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Ragtime headed to Broadway this fall!

July 1, 2009 // 1 Comment

It’s official: the Kennedy Center’s production of Ragtime, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, is headed to Broadway this fall. Previews begin on Friday, October 23 and the show will officially open on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Casting and ticketing information will be announced soon. The production [...]

Little Mermaid to Close on Broadway August 30

July 1, 2009 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

Rock of Ages Attempting to Break Air Guitar Guinness World Record

June 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The cast and crew of the Tony-nominated Best Musical Rock Of Ages will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble on Wednesday, July 1st. The event will start at 1:30 pm PST, and will be streamed live on Ustream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/us-air-guitar-world-record The ensemble will include Tony Award Nominee [...]

A Vacation, A Rumor, A Cast Album and A Web Site Story

June 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

A Little Vacation for Hair star Gavin Creel Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel just announced on his blog that he “will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan” from Aug 10-17 this summer, so if you head to Hair that week, you’ll be seeing understudies Jay Armstrong Johnson or Paris Remillard as Claude. RUMOR: Stanley Tucci [...]

Amy Spanger will not return to Rock of Ages

June 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Amy Spanger, who created the role of Sherrie in Rock of Ages, left the show for some vocal rest after the Tony Awards and was expected to return on June 29; however, a new press statement issued today announced that she will not return due to “personal reasons.” Savannah Wise will continue to play the role until a permanent replacement has been [...]

Avenue Q to Close on Broadway on September 13

June 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

It’s a sad day on Broadway. Producers just announced that the critically acclaimed Avenue Q will close its run at the John Golden Theatre on September 13, 2009. When it closes, the Tony-award winning Best Musical will have played 22 previews and 2,534 performances. If you haven’t seen it yet – get your tickets now or forever regret it. [...]