|Aladdin Broadway and Tour Announce New Stars|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:35 am EDT 08/21/19|
|ALADDIN WELCOMES NEW STARS
TO BOTH BROADWAY AND THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
CLINTON GREENSPAN AND MAJOR ATTAWAY
JOIN THE BROADWAY CAST AS ALADDIN AND GENIE
JONAH HO‘OKANO AND KORIE LEE BLOSSEY JOIN
THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR CAST AS ALADDIN AND GENIE
Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to welcome new stars to both the Broadway and North American tour casts.
Clinton Greenspan will take over the title role, while Major Attaway returns to the role of Genie, a part he previously held on Broadway from February 2016 – February 2019. Both Greenspan and Attaway join the Broadway cast directly from playing their respective roles on the North American tour.
Greenspan, who is making his Broadway debut, will play his first performance on Friday, September 13. Attaway’s first performance will be Monday, September 23. Michael James Scott, the current Genie, will play his final performance on Sunday, September 22.
Greenspan is an original Aladdin North American tour cast member, starting in the ensemble before assuming the title role, and has previously been seen on stage in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Dreamgirls, Fiddler on the Roof and the North American tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Attaway has appeared in productions of Hot Mikado, Hands on a Hardbody, Little Shop of Horrors and Ain't Misbehavin’.
Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin) is making his Broadway debut in Aladdin! National Tour: Aladdin. Other credits include Romeo & Juliet and Dreamgirls (Dallas Theater Center) and Fiddler on the Roof (Casa Manana). NYMF (2014). Studied at KD Conservatory. A huge thank you to the Disney Family. Love to my leading ladies, Mom and Grandma. Insta: @clinton_patrick
Major Attaway (Genie). Broadway: Aladdin (Genie). Regional: Hot Mikado (Mikado), Stagger Lee (T-Bone), Hands on a Hardbody (Ronald), Little Shop of Horrors (A2), Ain't Misbehavin (Ken), Frosty the Snowman (Frosty). Video Game: Battleborn (Ghalt).
The Broadway company also stars Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked) as Jasmine, and Tony Award® nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, The Producers, She Loves Me) as Jafar, bringing to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. The show also features Brian Gonzales, Mike Longo and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Juwan Crawley, Dennis Stowe and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.
Aladdin on Broadway also features Malik Akil, Netanel Bellaishe, Mike Cannon, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Jacob Dickey, Olivia Donalson, Josh Drake, Tiffany Evariste,
Gaby Gamache, Jacob Gutierrez, Wes Hart, April Holloway, Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley Martin, Amber Owens, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Tyler Roberts, Jaz Sealey, Angelo Soriano, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Charles South, Travis Ward-Osborne and Paige Williams.
North American Tour
Jonah Hoʻokano will star in the title role, succeeding Greenspan, while Korie Lee Blossey will replace Attaway in the role of Genie.
Hoʻokano and Blossey begin performances as Aladdin and Genie, respectively, on September 10 in Charlotte, NC, where the tour will begin a limited three-week engagement at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
Hoʻokano’s recent stage credits include SideShow, Rent and Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience.
Blossey, the original Standby Genie and Sultan on the Aladdin North American tour, has previously been seen on stage in productions of Tarzan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Little Shop of Horrors.
Jonah Hoʻokano (Aladdin). Regional: SideShow (‘Fakir’, 3D Theatricals), Rent (‘Roger’, Plan-B Ent.), Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience (‘Swing’, LA Production).
Korie Lee Blossey (Genie). National Tour Debut! Favorite credits include Tarzan (Kerchak), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon), The Tempest (Caliban) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II).
Hoʻokano will reunite with Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), with whom he previously performed in their native Hawaii. The North American tour company also stars Jonathan Weir (Jafar), Reggie De Leon (Iago), Jerald Vincent (Sultan), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Ben Chavez (Omar), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Jeremy Gaston (Standby Genie), Adam Stevenson (Standby Jafar & Sultan) and Frank Viveros (Standby Genie & Babkak).
Rounding out the North American tour cast are Michael Bullard, Michael Callahan, Cornelius Davis, Bobby Daye, Mathew deGuzman, Max B. Ehrlich, Carissa Fiorillo, Keisha Gilles, Erik Hernandez, Orianna Hilliard, Cameron Hobbs, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Albert Jennings, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Jason Scott Macdonald, Xavier McKinnon, Angelina Mullins, Celina Nightengale, Cassidy Stoner, Liv Symone, Annie Wallace, Michelle West and Zach Williams.
Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records; worldwide it has welcomed more than 10 million people and grossed over $1 billion. Its global footprint includes productions in Tokyo, Germany, London, Singapore and on tour across North America.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time 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 six-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin, adapted from the animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time 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.
For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com.
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