January 2010

Cast for the Broadway Mounting of Green Day’s American Idiot Will Include John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper

January 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Producers just announced that John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening), Stark Sands and Michael Esper will star in Broadway’s American Idiot, the new Green Day musical opening April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) co-wrote the book with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Music and lyrics are all by Green Day, [...]

Bye Bye “Birdie,” Hello New Work and New Horizons

January 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Bye Bye “Birdie” [picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=bye+bye+birdie&iid=6822616″ src=”3/a/5/4/Opening_Night_Of_d5b1.jpg?adImageId=9478895&imageId=6822616″ width=”234″ height=”200″ /] The universally panned production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos [...]

Why “Fela!” is Such a Winnah! (A guest blog from Broadway & Me)

January 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

Every Broadway show is a crapshoot. No one knows for sure what audiences will like and what they won’t.  Still, the odds seemed higher than usual against the new musical Fela! Its score—a throbbing mix of jazz, funk and traditional African rhythms known as Afrobeat—is as far away from the show tune as Lagos is from Long Island. Its book—the life [...]

A Big Broadway News Roundup

January 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Next to Normal Looking to Launch a National Tour [picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=Next+to+Normal&iid=4959751″ src=”f/b/a/b/63rd_Annual_Tony_c2b6.jpg?adImageId=9327539&imageId=4959751″ width=”234″ height=”180″ /] Brian Yorkey, the book writer and lyricist for [...]

Opening/Closing on Broadway: Shrek, White Christmas, Finian’s Rainbow, Ragtime, Come Fly Away, American Idiot, Altar Boyz, Ragtime

January 5, 2010 // 4 Comments

As previously announced, Shrek closed on Broadway on Sunday after an admirable run of 441 performances at the Broadway Theatre. Also closing Sunday was the holiday favorite White Christmas, which played out its limited engagement at the Marquis. And last week a shocker of an announcement hit Broadway audiences that another of the critically acclaimed [...]
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