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Boggess and Harper-Jackson to lead I AM HARVEY MILK concerts in UK this fall
 Jul 17 2024, 05:33:34 PM

The European premiere of Andrew Lippa’s I Am Harvey Milk will open at Cadogan Hall this October. Starring West End star Joel Harper-Jackson (Kinky Boots, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Broadway actress Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), the production will run for two performances on Sunday 27 October 2024.

BLACK ORPHEUS On Broadway - News & Discussion Thread
 Jul 17 2024, 05:03:27 PM

Not sure if this is the same, but... for what it's worth... PLUS, the show site changed its artwork...

Join us in our 54th season at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House! The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents “Black Orpheus” encompassing the richly diverse aspects of Brazilian culture through two distinctive works.

“Divinities’ reveals the power of the Orixas, the African Yoruba deities whose spiritual influence is felt throughout Brazil. Wise and protective – or jealous and mischievous?  These gods and goddesses are as complex as the humans they watch over! 

“Orfeo Negro” follows the journey of love and passion that leads Orfeo into the depths of the Spirit World in search of his beloved Eurydice. Will he be permitted to lead her back into the light, or will he remain with her forever, united in Death?  The timeless myth told with a uniquely Brazilian perspective!

September 14 & 15 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Smash -- Series Discussion
 Jul 15 2024, 11:42:44 AM

The original series is now streaming on Peacock!

Menzel-led REDWOOD to transfer to Broadway this season
 Jul 15 2024, 11:19:34 AM

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES musical will have pre-Bway tryout this summer in Boston
 Jul 15 2024, 11:18:02 AM

Muhammad ALI musical to premiere in Chicago spring 2025
 Jul 10 2024, 09:05:09 AM

The greatest of all time is coming to Chicago.
#ALIMusical arrives April 2025.

April 22 - May 18 2025
James M. Nederlander Theatre, Chicago

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Carmel Dean composing THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR musical
 Jul 9 2024, 10:58:59 AM

Carmel Dean (Funny Girl, The Notebook) is now in the midst of composing R.A Dick's romantic-fantasy novel The Ghost and Mrs. Muir for the stage. Writing both music and lyrics, Dean's adaptation is expected to play London upon completion.

Said Dean, "Being asked to write the score for this much beloved book is truly a dream come true. The story is sweeping and epic, full of mystery, humor, and of course romance, and lends itself perfectly to being musicalized for the stage. I can’t wait to bring it to life in collaboration with the rest of this brilliant and passionate team!"

Universal's WICKED Film - News & Discussion Thread
 Jul 3 2024, 05:30:25 PM

John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon, The Bourne Identity, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Happy Feet, Don’t Worry Darling) has recently been recording his underscore for the upcoming film adaptation of the stage musical Wicked.

Why hasn't The Wizard of Oz appeared more on Broadway?
 Jul 3 2024, 11:36:13 AM

Actually surprised ALW’s adaptation of The Wizard of Oz never actually made it to Broadway. 

HELLO, I'M DOLLY bio-musical headed for the stage!
 Jul 2 2024, 12:55:19 PM

I mean… didn’t Sher give us Bridges of Madison County? I think this alone is maybe some way for us to rethink what a “Dolly Parton jukebox bio musical” is going to be. Like… it might not be The Cher Show or On Your Feet or Tina vibes.

STUDIO 54 musical in development from Meron and Greenblatt
 Jun 27 2024, 12:41:57 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron are developing the Broadway-bound Studio 54 The Musical, a new work with a book by Chad Hodge and set to feature a full playlist of hits from the disco era. 

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations), the Broadway-bound Studio 54 musical will trace “the astonishing ascent and sudden downfall of the most legendary club in nightlife history.”

“Neil Meron and I started talking about the amazing story of Studio 54 as a possible series years ago,” said Greenblatt in an exclusive statement to Deadline, “but we finally came to our senses and realized we had the perfect musical right under our noses.”|

BOOP! heading to Broadway in April 2025
 Jun 27 2024, 09:53:15 AM

BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical’ to open on Broadway in April 2025; full creative and design team announced" by Broadway News' Andy Lefkowitz - "“BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical” will open on Broadway in April 2025 at a Shubert Organization-owned venue. ... Also newly confirmed is the musical’s complete design and creative team. That includes set designer David Rockwell, costume designer Gregg Barnes, lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, sound designer Gareth Owen, projection designer Finn Ross, hair/wig designer Sabana Majeed, makeup designer Michael Clifton, illusions designer Skylar Fox, marionette designers TheHuber Marionettes, music supervisor and arranger Daryl Waters, orchestrator DougBesterman, dance arranger Zane Mark and music director Andrew Resnick. ... “BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical” is being produced by OstarProductions."

