A few weeks ago, we went on record as haters of musical adaptations of classic movies. But would we still feel the same way after experiencing a live show up close and personal? We got gussied up and went to see Broadway’s Aladdin (playing at the SHN Orpheum Theatre through July 7, 2017) to find out.
While we were there, we rubbed the lamp and wished to kick it with the show’s breakout star, Anthony Murphy a.k.a. the Genie. And it worked!
He dropped by the studio to chat about the pressure of filling Robin Williams’ shoes, how grueling being a stage actor can be, who he would hold a sign for at TRL, which Beyoncé album rules them all, and which Real Housewife he’s related to (!!!).
And we ride out on “That Certain Female” by Charlie Feathers: