Another movie being adapted for the stage – Bring it On: The Musical

Bring it On: The Musical is an adaptation of the smash Hollywood film of the same name. With direction/choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights, 9 to 5, The Apple Tree), a book by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, 13, High Fidelity), lyrics…

Rejoice – you can see Bye Bye Birdie on the cheap!

Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie is offering lots of ways for folks to get tickets on the cheap. They've got the standard student rush tickets at half price, available 1 hour before the show, but they are also offering “general rush” tickets that can be bought by anyone on the day of the performance for $26.50,…

New cast members for Broadway’s Mamma Mia

On Tuesday, September 22, Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Civil War, Young Frankenstein), John Dossett (Gypsy, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Alyse Alan Louis, Allison Briner, Halle Morse, Michael Mindlin (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Patrick Boll (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), David Andrew Macdonald (Coram Boy), Eric William Morris (Coram Boy),…

Catch your favorite Broadway stars on TV

Lots of Broadway stars are making television appearances this week: John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Nine) will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on September 29. Kristin Chenoweth (The Apple Tree, Wicked, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday September 24. New Yorkers can…

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway!

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway on Friday, October 2 and write us a review of the show for the blog! To enter to win, just comment below, tweet @broadwaymusical or email why you want to see the show! Please note: I reserve the right to make edits to the winner's…

Spielberg to create a TV to stage production: Showtime series to trace the development of a new Shaiman/Wittman composed show

According to Variety, director Steven Spielberg is developing a Showtime series that will trace the creation of an original musical by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) with the aim of taking it to Broadway. The producers for the project are Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who adapted Hairspray and Chicago…

Some great new musicals are in the works

Regina Spektor's Beauty Singer/songwriter Regina Spektor, playwright/director Tina Landau (Floyd Collins) and lyricist Michael Korie (Happiness, Grey Gardens) are working together to create a new Broadway-aimed musical called Beauty, which "uses the 1812 Grimm fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty' as a jumping off point for a contemporary and hauntingly provocative story of beauty lost and beauty…