBE: New Yorkers Celebrate Valentines Day with a Classic ALADDIN Tune
by Stage Tube - February 14, 2017

On this romantic of days, ordinary New Yorkers are celebrating love with the most romantic of Disney songs. Celebrate Valentine's Day below with 'A Whole New World.' (more...)
Adam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American TourAdam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)
Producer of Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot Talks Authentic Casting and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in New InterviewProducer of Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot Talks Authentic Casting and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in New Interview
by TV News Desk - February 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Guy Ritchie will be helming a live-action re-imagining of Disney's Aladdin. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in theaters March 17th, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, out Christmas Day, 2018, MULAN and THE LION KING. (more...)
Broadway's New Genie Major Attaway Talks Dallas Beginnings and Nabbing His Dream RoleBroadway's New Genie Major Attaway Talks Dallas Beginnings and Nabbing His Dream Role
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2017

Attaway's magical carpet ride to ALADDIN started with overcoming a childhood illness, along with the power of regional theatre. (more...)
VIDEO: Seeing Double - Major Attaway Joins James Monroe Iglehart for Special ALADDIN PerformanceVIDEO: Seeing Double - Major Attaway Joins James Monroe Iglehart for Special ALADDIN Performance
by TV News Desk - January 26, 2017

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart was joined by ALADDIN's next Genie, Major Attaway for a special performance on THE VIEW. Check out the video below! (more...)
VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg Cameos in ALADDIN + Meet Broadway's Newest Genie!VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg Cameos in ALADDIN + Meet Broadway's Newest Genie!
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise cameo with Tony-Award winner James Monroe Iglehart on stage at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway this week. (more...)
Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg Makes Surprise Cameo at Disney's ALADDIN; Tune in Tomorrow!Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg Makes Surprise Cameo at Disney's ALADDIN; Tune in Tomorrow!
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg recently made a surprise cameo with Tony-Award winner James Monroe Iglehart on stage at Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway. Tune in to ABC's THE VIEW on Thursday, January 26 for a look at the performance and behind the scenes at the hit Broadway show as they prepare to welcome a new Genie this February. (more...)
Photo Flash: You Never Had a Friend Like Her! Whoopi Goldberg Makes Cameo as 'Genie' in ALADDINPhoto Flash: You Never Had a Friend Like Her! Whoopi Goldberg Makes Cameo as 'Genie' in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2017

The house at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway had their wish granted when Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise one-night-only appearance last night, January 19th. Goldberg's appearance was taped for a segment for ABCs 'The View' this Thursday January 26th that will also include the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me,' filmed at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Whoopi in costume! (more...)

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