Why is Aladdin just now being revamped for Broadway when The Lion King has been a hit for so long? No one exactly knows, but with the early 2014 opening will come Jonathan Freeman, the actor who originally voiced Jafar. And he's playing Jafar! Does this mean Robin Williams can return as the genie? Give it some thought, Robin — you can even just wear whatever clothes you've got on that day, as long as you bring the voices and the jokes.