Disney’s Aladdin celebrated five years on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. To honor the occasion, on March 31 the hit musical welcomed five current and former Genies—Deonte L. Warren, Michael James Scott, James Monroe Iglehart, Major Attaway, and Juwan Crawley—to perform a special post-show “Act 3” performance for audiences.
Based on the 1992 animated film, the Disney musical tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes when he meets a magical genie who can grant him three wishes
Aladdin, directed and choreographed Casey Nicholaw, was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, with Iglehart winning for Best Featured Actor in a musical.
Flip through photos of the celebration below:
Photos: Go Inside Aladdin’s 5th Anniversary Celebration on Broadway
Aladdin features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Chad Beguelin with design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Ken Travis, illusion design by Jim Steinmeyer, and special effect design by Jeremy Chernick.
The current production stars Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Michael James Scott as the Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Brian Conzales as Babkak, Brad Weinstock as Omar, Mike Longo as Kassim, JC Montgomery as Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.