Broadway’s Aladdin Honors Robin Williams (VIDEO)


This is so touching. On Tuesday night, (Aug 12), James Monroe Iglehart and the Broadway cast of ALADDIN invited the audience to sing along to ‘Friend Like Me’ as a tribute to the late Robin Williams.

The audience obliges, enthusiastically. James points at the sky when the singing finishes, as if to say, “Genie, you’re free.”

In one of his most beloved roles, the comic actor voiced  The Genie in the 1992 Disney animated film.

As an aside, I am moved not only by the outpouring of love for Robin in the wake of his death–but the stories. Fellow actors and comics, friends–heck even strangers–have stepped forward to tell tales of the actor performing random acts of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s tragic that a man who spread such beautiful karma was forced to wrestle with the ugliest of demons.

RIP Robin.

Watch below.

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