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Stars of Broadway’s Aladdin Perform a Special Tribute to Robin Williams

One of Robin Williams‘s best and most memorable roles was as the Genie in Aladdin. And since the movie has been adapted into a Broadway musical, the stars of the show ended last night with a rousing tribute to Robin Williams by getting single audience member to join in a special “Friend Like Me” singalong.

James Iglehart, the actor playing the role of the Genie, spoke briefly about how amazing Williams was as a performer. He and the rest of the cast sent their best wishes to Williams’ family, and proceeded to sing, without orchestral accompaniment, the iconic Disney song.

Tributes have been pouring in for days to remember Williams, including by the men in late night television who idolized Williams’ comic talent. And the Emmy Awards are planning a “meaningful” tribute to Williams when the ceremony airs.

You can watch the Broadway singalong below, via Entertainment Weekly:

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