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…

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A fun farewell video for Broadway’s 9 to 5

9 to 5 closed on Broadway yesterday after playing 148 performances. Didn't see it - luckily for you - the national tour is starting up in Nashville next year! The company put together a fun video farewell that is well worth watching: Irving Berlin's White Christmas will open at the Marquis in its place this…

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…

Headed to Broadway, eyeing Broadway and cast albums

A couple new shows are officially headed to Broadway... Fela!, based on the life of African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, played Off Broadway last fall for a limited engagement to great success. Spring Awakening's Bill T. Jones directs, with a lot of the same cast lined up for the fall 2008 Broadway run…