Priscilla Queen of the Desert Will Strut to Broadway in Early 2011

By Kenneth Jones
October 2, 2009

The North American premiere of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Toronto in fall 2010 will be followed by a spring 2011 opening on Broadway, according to an industry casting notice.

Produced by Back Row Productions, Specific Films, Rafford Films, Nederlander Productions, Inc., Terri and Timothy Childs in association with MGM On Stage—Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber, the musical based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name will play 12 weeks at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto starting in October 2010 before moving to a Broadway house to be determined. A Broadway opening of March 2011 is listed on the casting notice.

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Rock of Ages to Welcome Kerry Butler in September

By Andrew Gans
August 27, 2009

Kerry Butler, who received a Tony nomination for her performance in Xanadu, will join the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages Sept. 21 for a sixth-month engagement.

Butler will play six performances a week in the role of Sherrie, the part created by Amy Spanger. The role's understudy will play the part for both Sunday performances.

In a statement lead producer Carl Levin said, "Kerry is one of my favorite Broadway performers and I cannot tell you how lucky we feel to have her. She's funny, she's beautiful, and most importantly she can sing like a rock star."

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Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater
By PATRICIA COHEN

When more than 160 playwrights and producers, most of them female, filed into a Midtown Manhattan theater Monday night, they expected to hear some concrete evidence that women who are authors have a tougher time getting their work staged than men.

And they did. But they also heard that women who are artistic directors and literary managers are the ones to blame.

That conclusion was just one surprising piece of a yearlong research project that both confirms and upends assumptions about bias in the playwriting business.

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August: Osage County to End Broadway Run June 28

By Ernio Hernandez
June 17, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County will end its Broadway run June 28 at the Music Box Theatre, producers announced late June 17.

When it closes, Tracy Letts' acclaimed drama — which opened on Broadway Oct. 30, 2007 — will have played 18 previews and 648 regular performances.

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Little Night Music Revival to Play a Jujamcyn Theatre

By Andrew Gans
June 11, 2009

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music will play a Jujamcyn theatre, according to The New York Times.

As previously reported, Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn will direct the revival. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in October with an opening some time in December. Dates are "tentative," according to a recent Equity casting notice.

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With the mention of David Mirvish, I wonder if La Cage has a chance to come to Toronto...

West End La Cage Revival Will Play Broadway

By Robert Viagas
07 Jun 2009

The acclaimed, award-winning London revival of Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles is headed to Broadway.

The producer of the Tony-winning Best Revival of a Play, The Norman Conquests, announced in the Tony press room that their next Broadway production will be a transfer of the hit West End revival of La Cage aux Folles.

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Dolly Parton, Elton John, Liza Minnelli and More to Perform on 2009 Tony Awards

By Andrew Gans
June 2, 2009

Additional performances for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS June 7 beginning at 8 PM ET, were announced June 2.

Among those just announced to perform on the telecast celebrating the Broadway theatre's biggest night of the year are Dolly Parton with the cast of 9 to 5: The Musical; Elton John with the cast of Billy Elliot, The Musical; Liza Minnelli; Stockard Channing; and the band Poison with the cast of Rock of Ages.

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May 24, 2009

Forget the Ingénues; Cue the Grown-Ups
By PATRICIA COHEN

HOLLYWOOD has always been a man’s world, but as Pink might sing, so what? On Broadway at least, women can still be rock stars. Among the big-name talents from film and television who have appeared behind Broadway marquees this season are Joan Allen, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney, Susan Sarandon and Kristin Scott Thomas. Along with more than a dozen other equally renowned actresses on New York stages, they have been playing rulers, heroes, scholars and terrorists. As lovers they have been pursued rather than pursuers; as angry combatants they have been the first to resort to violence. Once in a while they even get to sing. And they are all over 40.

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April 29, 2009
An Out-of-Town Overhaul Helps a Musical Find Focus
By PATRICK HEALY

Michael Greif sensed something was wrong. It was February 2008, and Mr. Greif — the director of the Tony Award-winning musicals “Rent” and “Grey Gardens” — was watching his latest production, “Next to Normal,” night after night during its Off Broadway run at Second Stage Theater. In a recent interview he recalled feeling that many audience members were not gasping or flinching at a pivotal revelation in Act I: the main character had just tried to kill herself.

