What’s better than one Genie? How about five Genies? To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, 5 current and former Genies stopped the show following today’s matinee with a medley of Aladdin hits at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

The 5 Genies were originator of the role and Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren.

The medley, staged by Tony Award winning director Casey Nicholaw and written by Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, was a tribute to the show’s most iconic songs ending with a performance of “Friend Like Me” as you’ve never seen it.

Kind of reminds me of the old Aladdin show at Disney’s California Adventure in the show stopping number “Friend Like Me” with a stage full of Genies. Also, man that James Monroe Iglehart can belt one out. Iglehart is currently playing Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton on Broadway.

It was a big night and members of the cast joined in the celebration.

Curtain call at the celebration of Aladdin’s 5th anniversary on Broadway. L-R: Mike Longo (Kassim), Brian Gonzales (Babkak), Michael James Scott (Genie), Ainsley Melham (Aladdin) and Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine).

A special performance from 5 Genies. L-R: Brad Weisntock (Omar), Mike Longo (Kassim), Ainsley Melahm (Aladdin), Genies Deonte L. Warren, Michael James Scott, James Monroe Iglehart, Major Attaway, and Juwan Crawley, Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine) and Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and the cast of Aladdin.

A special performance from 5 Genies. L-R: Deonte L. Warren, Michael James Scott, James Monroe Iglehart, Major Attaway, and Juwan Crawley, and the cast of Aladdin.

Callum Francis and Ainsley Melham (Aladdin) attend the 5th anniversary celebration of Aladdin on Broadway.

Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine) attends the 5th anniversary celebration of Aladdin on Broadway.

Current stars Aisnley Melham (Aladdin) and Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine) with original Broadway stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine).

Jonathan Freeman (Jafar) attends the 5th anniversary celebration of Aladdin on Broadway.

Michael James Scott (Genie) attends the 5th anniversary celebration of Aladdin
on Broadway.