New cast members for Broadway’s Mamma Mia

On Tuesday, September 22, Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Civil War, Young Frankenstein), John Dossett (Gypsy, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Alyse Alan Louis, Allison Briner, Halle Morse, Michael Mindlin (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Patrick Boll (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), David Andrew Macdonald (Coram Boy), Eric William Morris (Coram Boy),…

Catch your favorite Broadway stars on TV

Lots of Broadway stars are making television appearances this week: John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Nine) will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on September 29. Kristin Chenoweth (The Apple Tree, Wicked, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday September 24. New Yorkers can…

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway!

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway on Friday, October 2 and write us a review of the show for the blog! To enter to win, just comment below, tweet @broadwaymusical or email why you want to see the show! Please note: I reserve the right to make edits to the winner's…

Lots of Lion King News

Lots of news regarding Lion King, the first show to surpass 50 million audience members worldwide: Objects from the show will join the collection of artifacts with Broadway origins in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The cast of The Lion King will also be performing on ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Wednesday,…

Broadway’s longest running show, Phantom of the Opera, reaches another staggering milestone – 9,000 performances!

Tonight's performance of Phantom of the Opera will mark the show's 9,000 Broadway performance! Since its debut on January 26, 1988, the Broadway version of Phantom of the Opera has grossed $740 million and has been attended by over 13 million patrons. Internationally the show has earned over $5 billion, played over 65,000 performances and…

Video performances from Broadway on Broadway 2009

If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday's Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others): Next to Normal Rock of Ages Hair Bye Bye Birdie In the Heights Burn the Floor Chicago Finian's Rainbow Shrek Wicked The Lion King Jersey Boys Mamma Mia

Ave Q closed on Broadway, but announced a transfer to Off-Broadway!

At the final Broadway performance for Avenue Q, one of the show's producers announced to the cast, crew and audience members that they need not bid the show goodbye - it is transferring Off-Broadway to the New World Stages on Oct 9! This is one of the first shows (if not the first) to make…

Soon starring actors “stolen” from other Broadway shows, the west end and the silver screen

It's common for actors to drop out and rotate around as new things start up, but there's an awful lot of moving around right now. Below is a consolidation of where Broadway is now "stealing" its talent from: Stolen from other Broadway shows Actors Savannah Wise and Wesley Taylor are leaving Rock of Ages on…

Tom Lenk of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will join the cast of Rock of Ages

Tom Lenk, who played Andrew on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will make his Broadway debut as Franz in Rock of Ages beginning September 14. He originated the role in the LA & Vegas productions and went to UCLA with the show's Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi. “I’m a little nervous," Lenk admitted about performing the song Hit…