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…

West Side Story no longer bilingual; Fez hat dance scene cut from Bye Bye Birdie

The bilingual West Side Story revival, which incorporated "the unprecedented element of selectively weaving Spanish throughout both the book and songs," is reverting back to English. This week, two songs that had previously been performed in Spanish - "A Boy Like That" ("Un Hombre Asi") and "I Feel Pretty" ("Siento Hermosa") are now being delivered…

Casting Updates: New Stars for Wicked, West Side Story and Burn the Floor

A Returning Nessarose, a New Glinda Michelle Federer, who created the role of Nessarose in the Broadway production of Wicked, will return to the musical beginning Aug. 18, taking over for Cristy Candler. And, as if that weren't already fantastic enough, Erin Mackey will also succeed Alli Mauzey as Glinda starting Aug. 11. A Greene…