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…

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,…

Rumors are flying about Lea Michele and a Jeff Buckley jukebox musical

Perhaps because real Broadway news has been slow this week, the rumor mill has been active circulating rumors about new shows. First - the New York Post reported that the New York Theatre Barn is wooing Lea Michele for a new musical based on the real-life attempts of a high school in Texas to produce…

A Big Broadway News Roundup

Next to Normal Looking to Launch a National Tour [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=Next+to+Normal&iid=4959751" src="f/b/a/b/63rd_Annual_Tony_c2b6.jpg?adImageId=9327539&imageId=4959751" width="234" height="180" /] Brian Yorkey, the book writer and lyricist for Broadway's Next to Normal, told Playbill.com, "A tour is in the works. David Stone's at work putting it together. I think it will launch later this year, in the fall…

More Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark gossip

Apparently the title character in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark won’t sing: the Edge decided that "a guy singing in tights can’t happen.” This, along with earlier comments such as: “It is much more like opera than a straight musical. We’re actually not calling it a musical for that reason because we don’t want to…

RUMOR TIME: Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is back on schedule, now complete with a leading man …

With all the horrible rumors circulating about the possible demise of one of Broadway's most expensive shows to date: Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark ... the buzz is turning positive once again. Evan Rachel Wood, the actress cast as Mary Jane Watson, is "100% committed" according to her rep and Alan Cumming is still on…

Production on Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark has Been Suspended, Possibly Indefinitely

No doubt you've seen all the rumors circulating about Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark's huge budget (which some are now quoting at a staggering $45 million) and the various financial hiccups it's run into as of late. Until the other day, everyone associated with the production had been denying any truth in money problems, so…