BREAKING: James Monroe Iglehart Is Leaving Agrabah for Revolutionary America

BREAKING: James Monroe Iglehart Is Leaving Agrabah for Revolutionary America 1

TheaterMania broke the news earlier this morning that James Monroe Iglehart, who has been delighting audiences at the New Amsterdam Theatre since 2014 in Disney’s Broadway production of Aladdin will take his final bow in the role next month. Broadway’s original Genie, a performance for which Iglehart won a Tony in 2015, will take his final bow on February 19. On February 22, Major Attaway, the current understudy in the production will assume the role of Genie.87196-13
Major Attaway as Genie in ‘Aladdin”

But don’t fret! Iglehart is not leaving the Great White Way just yet – simply stepping into another’s shoes. Beginning mid-April, audiences will be able to see Iglehart take on the impressive double role of Lafayette and Jefferson in the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton. The role was originated by Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony in 2016 for his performance.28097-0
James Monroe Iglehart as Genie

Personally, I’m excited to see Iglehart take on this role. Anyone who has seen him perform “Friend Like Me” knows he is a high energy performer, which he will need for the fast paced rapping that Lafayette and Jefferson do. Plus, I can already picture his sass in the Act 2 opener “What did I miss?”

We here at TMSM wish James all the best in his newest Broadway pursuit and will miss his magic as the Genie.

See James Monroe Iglehart and London’s Trevor Dion Nicholas, perform Somebody’s Got Your Back:

See Major Attaway perform “Go the Distance” at  the 2016 Broadway Supports LIHSA show:

 

 

BREAKING: James Monroe Iglehart Is Leaving Agrabah for Revolutionary America 2

Author: Addie Clark

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