Thursday, 22 March 2018

Tell the Guards to Open Up the Gates! FROZEN Opens on Broadway!

Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna with the Broadway cast of Frozen, Photo by Deen van Meer

After last year's Denver try out and a month of previews in NYC, tonight Disney's Frozen officially opens on Broadway!

Here's wishing the cast, crew and creative team at Disney Theatrical and St. James' Theatre a truly magical evening as they celebrate this incredible event and all the best for a long and successful run!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Celebrating 4 Years of Broadway Magic!

Major Attaway as Genie

Four years ago tonight, Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and has been granting audience wishes ever since!

Congratulations to all cast and crew, both past and present, and the incredible creative team on this magical milestone!

Here's to many more years of making wishes come true!  Now, let's make some magic!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Welcome (Back) to Agrabah!

Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Photo by Deen Van Meer
Tonight Aladdin welcomes a new royal family as Arielle Jacobs joins the Broadway cast as Princess Jasmine and JC Montgomery takes over as the Sultan!

It's a familiar role for both of them as Arielle originated the role for the Australian production whilst JC Montgomery originated the role for the US Tour but it's the first time both will play opposite each other in the Broadway production.

I just want to wish both of you a magical first night and long and successful runs at the New Amsterdam Theatre!  I look forward to seeing you both next time I see the show!

And if you can't wait until tonight, here's Arielle's Broadway Jasmine debut at 54 Below's latest Princess Party!

JC Montgomery as Sultan, Photo by Deen Van Meer

Sunday, 18 February 2018

You'll Always be a Princess to Me

Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Photo by Angelo Soriano

Tonight, Courtney Reed will finish her EPIC eight year run as Broadway's original Princess Jasmine.  From the workshops to Seattle, from Toronto to Broadway, and finally to LA to reunite one last time with her original Aladdin.  Courtney has been with Aladdin since the beginning and has given so much to the show and to Jasmine.

I feel so lucky to have seen Courtney as Jasmine so many times over the last few years. To see her grow in the role and as an actress every time we went back to the show.  But more than that, I am so grateful to have gotten to know Courtney.  She is truly one of the most beautiful people you could ever hope to meet and an inspiration to so many.  Jane and I were both so happy that we were able to go to LA this week, to see Courtney as Jasmine one last time.  We're definitely going to miss seeing this incredible lady (and selfie Queen!) at stage door after the show.

Enjoy today Courtney, we truly hope you have the most magical final day and we're both so excited to see where you go next!  Wherever that is, know that we'll be supporting you and hopefully one day our paths will cross again.  You will always be a princess to us.


Salaam Worthy Friends! Clifton Davis & James Moye Say Goodbye to Agrabah

Clifton Davis as Sultan, Photo by Walter McBride
Big changes in Agrabah today as Aladdin as Clifton Davis and James Moye both take their final bows at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.  Clifton is Broadway's original Sultan and has been with the show since 2013's Toronto preview run and James joined the show in 2015 as Standby Jafar and Sultan.

I've been fortunate enough to see both of these incredible actors over the last few years and Agrabah will miss having them in the show.

Another bright star departing the New Amsterdam is Isabelle McCalla, who takes her final Broadway bow as Jasmine tonight before returning to LA on Tuesday.

Here's wishing you all magical final day and all the very best for the future!

James Moye as Jafar, Photo by Angelo Soriano

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Together Again!

Courtney Reed & Adam Jacobs as Jasmine & Aladdin, Photo by Matthew Murphy

Happy Hollywood debut Courtney!!

Yes, Adam & Courtney are together again as Aladdin & Jasmine once more! And yes, this makes me insanely happy! I can't think if a better way for Courtney to end her run than with her original Aladdin :)

Make sure you catch them together while you can!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Aladdin Opens in Hollywood!

Michael James Scott as Genie, Photo by Michael James Scott

Tonight Aladdin opens in the one place that might have more glitz and glamour than Agrabah - Hollywood!  Finishing the first year of its US Tour in style, Aladdin is making the Hollywood Pantages Theatre its home from now until 31st March.

Did someone say reunion?!  Fresh from his incredible run as Genie in Australia, Michael James Scott is back in the US and back in blue as he takes on the role once again for the Tour's Hollywood run!  And, of course, Courtney Reed, is playing her final weeks as Jasmine on tour with her original Aladdin, Adam Jacobs, from 13th January to 18th February (I still can't put in to words how happy I am that these two will be back together for her final shows!)

Whilst Courtney is in LA, Isabelle McCalla will be making her Broadway debut as Jasmine!!!  Congratulations Isabelle!!

The Tour has been on fire so far and this Hollywood run promises to simply magical!  So make sure you don't miss out and get your tickets now.

Here's wishing everyone involved with the show an incredible run and a magical opening tonight!