Buzzworthy on Broadway This Week

Every week we round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more to-the-minute updates or subscribe to the blog to ensure you get the weekly buzz!

Photo by Joan Marcus
Photo by Joan Marcus

Amazing Grace opened on Broadway yesterday to terrible reviews. Bets are now on for how long the show will last. Read the reviews for yourself, or get tickets and let us know what you think!

Photo by Joan Marcus
Photo by Joan Marcus

And Hamilton started previews on Broadway this past week. The production, which shuttered Off-Broadway just recently to make the move to a bigger house, has been generating a lot of buzz. Some transfers have fared well and others flopped…what will critics think of this one when it makes the big move? We’ll know soon-enough — opening is set for Aug 6!

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Photos by various

Exciting new casting news is in for the revival of She Loves Me. Jane Krakowski, René Auberjonois and Gavin Creel will join the previously reported Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor in the new Roundabout production. The musical will begin previews on February 5 and open on March 3 at Broadway’s Studio 54. See the full cast and creative team or get your tickets now!

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Photo from ABC

In other casting news, Rumer Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 20, will make her Broadway debut as Chicagos Roxie Hart, playing an eight-week limited engagement August 18 through October 11.

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Photo by T. Charles Erickson

And finally, Broadway lost one of its’ greats this past week, as Roger Rees passed on July 10 at the age of 71. Rees won Tony and Olivier Awards for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and received Tony nominations for his performance in Indiscretions and for co-directing Peter and the Starcatcher. He last appeared on Broadway in The Visit, having left the show weeks after opening to undergo medical treatment. Broadway theaters dimmed their lights in his honor a few days ago. R.I.P.

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