Bye Bye “Birdie,” Hello New Work and New Horizons

Bye Bye "Birdie" [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=bye+bye+birdie&iid=6822616" src="3/a/5/4/Opening_Night_Of_d5b1.jpg?adImageId=9478895&imageId=6822616" width="234" height="200" /] The universally panned production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos and Gina Gershon, closed on Broadway on Jan 24 after playing 117 performances. Though selling at 90% capacity, producers decided the show's success would dwindle upon the departure of its stars and so…

Opening/Closing on Broadway: Shrek, White Christmas, Finian’s Rainbow, Ragtime, Come Fly Away, American Idiot, Altar Boyz, Ragtime

As previously announced, Shrek closed on Broadway on Sunday after an admirable run of 441 performances at the Broadway Theatre. Also closing Sunday was the holiday favorite White Christmas, which played out its limited engagement at the Marquis. And last week a shocker of an announcement hit Broadway audiences that another of the critically acclaimed…

It’s official: Ragtime is closing January 3rd

Ragtime, the Kennedy Center transfer that opened on Broadway on November 15 to very positive reviews, just hasn't been able to pull in the numbers and has officially announced it will close on Broadway on January 3rd. Producer Kevin McCollum said: "While we're saddened and disappointed to announce that RAGTIME must close, bringing this beautiful…

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…

Mid-November Broadway Musical News Roundup

Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark is gearing up again this time with a lead actor and producer It's official - Reeve Carney, the lead singer of the band Carney, will be playing Peter Parker (ie. Spideman) in the upcoming Broadway mega-spender Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. Why cast such an unknown in the lead role?…

Broadway’s Green Ogre to Say Farewell: Shrek Will Officially Close on January 3

[picapp src="5/c/3/2/63rd_Annual_Tony_58c7.jpg?adImageId=6340915&imageId=4957559" width="234" height="145" /] Shrek the Musical will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on January 3, 2010, following 441 performances and 37 previews. The national tour of the musical based on the DreamWorks film will launch at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13–September 5, 2010. Get your…