Debuting Broadway Hopefuls

There are a number of fantastic new musicals opening around the world that we can only hope soon make their way to the Great White Way. None of these shows have officially announced Broadway runs...yet, but boy are folks buzzing about them! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End) A Sam Mendes production starring Douglas…

The Reviews for The Mystery of Edwin Drood are In…

The word is out -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a raucous good time, even if it does exchange sincerity for camp. The production features fully committed and highly entertaining performances from most of the cast, most notably Chita Rivera as Princess Puffer and Jim Norton as the MC.  Most known for letting its…

Rupert Holmes Joins Creative Team of Robin and the 7 Hoods

Rupert Holmes (Curtains, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), the writer for the Broadway-aimed musicals The First Wives Club and The Nutty Professor, has now joined the creative team of another musical on its way to the Great White Way, Robin and the 7 Hoods.  Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot) will direct and choreograph the…

Sheryl Lee Ralph to Join the Cast of the Broadway-bound First Wives Club

Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie) will join the cast of the Broadway-bound First Wives Club in place of Adriane Lenox, who is departing the company "due to health concerns." The show, directed by Francesca Zambello (The Little Mermaid), is scheduled to run July 17-Aug 23 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego…

Jerry Lewis, Marvin Hamlisch & Rupert Holmes are bringing Nutty Professor to Broadway

"I know what you're thinking: Where's he been all my life? Right? " The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis (Damn Yankees!) is bringing the 1963 movie he directed, wrote and starred in - The Nutty Professor - to the Broadway stage in 2010/2011. He will sit in the director's chair this time round, working alongside…