November 2009

The Reviews for Fela! are In …

November 25, 2009 // 1 Comment

Fela! opened on Broadway to fairly positive reviews yesterday, the show’s producers, Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, have brought some name recognition to a largely unknown and lively group of artists, most of whom transferred over from the Off-Broadway version of the show. The critics all agree that Fela! offers up something new – [...]

The reviews for Ragtime are in …

November 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

The last time Ragtime appeared on Broadway, a whole new theater was built to house the gigantic production. This time, the show comes from a much humbler place and the critics couldn’t be more complimentary – its fresh, relavant and powerful. Here are what the major publications had to say: NEW YORK TIMES The judiciously pared-down production [...]

Mid-November Broadway Musical News Roundup

November 11, 2009 // 1 Comment

Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark is gearing up again this time with a lead actor and producer It’s official – Reeve Carney, the lead singer of the band Carney, will be playing Peter Parker (ie. Spideman) in the upcoming Broadway mega-spender Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. Why cast such an unknown in the lead role? Director Julie Taymor said they [...]

Two new Billys for Broadway

November 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Billy Elliot The Musical will welcome two new boys into the rotation of the title role! The lucky two are Dayton Tavare, who played Billy in Sydney and Melbourne, and Liam Redhead, straight out of Canada’s National Ballet School. Both boys were chosen from more than 1, 500 who auditioned for the role. They will become the 6th and 7th Billys to join the [...]
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