RUMOR: Mandy Patinkin is looking to return to Broadway in La Cage aux Folles

According to the New York Post, Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin (Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, The Wild Party, The Secret Garden, Falsettos) is looking to take on the role of Georges in the transfer of La Cage Aux Folles. Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book for the musical, said of casting the…

The creative team for Broadway’s The Addams Family announced

Producers just announced an amazing creative team for The Addams Family, the new Broadway musical based on Charles Addams' cartoons, which is set to open at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. They include puppeteer Basil Twist (Arias with a Twist), lighting designer Natasha Katz (The Coast of Utopia and Aida), sound designer Acme…

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…

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…

Broadway’s A Little Night Music to star Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael Riedel of the New York Post is reporting that Catherine Zeta-Jones, who took home an Oscar for her portrayal of Velma Kelly in the film version of Chicago, has signed on to play Desiree in Trevor Nunn's A Little Night Music. She will star alongside Broadway musical superstar Angela Lansbury (Mame, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy,…

RUMOR TIME: Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is back on schedule, now complete with a leading man …

With all the horrible rumors circulating about the possible demise of one of Broadway's most expensive shows to date: Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark ... the buzz is turning positive once again. Evan Rachel Wood, the actress cast as Mary Jane Watson, is "100% committed" according to her rep and Alan Cumming is still on…

A Little Night Music to Open on Broadway this December!

They still haven't announced a cast or even a venue, but we do now officially know that Trevor Nunn's West End transfer of Sondheim's A Little Night Music will open on Broadway this December. I know it's perhaps not worthy of a full post, but I just can't help but share my excitement about this…