THE SCREENING ROOM: Cast of Broadway's Aladdin Performs "Prince Ali" on "The View" (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Cast members from the Disney musical Aladdin, which currently plays Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, performed "Prince Ali" on "The View" April 15.
Following a first-look preview on "Good Morning America" April 14, the cast also made an appearance of "GMA" April 15 and will appear on "Nightline."
Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film of the same name, opened March 20.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award and Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer) and a book by Beguelin.
Nicholaw directs the production, which stars Jacobs in the title role, Reed as Jasmine, Iglehart as Genie and Freeman as Jafar with Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, respectively, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.
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