You have a friend in me.
On Tuesday night, the cast of Broadway’s Aladdin paid homage to the late great Robin Williams by performing “Friend Like Me”. In the animated film, Williams played the voice of Genie, who was ever so hilarious with messages that adults can even relate to.
The Associated Press reports, James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award as the Genie, led the crowd at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday in a rousing version of “Friend Like Me” after the curtain went down. The show’s Playbills had been stuffed with the song’s lyrics and everyone was encouraged to sing along.
The lights on Braodway were dimmed Wednesday night to pay respect to Williams who was an actor and theater vet. Williams’ comedy show Robin Williams: Live on Broadway debuted in 2002 and he recently performed a tiger ghost in 2011’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, according to Jezebel.
Grab a tissue and watch this heartfelt performance dedicated to a one of a kind thespian, comedic, and philantropist.
image via Cygnus Marko