Thursday, 15 October 2015

Trevor Dion Nicholas to star in West End premiere of Disney's Aladdin

It has been confirmed that Trevor Dion Nicholas will star as the Genie in the West End premiere of Disney's Aladdin.

Dion Nicholas is currently the standby for Genie/Babkak/Sultan in the Broadway production. James Monroe Iglehart won a Tony Award for originating the role of Genie on Broadway.

Aladdin will open at the Prince Edward Theatre on 9th June 2016 (previews from 27th May). Further casting will be announced at a later date.

Thomas Schumacher (Disney Theatrical Productions president) said: "In 1992, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s reimagining of the Aladdin tale became the biggest movie of the year around the globe. Now 23 years later, Casey Nicholaw’s production lifts a whole new audience and sends them home on air. We are thrilled to fly Aladdin’s carpet to London where the show has found its ideal home in Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning Prince Edward Theatre."

Aladdin is directed and choreographed by The Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw and composed by Alan Menken. It features lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The production opened on Broadway in March 2014.

Photo released by Baz Bamigboye

1 comment:

  1. So happy about this! I saw Trevor when he made his Broadway debut in Aladdin earlier this year and he was amazing!