Broadway’s hit Aladdin has a whole new girl stepping onto the Magic Carpet as Princess Jasmine! Yesterday was Arielle Jacobs first day taking on her royal role as the Princess of Agrabah at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and we have no doubt that she was a star on stage.
Arielle completes the happy Broadway family in New York, consisting of Telly Leung as Aladdin, Major Attaway as Genie, and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. She is a talented Broadway alum and the sister of the original Broadway Aladdin Adam Jacobs, who is currently in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theater on the North American tour for Aladdin. Arielle is basically a real-life princess—truly a perfect fit for Jasmine! She took to Instagram to express her excitement, posting a charming throwback duet with her brother:
Tonight, I start playing Princess Jasmine on #Broadway in @aladdin! At the same time, my bro @adamjacobsnyc (the ORIGINAL Broadway Aladdin) is currently playing Aladdin at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. In honor of this special time, here's a throwback video to our #SiblingDisobedience concert two years ago… just to say "Hey Bro– don't worry. I got your back. On this coast… while you're on the other one, I got you covered. You're the best. Keeping shining and go get 'em!" ❤️
Talk about sibling goals! This adorable rendition of “Somebody’s Got Your Back” from the Original Broadway Cast Recording was part of their “Sibling Disobedience” concert two years ago, but you can hear the upbeat tune in either Aladdin on Broadway or Aladdin on Tour. Talent clearly runs in the family—ain’t it great?