It’s official: Ragtime is closing January 3rd

Ragtime, the Kennedy Center transfer that opened on Broadway on November 15 to very positive reviews, just hasn't been able to pull in the numbers and has officially announced it will close on Broadway on January 3rd. Producer Kevin McCollum said: "While we're saddened and disappointed to announce that RAGTIME must close, bringing this beautiful…

A video preview of the Broadway aimed A Christmas Story

Happy holidays to everyone on Broadway and around the world. Hope you're staying warm, traveling safe and ending your year in high spirits. Here's a video clip from a show aiming to be next season's holiday favorite, A Christmas Story: The Musical! Enjoy 🙂

Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn are joining Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises

Producers announced today that Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn will join Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in the cast of the first Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. The musical is based on Billy Wilder's film "The Apartment," with a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. The…

The reading of the Broadway musical version of the film Elf got some pretty good buzz

As you may or may not know, Warner Brothers has been looking to back a Broadway musical version of Elf, the Will Ferrell movie, and gave it a staged reading last week that got a lot more decent buzz than had been expected. The reading was directed by Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot) and featured George Wendt…

Tveit leaving N2N, Wicked Bway’s 20th longest running show, Nine and In the Heights news, cleaners strike possible

It's official: Tveit is leaving Next to Normal, Massey stepping in Kyle Dean Massey (Xanadu, Wicked, Altar Boyz), who played Gabe in the Tony-winning musical Next to Normal while Aaron Tveit took a leave of absenc, will assume the part of Gabe permanently beginning on Jan. 4. Tveit will play his final performance Jan. 3…

Closing, opening, cast albums, casting and more in a huge Broadway news round-up

A lot has been happening on Broadway these last few weeks. Here are the biggest of the announcements: Closing soon Bye Bye Birdie has offically announced that it will play its final performance on Jan 24. Though technically an extension of its limited run, many had expected this expensive production to run much longer, and…

The reviews for A Little Night Music are in …

A Little Night Music, the Sondheim musical starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, opened to mixed reviews. The verdict - the show is largely heavy-handed, with stand out performances by the two headliners. Here's what the major publications had to say: Variety The most atypical of Ingmar Bergman's celebrated films, "Smiles of a Summer…