jakub | June 4, 2024

Adi Roy Is Broadway’s New Aladdin Starting June 4


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Adi Roy Is Broadway's New Aladdin Starting June 4

The hit Disney musical recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre.


Adi Roy
Matthew Murphy

The Broadway production of the hit Disney musical Aladdin,
which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the New Amsterdam
Theatre, welcomes Adi Roy to the title role beginning June 4.

Roy, who has led the North American company of Aladdin since
it launched in fall 2022, succeeds Michael Maliakel, who played
his final performance June 2. Roy, also seen on Broadway in Jagged Little Pill, played the tour’s final performance in Costa Mesa, California, May 12 prior to joining
the Broadway company.

The Broadway cast also includes Michael James Scott as
Genie, Sonya Balsara as Jasmine, Dennis Stowe as Jafar, Milo Alosi as
Kassim, Zach Bencal as Babkak, Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as
Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Caleb Barnett, Jeremy Gaston, and
Wes Hart stand by for several principals.

Check out Aladdin merchandise in the Playbill Store

The stage production, which expands the 90-minute film into a two-act
format, has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and
Tim Rice and a book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Nicholaw
directs and choreographs.

Aladdin opened at the new Amsterdam March 20, 2014,
following previews that began February 26. The musical was nominated for
five 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. James Monroe Iglehart
won the Tony for his performance as the Genie. Globally, there have been
11 productions of Aladdin on four continents.

READ: All the Actors Who Have Played Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway

Aladdin is designed by Tony-winning scenic designer Bob
Crowley, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-winning
costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer,
hair designer Josh Marquette, and makeup designer Milagros
Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music
director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental
music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music
arranger Glen Kelly. John MacInnis is the associate choreographer, Jason
Trubitt is the production supervisor, and Myriah Bash is the general
manager. Anne Quart serves as executive producer.





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