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Dishing out daily (or almost daily) Broadway musical news and gossip. The companion site to The Broadway Musical Home (broadwaymusicalhome.com), a directory of Broadway musicals with the story, songs, merchandise, video clips, lyrics, tickets, rights & awards for almost 200 shows.

Archive for In the Heights

Video performances from Broadway on Broadway 2009

If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday’s Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others):

Next to Normal


Rock of Ages


Hair


Bye Bye Birdie


In the Heights


Burn the Floor


Chicago


Finian’s Rainbow


Shrek


Wicked


The Lion King


Jersey Boys


Mamma Mia


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Casting changes for Broadway’s In the Heights

Andrea Burns (The Full Monty, The Ritz and Beauty and the Beast), who originated the part of Daniela both on and off-Broadway in In the Heights, returns to play the role once more beginning August 25.

Also joining the cast tonight is Will Wingfield from So You Think You Can Dance, who will make his Broadway debut in the show as Graffiti Pete.

Lin Manuel Miranda to star in Universal’s film version of In the Heights!

According to our good friend BroadwayGirlNYC, Lin Manuel Miranda announced at a concert last night that he will need to “get off his ass and start working out again, because when they start filming the movie, he has to have his ‘tickets to the gun show back.’ Usnavi’s gotta be hot in the film version, as well, and ‘healthy as a horse.'” 

Universal Pictures acquired the rights to produce a film version of the Tony Award winning best musical In the Heights back in November of 2008 and rumors are still circulating that Jennifer Lopez might be eyeing a role in the film, but this is the first announcement that Miranda will not only produce but also star in the film version of his hit show.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!


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Casting Changes on Broadway; Tour News

On Broadway:

Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado will takeover the role of Daniela in Broadway’s In the Heights.

Chelsea Morgan Stock is now playing Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Will Chase (Rent, Aida, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon) to Join Cast of Tony-Winning Billy Elliot as Tony, Billy’s older brother.

On Tour:

Guys and Dolls has announced they will tour the recently closed Broadway production nationally for the 2010-2011 season; route, dates and casting information has not yet been announced.

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