Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed Will Ring in 2015 at New Year's Eve Ball Drop

News   Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed Will Ring in 2015 at New Year's Eve Ball Drop
 
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve, announced Nov. 24 that Disney's Aladdin will partner with the New Year's Eve celebration to welcome 2015.

James Monroe Iglehart
James Monroe Iglehart Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

As the official sponsor of the evening's annual confetti wishes tradition, Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will take part in the ball drop celebration and events leading up to the night.

"The story of Aladdin is a great match for Times Square New Year's Eve, as both involve big magical moments, wishes coming true, striving to be better and finding love and friendship in unlikely places," said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, in a statement. "Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie will be a magical addition to the program."

According to press notes, "At midnight on New Year's Eve, as the Ball Drop signals the start to 2015, 3,000 pounds of confetti will flutter down on revelers in Times Square. The confetti will include wishes shared by people from around the globe. For the weeks leading up to the Ball Drop, these wishes will be collected and displayed at the first ever Mobile Wishing Wall set to be presented throughout Times Square during the month of December. Fans and revelers in New York are invited to write their wish on a piece of confetti when they visit the Wishing Wall in person, and wishful followers throughout the world can participate by submitting their wish online at TimesSquareNYC.org/NYEWishes."

Aladdin opened on Broadway March 20, 2014. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin.

Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) directs and choreographs. For more information on Aladdin, visit AladdinTheMusical.com. For more information about Times Square New Year's Eve, visit TimesSquareNYC.org.

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