Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Major Attaway about Aladdin on Broadway and his show “The Genies’ Jukebox” at The Green Room 42. Reviews include Encores! production of Grand Hotel, Babette’s Feast @ the Theatre at Saint Clement’s, Admissions @ Lincoln Center, Escape to Margaritaville, and Rocktopia.
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PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTI, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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Guest: Major Attaway
THE GREEN ROOM 42 – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – has announced the world premiere of “THE GENIES’ JUKEBOX” featuring the stars of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway for two shows only, Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26 at 9:30 PM. Major Attaway, the current Genie, joins forces with the Genie Standbys, Juwan Crawley and Deonté L. Warren, in an eclectic trio show in which a Bass, a Mezzo, and a Tenor join together on stage and magic happens. These three talents bring together an eclectic set of Disney classics, theater showstoppers and pop hits by Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. The show is directed by Daniel Dunlow, and features music direction by Eric Fotre Leach.
MAJOR ATTAWAY is currently starring at the Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin, after making his Broadway debut as standby for Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who originated the role. Attaway’s regional credits include Ragtime, Big River, Hands on a Hardbody, Little Shop of Horrors, and Rent. He’s performed as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and has lent his vocal talents to commercials.
“THE GENIES’ JUKEBOX” will be performed at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26 at 9:30 PM. Cover charges are $35 with $50 premium tickets (which include a signed poster and preferred seating). There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.
PF + MP: Encores! production of Grand Hotel @ City Center, 131 West 55th Street, March 21 – 25, 2018
PF: Babette’s Feast @ the Theatre at Saint Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street
— Babette’s Feast at Portland Stage Company (no off-Broadway website or
MP + JM: Admissions @ Lincoln Center Theater – Mitzi E. Newhouse, 150 West 65th Street, through April 29, 2018
PF + JM: Escape to Margaritaville @ Marquis Theatre, 210 West 46th Street
— Escape to Margaritaville is America’s response to Mamma Mia
— Volcanoes on Broadway
— Joe Versus the Volcano (movie)
PF: Rocktopia @ the Broadway Theater, through April 29, 2018
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