Broadway’s Aladdin Honors Robin Williams
Aladdin was one of my favorite Disney movies and I hope Robin Williams great character of Genie lives on and it looks like the Broadway and original cast are going to make sure that happens.
The cast and former colleagues of Robin have remembered how fun he was working with in the creating of Disney’s Aladdin. The Broadway hit show Aladdin created their own tribute. James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award as the Genie, led the crowd at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday in a rousing version of “Friend Like Me” after the curtain went down. The show’s Playbills had been stuffed with the song’s lyrics and everyone was encouraged to sing along.
The Broadway community honored Williams by dimming marquee lights for one minute Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Eastern