The 'Lion King' and 'Aladdin' Broadway Casts Had an Epic Sing-Off While Stranded at the Airport!

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 5:00 PM PDT, June 04, 2015
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The next time you're stranded at an airport, we hope this lively bunch is at your gate!

The Broadway casts of The Lion King and Aladdin were some of the passengers stranded due to storms on Sunday night at New York's LaGuardia Airport, but instead of complaining, they used their voices to turn the situation around into one of the most amazing sing-offs ever.

Other stranded passengers were treated to the show-stopping song, "Circle of Life," by The Lion King cast before an epic free-style rap happened from their musical competition.

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Although Aladdin has only been on Broadway for one year, the man who plays the Genie, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart came up with impressive verses on the spot. "We're going to just keep smiling. We're sitting at the airport waiting all night," Iglehart rapped. "I don't understand how ya'll be coming at me after we have to after the 'Circle of Life.'"

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The cast of Aladdin also sang their classic, "Arabian Nights," to the delight of their airport audience, who were the real winners for getting to see this all happen live.

This isn't the first time The Lion King cast treated bystanders to an impromptu concert. Last August, they surprised subway riders by belting out the "Circle of Life" while riding the A train from the 59th St. subway stop, and the Australian cast also sang on a plane in April as it took off from Brisbane.

Check out the video below to see the N.Y. subway performance.