Rumour has it Sugarbabes singer Jade Ewen and West End actor Dean John-Wilson are in early negotiations for the lead roles in Disney’s new musical Aladdin.

If cast, the duo will soon be flying across the stage on a magic carpet singing the Grammy and Academy Award winning song A Whole New World. Jade Ewen is up for the role of Princess Jasmine and Dean John-Wilson the eponymous street-urchin come hero.

To date, the only official cast member announced is Trevor Dion Nicholas who is currently in the Broadway production, and has been cast as the Genie.

John-Wilson recently played Benigno Aquino in David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s musical Here Lies Love at the National Theatre and Ewen is currently in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hot salsa musical In The Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre.

Disney’s Aladdin will play from 27 May 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre

Tickets will go on general sale to the public from 23 November 2016

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