Being Genie on Broadway through the eyes of ESPN Sport Science

It’s often said that performing in any Broadway caliber musical can leave a performer as drained as if they just ran a half-marathon. ESPN Sports Science series just put that theory to the test by examining the body activity of Genie, played by Major Attaway, in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway.

Here’s a look at how much work goes into just one number “Friend like me!”

Proof that performing at top levels in a musical is as taxing as any sport.

About Aladdin on Broadway:

Performing nightly in New York’s New Amsterdam theater, Aladdin is adapted from the 1992 animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales. In the bold new musical, Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, with an award-winning production team and star studded cast, Aladdin is, as NBC-TV declares, “Exactly what you wished for!”