Disney’s hit Broadway musical Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs to the principal role of Princess Jasmine from February 20, 2018 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Original cast member Courtney Reed will play her final performance in the role on January 10, 2018. In the interim period, current North American tour cast member Isabelle McCalla will step into the role on Broadway from January 17 to February 18, 2018, before returning to the tour.
In 2016, Arielle Jacobs originated the role of Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin. She is also the sister of Adam Jacobs, who originated the title character on Broadway. She has previously starred as Nessarose in Wicked on Broadway, as Nina in both the Broadway and National Tour productions of In the Heights, and as Gabriella Montez in the National Tour of High School Musical.
Courtney Reed will reunite with Adam Jacobs on the National tour of Aladdin for a special engagement at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from January 13 through to February 18, 2018.
The principal cast of Aladdin currently includes Telly Leung (as Aladdin), Courtney Reed (as Princess Jasmine), Major Attaway (as Genie), Jonathan Freeman (as Jafar), Don Darryl Rivera (as Iago), Clifton Davis (as Sultan), Brian Gonzales (as Babkak), Brad Weinstock (as Omar) and Steel Burkhardt (as Kassim).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin features a book by 4-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, music by Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late 3-time Tony Award nominee Howard Ashman, 3-time Tony Award winner Tim Rice and Mr. Beguelin.
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1992 animated film, Aladdin officially opened on March 20, 2014, following previews from February 26.
The production went on to be nominated for five Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” with original cast member James Monroe Iglehart taking home the award for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical” for his performance as Genie.
The creative team behind Aladdin features scenic design by Bob Crowley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Ken Travis.
Aladdin is produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.