NEWS: Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ Dedicated Last Night’s Performance to Gilbert Gottfried

Disney’s Aladdin is a classic film that has been well-loved for years, and was even adapted into a popular Broadway musical.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Magic Kingdom

Recently, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who lent his recognizable voice to Aladdin’s Iago, passed away after a long battle with an unknown illness. To honor his memory, the cast of Aladdin on Broadway dedicated their Tuesday night performance to Gottfried.

According to Deadline, after the cast of Broadway’s Aladdin ended their performance on Tuesday, the actor who portrays Iago, Don Darryl Rivera, took center stage and shared “Tonight, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the life of a comedy legend. A funny man with an indelible voice. The man who breathed life into Iago for the animated film, Mr. Gilbert Gottfried.”


Rivera went on to share that only he and five other actors have had the opportunity to portray Iago on stage, and that the character would not be what it is today without Gottfried’s comedy and iconic voice. You can check out the full video below.

Our thoughts are with Gilbert Gottfried’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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