Arielle Jacobs Will Be Aladdin’s New Jasmine on Broadway; Courtney Reed to Join National Tour

Broadway News   Arielle Jacobs Will Be Aladdin’s New Jasmine on Broadway; Courtney Reed to Join National Tour
Reed will join original title player Adam Jacobs when the national tour plays Los Angeles’ Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
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The Broadway company of the hit Disney musical Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs to the role of Jasmine beginning February 20, 2018, at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Jacobs originated the role in the 2016 Australian production of Aladdin and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights.

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Telly Leung and Courtney Reed Matthew Murphy

Courtney Reed, Broadway’s original Jasmine, will play her final performance on Broadway January 10 prior to joining Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Michael James Scott (original Australian Genie and the original Genie Standby on Broadway) in the Aladdin North American tour during its Los Angeles engagement. The three original Broadway cast members will share the Hollywood Pantages Theatre stage January 13-February 18.

Isabelle McCalla, current and original Jasmine in the North American tour company, will join the Broadway company as Jasmine for a limited engagement January 17–February 18. McCalla will subsequently return to the touring company.

Arielle Jacobs will join a Broadway company currently led by Telly Leung (Allegiance, Rent, Glee) in the title role, Major Attaway in his Broadway debut as Genie, and Tony nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, The Producers, She Loves Me) as Jafar. The show also features Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales, and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak, and Omar, respectively; Clifton Davis as Sultan; and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Juwan Crawley, James Moye, and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.

The ensemble comprises Kathryn Allison, Netanel Bellaishe, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Damian Chambers, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Jacob Dickey, Josh Drake, Gaby Gamache, April Holloway, Adam Hyndman, Ethan Le Phong, Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley Martin, Amber Owens, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rias, Angelo Soriano, Dennis Stowe, Kathryn Terza, and Paige Williams.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice, and four-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw is the director and choreographer.


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