Over the holiday break Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda made a return trip to Aladdin on Broadway. Disney provided this photo of Miranda meeting backstage with cast members Jacob Gutierrez and his former In the Heights co-star Arielle Jacobs.
I love this photo because it shows how the backstage area is in the New Amsterdam Theatre is used to hold the various set pieces and props from the show. See anything you’d like to add to your home decor?
Lin-Manuel’s work for Disney includes a cameo in the recent Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, composing music for Mary Poppins Returns (and starring as Jack the Lamplighter), and writing and performing music for Disney Animation’s Moana. You probably know also him as the writer and composer for the Broadway smash hit Hamilton.
Miranda is also working with Alan Menken on new music for the live-action take on Disney’s The Little Mermaid.