5 Fun Facts About Aladdin the Broadway Musical


Disney's Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Broadway New York City

Aladdin is a musical currently running on Broadway based on the iconic Disney movie of the same name.

Here are five fun facts about the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin.

1. Original Voice

The original cast of this musical featured Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, who had also voiced the part in the original movie the show was based on.

2. Siblings

The part of Aladdin was originated by actor Adam Jacobs. His sister, Arielle Jacobs has played Jasmine on Broadway, as well as in other productions of the show internationally.

3. Theatre

Disney's Aladdin On Broadway Costumes Genie Aladdin Jasmine

This show is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway.

4. Cut Songs

Disney's Aladdin Broadway Costumes Aladdin and Jasmine

This show featured multiple songs that were cut from the original movie, including Proud of Your Boy.

5. Tony Award

Broadway Genie Costume Disney's Aladdin

The Broadway version of this show won one Tony Award, for Best Featured Actor which was won by the original Genie, James Monroe Iglehart.