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…

A fun farewell video for Broadway’s 9 to 5

9 to 5 closed on Broadway yesterday after playing 148 performances. Didn't see it - luckily for you - the national tour is starting up in Nashville next year! The company put together a fun video farewell that is well worth watching: Irving Berlin's White Christmas will open at the Marquis in its place this…

Little Mermaid to Close on Broadway August 30

This week brings another sad closing announcement: Disney’s The Little Mermaid will close at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 30. The musical, composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and directed by Francesco Zambello, will have played 50 previews and 685 performances upon closing. Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions said they…

Avenue Q to Close on Broadway on September 13

It's a sad day on Broadway. Producers just announced that the critically acclaimed Avenue Q will close its run at the John Golden Theatre on September 13, 2009. When it closes, the Tony-award winning Best Musical will have played 22 previews and 2,534 performances. If you haven't seen it yet - get your tickets now…