“Everything on stage looked pretty — people weren’t getting that Diana had just bled out all over the living room,” Mr. Greif said, referring to the character Diana Goodman, whose struggle with bipolar disorder is at the heart of this musical. “It was one of several moments where the tone of the show was off. Big moments just weren’t landing.”

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March 2, 2009
THEATER REVIEW | 'GUYS AND DOLLS'
It's a Cinch That the Bum Is Under the Thumb of Some Little Broad
By BEN BRANTLEY

Certain words, in certain contexts, are best left unspoken. In Des McAnuff’s uninspired new revival of “Guys and Dolls” at the Nederlander Theater that word happens to be “chemistry.” It is dropped — with a thud and a shatter — and hovers for the rest of the evening like a neon-lighted reproach.

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9 To 5 The Musical Opens Box Office 3/2 with '2 for 95' Special
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by BWW News Desk

To celebrate the opening of the box office for 9 To 5: The Musical at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets) on Monday, March 2, 2009, the show's producers have announced a special two for $95 ticket offer.

Between 9am and 5pm on Monday, March 2, pairs of tickets purchased at the box office will cost $95. This special offer of two tickets for $95 is only valid at the box office on Monday, March 2, 2009.

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Rondi Reed to Join Broadway Cast of Wicked in March

By Andrew Gans
February 24, 2009

Rondi Reed, who won a Tony Award for her performance in August: Osage County, will join the Broadway company of Wicked in March.

Beginning March 17, Reed will portray Madame Morrible, the role created on Broadway by Billy Elliot's Carole Shelley. Reed previously played the role in the Chicago production of Wicked.

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Next to Normal Will Now Play the Booth Theatre

By Andrew Gans
February 24, 2009

Next to Normal, the acclaimed new musical that had been announced to play the Longacre Theatre, will now make its home at the Booth Theatre. Previews will begin, as originally scheduled, on March 27 with an opening on April 15.

The Booth was the recent home of The Story of My Life, which ended its brief run Feb. 22.

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Broadway's Story of My Life Is Short-Lived; Musical to Close Feb. 22

By Kenneth Jones
February 21, 2009

The Story of My Life, the intimate two-actor musical about the contours of a lifelong friendship — and its sudden ending —will close on Broadway Feb. 22 following the matinee, a spokesperson for the show confirmed to Playbill.com Feb. 21.

Previews at the Booth Theatre began Feb. 3 toward a Feb. 19 opening. The musical will have played 18 previews and five regular performances.

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February 19, 2009, 12:30 pm
Ask About Broadway
By Erik Piepenburg
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik, authors of “Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time,” will answer your questions about Broadway history and spring’s new offerings.

The economy may be in the dumps, but the Great White Way continues to thrive. Broadway will host a slew of new openings, ranging from intimate plays to splashy revivals, many with celebrities (Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Irons, James Gandolfini) along for the ride.

Do these shows signal a creative bump for Broadway, or are they a new batch of vanity projects accompanied by wishful thinking? How do they compare to shows that opened in other times of economic woe? Could there be a great new Broadway show around the corner?

Through Sunday, Ken Bloom and Frank Vlastnik, authors of the newly revised “Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time,” will be taking readers’ questions about Broadway seasons past, present and future. We ask that readers limit comments on this post to questions for our guests, using the comments box below.

Look for their answers on ArtsBeat starting Monday.
Next to Normal, with Entire Arena Cast, to Play Broadway's Longacre

By Andrew Gans
February 17, 2009

Next to Normal, the acclaimed new musical seen Off-Broadway at Second Stage and more recently at Arlington's Arena Stage, will arrive on Broadway March 27 at the Longacre Theatre, most recently the home of the Tony-winning revival of Boeing-Boeing.

Opening night is April 15.

