Aussie Aladdin on Broadway
Australian music theatre star Ainsley Melham is taking his magic carpet all the way to Broadway. After touring Australia in Aladdin -The Musical, Ainsley will make his Broadway debut in the title role of the American production at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on the 19th Feb.
He will be joined by fellow original Australian Cast members Michael James Scott as the Genie and Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine. Having opened the Australian production together back in 2016, this reunion sees them performing together again till mid-July ‘19.
Ainsley said he is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with the company.
“Having grown up in (the country town of) Bathurst, the possibility of a career that would take me to Broadway always seemed like a dream,” wrote Ainsley on his website.
In addition, he gets to share this exciting new adventure with his partner Callum Francis, who will also be making his Broadway debut playing the lead role of Lola in Kinky Boots the Musical from the 11th January through till the 17th March ‘19.
Ainsley Melham’s career has been one happy magic carpet ride. He first caught the performing arts bug as a three-year-old when he commenced dance lessons in his home town of Bathurst, in regional NSW.
Read our profile of Ainsley here.
Image: Aladdin and Lamp - Ainsley Melham. Photo by Deen van Meer