Dennis Stowe

Dennis Stowe to Star as Jafar in Aladdin on Broadway

There’s a new Royal Vizier taking center stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Current Jafar/Sultan standby and fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role of Jafar in Disney’s Aladdin beginning Tuesday, January 25. Jonathan Freeman, a Tony Award nominee and original Broadway cast member who brought to the stage the role he indelibly created in the 1992 animated film, will play his final performance as Jafar on Sunday, January 23, 2022

Dennis Stowe is an original Broadway cast member in Aladdin, having opened the show as a member of the ensemble and eventually becoming the Jafar/Sultan standby. Stowe’s other Broadway credits include Annie, Leap of Faith, Shrek the Musical, The Apple Tree, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wonderful Town, and Man Of La Mancha. He is also a longtime member of Broadway Inspirational Voices.

Along with Stowe and Freeman, the current cast of Aladdin stars Michael Maliakel making his Broadway debut in the title role, Shoba Narayan as Jasmine, and Michael James Scott as Genie. The show also features Milo Alosi, Zach Bencal, and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak and Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.

Aladdin, adapted from the animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin‘s journey sweeps audiences into an exciting world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

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