Michael Grief, who directed both the Off-Broadway and Arena Stage productions, will direct on Broadway as well. The Broadway production will also boast the entire Arena Stage cast: Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson. (Ripley, Tveit, Damiano and Chanler-Berat were also in the Second Stage Theatre production.)

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Tony Winner Faith Prince to Join Broadway's Little Mermaid

By Andrew Gans
February 17, 2009

Tony Award winner Faith Prince, most recently on Broadway in A Catered Affair, will return to The Great White Way in April in Disney's The Little Mermaid.

According to the Associated Press, Prince will begin performances as the evil Ursula, the role currently being played by Heidi Blickenstaff, April 7 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Producers Say Minsky's Will Bump and Grind on Broadway in 2009-10

By Kenneth Jones
February 12, 2009

Producers Kevin McCollum and Bob Boyett plan to bring Minsky's — the new Charles Strouse musical now playing in Los Angeles — to Broadway, McCollum told the Associated Press.

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Recording of Sondheim's Road Show Aiming for Spring Release

By Adam Hetrick
January 19, 2009

The Public Theater world premiere of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Road Show will be preserved on disc by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker.

Krasker, who has produced ten Sondheim cast albums – including the Grammy-nominated revival recordings of Assassins, Sweeney Todd and Company – told Playbill.com that he will produce the recording of the Sondheim musical that explores the life of the eccentric Mizner brothers.

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Chenoweth Replaces Mazzie in Encores! Music in the Air; Schramm and Sella Join Cast

By Andrew Gans
January 12, 2009

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has replaced the previously announced Marin Mazzie in the City Center Encores! upcoming production of Music in the Air, which will play the famed Manhattan venue Feb. 5-8.

Mazzie has withdrawn from the production due to the recent death of her father.

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I am very disappointed to learn this news. :( I had an opportunity to see Ms Paice in Curtains two summers ago and will look forward to her portrayal of Anne Egerman.

Taking Over for Benanti, Paice Joins Roundabout Night Music Concert

By Kenneth Jones
January 5, 2009

Under the advice of her doctor, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti has to withdraw from the gala concert of A Little Night Music Jan. 12 in Manhattan.

Jill Paice of London and Broadway's The Woman in White and Broadway's Curtains will play the role Anne in the benefit for Roundabout Theatre Company, at Studio 54.

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December 16, 2008

Broadway Has a Devil of a Time Finding Angels (Ticket Buyers, Too)

By PATRICK HEALY
These are difficult days for Elizabeth I. McCann, the longtime theater producer, who has been able to raise only $3 million so far for the $6.5 million transfer of “Hair,” the ’60s musical that is scheduled to start rehearsals on Broadway next month. Even her most dependable investors, Ms. McCann said, are sitting on their money.

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December 12, 2008

Holiday Gifts for Devotees of Broadway

By BEN BRANTLEY

Entering into conversation with those who speak Theater — a language shared by a small, passionate subspecies of humanity known as Regina Dramatica — requires more than peppering your conversation with “darlings” and hyperbole. Speaking Theater starts with a shared mind-set, a collective, aggrandizing and affectionately barbed myth of an institutional art form with its own rituals and gods.

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Early Frost: Tony Award-Winning Spring Awakening Will Close Jan. 18, 2009

By Kenneth Jones
October 23, 2008

Spring Awakening, the expressionistic, groundbreaking musical that won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2007, will end its Broadway run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Jan. 18, 2009, the producers announced on Oct. 23.

The musical set in 1890s Germany but pulsing with an original alt-rock score that might have been lifted from a 21st-century teen's iPod, has book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. The show won Tonys for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction (for Michael Mayer), and more.

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Wicked Playbill Will Go Green for Oct. 30 Anniversary Performance

By Andrew Gans
October 17, 2008

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Broadway hit Wicked on Oct. 30, the trademark yellow masthead of the musical's Playbill cover will be printed green for one performance only.

The green Playbill banner will mark the first time in the publication's history that the color has been changed for a particular production.

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Angela Lansbury to Return to Broadway in Blithe Spirit Revival

By Andrew Gans
October 13, 2008

Four-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury, most recently on Broadway opposite Marian Seldes in Terrence McNally's Deuce, will return to Broadway this season in the upcoming revival of Blithe Spirit.

