Michael James Scott sets Broadway return to Aladdin
Scott reprises the role of Genie at the New Amsterdam Theatre from February 28, 2020.
Back for more Arabian Nights! Original company member Michael James Scott is set to reprise the role of Genie in Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre from February 28, 2020. Current cast member Major Attaway is now scheduled to play his final performance on February 16.
Scott, who originated the role of Genie in the Australian production of Aladdin and won a Helpmann Award for his efforts, has previously appeared in the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!, Elf, Hair, The Pirate Queen, Disney's Tarzan, All Shook Up, and Mamma Mia!
The principal cast of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway currently includes Clinton Greenspan (as Aladdin), Arielle Jacobs (as Princess Jasmine), Major Attaway (as Genie), Tony Award nominee 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.
Synopsis: "The musical comedy tells the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who meets and falls in love with Princess Jasmine. However, Jasmine can only marry a prince, but all is not lost as Aladdin owns a magic lamp, and with the help of its Genie sets out to win the hand of his princess in marriage."
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 August 9, 2020.
(Photo by Deen van Meer)