Opening/Closing on Broadway: Shrek, White Christmas, Finian’s Rainbow, Ragtime, Come Fly Away, American Idiot, Altar Boyz, Ragtime

As previously announced, Shrek closed on Broadway on Sunday after an admirable run of 441 performances at the Broadway Theatre. Also closing Sunday was the holiday favorite White Christmas, which played out its limited engagement at the Marquis. And last week a shocker of an announcement hit Broadway audiences that another of the critically acclaimed…

Make that Jan 10th…

Due to what Ragtime's marketers are calling a "miracle on 54th Street" - enough angry and saddened patrons hammered at the Neil Simon box office windows to allow producers to extend the dying show's Broadway run by a week. Instead of closing on January 3 as previously announced, the production will now run through January…

It’s official: Ragtime is closing January 3rd

Ragtime, the Kennedy Center transfer that opened on Broadway on November 15 to very positive reviews, just hasn't been able to pull in the numbers and has officially announced it will close on Broadway on January 3rd. Producer Kevin McCollum said: "While we're saddened and disappointed to announce that RAGTIME must close, bringing this beautiful…

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…

The reviews for Ragtime are in …

The last time Ragtime appeared on Broadway, a whole new theater was built to house the gigantic production. This time, the show comes from a much humbler place and the critics couldn't be more complimentary - its fresh, relavant and powerful. Here are what the major publications had to say: NEW YORK TIMES The judiciously…

Full cast announced for Ragtime on Broadway – Includes Bohmer, Darrington, Noll, Petkoff, Steggert and Umoh

The Broadway revival of Ragtime, which opens on November 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre, will star: Ron Bohmer (Father) Quentin Earl Darrington (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) Christiane Noll (Mother) Robert Petkoff (Tateh) Bobby Steggert (Mother’s Younger Brother) Stephanie Umoh (Sarah) Christopher Cox (The Little Boy) Sarah Rosenthal (The Little Girl) Mark Aldrich (Willie Conklin) Aaron…