Lansbury will play psychic Madame Arcati in the revival of the classic Noel Coward comedy, according to Variety. Lansbury will join the previously announced Christine Ebersole (Tony winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street) as the ghostly Elvira and film star Rupert Everett ("My Best Friend's Wedding," "Another Country" and "An Ideal Husband"), who will be making his Broadway debut. Michael Blakemore, who directed Lansbury in Deuce, will direct at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.

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9 to 5 Will Now Begin Broadway Previews April 7, 2009; Tix on Sale Oct. 29

By Andrew Gans
October 14, 2008

Preview and opening dates have been slightly altered for the eagerly awaited 9 to 5: The Musical, which boasts a score by the Grammy Award-winning star of the concert stage and screen, Dolly Parton.

Originally scheduled to begin previews at the Marquis Theatre March 24, 2009, with an official opening April 23, 2009, the new musical — which is currently playing an out-of-town tryout at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through Oct. 19 — will now arrive at the Marquis April 7, 2009, and officially open April 30, 2009.

Tickets for the Broadway production will go on sale exclusively to American Express Gold Card members Oct. 29. The on-sale date for the general public will be Dec. 1. Tickets, priced $66.50-$126.50, will be available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

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Free "Broadway on Broadway" Concert Scheduled for Sept. 14

By Andrew Gans
July 31, 2008

"Broadway on Broadway" — the annual, free outdoor concert in Times Square that celebrates the upcoming theatre season — is scheduled for Sept. 14.

Presented by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, the annual event will begin at 11:30 AM ET. Over 50,000 fans are expected to enjoy the concert that includes performances and/or appearances from stars of Broadway's musicals and plays.

The performers will be backed by a 30-piece orchestra. Participating shows and artists will be announced at a later date.

Visit www.BroadwayOnBroadway.com for details.
Wall to Wall Broadway Set for March 2009

By Andrew Gans
July 29, 2008

Symphony Space's annual Wall to Wall series will be presented at the Upper West Side venue in March 2009.

This year's concert, entitled Wall to Wall Broadway: The Street Where We Live, is scheduled for March 16. Details of the 12-hour music marathon will be announced at a later date.

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Guys and Dolls Revival, Directed by McAnuff, to Open on Broadway in 2009

By Andrew Gans
July 29, 2008

A new production of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls is scheduled to open on Broadway in spring 2009 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.

Two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff will direct the production with choreography by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Sergio Trujillo.

Casting and a design team will be announced at a later date.

Guys and Dolls will be produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and co-produced by Tulchin/Bartner and Darren Bagert.

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Rent Performance to Hit Screens Nationwide in September

By Andrew Gans
24 Jul 2008

The filmed performance of the Broadway musical Rent, which is scheduled to close Sept. 7 at the Nederlander Theatre, will hit screens around the country later that month.

The Rent cinecast, according to a Columbia Pictures spokesperson, will play movie theatres nationwide the evenings of Sept. 24 and 25 and the afternoons of Sept. 27 and 28. Additional information will be announced shortly.

The filming is part of a new business venture launched by Sony Pictures Releasing, which is entitled The Hot Ticket. The Hot Ticket, according to a press release, will "distribute event programming, including popular music concerts, the performing arts, and sporting events in high definition digital projection to select movie theaters nationwide."

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Passing Strange to Close on Broadway July 20

By Adam Hetrick
July 10, 2008

Passing Strange – the Tony-nominated Broadway production that combines the electricity of a rock concert with the storytelling of musical theatre — will play its final performance at the Belasco Theatre July 20.

The new musical began Broadway previews Feb. 8 and opened at the Belasco Feb. 28. When it closes, the production will have played a total of 20 previews and 165 regular performances.

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Ellis Makes Broadway Debut in Wicked June 17; Houdyshell Returns

By Andrew Gans
June 17, 2008

Kerry Ellis, who recently ended her stint as Elphaba in the London production of Wicked, joins the New York cast of that hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical in the same role June 17.

