Another casting change for Broadway’s Shrek: Robb Sapp (Wicked’s Boq) to temporarily step in for John Tartaglia

Another major change is in store for Broadway's Shrek the Musical: Robb Sapp (Wicked) will step into the role of Pinocchio in Shrek tomorrow, August 18, replacing John Tartaglia during his leave of absence. Tartaglia, who created the role, will return to the production on December 15.

Ben Crawford will take over the title role in Shrek from Brian d’Arcy James in November

Producers for Shrek the Musical just announced that Ben Crawford (Les Miserables), the current standby for Brian d’Arcy James, will take over the title role on November 10. James will be departing the musical on November 8 to star in Time Stands Still.

Tony Winner Lillias White Will Join the Cast of Broadway’s Fela

Lillias White (The Life, Barnum, Dreamgirls, Cats, Once On This Island, How To Succeed In Business, Chicago) will join the cast of Broadway's Fela as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Fela's mother. As previously announced, Sahr Ngaujah, the actor who starred in the title role Off-Broadway, will repeat his performance in the show's Broadway run, set to open…

Jerry Springer to Play Billy Flynn in Broadway’s Chicago

Talk show host Jerry Springer will be joining the cast of Broadway's Chicago as lawyer Billy Flynn from August 18 - September 6. He has already played the part in London and will go on to play the role in the Atlanta and Philadelphia versions of Chicago after his stint on Broadway. “I get the…

Complete Finian’s Rainbow Cast Announced

The complete cast for Broadway's upcoming production of Finian's Rainbow is official. As previously announced, the cast will include Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up), Jim Norton (The Seafarer, The Weir), Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Wicked), Chuck Cooper (The Life, Caroline, or Change). Newly announced cast members include…

Casting Updates: New Stars for Wicked, West Side Story and Burn the Floor

A Returning Nessarose, a New Glinda Michelle Federer, who created the role of Nessarose in the Broadway production of Wicked, will return to the musical beginning Aug. 18, taking over for Cristy Candler. And, as if that weren't already fantastic enough, Erin Mackey will also succeed Alli Mauzey as Glinda starting Aug. 11. A Greene…

John Cudia is Broadway’s New Phantom

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…

Cast Announced for Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow

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, Wicked) as Og and Chuck Cooper (Lennon,…

RUMOR: Larry King’s Wife, Shawn King, Might Play Arachne in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

According to the New York Post, the wife of TV host Larry King, Shawn King, is one of two finalists being considered for the role of Arachne in Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark. Shawn, a country singer whose lucky number is 30, auditioned on June 30 at 3:30 pm with the songs "Turn Off the…

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Broadway’s Bye Bye Birdie

Director/choreographer Robert Longbottom has finished casting Broadway's upcoming production of Bye Bye Birdie, which starts previews at Henry Miller's Theatre on September 10 and opens October 15. As previously announced, the show will star John Stamos (Cabaret, Nine) as Albert Peterson, Gina Gershon (Cabaret, Boeing-Boeing) as Rose Alvarez, Bill Irwin (Waiting for Godot, Who's Afraid…