Buzzworthy on Broadway This Week

Every week we round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more to-the-minute updates or subscribe to the blog to ensure you get the weekly buzz! It's been a bit of a slow week…

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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…

Closing, opening, cast albums, casting and more in a huge Broadway news round-up

A lot has been happening on Broadway these last few weeks. Here are the biggest of the announcements: Closing soon Bye Bye Birdie has offically announced that it will play its final performance on Jan 24. Though technically an extension of its limited run, many had expected this expensive production to run much longer, and…

Broadway’s Green Ogre to Say Farewell: Shrek Will Officially Close on January 3

[picapp src="5/c/3/2/63rd_Annual_Tony_58c7.jpg?adImageId=6340915&imageId=4957559" width="234" height="145" /] Shrek the Musical will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on January 3, 2010, following 441 performances and 37 previews. The national tour of the musical based on the DreamWorks film will launch at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13–September 5, 2010. Get your…

101 Dalmatians: A Light-Hearted, Family-Friendly Musical (A guest review by Amanda Blake)

If you are looking for a family friendly new show, The 101 Dalmatians Musical may be the show for you. 101 Dalmatians, which had its world premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on October 13th, takes Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel from the page to the stage. This new adaptation of Dalmatians is from…

Lots of Broadway buzz …

West Side Story recoups investment after 30 weeks West Side Story has officially recouped its $14 million initial investment after running 30 weeks (247 performances)! A national tour of this production will begin in the fall of 2010 though it is likely the Broadway version will stick around for a good while longer. American Idiot…