Rupert Holmes Joins Creative Team of Robin and the 7 Hoods

Rupert Holmes (Curtains, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), the writer for the Broadway-aimed musicals The First Wives Club and The Nutty Professor, has now joined the creative team of another musical on its way to the Great White Way, Robin and the 7 Hoods.  Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot) will direct and choreograph the…

“Hair: Let the Sunshine In” Documentary to Air on the Sundance Channel Tonight

"Hair: Let the Sunshine In," the new documentary tracing the birth of the musical Hair, will air on the Sundance Channel tonight at 9 PM ET. Directed by Pola Rapaport, the documentary "captures preparations for the recent, Tony Award-nominated revival as it weaves together archival footage (including a cast performances on 'The Tonight Show') with the…

John Cudia is Broadway’s New Phantom

Starting tonight, John Cudia will take over the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Cudia, the most recent star of the touring production, has been involved with Phantom for nearly ten years. He takes over the role from Howard McGillin, the actor who now holds the record for the world's…

Burn the Floor Starts Previews Tomorrow

The highly anticipated dance musical, Burn the Floor, starts previews tomorrow night at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St) and officially opens on August 2. Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will only appear in the show through August 16, so if you want to catch them, get there early in…

Norbert Leo Butz’ Sister Murdered in Possible Hate Crime

Norbert Leo Butz' sister, Teresa Butz, was killed and her partner severely wounded early Sunday by a man who attacked them as they slept in their home. A detective has confirmed that Teresa sacrificed herself to save her fiancée's life during the attack. The murder is being investigated as a possible hate crime and the…

Galeotti and Aniello Want to Bring The Notebook to Broadway

“One Tree Hill” actress Bethany Joy Galeotti, whose original aspirations were for Broadway musical theater, and music producer/songwriter Ron Aniello have teamed to create a new musical based on Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook.” “It was something that I just wanted to do as my own project,” Galeotti said. “I just thought, ‘Man this will be…

Who’s excited for Broadway’s The Addams Family?!

I know I am. The new musical The Addams Family, based on the characters that made Charles Addams famous, will officially open at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. Previews begin March 4, 2010 following the show's out-of-town run in Chicago (which begins on November 13, 2009). Starring Nathan Lane as Gomez, Bebe Neuwirth…

CD Giveaway: 9 to 5 Star Stephanie J. Block’s New Solo Album

Win a copy of the new solo album from Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Boy from Oz), featuring performances of "I am a Wife," "I Will Always Love You," "15 Pounds Away from My Love," "Invention," "Never Neverland Fly Away" and many others, sung with the songwriters and lyricists themselves. It's…