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. ...

Harry Potter: The Musical Online

June 26, 2009 // 1 Comment

It may not be headed for Broadway…but is highly entertaining and actually quite good. Produced by a non-profit student theater company, this musical spoof “filled with magical fun and original songs … is a Potter-spectacular that no fan should miss.” The show only played five performances, but was captured on video and luckily for us ...

Stroman to direct Cullum, Dixon and Domingo in Kander/Ebb Musical Reading

June 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

John Cullum (Urinetown), Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) and Colman Domingo (Passing Strange) will star in an invitation-only reading of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (The Producers). With music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), a ...

Casting Changes on Broadway; Tour News

June 24, 2009 // 1 Comment

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 Dolls ...

Reading of Caligula the Rock Musical to star Euan Morton

June 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Tony Award nominee Euan Morton (Taboo) will star in a reading of Eric Svejcar’s new musical Caligula on July 13 and 14 at New World Stages, directed by Chris Presley. The cast includes: Autumn Hurlbert (MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida), Anastasia Barzee (White Christmas, Urinetown), Nehal Joshi, David ...

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 ...