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Jerry Springer to Play Billy Flynn in Broadway’s Chicago

August 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Talk show host Jerry Springer will be joining the cast of Broadway’s Chicago as lawyer Billy Flynn from August 18 – September 6. He has already played the part in London and will go on to play the role in the Atlanta and Philadelphia versions of Chicago after his stint on Broadway. “I get the character of Billy Flynn,” Mr. Springer said of ...

Casting Updates: New Stars for Wicked, West Side Story and Burn the Floor

August 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

A Returning Nessarose, a New Glinda Michelle Federer, who created the role of Nessarose in the Broadway production of Wicked, will return to the musical beginning Aug. 18, taking over for Cristy Candler. And, as if that weren’t already fantastic enough, Erin Mackey will also succeed Alli Mauzey as Glinda starting Aug. 11. A Greene for a Green John ...

Maroulis extends his Rock of Ages run

August 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

Constantine Maroulis, the American Idol finalist who originated the role of Drew in the Off-Broadway production of Rock of Ages, has extended his contract with the Tony-nominated musical through the summer of 2010. Maroulis says he’s thrilled to continue with Rock of Ages and that “to be able to create a role on Broadway and get nominated for ...

John Cudia is Broadway’s New Phantom

July 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Starting tonight, John Cudia will take over the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Cudia, the most recent star of the touring production, has been involved with Phantom for nearly ten years. He takes over the role from Howard McGillin, the actor who now holds the record for the world’s longest-running Phantom with an ...

Rock of Ages Attempting to Break Air Guitar Guinness World Record

June 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The cast and crew of the Tony-nominated Best Musical Rock Of Ages will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble on Wednesday, July 1st. The event will start at 1:30 pm PST, and will be streamed live on Ustream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/us-air-guitar-world-record The ensemble will include Tony Award Nominee ...

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 ...

Amy Spanger will not return to Rock of Ages

June 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Amy Spanger, who created the role of Sherrie in Rock of Ages, left the show for some vocal rest after the Tony Awards and was expected to return on June 29; however, a new press statement issued today announced that she will not return due to “personal reasons.” Savannah Wise will continue to play the role until a permanent replacement has been ...

Casting Changes on Broadway; Tour News

June 24, 2009 // 1 Comment

On Broadway: Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado will takeover the role of Daniela in Broadway’s In the Heights. Chelsea Morgan Stock is now playing Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Will Chase (Rent, Aida, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon) to Join Cast of Tony-Winning Billy Elliot as Tony, Billy’s older brother. On Tour: Guys and Dolls ...

Pop Singers and TV Dancing Stars are Taking Broadway by Storm

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Opening night for The Wiz, starring Ashanti The Wiz, directed by Thomas Kail, alongside his In the Heights collaborators, Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer) and Alex Lacamoire (musical director) opens tonight at City Center. The production stars Ashanti as Dorothy, Orlando Jones at The Wiz, LaChanze as Glinda, Tichina Arnold as Evillene, Dawnn Lewis as ...