ALADDIN Reopens On Broadway | Photo Journal


The Cast of Aladdin | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely

Kobi Kassal
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September 29, 2021 1:35 AM

Last night, Disney celebrated its return of the acclaimed hit musical Aladdin as it reopened at the New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time following the pandemic shutdown. 

Directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin first opened on the Great White Way in March of 2014 and has been seen around the world by more than 10 million people. The show features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin as well. 

The current company includes Michael Maliakel making his Broadway debut in the title role, Shoba Narayan as Jasmine, Michael James Scott as Genie, and Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, bringing to the stage the role he created in the animated film. The show also features Milo Alosi, Zach Bencal and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak and Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. The cast also features Tia Altinay, Mary Antonini, Netanel Bellaishe, Michael Bullard, Michael Callahan,Lissa deGuzman, Mathew deGuzman, Jacob Dickey, Mark DiConzo, Olivia Donalson, Josh Drake, Samantha Farrow, Jacob Gutierrez, April Holloway, Heather Makalani, Stanley Martin, Paul HeeSang Miller, Amber Owens, Jamie Kasey Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Tyler Roberts, Jaz Sealey, Angelo Soriano and Charles South. 

See photos of the cast take their first bows back on Broadway:

The cast of Aladdin | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
Don Darryl Rivera as Iago | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
The Cast of Aladdin | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
Shoba Narayan as Jasmine | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
Michael Maliakel as Aladdin | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely
Michael James Scott as Genie | Photo: Michaelah Reynolds/Theatrely

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!