The 7 PM performance at the Gershwin Theatre also welcomes the return of Jayne Houdyshell, recently seen in Lincoln Center Theater's The New Century, to the role of Madame Morrible.

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Final Performance of Broadway's Rent to Be Seen Nationwide

By Andrew Gans
May 22, 2008

The final performance of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical Rent, scheduled for Sept. 7 at the Nederlander Theatre, will be filmed for future screenings in movie theatres around the country.

The filming is part of a new business venture launched by Sony Pictures Releasing, which is entitled The Hot Ticket. The Hot Ticket, according to a press release, will "distribute event programming, including popular music concerts, the performing arts, and sporting events in high definition digital projection to select movie theaters nationwide."

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Xanadu Will Kick Off Tour in California; Chicago to Follow

By Andrew Gans
May 16, 2008

The new Broadway musical Xanadu — which was recently nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical — will launch its national tour this fall at the La Jolla Playhouse.

The acclaimed musical, based on the infamous film of the same name, will begin its limited engagement at the California venue Nov. 11 and play through Dec. 21. Xanadu will then head to a Chicago theatre to be announced for a six-month run beginning in January 2009.

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Xanadu Will Be Taped for Lincoln Center Archives

By Andrew Gans
May 15, 2008

The new Broadway musical Xanadu — which was recently nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical — will be preserved.

The May 29 performance of the acclaimed musical at the Helen Hayes Theatre will be taped for the Lincoln Center Archives. Tickets are currently available to be part of that performance.

The cast of Xanadu will also be featured on the June 12 broadcast of "Live with Regis and Kelly." That morning chat show airs in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV, Channel 7 at 9 AM ET; check local listings.

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Goldsberry Will Be Final Mimi in Broadway's Rent

By Andrew Gans
May 15, 2008

Renée Elise Goldsberry, who created the part of Nettie in The Color Purple, will join the Broadway cast of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent June 16.

The "One Life to Live" actress will step into the role of Mimi, which is currently being played by Tamyra Gray. Gray will offer her final performance June 15.

Goldsberry will be the final actress to play Mimi, the role created on Broadway by Daphne Rubin-Vega. As previously announced, Rent will end its lengthy, award-winning run at the Nederlander Theatre Sept. 7.

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Last night, I went to the see the National Theatre's production of My Fair Lady which is currently touring and playing in town. I was reminded that I'd never heard the whole recording to My Fair Lady (read Pygmalion, did not see the movie with Audrey Hepburn). The first time that I remember hearing a song from the Lerner and Loewe musical was through Broadway: The American Musical with Dame Julie Andrews singing I Could Have Danced All Night. :)

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Gypsy Cast Will Head Into the Recording Studio May 5

By Andrew Gans
May 2, 2008

The cast of the current, acclaimed revival of Gypsy — including Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Boyd Gaines and two-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti — will head into a Manhattan recording studio May 5 and 6 to preserve the Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne score.

The CD will be released on the Time-Life Records label, according to a spokesperson for the company. An August 2008 release is currently scheduled.

The recording will boast songs cut from the original Broadway production of Gypsy: "Three Wishes for Christmas," "Momma's Talking Soft," "Nice She Ain't," "This Is Mother's Day," "Smile Girls," "Who Needs Him?," and an alternate version of "This Is Mother's Day," all featuring new orchestrations penned by Jonathan Tunick.

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Chase and Espinosa Will Join Broadway's Rent Cast

By Andrew Gans
May 1, 2008

Broadway favorites Will Chase and Eden Espinosa are scheduled to join what will be the final company of Broadway's Rent, which will end its lengthy, award-winning run at the Nederlander Theatre Sept. 7.

Chase, according to a production spokesperson, will join the cast of the Jonathan Larson musical May 5 in the role of Roger; Espinosa will make her Rent debut as Maureen May 30.

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The worst kept secret at the theatre since... heck, I dunno what. But yes, the original Tour cast leading ladies... ;)

Houdyshell to Return to Broadway's Wicked June 17; Kassebaum Is Back May 14

By Andrew Gans
April 18, 2008

Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell, who is currently appearing in Lincoln Center Theater's The New Century, will return to the Broadway company of Wicked June 17.

