|Courtney Reed returns to Aladdin for a Limited Time|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:37 am EDT 10/09/19|
|ALADDIN WELCOMES BACK ORIGINAL BROADWAY JASMINE
FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to welcome back Broadway’s original Jasmine, Courtney Reed. Reed will assume the role from Wednesday, October 16th through Sunday, October 27th.
Reed previously held the role on Broadway, opening March 2014 to warm reviews, including The New York Times which declared “Jasmine is played with a likeable touch by Courtney Reed,” and USA Today said “Courtney Reed is a charming Princess Jasmine.” She played the role until January 2018. Since then Reed went on to reprise her role in the North American Tour and was recently part of the closing cast for the West End production.
Courtney Reed (Jasmine) is pumped to be back in "The New Am," where she originated the role of ‘Princess Jasmine.' Her previous Broadway credits include In The Heights (‘Carla,’ u/s ‘Nina’ and ‘Vanessa)’ and Mamma Mia! Her favorite regional credit is ‘Andrea’ in Once on This Island at Papermill Playhouse directed by Thomas Kail. Television and film credits include “The Affair,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Search Party,” “White Collar,” “NYC 22,” “CSI: NY,” “Liza On Demand,” and Drake Doremus’ upcoming film Endings, beginnings starring Shailene Woodley. @RhodesReed
Arielle Jacobs who currently plays the role, will return on Monday, October 28, 2019.
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, grossed over $1 billion and its global footprint includes productions in Tokyo, Germany, 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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