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A Vacation, A Rumor, A Cast Album and A Web Site Story

June 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

A Little Vacation for Hair star Gavin Creel Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel just announced on his blog that he “will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan” from Aug 10-17 this summer, so if you head to Hair that week, you’ll be seeing understudies Jay Armstrong Johnson or Paris Remillard as Claude. RUMOR: Stanley Tucci ...

Film to Broadway and Broadway to Film…

June 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Broadway to the Silver Screen… The Tony Award wining musical, City of Angles, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and book by Larry Gelbart, is being adapted by the original librettist and lyricist for the silver screen. Barry Levingson (Wag the Dog, Rain Man, Bugsy) will direct and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) will provide additional music ...

Hair hippies ringing the NYSE closing bell?

June 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

At 4 pm today the cast and producers for the Tony winning best revival, Hair, will ring the closing bell at the NYSE. It will be simulcast on the Times Square billboard and online here. Something about the combination of hippies and stocks seems wrong. Next you’ll tell me big oil is funding wind energy in ...

Operation: Mindcrime, the Musical

June 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Eyeing Broadway… Adam Pascal of Rent fame is looking at pulling together a team of big hitters to help adapt the Queensrÿche album Operation: Mindcrime into a Broadway musical. “Throughout the years, I’ve envisioned how this can be turned into a real musical, a book musical,” said Pascal. The concept album is not nearly as specific ...

Headed to Broadway, eyeing Broadway and cast albums

June 12, 2009 // 1 Comment

A couple new shows are officially headed to Broadway… Fela!, based on the life of African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, played Off Broadway last fall for a limited engagement to great success. Spring Awakening’s Bill T. Jones directs, with a lot of the same cast lined up for the fall 2008 Broadway run at the Eugene O’Neill ...