December 2009

Make that Jan 10th…

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Due to what Ragtime‘s marketers are calling a “miracle on 54th Street” – enough angry and saddened patrons hammered at the Neil Simon box office windows to allow producers to extend the dying show’s Broadway run by a week. Instead of closing on January 3 as previously announced, the production will now run through January [...]

It’s official: Ragtime is closing January 3rd

December 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ragtime, the Kennedy Center transfer that opened on Broadway on November 15 to very positive reviews, just hasn’t been able to pull in the numbers and has officially announced it will close on Broadway on January 3rd. Producer Kevin McCollum said: “While we’re saddened and disappointed to announce that RAGTIME must close, bringing this [...]

Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn are joining Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Producers announced today that Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn will join Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in the cast of the first Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. The musical is based on Billy Wilder’s film “The Apartment,” with a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. The show will [...]

Tveit leaving N2N, Wicked Bway’s 20th longest running show, Nine and In the Heights news, cleaners strike possible

December 16, 2009 // 1 Comment

It’s official: Tveit is leaving Next to Normal, Massey stepping in Kyle Dean Massey (Xanadu, Wicked, Altar Boyz), who played Gabe in the Tony-winning musical Next to Normal while Aaron Tveit took a leave of absenc, will assume the part of Gabe permanently beginning on Jan. 4. Tveit will play his final performance Jan. 3 at 7:30 PM. Wicked sets yet [...]

The reviews for A Little Night Music are in …

December 14, 2009 // 2 Comments

A Little Night Music, the Sondheim musical starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, opened to mixed reviews. The verdict – the show is largely heavy-handed, with stand out performances by the two headliners. Here’s what the major publications had to say: Variety The most atypical of Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated films, [...]

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