Soon starring actors “stolen” from other Broadway shows, the west end and the silver screen

It's common for actors to drop out and rotate around as new things start up, but there's an awful lot of moving around right now. Below is a consolidation of where Broadway is now "stealing" its talent from: Stolen from other Broadway shows Actors Savannah Wise and Wesley Taylor are leaving Rock of Ages on…

Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley to reprise their Young Frankenstein roles for the national tour

Roger Bart (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Producers) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, Tarzan) will reprise their Broadway roles as Young Frankenstein and his Monster, in the national tour of the musical. The cast will also include Cory English (Igor), Brad Oscar (Inspector Kemp/Blind Hermit), Beth Curry (Elizabeth), Joanna Glushak (Frau Blucher) and Anne Horak (Inga). Written…

Little Mermaid to Close on Broadway August 30

This week brings another sad closing announcement: Disney’s The Little Mermaid will close at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 30. The musical, composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and directed by Francesco Zambello, will have played 50 previews and 685 performances upon closing. Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions said they…

Casting Changes on Broadway; Tour News

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…