Two new Billys for Broadway

Billy Elliot The Musical will welcome two new boys into the rotation of the title role! The lucky two are Dayton Tavare, who played Billy in Sydney and Melbourne, and Liam Redhead, straight out of Canada’s National Ballet School. Both boys were chosen from more than 1, 500 who auditioned for the role. They will…

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Million Dollar Quartet to open at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre in April 2010

Million Dollar Quartet, the show about the legendary night when icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Prestley joined together for a Rock and Roll jam session has been playing to packed houses at Chicago's Apollo Theatre. Producers have now officially announced that the show will play at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (the…

The reviews for Finian’s Rainbow are in …

Finian's Rainbow opened on Broadway to universal critical acclaim. The consensus: featuring a brilliant cast and score and a sweet, simple staging - this production embodies everything a Broadway musical should be. Here's what the critics had to say, in their own words: NEW YORK TIMES Here is where you should head this fall to…

A casting, gossip and news round-up for October

Finian's Rainbow opens tonight on Broadway The Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow opens on Broadway tonight, October 29, 2009. Starring Jim Norton (The Seafarer) as Finian, Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town) as Sharon, Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) as Woody,  and Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein) as Og, we're looking to see how the public responds to the show.…

More Broadway showtunes and stars are in store for Glee!

If you follow this blog and somehow haven't become a Gleek yet, I can't understand why not. The show, which stars Broadway favorites Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, has already featured Broadway big-shots Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Damn Yankees), Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Debra Monk (Curtains, Chicago, Company) and  showtunes like "Maybe This Time"…

Broadway’s Green Ogre to Say Farewell: Shrek Will Officially Close on January 3

[picapp src="5/c/3/2/63rd_Annual_Tony_58c7.jpg?adImageId=6340915&imageId=4957559" width="234" height="145" /] Shrek the Musical will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on January 3, 2010, following 441 performances and 37 previews. The national tour of the musical based on the DreamWorks film will launch at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13–September 5, 2010. Get your…

101 Dalmatians: A Light-Hearted, Family-Friendly Musical (A guest review by Amanda Blake)

If you are looking for a family friendly new show, The 101 Dalmatians Musical may be the show for you. 101 Dalmatians, which had its world premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on October 13th, takes Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel from the page to the stage. This new adaptation of Dalmatians is from…