New Casting Announced for Broadway's Aladdin
Two new principal players will join the company at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Brad Weinstock and Major Attaway will make their Broadway debuts in the production of Disney's Aladdin beginning this month. Weinstock will take over the role of Omar from original cast member Jonathan Schwartz, with Attaway joining the company to standby for the roles of Genie, Babkak, and Sultan. He replaces Trevor Dion Nicholas, who departs the cast to play the Genie in the show's upcoming London production.
Based on the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014. The production currently stars Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, and Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie.
Featuring a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice with songs such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin features a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
The creative team includes Bob Crowley (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), Jim Steinmeyer (illusions), Josh Marquette (hair design), Michael Kosarin (music supervisor/vocal and incidental arrangements), Danny Troob (orchestrator), and Glen Kelly (dance music arranger).