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Adi Roy will take on title role in Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’

Roy previously played the role in the national tour.

Adi Roy in “Aladdin,” Broadway, 2024 (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

Adi Roy will take over the titular role in “Aladdin” on Broadway. Roy will join the long-running musical on June 4 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Roy will succeed Michael Maliakel, who will play his final performance on June 2.

Roy previously played Aladdin in the national touring production, having opened with the tour in October 2022 and remaining with through its final performance on May 12. On Broadway, Roy played Phoenix in “Jagged Little Pill.”

Featuring a Tony Award-nominated score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a Tony-nominated book by Chad Beguelin, “Aladdin” is based on the 1992 animated Disney film of the same name. The production celebrated ten years on Broadway on March 20; the occasion was marked with the addition of a giant Genie lamp atop the marquee of the New Amsterdam.

In addition to Maliakel, the current principal cast of “Aladdin” includes Michael James Scott as Genie, Sonya Balsara as Jasmine, Dennis Stowe as Jafar, Milo Alosi, as Kassim, Zach Bencal as Babkak and Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.

“Aladdin” is produced by Disney Theatrical Group, under the direction of Andrew Flatt, Anne Quart and Thomas Schumacher.