ACT will present SOUL TRAIN musical world premiere in fall 2023
 Jun 26 2024, 05:23:31 PM

BLUEBERRIES eyeing Broadway?
 Jun 26 2024, 09:24:36 AM

BROADWAY NEWS EXCLUSIVE: "Pulitzer Prize finalist ‘Here There Are Blueberries’ is eyeing Broadway" by Broadway News' Andy Lefkowitz - "Commercial producers Sonia Friedman and Brian and Dayna Lee are teaming with TectonicTheater Project, which developed the play, for a 2025 international tour followed by a hopeful Main Stem transfer. ... 

“It exposes a side of Holocaust history that is not widely known,” Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic’s founding artistic director who also conceived, co-wrote and directed “Blueberries,” said in a phone interview. “The Holocaust is one of the most written-about things in the history of literature, and because these photos are new, they’re showing us something that wasn’t known before. And there’s something powerful about that.” ...

“I think one of the things that excites me about the possibility of taking it to Broadway is the fact that there are a lot of audiences that will go to Broadway who will not come to Off-Broadway,” added Kaufman. “And I think the fact that you couldn’t get a ticket at New York Theatre Workshop bodes well for a future on Broadway.” June 30 will mark the end of the play’s twice-extended Off-Broadway run, which has now become the highest-grossing production in NYTW’s 45-year history."

Disney’s HERCULES will transfer to the West End in 2025
 Jun 24 2024, 09:10:21 AM

Exclusive: Disney’s ‘Hercules’ musical sets premiere in London’s West End" by Broadway News' Andy Lefkowitz - "“Hercules,” the latest musical fromDisney Theatrical Group, has set a summer 2025 premiere at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End. Tony winner Casey Nicholawwill repeat his work as director and co-choreographer from a recently opened Hamburg production. ... Production dates and casting, by Natalie Gallacher CDG for Pippa Ailion & Natalie Gallacher, are still to be announced for the West End staging of “Hercules.”"

Idle-written THE SPAMALOT DIARIES book to be released
 Jun 20 2024, 09:15:45 PM

From comedy legend Eric Idle, the fascinating inside story of bringing Monty Python and the Holy Grail to Broadway as the unlikely theatrical hit Spamalot
On March 17, 2005, Spamalot debuted on Broadway to rapturous reviews for its star-studded creative team, including creators Eric Idle and John du Prez, director Mike Nichols, and stars Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce, Sara Ramirez, Tim Curry, and more. But long before the show was the toast of Broadway and the winner of three Tony Awards, it was an idea threatening to fizzle out before it could find its way into existence.
Now, in The Spamalot Diaries, Eric Idle shares original journal entries and raw email exchanges—all featuring his whip-smart wit—that reveal the sometimes bumpy, always entertaining path to the show’s unforgettable run. In the months leading up to that opening night, financial anxieties were high with a low-ceiling budget and expectations that it would take two years to break even. Collaborative disputes put decades-long friendships to the test. And the endless process of rewriting was a task as passionate as it was painstaking. Still, there’s nothing Idle would change about that year. Except for the broken ankle. He could do without the broken ankle.
Chronicling every minor mishap and triumph along the way, as well as the creative tension that drove the show to new heights, The Spamalot Diaries is an unforgettable look behind the curtain of a beloved musical and inside the wickedly entertaining mind of one of our most treasured comic performers.

Released October 8, 2024

"Untitled Immersive Musical Attraction" from POTO LLC
 Jun 19 2024, 01:57:16 PM

Thoughts, comments, chandeliers?

'CATS: The Jellicle Ball' at PAC reviews
 Jun 19 2024, 01:54:19 PM

phan24 said: "Spotted LMM in the audience last night and he was having a ball."

Jellicle Ball. haha. Sorry, had to.


Hilty & Simard to lead DEATH BECOMES HER in Chicago spring 2024
 Jun 19 2024, 12:10:31 PM

RippedMan said: "According to a casting notice they are looking for tumbler and people good with acrobatics. Guess they're adding some stuff to the show?"

Is it for the Madeline stunt double that does the fall down the staircase? I hope that doesn’t mean Warren is not longer continuing with the show. But wouldn’t be surprised if he’s in the ensemble for KC Schmigadoon since he did the series. 

SWEPT AWAY transferring to Broadway this fall
 Jun 18 2024, 10:01:05 AM

 "‘Swept Away’ sets start date and venue for Broadway premiere" by Broadway News' Andy Lefkowitz - "According to an Instagram story post on the show’s official account, the previously announced new musical, directed by Michael Mayer, will play the LongacreTheatre, with previews scheduled to begin on Oct.29. The numbers in the Instagram image are the longitude and latitude of the Longacre Theatre ..."

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