April News Roundup

An awful lot has happened this month on the Great White Way - numerous shows have opened, squeezing in just in time for award consideration, and there's been lots of exciting announcements and good old controversy. If you've been hiding under a rock, here's what you've missed: The Addams Family opened to dismal reviews, while…

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…

2010 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Yesterday, Hunter and Sutton Foster announced the nominees for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Winners will be announced on May 27 here on the blog. Here are this year's musical theater nominees: Outstanding New Broadway Musical American Idiot Come Fly Away Fela! Memphis Sondheim…

2010 Drama League Nominations

The 2010 Drama League nominees have been announced. Chosen by a group of theater professionals and patrons, these include both On and Off-Broadway New York productions. Winners will be announced on May 21. Without further ado, here are the musical theater nominees: Distinguished Production of a Musical The Addams Family American Idiot Bloody Bloody Andrew…

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,…

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 Promises, Promises rumors – this time, the woman in question is Kristin Chenoweth

[picapp src="d/8/3/a/61st_Annual_Primetime_3b66.jpg?adImageId=6143172&imageId=6559815" width="234" height="351" /] The New York Post is reporting that Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth is in negotiations to play Fran Kubelik in the upcoming Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. The Rob Ashford directed/choreographed revival, which will star Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Chuck Baxter, is produced by Craig Zadan…

Rumors of musicals in the works

Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson is heading to Broadway, set to star opposite Will & Grace star Sean Hayes in a revival of the Neil Simon musical Promises, Promises. Also rumored - directors Harold Prince and Susan Stroman are set to collaborate on an upcoming Broadway musical called Paradise Found, an adaptation of the novel…