Aladdin Star Will Co-Host TV's "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" | Playbill

News Aladdin Star Will Co-Host TV's "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" Tony-winning Aladdin star James Monroe Iglehart will join WABC-TV’s Michelle Charlesworth to host the local New York TV station's "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview," featuring performances from Something Rotten!, Gigi, Airline Highway and other major shows of 2015.

James Monroe Iglehart Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

The 30-minute special will air in the New York metropolitan area on WABC-7 beginning May 30 at 7 PM ET.

The show will feature Tony Award nominees Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle from Something Rotten!, Gigi’s Vanessa Hudgens, and Tony Award nominee Julie White from Airline Highway, as well as glimpses of Kristin Chenoweth, Jim Parsons, Kelli O’Hara, Peter Gallagher, Carey Mulligan, Kelsey Grammer, Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Julie White, Steven Boyer and Ben Miles.

The show promises to "go behind the scenes to meet a top theatrical photographer whose iconic images appear in numerous Broadway posters, newspapers and magazines. You’ll learn how to speak like a theater professional with TDF’s Theatrical Dictionary and hear the surprising secrets behind how the stars gear up for those grueling two show days."

Following the broadcast, the program will also be available for viewing by visiting The show will have an encore telecast 5:30 AM May 31 on WABC-TV.

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