July 2009

Kimball and Glover Will Star in Memphis on Broadway

July 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Chad Kimball (Into the Woods, Lennon, The Civil War) and Montego Glover (The Color Purple, Ragtime, Aida), who both originated the starring roles in the show’s pre-Broadway La Jolla and Seattle engagements, will star in the upcoming Broadway production. The Broadway production will also feature J. Bernard Calloway (The Good Negro), James Monroe ...

Broadway’s 9 to 5 to Close September 6

July 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Official word has been given: 9 to 5 will end its Broadway run September 6. What do you think? Is it an unfair or merited short run? Get your tickets before it’s too late. Or catch the national tour – launching the week of Sept. 20, 2010, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in ...

Rupert Holmes Joins Creative Team of Robin and the 7 Hoods

July 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rupert Holmes (Curtains, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), the writer for the Broadway-aimed musicals The First Wives Club and The Nutty Professor, has now joined the creative team of another musical on its way to the Great White Way, Robin and the 7 Hoods.  Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot) will direct and choreograph the musical, a ...

John Cudia is Broadway’s New Phantom

July 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Starting tonight, John Cudia will take over the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Cudia, the most recent star of the touring production, has been involved with Phantom for nearly ten years. He takes over the role from Howard McGillin, the actor who now holds the record for the world’s longest-running Phantom with an ...

Burn the Floor Starts Previews Tomorrow

July 24, 2009 // 1 Comment

The highly anticipated dance musical, Burn the Floor, starts previews tomorrow night at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St) and officially opens on August 2. Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will only appear in the show through August 16, so if you want to catch them, get there early in the run. The rest of the cast ...