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New Musicals, News, Casting, Cast Albums, TV Appearances and More

March 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

New Musicals and Transfers The Michael Grandage-directed production of Evita, which opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre in June 2006 is officially heading to Broadway next year. Elena Roger, who starred in the West End production, will repeat her performance in the Broadway remount. Rumor has it that Ricky Martin is in talks to play Che, though this ...

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

February 23, 2010 // 1 Comment

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 Rent. The show, called Speargrove Presents, has a ...

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

February 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

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. The only venue that has been ...

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

January 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

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 ...

A Big Broadway News Roundup

January 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 ...

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

January 5, 2010 // 4 Comments

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 ...