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…

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…

Mid-November Broadway Musical News Roundup

Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark is gearing up again this time with a lead actor and producer It's official - Reeve Carney, the lead singer of the band Carney, will be playing Peter Parker (ie. Spideman) in the upcoming Broadway mega-spender Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. Why cast such an unknown in the lead role?…

Broadway’s Green Ogre to Say Farewell: Shrek Will Officially Close on January 3

[picapp src="5/c/3/2/63rd_Annual_Tony_58c7.jpg?adImageId=6340915&imageId=4957559" width="234" height="145" /] Shrek the Musical will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on January 3, 2010, following 441 performances and 37 previews. The national tour of the musical based on the DreamWorks film will launch at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13–September 5, 2010. Get your…

Lots of Broadway buzz …

West Side Story recoups investment after 30 weeks West Side Story has officially recouped its $14 million initial investment after running 30 weeks (247 performances)! A national tour of this production will begin in the fall of 2010 though it is likely the Broadway version will stick around for a good while longer. American Idiot…

Video performances from Broadway on Broadway 2009

If you missed the fabulous performances at yesterday's Broadway on Broadway concert, check out these video clips (NOTE: Some of the fan footage is better than others): Next to Normal Rock of Ages Hair Bye Bye Birdie In the Heights Burn the Floor Chicago Finian's Rainbow Shrek Wicked The Lion King Jersey Boys Mamma Mia

Casting changes for Shrek, Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, Wicked, Chicago and Billy Elliot

There have been lots of casting changes announced in recent weeks, so rather than making you read multiple entries, I thought I would do a lovely roundup of all of them for you! STARTING AUGUST 17 Rock of Ages Don Stephenson (The Producers, Dracula, By Jeeves, Titanic, Private Lives, Parade, Wonderful Town) temporarily steps in…