Sunday, 23 February 2014

Press Day Round Up

Last Tuesday was Press Day for Disney's Aladdin: Broadway's New Musical Comedy and as promised here's a round up of all the news, photos and interviews that have been released from the day (plus a few things I missed earlier).

I know I've already posted this but let's start with Disney's First Look video;

And now onto the new stuff!

First a few pieces from before Press Day;

Jonathan Freeman talks Jafar with Theater Mania
Nicholas Christiani, who helped construct sets for Aladdin, has won the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Golden Hammer Award for Scenic Technology

Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

And now the main event;

Buzzfeed interviews Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart's Press Day video interviews (super satisfied Disney nerd?  That's me!)'s Press Day photo gallery
Tyranny of Style interviews Costume Designer Gregg Barnes (this is an incredibly detailed interview and I highly recommend it, it's a fascinating read)
Broadway Box asks the cast and creative team their magic carpet fantasies
Broadway World's Press Day video interviews
Broadway World's Press Day photo coverage
New York Times names James Monroe Iglehart one of their "Four Face New Faces to Watch this Season"
Broadway Box lists JMI's Genie as one of "Seven Photos from the Week that Took Our Breath Away"
Playbill's Press Day photo call
Entertainment Weekly meets the cast and creative team on Press Day
Playbill's Press Day video interviews
The Associated Press speaks with Casey Nicholaw and the cast on Press Day
Access Hollywood talks with Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed on Press Day
Theater Pizzazz's video interview with the cast on Press Day (looks like the First Look photo shoot video at Press Day was a little different... I spy Jafar!!)
Disney Insider interviews with Chad Beguelin

Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine, Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

And finally Disney continued its Artist Spotlight series with new videos featuring Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart and Courtney Reed.

James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

That's everything (so far!), if I find more I'll be sure to update this post.

Aladdin: Broadway's New Musical Comedy begins previews next week with an official opening on 20th March.  Tickets are now on sale at

Edit - And here's a few more (thanks to Sotiris for pointing some of these out to me! talks with James Monroe Iglehart (and now I really want to hear JMI sing When I Find My Baby from Sister Act)
USA Today had posted a video interview with the cast along with some exclusive rehearsal footage (including clips from A Million Miles Away and Act One Finale/Proud of Your Boy Reprise) but the page is no longer online.  I've posted the link in case it comes back up again.
Theatre Mania talks with the show's stars, Casey Nicholaw and Chad Begulin

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