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Bad news and good news for Broadway’s Aladdin star Adam Jacobs

The four main stars of Disney on Broadway’s Aladdin have been with the production since its workshop days. Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as The Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, and Adam Jacobs as Aladdin have been the core

Your days are numbered to see all four on stage together as star Adam Jacobs will be leaving the title role of the Broadway production on February 12. That’s the bad news. The Good news is that instead he will headline the upcoming North American tour of the very popular Disney musical.

The tour has set its magical launch for April 11th in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. So far no further dates have been announced.

According to Playbill, Jacob’s role in the show will be covered by his understudy Joshua Dela Cruz until full-time replacement Telly Leung can take the roll (that date has not been announced). You may remember Leung as Wes, a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers, in the TV series Glee.

We wish Jacobs a smooth magic carpet ride in his tour across the country.

2 thoughts on “Bad news and good news for Broadway’s Aladdin star Adam Jacobs”

  1. Plus I just heard the JM Inglehart is becoming Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. Huge!!! (Congratulations to him!)

  2. Pingback: James Monroe Iglehart, Broadway's original The Genie, departing Aladdin production | The Disney Blog

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