Well, if this doesn’t tug at your heartstrings…
We’ve already made the argument why, for many of us, the Genie from “Aladdin” was Robin Williams’ most important role, and now the people who are currently charged with bringing Disney’s timeless tale about figuring out who you are to life have honored Williams’ work in the most joyous way possible: with a sing-a-long.
Broadway’s lights were already going to dim on August 13 in Williams’ honor, but on the 12th, the current cast of the Great White Way’s “Aladdin” surprised the audience by paying tribute 24 hours early.
Entertainment Weekly first ran the footage of James Monroe Iglehart — who won a Tony for his portrayal of the Genie — leading the audience and the company with a surprise rendition of “Friend Like Me,” and definitely check it out below if you’re one of the millions of us who are having a hard time processing this enormous loss. Sometimes it really is the little things.