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.…

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Video performances from Broadway on Broadway 2009

If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday's Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others): Next to Normal Rock of Ages Hair Bye Bye Birdie In the Heights Burn the Floor Chicago Finian's Rainbow Shrek Wicked The Lion King Jersey Boys Mamma Mia

White Christmas returns to Broadway this November, Burn the Floor extends the run through January

Today marked a couple of big Broadway announcements: Last year's big holiday hit, White Christmas, will begin performances at the Marquis Theatre on November 13 and run through Jan 3. Casting and schedule information will be announced shortly. And if you're not up for sappy holiday songs this winter, you're in luck - the hot…

Casting changes for Shrek, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, Wicked, Chicago and Billy Elliot

There have been lots of casting changes announced in recent weeks, so rather than making you read multiple entries, I thought I would do a lovely roundup of all of them for you! STARTING AUGUST 17 Rock of Ages Don Stephenson (The Producers, Dracula, By Jeeves, Titanic, Private Lives, Parade, Wonderful Town) temporarily steps in…

Broadway Musicals are Dominating TV News

Broadway musicals are dominating TV news right now! Check it out: Burn the Floor on ABC's Good Morning America Shrek on MSNBC's The Today Show And tomorrow, August 13, the cast of Avenue Q will appear on "Good Day New York" with a performance of "The More You Ruv Someone" (WNYW, Channel 5, from 7-10…

Casting Updates: New Stars for Wicked, West Side Story and Burn the Floor

A Returning Nessarose, a New Glinda Michelle Federer, who created the role of Nessarose in the Broadway production of Wicked, will return to the musical beginning Aug. 18, taking over for Cristy Candler. And, as if that weren't already fantastic enough, Erin Mackey will also succeed Alli Mauzey as Glinda starting Aug. 11. A Greene…

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…