The Reviews for On the Twentieth Century are In…

The reviews for On the Twentieth Century are in, and the critics are happy to have been invited aboard for the ride.  There's a charming simplicity to this musical - sign the star before the train's 16-hour trip to NYC is finished - which is made all the more compelling by the virtuous vocal performances,…

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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…

The reviews for Promises, Promises are in …

Promises, Promises opened on Broadway to some mixed reviews. It's not the worst thing to hit the Great White Way this month, but the show feels listless, measured, dated and a little boring. Critics applaud Sean Hayes' timing and a standout performance by Katie Finneran, but feel that Kristin Chenoweth is miscast, the choreography uninspired…

Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn are joining Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises

Producers announced today that Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn will join Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in the cast of the first Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. The musical is based on Billy Wilder's film "The Apartment," with a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. The…

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"…