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Arielle Jacobs Takes Her First Bows in Aladdin

Jacobs succeeds Courtney Reed in the role of Princess Jasmine.

Arielle Jacobs (right) takes her first bow in Broadway's Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked) joined the cast of Aladdin as Princess Jasmine on Broadway last night, February 20. Courtney Reed, who originated the role, took her last bow January 10.

Based on the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin opened on Broadway on March 20, 2014. With a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice and with songs such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," the show features a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

Arielle Jacobs makes a grand entrance for her first curtain call.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Jacobs joins a cast led by Telly Leung as Aladdin, Major Attaway as Genie, and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. The show also features Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales, and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin's sidekicks Kassim, Babkak, and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Juwan Crawley, James Moye, and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.

The ensemble includes Kathryn Allison, Netanel Bellaishe, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Damian Chambers, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Jacob Dickey, Josh Drake, Gaby Gamache, April Holloway, Adam Hyndman, Ethan Le Phong, Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley Martin, Amber Owens, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rias, Angelo Soriano, Dennis Stowe, Kathryn Terza, and Paige Williams.

Performances of Aladdin continue at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The creative team includes Bob Crowley (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), and Jim Steinmeyer (illusions).

For tickets and more information, click here.

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