BURBANK, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently available digitally and in-theater, the Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording is set for physical release by Walt Disney Records on June 17. The cast recording was produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin, Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch.
Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar) and recent Tony Award® winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) will be signing CDs at the Barnes & Noble Citigroup Center location (160 East 54 th at Third) on Friday, June 20 th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken ( Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman ( Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice ( Evita, Aida) and three-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin ( The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw ( The Book of Mormon). This new production features a full score, including the Oscar and Grammy®-winning hit "A Whole New World," and four other cherished songs from the film and multi Grammy-winning original motion picture soundtrack. The cast album also includes four Menken/Beguelin songs written especially for the stage and three Menken/Ashman songs that were cut from the original film, plus exclusive bonus content created especially for the album.Disney's Aladdin , the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20 th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. USA Today raves, "Pure GENIE-US! Aladdin delivers a rush that will surprise you." New York Magazine calls it "Musical comedy wish-fulfillment!" while The New York Times hails the show as "Fabulous... Extravagant!" Huffington Post says Aladdin is "the surprise hit of the season!" and the Daily News declares, "Seriously, it's amazing!" Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs ( Les Miserables, The Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed ( In the Heights, Mamma Mia) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart ( Memphis , The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) in his Tony Award-winning role as Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman ( Mary Poppins , The Producers, She Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. The show also stars Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin's sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available in physical format on June 17 wherever music is sold and in-theater at http://www.aladdinthemusicalstore.com. For more information on Walt Disney Records' releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic. For more information on Aladdin , visit AladdinTheMusical.com. Connect with Aladdin on Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin. PRESS CONTACTS: For Walt Disney Records: Maria Kleinman, firstname.lastname@example.org For Aladdin on Broadway: Dennis Crowley, email@example.com Michael Strassheim, firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Walt Disney Records