Whoopi Goldberg will bring Disney's Aladdin to her show The View.
Whoopi Goldberg will bring Disney's Aladdin to her show The View.
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Stage and screen icon Whoopi Goldberg will jump into the magic lamp of Disney's Aladdin in a segment airing on ABC's The View on Thursday, January 26. Goldberg will pal around with Tony-winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart as they welcome Major Attaway to the role.

As previously announced, Iglehart will exit the production after three years 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 Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, who will take over the role full-time beginning February 21. 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.

James Monroe Iglehart as Genie in Disney's Aladdin.
James Monroe Iglehart as Genie in Disney's Aladdin.
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