Post-Tony Broadway News Recap

[picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=tony+awards&iid=9110254" src="http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9110254/64th-annual-tony-awards/64th-annual-tony-awards.jpg?size=500&imageId=9110254" width="195" height="294" /] Whew ... still recovering from the Tony Awards. Everyone thought Sean Hayes did a wonderful job as host (some ranking him higher than NPH), but overall found the ceremony to be a bit soul-less and not as much about Broadway as about celebrity (Hunter Foster has even…

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New Musicals, News, Casting, Cast Albums, TV Appearances and More

New Musicals and Transfers The Michael Grandage-directed production of Evita, which opened at London's Adelphi Theatre in June 2006 is officially heading to Broadway next year. Elena Roger, who starred in the West End production, will repeat her performance in the Broadway remount. Rumor has it that Ricky Martin is in talks to play Che,…

New tribe members for Broadway’s Hair include Spring Awakening’s Kyle Riabko and American Idol favorites Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo!

With the majority of the original Broadway cast headed to London's Gielgud Theatre, producers held a huge casting call for new Broadway tribe members. Today, they've announced that Kyle Riabko (Spring Awakening) and American Idol favorites Ace Young (Grease) and Diana DeGarmo (The Toxic Avenger, Hairspray) will play Claude, Berger and Sheila when the new…

A Big Broadway News Roundup

Next to Normal Looking to Launch a National Tour [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=Next+to+Normal&iid=4959751" src="f/b/a/b/63rd_Annual_Tony_c2b6.jpg?adImageId=9327539&imageId=4959751" width="234" height="180" /] Brian Yorkey, the book writer and lyricist for Broadway's Next to Normal, told Playbill.com, "A tour is in the works. David Stone's at work putting it together. I think it will launch later this year, in the fall…

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…

Broadway Impact for Marriage Equality

Gavin Creel and his organization, Broadway Impact, brought together a large group of Broadway actors, directors, stage managers, fans, and producers to march on Washington for gay equality this past Sunday. It was amazing event marked by performances/speeches by the cast of Broadway's Hair, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, David Hyde Pierce, Douglas Carter Beane, Cheyenne…

A round-up of the latest casting changes

David Bologna leaves Billy Elliot David Bologna, whose performance as Michael earned him a nomination for a Tony Award in Billy Elliot the Musical, plays his final performance on Sept. 27. Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle join the cast Mary Poppins Laura Michelle Kelly, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on the West…