Closings, castings, previews and the chance to become a producer

There's been lots of news this last week. Here are the big items: Closing Soon West Side Story and Promises, Promises have just announced that they will close on Broadway on January 2, after playing 748 and 291 performances, respectively. West Side Story has had quite the run - an admirable revival that played to…

President Barack Obama on Broadway musicals

Yesterday, the Obama family welcomed Broadway to the White house in an event hosted by Nathan Lane, which featured performances by Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and Brian d'Arcy James, among others. The President opened the event with a reflection on musical theatre's national significance: "Now there's nothing quite like the power and the passion of…

Check out the new Broadway Musical Home!

I've been extremely busy updating the look and content of The Broadway Musical Home so get over there and check it out now! Featuring fun new artwork commissioned especially for the site (can you name all the characters/shows pictured in the banner?) plus information about every Broadway mounting of each show (not just the premiere),…

Smokey Joe’s Cafe Ticket Giveaway!

Win a pair of tickets to see Smokey Joe’s Café at The Papermill Playhouse. To enter, simply leave a comment below stating why you love musical theater. The winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday, April 23. Be sure to include your email address below so we can contact you if you've won. Smokey…

Delays, transfers, replacements, closings and even some happy news!

That's right, it's time for another massive news roundup. There's a lot to catch up on, so without any further ado, here we go... The Broadway premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies will open at the Neil Simon Theater in the spring of 2011 due to some health complications of ALW's part. The…

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?…

More Broadway showtunes and stars are in store for Glee!

If you follow this blog and somehow haven't become a Gleek yet, I can't understand why not. The show, which stars Broadway favorites Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, has already featured Broadway big-shots Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Damn Yankees), Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Debra Monk (Curtains, Chicago, Company) and  showtunes like "Maybe This Time"…