THE SCREENING ROOM: Book Writer Chad Beguelin Talks Development of Disney's Aladdin (Video)
18 Jan 2014
Disney's Aladdin, starring Adam Jacobs as charming street rat Aladdin and Courtney Reed as misunderstood princess Jasmine, will fly into Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre Feb. 26. In anticipation of its first performance, book writer Chad Beguelin chats about the show.
Aladdin officially opened its pre-Broadway engagement Nov. 21, 2013, following previews that began Nov. 1, at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre. Opening night on Broadway is set for March 20, 2014.
Jacobs (Les Misérables, The Lion King) and Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia!) co-starred in the show's Seattle premiere. James Monroe Iglehart, of Broadway's Memphis, also reprises his performance as the Genie, and Jonathan Freeman, who voiced the nefarious villain Jafar in the 1992 animated Disney film and reprised his performance on stage, again plays that role.