Robin Williams brought the unforgettable Genie to life in Disney’s Aladdin, a role that many of us still hold close to our hearts, prompting the cast of the Broadway version to make a touching tribute to the late actor.
“James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award as the Genie, led the crowd at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday in a rousing version of “Friend Like Me” after the curtain went down. The show’s Playbills had been stuffed with the song’s lyrics and everyone was encouraged to sing along.”
In addition, the lights on Broadway were dimmed yesterday evening in memory of the beloved actor and theatre veteran.
Williams’ highly successful comedy show Robin Williams: Live on Broadway made its debut in 2002 and he recently performed in 2011’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
♫ Cause you ain’t never had a friend like me! ♩