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Amy Spanger will not return to Rock of Ages

June 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Amy Spanger, who created the role of Sherrie in Rock of Ages, left the show for some vocal rest after the Tony Awards and was expected to return on June 29; however, a new press statement issued today announced that she will not return due to “personal reasons.” Savannah Wise will continue to play the role until a permanent replacement has been ...

Casting Changes on Broadway; Tour News

June 24, 2009 // 1 Comment

On Broadway: Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado will takeover the role of Daniela in Broadway’s In the Heights. Chelsea Morgan Stock is now playing Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Will Chase (Rent, Aida, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon) to Join Cast of Tony-Winning Billy Elliot as Tony, Billy’s older brother. On Tour: Guys and Dolls ...

Julianne Hough to star alongside Chace Crawford in Footloose Film

June 22, 2009 // 1 Comment

Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough will be starring opposite Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford in the upcoming Footloose movie remake. He was voted People’s hottest bachelor, and 20/20 named her one of the “very best dancers on the planet” – you can’t fight that they look good. It’s rumored that the remake of the 1984 ...

Complete Bye Bye Birdie Cast Announced

June 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Fragments of casting announcements had been leaking out, but now the casting for the Robert Longbottom-directed revival of Bye Bye Birdie is complete. Here it is: Nolan Gerard Funk as Conrad Birdie John Stamos (“ER,” Nine) as Albert Gina Gershon (Boeing-Boeing) as Rosie Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Harry MacAfee Dee Hoty ...

Pop Singers and TV Dancing Stars are Taking Broadway by Storm

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Opening night for The Wiz, starring Ashanti The Wiz, directed by Thomas Kail, alongside his In the Heights collaborators, Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer) and Alex Lacamoire (musical director) opens tonight at City Center. The production stars Ashanti as Dorothy, Orlando Jones at The Wiz, LaChanze as Glinda, Tichina Arnold as Evillene, Dawnn Lewis as ...