Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed are going to be taking us "A Million Miles Away" in the comfort of our own homes! A Disney spokesperson has confirmed to Broadway.com that the Main Stem stars of Aladdin will record a cast album. Details will be announced soon. The show, starring Jacobs as Aladdin and Reed as Jasmine, is currently in previews at the New Amsterdam Theatre and is set to open March 20.
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the Great White Way tuner is adapted from the 1992 Disney animated film and tells the story of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. Aladdin features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony winner Tim Rice and the late Oscar winner Howard Ashman. Numbers include “Arabian Nights,” “A Million Miles Away” and “A Whole New World.”
The production also stars James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Clifton Davis as the Sultan, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago with Brian Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar.