Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Broadway News Round Up 17

Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed as Aladdin and Jasmine, Photo by Deen Van Meer

Ok, time for the second of my three promised news updates (three updates, three wishes, I'm seeing an unintended theme here!)  This one covers all the Aladdin Broadway news from 11th-20th September and tomorrow's final catch up post will bring us completely back up to date.  So, here we go!

James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Photo by Disney (Cylla Von Tiedemann?)

First off, competition time!!  Aladdin and American Tourister are offering you the chance to win a VIP experience for two including flights to New York, tickets to see Broadway's Aladdin and a special VIP backstage experience!  You'll also win a new 3-piece set of American Tourister Duralite luggage and, to help you get started with your Aladdin souvenirs, they're also including a copy of the original Broadway Cast Recording (though I'm guessing most people reading this will already have that, and if not, why not?!  It's on iTunes, go!).  For your chance to win just head to http://www.caveofwishes.com/ and rub the lamp.  This competition is only open to US residents.

On Monday 15th September the American Theatre Wing paid tribute to the legendary Dame Angela Lansbury.  Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart were all in attendance and you can see some of the comments and tributes to Dame Angela in the video below.  Adam and Courtney both appear at the 2:07 mark followed by James and a very special tribute as he sings Angela Lansbury's world famous Disney song.

Adam Jacobs has certainly been doing his fair share of publicity for the show this month.  He and his with Kelly invited Playbill into their home and Metro recently got the chance to spend the day with Adam, going backstage at Aladdin.

The Disney Dose Podcast features a special interview with Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart.  The full podcast is 50 minutes long so I'm still listening now but it's great so far!

Not to be left out, Courtney Reed talks Princess Jasmine with Better Show and her acting past from Abu to Mamma Mia and In The Heights, and flywheels.

Laurell Hamilton (James Monroe Iglehart's favourite author) recently went to see the show and meet the cast backstage and shared her thoughts on her blog.  Needless to say, she loved it!

And finally, my best (belated) birthday wishes to Bud Weber!  Happy birthday for yesterday!

That's it for tonight, more tomorrow!

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