Monday, 4 January 2016

Jade Ewen starring as Jasmine in Disney’s new musical ALADDIN introducing the cast

JADE EWEN - Jasmine
Jade Ewen makes up one third of the multi-million selling pop group; ‘Sugababes’. The Brit award winning girl group have sold in excess of 15 million records, allowing Jade to tour extensively around the world and work with Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars and Cee-Lo Green, Stargate, Ryan Tedder and RedOne to name a few. Sugababes were named the most successful female act of the 21st Century with 18 UK top ten hits, 6 UK number 1 singles and 6 UK top ten albums, with the group winning over 60 awards. A standout member of the band, Jade became the face and body of Miss Ultimo Lingerie for Europe and fronted a fitness initiative campaign across the UK with Olympic medal winner Louis Smith.
Jade Ewen originally came to prominence representing the UK at the hugely anticipated annual Eurovision Song Contest. Having been chosen by the UK public she worked with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber where he composed and Diane Warren penned, the power ballad‘It’s My Time’ especially for this performance. Performing live in Moscow to an audience of over 25 million people accompanied by Andrew Lloyd Webber on piano, Jade achieved fifth place making her the most successful UK act in the last 15 years. A singer, dancer and actress from a young age, Jade won a full scholarship to the highly acclaimed Sylvia Young Theatre School in London which she attended for 5 years. As a teen Jade appeared in the Australian series ‘Out There’ playing the lead role of Aggie Thackeray for ABC and CTW to critical acclaim, in a role which fully embodied her acting and dancing talents. She then went on to appear in ‘Mr Harvey Lights A Candle’ (BBC), ‘Myths’ (BBC) and the series ‘STEFFI’ (Emerald / Ch5) in the lead role of Lara Lovell. Early 2014 saw Jade make her adult stage debut taking on the role of Dee Dee in the hit musical ‘Tonight’s The Night’ to rave reviews and standing ovations. A compilation musical comedy written by Ben Elton with music and lyrics by Rod Stewart, Jade was applauded for her portrayal as the feisty chain smoking Dee Dee with critics describing her as ‘unrecognisable’ in the role and her voice as ‘simply sublime’.
Marking her London theatre debut she was most recently seen on stage taking on the much lauded role of Clara in the classic opera‘Porgy and Bess’ at London Regents Park Open Air Theatre alongside the Broadway cast, directed by Timothy Sheader, to outstanding reviews. She reprised this role for a one off special performance at the 2015 Olivier Awards in London for which ‘Porgy and Bess’ was nominated. 2015 has seen Jade make her feature film debut with 'The Other Side Of Love' in the lead role of Shelley, and immediately start work on her second, titled 'The End Of A Gun' in the lead role of Lisa Durrant. Additionally she  joined the cast of 'The Tracey Ullman Show' for BBC, seeing Traceys return to the BBC some 30 years later. Jade is currently starring in 'In The Heights' which made its London transfer at the end of 2015, taking on the role of Vanessa in this high-energy contemporary show, which centres on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan.
Jade is currently back in the recording studio working on new material with Tommy Mottola, Marcella Detroit, Josh Rhys Own and RocNation, and Guy Chambers. Away from the entertainment business, Jade is a patron of the charity ‘Young Carers’ – a subject close to her heart as both her parents are registered blind with Jade acting as their official carer. 


Brought to theatrical life by a legendary creative team, Disney’s new Broadway musical ALADDIN will sweep you into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle when it opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, in June 2016.
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) with music by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), ALADDIN features lyrics by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice (The Lion King) and Chad Beguelin(Elf), who also wrote the book.
Featuring the timeless songs from the classic film including A Whole New World, Friend Like Me and Arabian Nightsalong with new music written for the production, ALADDIN is an extraordinary theatrical event you will want to be amongst the first to experience.

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