Genie, You're Free: Broadway's Aladdin Remembers Robin Williams With Post-Show Sing-Along (Video)
13 Aug 2014
The Broadway cast and creative team at Disney's Aladdin remembered late actor Robin Williams — who created the role of the iconic Genie in the 1992 musical film of the same name — by inviting the audience to sing along with "Friend Like Me" at curtain call.
Lyric sheets were handed out to the entire audience Aug. 12 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, where the Tony-nominated Best Musical opened March 20, and the audience was asked to sing along in Williams' memory.
James Monroe Iglehart, who embodies the role of the Genie on Broadway, received a 2014 Featured Actor Tony Award for his performance.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.