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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]