Jacob Dickey Is Broadway’s Aladdin Starting July 16

Broadway News   Jacob Dickey Is Broadway’s Aladdin Starting July 16
 
The hit Disney musical continues at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Jacob Dickey
Jacob Dickey

Jacob Dickey, who understudied the roles of Aladdin and Kassim in the Broadway production of Aladdin, steps into the title role of the hit Disney musical beginning July 16 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Dickey, whose previous credits also include Sky in Mamma Mia!, Neville in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Gabe in Next to Normal, succeeds Ainsley Melham, who played his final performance July 14. Dickey also played the title role in the North American tour of Aladdin and is scheduled to continue on Broadway through September 12.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, Aladdin is now in its sixth year on Broadway.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the musical features music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, and Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin. The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.

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(Updated July 16, 2019)

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