(Black PR Wire) New York, NY --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 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.
Aladdin is the fourth Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mary Poppins) to play five or more years on Broadway. With six productions on four continents, Aladdin is a worldwide phenomenon that has grossed over $1 billion and welcomed over 10 million guests.
On its 5th anniversary, Aladdin has broken 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and proven itself an enormous and enduring hit, joining a small, exclusive group of blockbusters. With a gross of over $350 million to date, only two megahits of the last decade (The Book of Mormon and Hamilton) have grossed more in their first five years. With attendance of over 3 million theatergoers in five years, it has been seen by more people in that period than any Broadway show except Wicked.
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