Opening soon on Broadway…

A huge collection of shows are opening on Broadway in March and April. A lot of them have been covered on the blog here, but a quick round-up of what to look for in the coming months seemed in order. All About Me - March 18 This Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein spectacle got a…

Rumors are flying about Lea Michele and a Jeff Buckley jukebox musical

Perhaps because real Broadway news has been slow this week, the rumor mill has been active circulating rumors about new shows. First - the New York Post reported that the New York Theatre Barn is wooing Lea Michele for a new musical based on the real-life attempts of a high school in Texas to produce…

Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles announces additional casting

The West End transfer of La Cage Aux Folles, which opens April 18 at the Longacre Theater, previously announced its headliners Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge. Today, producers have added some additional names to the cast list, including: Tony Award nominees Veanne Cox (Company) and Robin de Jesus (In the Heights), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!), A.J.…

A new Fiyero and returning Emile, N2N officially touring, Sister Act transferring, Finian’s and Vanities albums released

Broadway Casting Changes: Andy Karl (9 to 5, Legally Blonde) joins the cast of Broadway's Wicked in the role of Fiyero today, Feb 2. David Pittsinger returns to the role of Emile de Becque in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific today. Big Announcements: Next to Normal will officially tour the United States next year.…

Cast for the Broadway Mounting of Green Day’s American Idiot Will Include John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper

Producers just announced that John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening), Stark Sands and Michael Esper will star in Broadway's American Idiot, the new Green Day musical opening April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) co-wrote the book with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Music and lyrics are all by Green Day,…

Bye Bye “Birdie,” Hello New Work and New Horizons

Bye Bye "Birdie" [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=bye+bye+birdie&iid=6822616" src="3/a/5/4/Opening_Night_Of_d5b1.jpg?adImageId=9478895&imageId=6822616" width="234" height="200" /] The universally panned production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos and Gina Gershon, closed on Broadway on Jan 24 after playing 117 performances. Though selling at 90% capacity, producers decided the show's success would dwindle upon the departure of its stars and so…

A Big Broadway News Roundup

Next to Normal Looking to Launch a National Tour [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=Next+to+Normal&iid=4959751" src="f/b/a/b/63rd_Annual_Tony_c2b6.jpg?adImageId=9327539&imageId=4959751" width="234" height="180" /] Brian Yorkey, the book writer and lyricist for Broadway's Next to Normal, told Playbill.com, "A tour is in the works. David Stone's at work putting it together. I think it will launch later this year, in the fall…

Opening/Closing on Broadway: Shrek, White Christmas, Finian’s Rainbow, Ragtime, Come Fly Away, American Idiot, Altar Boyz, Ragtime

As previously announced, Shrek closed on Broadway on Sunday after an admirable run of 441 performances at the Broadway Theatre. Also closing Sunday was the holiday favorite White Christmas, which played out its limited engagement at the Marquis. And last week a shocker of an announcement hit Broadway audiences that another of the critically acclaimed…