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…

RUMOR: Larry King’s Wife, Shawn King, Might Play Arachne in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

According to the New York Post, the wife of TV host Larry King, Shawn King, is one of two finalists being considered for the role of Arachne in Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark. Shawn, a country singer whose lucky number is 30, auditioned on June 30 at 3:30 pm with the songs "Turn Off the…