James Monroe Iglehart Stops at NJPAC Before Heading to Hamilton
By: Iris Wiener
Can’t wait to see Aladdin’s Genie swap his magic for beats when he moves to Hamilton in August? The original cast member of Memphis makes his way to NJPAC on Saturday, January 28th, in an intimate setting akin to that of 54 Below, where he sold out houses with his cabaret show, How the Heck Did I Get Here?
This time around, Iglehart will be performing his favorite hit songs from stage and screen. On the eve of his previous solo performances he spoke with Theaterlife.com about what makes his shows so vibrant, humorous and impactful: “Every actor is always looking for some destination! They’ll do everything to see what will work and what will stick. What I’m learning is it’s not about where you’re hitting, it’s about the work you’re doing. It sounds cliché and hokey, but it’s the truth. So have I reached what I want to reach? No, and I think I won’t until I’m dead, and by that time I’ll be dead so I won’t care! I keep doing as much as I can and trying to have as much fun while I’m doing it.”
Visit www.njpac.org/events/detail/james-monroe-iglehart-in-concert for more information or to purchase tickets. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey.