Unsurprisingly, one of the best highlights of the D23 EXPO was being able to attend the DISNEY ON BROADWAY:THE ORIGINALS concert. Host James Monroe Iglehart (Genie from Aladdin on Broadway) played host for the night with Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan: The Broadway Musical).
The concert consisted musical selections from various Disney Theatrical Productions. Before each section of music, one of the three would tell a little bit of the backstory and history on why Disney thought it would translate well into a stage production. For some we were even shown brief clips from the respective shows.
Iglehart was a fantastic host, he has so much passion for entertaining and it really shows. All three entertainers for that matter were quite humble and obviously bit Disney fans, sharing how they got the iconic roles that they originated on Broadway. It was a morning of laughing, crying, and lots of singing along. Truly a highlight.
Song selections included:
- Tale as Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)- Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown
- Change In Me (Beauty and the Beast) – Ashley Brown
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King) – James Monroe Iglehart and Ashley Brown
- Selections from AIDA – James Monroe Iglehart, Josh Strickland, Ashley Brown
- Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid) – James Monroe Iglehart
- Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) – Ashley Brown
- It’s a Jolly Holiday (Mary Poppins) – James Monroe Iglehart and Ashley Brown
- Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins) – Ashley Brown
- God Help the Outcasts (Hunchback of Notre Dame) – James Monroe Iglehart and Ashley Brown
- Made of Stone (Hunchback of Notre Dame) – Josh Strickland
- Son of Man (Tarzan) James Monroe Inglehart, Josh Strickland, and Ashley Brown
- You”ll be in my Heart (Tarzan) – Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown
- Something to Believe In (Newsies) – Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown
- Proud of Your Boy( Aladdin) – Josh Strickland
- Whole New World (Aladdin) – Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown
- Friend Like Me (Aladdin) – James Monroe Iglehart, Josh Strickland, and Ashley Brown
- Let It Go (Frozen) – Josh Strickland and Ashley Brown
VIDEO COMING SOON!