Tveit leaving N2N, Wicked Bway’s 20th longest running show, Nine and In the Heights news, cleaners strike possible

It's official: Tveit is leaving Next to Normal, Massey stepping in Kyle Dean Massey (Xanadu, Wicked, Altar Boyz), who played Gabe in the Tony-winning musical Next to Normal while Aaron Tveit took a leave of absenc, will assume the part of Gabe permanently beginning on Jan. 4. Tveit will play his final performance Jan. 3…

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?…

A casting, gossip and news round-up for October

Finian's Rainbow opens tonight on Broadway The Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow opens on Broadway tonight, October 29, 2009. Starring Jim Norton (The Seafarer) as Finian, Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town) as Sharon, Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) as Woody,  and Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein) as Og, we're looking to see how the public responds to the show.…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Mamma Mia, Bye Bye Birdie and South Pacific In the News

[picapp src="2/d/a/2/Thank_You_For_a98c.jpg?adImageId=6194569&imageId=6458170" width="234" height="156" /] The Good Mamma Mia, the 13th longest running show in Broadway history, celebrated 8 years on Broadway yesterday, Oct 18! The musical currently stars Beth Leavel, John Dossett, Judy McLane, Allison Briner, Halle Morse, Michael Mindlin, Patrick Boll, Alyse Alan Louis, David Andrew Macdonald and Eric William Morris. [picapp src="8/2/f/5/Opening_Night_Of_03e1.jpg?adImageId=6194675&imageId=6822495"…

Bye Bye Birdie opens on Broadway tonight after a very rough final dress rehearsal

[picapp src="4/1/5/2/John_Stamos_performs_5032.JPG?adImageId=5688079&imageId=6515467" width="234" height="351" /] They say bad dress means a good opening. If that's true, tonight's performance of Bye Bye Birdie will tear down the house. Bye Bye Birdie had a LOT of trouble at last night's dress rehearsal when the electronically controlled set wouldn't move off the stage for a full 20 min.…

RUMOR: William Finn and James Lapine working on a stage musical version of Little Miss Sunshine

William Finn (25th Annual Putnum Spelling Bee, Falsettos) and James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, 25th Annual Putnum Spelling Bee, Falsettos) are rumored to be working on a stage musical adaptation of the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

More Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark gossip

Apparently the title character in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark won’t sing: the Edge decided that "a guy singing in tights can’t happen.” This, along with earlier comments such as: “It is much more like opera than a straight musical. We’re actually not calling it a musical for that reason because we don’t want to…

RUMOR: Mandy Patinkin is looking to return to Broadway in La Cage aux Folles

According to the New York Post, Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin (Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, The Wild Party, The Secret Garden, Falsettos) is looking to take on the role of Georges in the transfer of La Cage Aux Folles. Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book for the musical, said of casting the…