|Telly Leung as Aladdin, Photo by Matthew Murphy|
It's been an interesting road to Agrabah for Aladdin's newest star. First reported by Playbill back in January, Telly's casting wasn't officially confirmed by Disney Theatrical until May 5th. Since original Aladdin, Adam Jacobs, departed to headline the national tour the title role has been played by both Joshua Dela Cruz and Jacob Dickey, and now it's Telly Leung's turn to make a wish, say a prayer and make the title role his own.
Speaking with ET Online on Friday, Telly showed that he already has a great grasp on the character and his emotional journey in the show saying "Aladdin has to learn that his own worth is not something that's material, it's not something that's outside of him, it's something that's inside of him ... Your worth is not the clothes you wear, your worth is not the big house you live in, or how much money you have in the bank. It's something deeper than that"
I just want to wish Telly a fantastic opening night and a magical run in this incredible show. Have fun and make some magic!