Julianne Hough to star alongside Chace Crawford in Footloose Film

June 22, 2009 // 1 Comment

Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough will be starring opposite Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford in the upcoming Footloose movie remake. He was voted People’s hottest bachelor, and 20/20 named her one of the “very best dancers on the planet” – you can’t fight that they look good. It’s rumored that the remake of the 1984 [...]

Complete Bye Bye Birdie Cast Announced

June 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Fragments of casting announcements had been leaking out, but now the casting for the Robert Longbottom-directed revival of Bye Bye Birdie is complete. Here it is: Nolan Gerard Funk as Conrad Birdie John Stamos (“ER,” Nine) as Albert Gina Gershon (Boeing-Boeing) as Rosie Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Harry MacAfee Dee Hoty [...]

A Flop Immortalized, A Tony Award Eliminated

June 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cast Albums Aren’t Just for Hits and Award Winners… Glory Days, a show about four high school friends reuniting, both opened and closed on Broadway on the same night but will nevertheless be getting a cast recording to preserve its score. With a book by James Gardiner, score/lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a cast featuring the talents of Steven [...]

Watch the New Fame Movie Trailer!

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Watch the trailer for the MGM remake of Fame, starring Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Paul McGill and Naturi Naughton. Scheduled to arrive in theatres Sept. 25, the remake of 1980 film has a screenplay by Allison Burnett and Aline Brosh McKenna and choreography and direction by Kevin Tancharoen.  Click here to view the [...]

Pop Singers and TV Dancing Stars are Taking Broadway by Storm

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Opening night for The Wiz, starring Ashanti The Wiz, directed by Thomas Kail, alongside his In the Heights collaborators, Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer) and Alex Lacamoire (musical director) opens tonight at City Center. The production stars Ashanti as Dorothy, Orlando Jones at The Wiz, LaChanze as Glinda, Tichina Arnold as Evillene, Dawnn Lewis as [...]

Film to Broadway and Broadway to Film…

June 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Broadway to the Silver Screen… The Tony Award wining musical, City of Angles, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and book by Larry Gelbart, is being adapted by the original librettist and lyricist for the silver screen. Barry Levingson (Wag the Dog, Rain Man, Bugsy) will direct and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) will provide additional music [...]

Shrek many not have won many Tonys, but it’s doing something right!

June 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last week, Shrek saw the biggest gain of any Broadway show, with gross up $182,798! Maybe you think (like many in the industry have) that theirs was one of the worst presentations at the Tony Awards (watch the video here), but with numbers like that, you have to give them due credit – they know how to appeal to their audience. The show stars Brian [...]

Chess in Concert with Menzel, Groban & Pascal

June 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

A concert version of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice’s cult musical Chess, featuring the talents of Wicked’s Idina Menzel, Rent’s Adam Pascal, and the internationally renowned vocalist Josh Groban will be broadcast on PBS on Wednesday, June 17 at 9 PM (ET) as a part of their Great Performances series. A DVD version and CD are also [...]

Hair hippies ringing the NYSE closing bell?

June 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

At 4 pm today the cast and producers for the Tony winning best revival, Hair, will ring the closing bell at the NYSE. It will be simulcast on the Times Square billboard and online here. Something about the combination of hippies and stocks seems wrong. Next you’ll tell me big oil is funding wind energy in [...]