More returning stars – Bonnie Langford, Deidre Goodwin, Tom Hewitt and Kecia Lewis-Evans will star in Chicago once again

Bonnie Langford (Gypsy) will once again take over the role of Roxie Hart, Deidre Goodwin (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, The Boys from Syracuse, Nine, A Chorus Line) that of Velma Kelly, Tom Hewitt (Dracula, The Boys from Syracuse, The Lion King) Billy Flynn and Kecia Lewis-Evans (The Drowsy Chaperone, Ain't Misbehavin', Big…

Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray) to step in as Rock of Ages’ new Sherrie

Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers) will be taking over as Sherrie in Broadway's Rock of Ages beginning September 21. She'll be performing six days a week, with her understudy stepping in on Sundays during her six-month engagement (she will most likely be leaving to…

West Side Story no longer bilingual; Fez hat dance scene cut from Bye Bye Birdie

The bilingual West Side Story revival, which incorporated "the unprecedented element of selectively weaving Spanish throughout both the book and songs," is reverting back to English. This week, two songs that had previously been performed in Spanish - "A Boy Like That" ("Un Hombre Asi") and "I Feel Pretty" ("Siento Hermosa") are now being delivered…

Casting changes for Broadway’s In the Heights

Andrea Burns (The Full Monty, The Ritz and Beauty and the Beast), who originated the part of Daniela both on and off-Broadway in In the Heights, returns to play the role once more beginning August 25. Also joining the cast tonight is Will Wingfield from So You Think You Can Dance, who will make his…

White Christmas returns to Broadway this November, Burn the Floor extends the run through January

Today marked a couple of big Broadway announcements: Last year's big holiday hit, White Christmas, will begin performances at the Marquis Theatre on November 13 and run through Jan 3. Casting and schedule information will be announced shortly. And if you're not up for sappy holiday songs this winter, you're in luck - the hot…

Casting changes for Shrek, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, Wicked, Chicago and Billy Elliot

There have been lots of casting changes announced in recent weeks, so rather than making you read multiple entries, I thought I would do a lovely roundup of all of them for you! STARTING AUGUST 17 Rock of Ages Don Stephenson (The Producers, Dracula, By Jeeves, Titanic, Private Lives, Parade, Wonderful Town) temporarily steps in…

Another casting change for Broadway’s Shrek: Robb Sapp (Wicked’s Boq) to temporarily step in for John Tartaglia

Another major change is in store for Broadway's Shrek the Musical: Robb Sapp (Wicked) will step into the role of Pinocchio in Shrek tomorrow, August 18, replacing John Tartaglia during his leave of absence. Tartaglia, who created the role, will return to the production on December 15.

Ben Crawford will take over the title role in Shrek from Brian d’Arcy James in November

Producers for Shrek the Musical just announced that Ben Crawford (Les Miserables), the current standby for Brian d’Arcy James, will take over the title role on November 10. James will be departing the musical on November 8 to star in Time Stands Still.

Broadway Musicals are Dominating TV News

Broadway musicals are dominating TV news right now! Check it out: Burn the Floor on ABC's Good Morning America Shrek on MSNBC's The Today Show And tomorrow, August 13, the cast of Avenue Q will appear on "Good Day New York" with a performance of "The More You Ruv Someone" (WNYW, Channel 5, from 7-10…