Jacob Dickey will take over as Aladdin on Broadway
Dickey assumes the titular role in the hit Disney musical from July 16, 2019 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Proud of Your Boy! Current company member and understudy Jacob Dickey will step up and assume the titular role in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin from July 16 through September 12, 2019 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, as the current Broadway star and original Australian company member Ainsley Melham is set to play his final performance in the role on July 14.
Jacob Dickey previously starred as Aladdin in the show's North American Tour back in 2017 and his other stage credits include the roles of Sky in Mamma Mia!, Neville in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Gabe in Next to Normal.
The principal cast of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway currently includes Ainsley Melham (as Aladdin), Arielle Jacobs (as Princess Jasmine), Michael James Scott (as Genie), Jonathan Freeman (as Jafar), Don Darryl Rivera (as Iago), JC Montgomery (as Sultan), Brian Gonzales (as Babkak), Brad Weinstock (as Omar) and Mike Longo (as Kassim).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin features a book by 6-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, music by Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late 3-time Tony Award nominee Howard Ashman, 3-time Tony Award winner Tim Rice and Mr. Beguelin.
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1992 animated film, Aladdin officially opened on March 20, 2014, following previews from February 26.
The production went on to be nominated for five Tony Awards including "Best Musical," with original cast member James Monroe Iglehart taking home the award for "Best Featured Actor in a Musical" for his performance as Genie.
The creative team behind Aladdin features scenic design by Bob Crowley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Ken Travis.
Aladdin is produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Disney's Aladdin Tickets are available now for performances through to March 8, 2020.
(Photo courtesy of Disney Theatrical)