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Harada, Larsen, McClure, Thomas, Chase, Harris, Bareett & Ryan join Broadway casts; Epstein a national tour

July marked a whole lot of casting changes for Broadway and touring productions. Here are some of the biggest changes:


Original and Touring Stars Head to Broadway for the End of the Avenue Q Run

Ann Harada (9 to 5), who created the character of Christmas Eve in the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, returned to the show yesterday alongside several cast members from the show’s recent national tour: Anika Larsen (XanaduRent), Robert McClure and Danielle K. Thomas.

Will Chase Joins Billy Elliot Broadway Cast

Will Chase (The Story of My Life, The Full Monty, Aida, Rent, Miss Saigonreturns to Broadway today in Elton John’s Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical.

Epstein Joins Tour Cast for Spring Awakening

The national tour of the Tony-Award-winning musical Spring Awakening welcomes Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jake Epstein to its cast tonight at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Harris, Bareett and Ryan Take Over Chicago on Broadway

Samantha Harris, Brent Barrett (Annie Get Your GunWest Side StoryCandideand Roz Ryan (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dreamgirlsbegin performances as Roxie Hart, Billy Flynn and Matron “Mama” Morton tonight in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre.

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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