|Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Photo by Angelo Soriano|
Tonight, Courtney Reed will finish her EPIC eight year run as Broadway's original Princess Jasmine. From the workshops to Seattle, from Toronto to Broadway, and finally to LA to reunite one last time with her original Aladdin. Courtney has been with Aladdin since the beginning and has given so much to the show and to Jasmine.
I feel so lucky to have seen Courtney as Jasmine so many times over the last few years. To see her grow in the role and as an actress every time we went back to the show. But more than that, I am so grateful to have gotten to know Courtney. She is truly one of the most beautiful people you could ever hope to meet and an inspiration to so many. Jane and I were both so happy that we were able to go to LA this week, to see Courtney as Jasmine one last time. We're definitely going to miss seeing this incredible lady (and selfie Queen!) at stage door after the show.
Enjoy today Courtney, we truly hope you have the most magical final day and we're both so excited to see where you go next! Wherever that is, know that we'll be supporting you and hopefully one day our paths will cross again. You will always be a princess to us.