Sunday, 30 August 2015

One Last Evil Laugh!


Merwin Foard as Jafar with Don Darryl Rivera as Iago
Tonight Merwin Foard will take his final final bow (this time it really is his last!) in Broadway's Aladdin as he brings to life the villainous Jafar one last time.

Congratulations Merwin, it's been an incredible run!  Have a blast tonight and all the best for the future!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Aladdin Celebrates 600 Performances on Broadway!

Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart as Aladdin, Jasmine & Genie
Last night the cast and crew of Aladdin celebrated another milestone in their record breaking run at the New Amsterdam Theatre - their 600th performance on Broadway!

I just want to say a massive congratulations to the cast, crew and creative team on this incredible achievement!  Keep making magic everyone, here's to 1000!!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Call Her a Princess!

Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine in the Pre-Broadway run of Aladdin, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann

Normally I'd include this in one of my news round up posts but since I'm running way behind with those I felt this deserved its own post!

Today Courtney Reed will be performing at Broadway's famous supper club, 54 Below, in the Broadway Princess Party!  She will join a whole host of other stars, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame's Ciara Renee, Adam Jacob's sister Arielle Jacobs and Newsies Laurie Veldheer, as they sing their favourite princess songs!

If you're in New York today make sure you check it out!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

D23? The Genie is Here!!!


Today is the first day of Disney's D23 Expo!  If you're there, I'll admit, I'm a little bit jealous!  Not only is it a full weekend of Disney magic, but you'll get to see this;


Yes, Disney Theatrical is back at D23 with another incredible concert showcasing the music of their Broadway shows - The Originals!  Disney veterans Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown will be returning to the D23 stage where they will be joined by Aladdin's own James Monroe Iglehart!  So if you only see one thing at the Expo tomorrow, make sure it's this!

And if you want a little sneak peak of what you can expect;


 
I wish this was being live streamed!
 
Last time attendees were treated to songs from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (long before it's US premiere) and a special preview of "Somebody's Got Your Back" from Aladdin so you never know what teases at the future could be in store tomorrow!
 
Have fun everyone!!
 
James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann
 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Happy Birthday Courtney Reed!

Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann
Today I just want to wish a very happy birthday to Courtney Reed!

Courtney, thank you for all the love and support you've given Jane and I these last few years.  It's been an honour and a pleasure to see you grow as Jasmine and it's always a joy to see you on stage.  I hope you have a truly magical birthday!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

London Makes Way for Prince Ali! Aladdin Comes to the West End!

Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed as Aladdin & Jasmine, Photo by Deen Van Meer
It's finally official!  Disney's Aladdin is coming to London's West End next year!

Announced on the new site, Aladdin Auditions, Broadway's smash hit will open in London in summer 2016!  And if you're a singer or dancer then you could be part of the magic!  Open auditions are due to take place in August and September in London, Birmingham and Manchester to find the talented individuals who will bring this show to life!  If you think you have what it takes then make sure you go along, you never know, you could be making magic on a West End stage next summer!

I'm so excited and so happy right now! It's been rumoured for ages so it feels great to finally have it confirmed that this amazing show will be opening here next year!  Guess I'll be spending a lot of time in London next year!

Monday, 27 July 2015

1,000,000 Wishes

James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann
"You get a wish!  You get a wish!  You're going to ITALY!!  The Genie is here!"

Last week Disney's Aladdin was granting wishes both on stage and off as it welcomed it's one millionth guest!!



WOW!!  How about that?!  Talk about making magic!!