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Cast album

A Flop Immortalized, A Tony Award Eliminated

June 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cast Albums Aren’t Just for Hits and Award Winners… Glory Days, a show about four high school friends reuniting, both opened and closed on Broadway on the same night but will nevertheless be getting a cast recording to preserve its score. With a book by James Gardiner, score/lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a cast featuring the talents of Steven ...

Shrek many not have won many Tonys, but it’s doing something right!

June 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last week, Shrek saw the biggest gain of any Broadway show, with gross up $182,798! Maybe you think (like many in the industry have) that theirs was one of the worst presentations at the Tony Awards (watch the video here), but with numbers like that, you have to give them due credit – they know how to appeal to their audience. The show stars Brian ...

Chess in Concert with Menzel, Groban & Pascal

June 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

A concert version of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice’s cult musical Chess, featuring the talents of Wicked’s Idina Menzel, Rent’s Adam Pascal, and the internationally renowned vocalist Josh Groban will be broadcast on PBS on Wednesday, June 17 at 9 PM (ET) as a part of their Great Performances series. A DVD version and CD are also ...

Headed to Broadway, eyeing Broadway and cast albums

June 12, 2009 // 1 Comment

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 at the Eugene O’Neill ...