Sunday, 22 February 2015

Broadway News Round Up 30

Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine, Photo by Cylla Von Tiedemann
A shorter news round up this week (probably because I've finally got back to doing these weekly!) but still plenty of updates from the cast of Disney's latest Broadway blockbuster Aladdin!
The big news of the week was, of course, James Monroe Iglehart's appearance on Gotham.  I'm trying to avoid spoilers (the show is still on hiatus here until next month) but it sounds like it was a fantastic episode, so congratulations once again James on your DCU debut!
You can also check out an awesome behind the scenes picture of James with series star Ben McKenzie on JMI's Instagram.

We all know that the cast of Aladdin love to support good causes and this week Princess Jasmine herself, Courtney Reed, announced that she is taking part in Cycle for Survival to help raise money for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support lifesaving research into rare cancers.  I've donated and you can to right here.  Courtney's nearly reached her goal already so let's help push her past it!  The event takes place on 8th March.

And Aladdin is also showing his support for a good cause this week as Adam Jacobs' donated to Charitable Act, a non-profit foundation that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to learn and enjoy theatre arts at summer camps.  You can find out more information and donate yourself by clicking on the link.
With Aladdin now a smash hit on Broadway, Director/Choreographer Casey Nicholaw is keeping busy with two new shows.  Tuck Everlasting (featuring Aladdin's original Omar Andrew Keenan-Bolger) concluded it's premiere run this afternoon but Playbill is reporting that the creative team is aiming for a Broadway future.  Meanwhile, Broadway World has photo's from the press day of Something Rotten! (featuring Aladdin's own Michael James Scott, Marisha Wallace and Bud Weber) which is set to open on Broadway next month.
It's not long now!  On Friday the cast and creative team of The Hunchback of Notre Dame finished re-staging the show for their upcoming run at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse and yesterday they completed their first full run through of the revised show.  How much has been changed since last year's US Premiere Production at the La Jolla Playhouse?  I've no idea but we'll have the answers soon enough and I can't wait to finally see it!

You can check out the new trailer below;

No new footage in the trailer but here's a few more production images from the La Jolla run of the show to help tide you over until the show opens at the Paper Mill next month (make sure you click the link for more images in part 2 as well).

Until next time!

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