Rumors are flying about Lea Michele and a Jeff Buckley jukebox musical

Perhaps because real Broadway news has been slow this week, the rumor mill has been active circulating rumors about new shows. First - the New York Post reported that the New York Theatre Barn is wooing Lea Michele for a new musical based on the real-life attempts of a high school in Texas to produce…

A new Fiyero and returning Emile, N2N officially touring, Sister Act transferring, Finian’s and Vanities albums released

Broadway Casting Changes: Andy Karl (9 to 5, Legally Blonde) joins the cast of Broadway's Wicked in the role of Fiyero today, Feb 2. David Pittsinger returns to the role of Emile de Becque in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific today. Big Announcements: Next to Normal will officially tour the United States next year.…

A Big Broadway News Roundup

Next to Normal Looking to Launch a National Tour [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=Next+to+Normal&iid=4959751" src="f/b/a/b/63rd_Annual_Tony_c2b6.jpg?adImageId=9327539&imageId=4959751" width="234" height="180" /] Brian Yorkey, the book writer and lyricist for Broadway's Next to Normal, told Playbill.com, "A tour is in the works. David Stone's at work putting it together. I think it will launch later this year, in the fall…

Tveit leaving N2N, Wicked Bway’s 20th longest running show, Nine and In the Heights news, cleaners strike possible

It's official: Tveit is leaving Next to Normal, Massey stepping in Kyle Dean Massey (Xanadu, Wicked, Altar Boyz), who played Gabe in the Tony-winning musical Next to Normal while Aaron Tveit took a leave of absenc, will assume the part of Gabe permanently beginning on Jan. 4. Tveit will play his final performance Jan. 3…

Closing, opening, cast albums, casting and more in a huge Broadway news round-up

A lot has been happening on Broadway these last few weeks. Here are the biggest of the announcements: Closing soon Bye Bye Birdie has offically announced that it will play its final performance on Jan 24. Though technically an extension of its limited run, many had expected this expensive production to run much longer, and…

Rock of Ages Cast Album Hits Stores Today (and is Half-Priced on Amazon.com)

The Rock of Ages cast album hits stores today and is half-priced on amazon.com for a limited time! The recording features 2009 Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (The Wedding Singer), Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Kiss Me Kate), James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever), Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis (Fiddler on the Roof), Michele Mais, Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd),…

A Vacation, A Rumor, A Cast Album and A Web Site Story

A Little Vacation for Hair star Gavin Creel Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel just announced on his blog that he "will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan" from Aug 10-17 this summer, so if you head to Hair that week, you'll be seeing understudies Jay Armstrong Johnson or Paris…

A Flop Immortalized, A Tony Award Eliminated

Cast Albums Aren't Just for Hits and Award Winners... Glory Days, a show about four high school friends reuniting, both opened and closed on Broadway on the same night but will nevertheless be getting a cast recording to preserve its score. With a book by James Gardiner, score/lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a cast featuring…

Shrek many not have won many Tonys, but it’s doing something right!

Last week, Shrek saw the biggest gain of any Broadway show, with gross up $182,798! Maybe you think (like many in the industry have) that theirs was one of the worst presentations at the Tony Awards (watch the video here), but with numbers like that, you have to give them due credit - they know…