'Aladdin's' Genie Grants Children's Wishes

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart helps kids find a love for music and the stage.
1:41 | 06/19/14

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Time for a little magical -- this sort of world is beyond the headlines here on ABC news and Yahoo! News. I'm -- but he says that the new Amsterdam theatre here in New York City. It is home -- that new allowed in production here. And what's really interesting is that the -- here he -- one that Tony award. James Monroe high ball hard -- now he's also helping young kids who. Art schools that have. Perhaps -- -- did a lot of these arts programs -- he is personally involved in this nationwide effort to get kids involved in theater takeover. You have your treasures you have -- Tony yes and you're giving -- you know what listen there were people who came to me when I was -- And they were like -- you're talented. Here's -- you should go soon when they asked me to do this there are bunch of kids out there who gonna perform. I immediately said yes because I want to see that. The mastermind behind us all of the guy named Tom Schumacher he is president of Disney theatrical and for him he's so this is. Just a real passion project what it does for -- is give them all this self esteem. The same time it helps them understand the world around them and -- we can do that we can. Turn on that life if we can inspire some of them and we've done our job. So 6000. Kids across five different states all part of this nationwide effort it's called Disney musicals in schools. And he could learn much more about it on abcnews.com. -- just follow me on Twitter at the opening them. Thanks so much for joining us on world -- beyond the -- and I'll -- -- on ABC later this week.

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