Houdyshell will again portray the evil Madame Morrible. A month earlier, on May 14, the cast will welcome the return of Kendra Kassebaum, who created the role of Glinda for Wicked's national tour and also played a previous Broadway stint as the curly locked witch.

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Perpetual anticipation is good for the soul but it's bad for the heart...

Sondheim as the Waltz King... his most famous piece for 3/4 time - A Little Night Music. I found a copy of The 1996 (London) Royal National Theatre recording with Dame Judi Dench so I'm more than pleased to be able to share it (along with some other recordings of A Little Night Music) with all y'all. :)

ETA: *sigh* One of my favourite scenes: A Weekend in the Country isn't in the 1996 RNT recording (wasn't part of the original file)... and since I've got four versions of ALNM playing, I didn't notice the lack... my bad and my apologies.

ETA 2: Aha! http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ks68l (12 A Weekend in the Country) I will be revising the file and create a new link (which also includes Dench's CD cover)

Send in the clowns )
Here's to the Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, Starring Lansbury, Monk, Russell, McKechnie, Walsh and More

By Kenneth Jones
April 7, 2008

The promise of Angela Lansbury reuniting with the songs of Stephen Sondheim would seem to be reason enough to fight your way into the sold-out April 7 Broadway concert, The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim. But the benefit for The Acting Company also has the glitter of Jenna Russell, Donna McKechnie, Debra Monk and more stars who have sung the composer-lyricist's work.

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London Wicked Finds Its New Elphaba

By Andrew Gans
April 1, 2008

Alexia Khadime, who currently plays Nala in Disney's The Lion King, will be the latest actress to don green make-up in the London production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Khadime will succeed Kerry Ellis in the role of the misunderstood Elphaba beginning June 9 and will stay with the production through Nov. 29.

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THEATER REVIEW | 'GYPSY'
Curtain Up! It’s Patti’s Turn
By BEN BRANTLEY

Watch out, New York. Patti LuPone has found her focus. And when Ms. LuPone is truly focused, she’s a laser, she incinerates. Especially when she’s playing someone as dangerously obsessed as Momma Rose in the wallop-packing revival of the musical “Gypsy,” which opened on Thursday night at the St. James Theater.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 2006.01.10

A snippet

12 Magic Foot
mp3 | 2.61MB
h++p://www.sendspace.com/file/4822eo

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Like this wasn't going to happen... ;)

Rent Extension: Hit Show Will Close Sept. 7

By Kenneth Jones
March 26, 2008

Due to ticket demand, Rent will not close on Broadway June 1, but will play to Sept. 7, the producers announced March 26.

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A whole collection of Sweeney's - OBC, revivals, various concert versions, motion picture, boots, and such.

Burton's DVD comes out in a week... so we might as well have some meat pies while we wait :)

A Collection of Sweeney's - Notably, the original Broadway cast's opening night performance. :)

Swing your razor high, Sweeney )

Other chaos can be found here: http://pdt-bear.livejournal.com/414522.html
L.A.'s Ahmanson Will Premiere Musicals Minsky's and 9 to 5

By Kenneth Jones
March 24, 2008

Minsky's is the new title of the Charles Strouse-Susan Birkenhead musical comedy once known as The Night They Raided Minsky's — and it's aiming for Los Angeles in 2009.

The show, which Playbill.com previously reported has new librettist Bob Martin and new director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw (both of The Drowsy Chaperone) attached, is officially on the 2008-09 season of the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. The season was announced by CTG's artistic director Michael Ritchie on March 24.

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Sing Out, Laura. It’s Your Turn.
By CELIA McGEE

IT’S hard to cover a tattoo when there’s a striptease involved.

Night after night (and two afternoons a week), Laura Benanti’s makeup assistant spends quite some time masking the butterfly the actress has tattooed on her lower back so it won’t show in “Let Me Entertain You,” the eye-riveting number in which Ms. Benanti, as the gawky Louise in “Gypsy,” molts into the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

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