Original Aladdin cast member James Monroe Iglehart will exit the production after three years in the role of Genie, for which he won a 2015 Tony Award, to take on the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Broadway's Hamilton. He will play his final performance in Aladdin on February 19 and begin in Hamilton in mid-April with the specific start date to be announced.
Iglehart will be replaced in Aladdin by Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, who will take over the role full-time beginning February 21. Deonté L. Warren will make his Broadway debut as stand by for Genie/Babkak.
Based on the 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014. With 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.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.
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