July 2009

Norbert Leo Butz’ Sister Murdered in Possible Hate Crime

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Norbert Leo Butz’ sister, Teresa Butz, was killed and her partner severely wounded early Sunday by a man who attacked them as they slept in their home. A detective has confirmed that Teresa sacrificed herself to save her fiancée’s life during the attack. The murder is being investigated as a possible hate crime and the murderer is still at [...]

Galeotti and Aniello Want to Bring The Notebook to Broadway

July 23, 2009 // 2 Comments

“One Tree Hill” actress Bethany Joy Galeotti, whose original aspirations were for Broadway musical theater, and music producer/songwriter Ron Aniello have teamed to create a new musical based on Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook.” “It was something that I just wanted to do as my own project,” Galeotti said. “I just thought, ‘Man this will be [...]

Who’s excited for Broadway’s The Addams Family?!

July 22, 2009 // 1 Comment

I know I am. The new musical The Addams Family, based on the characters that made Charles Addams famous, will officially open at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. Previews begin March 4, 2010 following the show’s out-of-town run in Chicago (which begins on November 13, 2009). Starring Nathan Lane as Gomez, Bebe Neuwirth as [...]

CD Giveaway: 9 to 5 Star Stephanie J. Block’s New Solo Album

July 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Win a copy of the new solo album from Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Boy from Oz), featuring performances of “I am a Wife,” “I Will Always Love You,” “15 Pounds Away from My Love,” “Invention,” “Never Neverland Fly Away” and many others, sung with the songwriters and lyricists [...]

Tom Kitt Wins Dramatists Guide Award for his Next to Normal Score

July 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Dramatists Guild of America announced Tom Kitt as the recipient of this year’s Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score for Next to Normal. Have you bought the CD or seen the show yet? You really should – it’s amazing. The other Dramatists Guild Award recipients for this year are David Ives, Polly Pen and [...]

Cast Announced for Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow

July 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Finian’s Rainbow which will open at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on October 29 (with previews starting October 8). The cast includes Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Sharon, Jim Norton (The Seafarer) as Finian, Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, [...]

Life is a Musical: Break Out in Song!

July 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

Are you one of those people who fantasizes that you’ll wake up tomorrow and life will be a musical? Did you shed a few tears of happiness when you saw this on youtube? Well today is your lucky day because Ryan H. Mackey has created Break Out in Song! Join in the fun and bring musical theater to the masses:  July 16, 2009 @ 6 pm “If My Friends Could [...]