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Casting News: “Aladdin” Welcomes New Stars to Both Broadway and the North American Tour

JONAH HO‘OKANO AND KORIE LEE BLOSSEY

Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to welcome new stars to both the Broadway and North American tour casts.

Broadway

Clinton Greenspan will take over the title role, while Major Attaway returns to the role of Genie, a part he previously held on Broadway from February 2016 – February 2019.  Both Greenspan and Attaway join the Broadway cast directly from playing their respective roles on the North American tour. 

Greenspan, who is making his Broadway debut, will play his first performance on Friday, September 13. Attaway’s first performance will be Monday, September 23.  Michael James Scott, the current Genie, will play his final performance on Sunday, September 22.

Greenspan is an original Aladdin North American tour cast member, starting in the ensemble before assuming the title role, and has previously been seen on stage in productions of Romeo & JulietDreamgirlsFiddler on the Roof and the North American tour ofRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Attaway has appeared in productions of Hot MikadoHands on a HardbodyLittle Shop of Horrors and Ain’t Misbehavin’.

Clinton Greenspan (Aladdinis making his Broadway debut in Aladdin! National Tour: Aladdin. Other credits include Romeo & Juliet and Dreamgirls (Dallas Theater Center) and Fiddler on the Roof (Casa Manana). NYMF (2014). Studied at KD Conservatory. A huge thank you to the Disney Family. Love to my leading ladies, Mom and Grandma. Insta: @clinton_patrick

Major Attaway (Genie). Broadway: Aladdin (Genie).  Regional: Hot Mikado (Mikado), Stagger Lee (T-Bone), Hands on a Hardbody (Ronald), Little Shop of Horrors (A2), Ain’t Misbehavin (Ken), Frosty the Snowman (Frosty). Video Game: Battleborn (Ghalt).

The Broadway company also stars Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked) as Jasmine, and Tony Award® nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary PoppinsThe ProducersShe Loves Me) as Jafar, bringing to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film. The show also features Brian Gonzales, Mike Longo and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar,JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.  Juwan CrawleyDennis Stowe and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.

Aladdin on Broadway also features Malik Akil, Netanel Bellaishe,Mike CannonAlicia Charles, Lauryn CiardulloJacob DickeyOlivia Donalson, Josh DrakeTiffany Evariste,

Gaby Gamache, Jacob Gutierrez, Wes Hart, April Holloway, Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley MartinAmber OwensJamie Kasey PattersonBobby PestkaAriel ReidTyler RobertsJaz Sealey, Angelo SorianoJeffrey C. Sousa, Charles South, Travis Ward-Osborne and Paige Williams.


North American Tour

Jonah Hoʻokano will star in the title role, succeeding Greenspan, while Korie Lee Blossey will replace Attaway in the role of Genie.

Hoʻokano and Blossey begin performances as Aladdin and Genie, respectively, on September 10 in Charlotte, NC, where the tour will begin a limited three-week engagement at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Hoʻokano’s recent stage credits include SideShowRent and Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience.

Blossey, the original Standby Genie and Sultan on the Aladdin North American tour, has previously been seen on stage in productions of TarzanA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Tempest and Little Shop of Horrors.

Jonah Hoʻokano (Aladdin). Regional: SideShow (‘Fakir’, 3D Theatricals), Rent (‘Roger’, Plan-B Ent.), Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience (‘Swing’, LA Production).

Korie Lee Blossey (Genie). National Tour Debut! Favorite credits include Tarzan (Kerchak), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), The Tempest (Caliban) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II).  

Hoʻokano will reunite with Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), with whom he previously performed in their native Hawaii. The North American tour company also stars Jonathan Weir (Jafar), Reggie De Leon (Iago), Jerald Vincent (Sultan), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Ben Chavez (Omar), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Jeremy Gaston (Standby Genie), Adam Stevenson (Standby Jafar & Sultan) and Frank Viveros (Standby Genie & Babkak).

Rounding out the North American tour cast are Michael BullardMichael Callahan, Cornelius Davis, Bobby Daye, Mathew deGuzman, Max B. Ehrlich, Carissa Fiorillo, Keisha Gilles, Erik Hernandez, Orianna Hilliard, Cameron Hobbs, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Albert Jennings, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Jason Scott Macdonald, Xavier McKinnon, Angelina Mullins, Celina Nightengale, Cassidy Stoner, Liv Symone, Annie Wallace, Michelle West and Zach Williams.

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