Monday, March 19, 2012

Jerry Lewis Gears Up ‘The Nutty Professor’ for Broadway Run by David Rogers

At his 86th birthday celebration in New York on Friday, comedian Jerry Lewis announced plans to bring his classic film “The Nutty Professor” to Broadway later this year, the Wall Street …

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‘Steve Jobs’ Off-Broadway Comes Under Fire for False Claims by David Rogers

Playwright Mike Daisey, the man behind the Off-Broadway one-man show “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” has come under widespread and well-publicized scrutiny recently because of cla…

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Mike Tyson Sets Sights on Broadway with One-Man Show by David Rogers

Though Mike Tyson’s one-man Las Vegas show has yet to debut, already the former Heavyweight boxing champion is thinking about taking the performance to Broadway. The autobiographical show,…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review: Billy Elliot at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta by Mark Runyon

Billy Elliot opened at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Tuesday night to a warm reception that only Southern’s could give. The musical adapted from the 2000 film by the same name features mu…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuck Everlasting Gets Pre-Braodway Run in Boston 2013 by David Rogers

“Tuck Everlasting,” the musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s book of the same name, is set to make its pre-Broadway world premiere in June of next year at Boston…

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Animal House Coming to Broadway with Barenaked Ladies by David Rogers

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary comedic actor John Belushi, and it also was the day chosen to reveal details about an upcoming musical based on one of his bes…

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Drunk Bono? Spiderman Producer Fraud? Spiderman Lawsuit Airs Dirty Laundry by David Rogers

Lawyers for former “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” director Julia Taymor have filed papers in federal court responding to a countersuit by the show’s current producers. The new papers …

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Phantom Sequel Love Never Dies Hits Cinemas This Week by David Rogers

Just last month, “Phantom of the Opera” played its 10,000th performance on Broadway, and this week its sequel will hit U.S. theaters. “Love Never Dies,” also composed by Andrew Lloyd…

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Tupac Coming to Broadway in ‘Musical Holler If You Hear Me’ by David Rogers

The music of the late, great Tupac Shakur is coming to Broadway later this year. “Holler If Ya Hear Me” currently is casting, and selected actors will begin workshops in April, according…

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Justin Long Debuts on Broadway in Seminar April 3 by David Rogers

Justin Long, the star of “He’s Just Not That Into You” and Apple television ads, will be making his Broadway debut when he joins “Seminar” later this year. He will take over the ro…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Topher Grace Goes Off-Broadway with ‘Lonely, I’m Not’ by David Rogers

Topher Grace, best known for his work in the Fox television series “That ‘70s Show,” will make his professional stage debut this spring in the comedy “Lonely, I’m Not,” which wil…

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Joins NBC Pilot ’1600 Penn’ by David Rogers

Tony nominee Josh Gad, best known for his role in “The Book of Mormon,” will star in the White House family comedy “1600 Penn.” The actor also will co-write and executive produce the…

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Woody Allen Adapts ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ for Broadway Stage by David Rogers

Woody Allen will adapt his 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway” for the stage, and the production likely will appear on Broadway in 2013. Allen co-wrote the original script with Douglas McG…

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‘Galileo’ Gets Turn Off-Broadway in Bertolt Brecht Play by David Rogers

“Galileo,” a play by Bertolt Brecht that has rarely been seen in the United States, opened this week Off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company and starred Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham …

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots’ Stops in Chicago Before Broadway by David Rogers

“Kinky Boots,” the new Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, will get a tryout run in Chicago later this year, producers recently announced. Producers Daryl Roth and Ha…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

‘The Lyons’ Gets Broadway Transfer to Cort Theatre in April by David Rogers

Producers announced yesterday that Off Broadway hit “The Lyons” will be transferring to Broadway in April, in time for eligibility for the 2012 Tony Awards. The play opened in the fall a…

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‘The Columnist’ Fill Out Cast with Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin by David Rogers

The Manhattan Theatre Club announced recently that Boyd Gaines and Margaret Colin will join John Lithgow in the cast of David Auburn’s “The Columnist.” The drama will begin performance…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

‘Project Runway All-Stars’ Goes Broadway with ‘Godspell’ Tryout by David Rogers

“Project Runway: All Stars” collided with Broadway yesterday when contestants were challenged to design an outfit that will be included in a production of “Godspell” on Broadway. The…

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Jeff Goldblum Takes Over for Alan Rickman in ‘Seminar’ by David Rogers

Jeff Goldblum will replace Alan Rickman on the hit Broadway play “Seminar” beginning in early April. Producers announced on February 14 that Rickman will leave his role of Leonard after …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Final Film ‘Sparkle’ to Get Broadway Makeover by David Rogers

It appears that the late Whitney Houston’s upcoming final film, “Sparkle,” may be heading to Broadway. Forbes reports that producer Howard Rosenman was so impressed with the unedited p…

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‘Matilda’ Looks to Make Jump from West End to Broadway 2013 by David Rogers

The hit West End musical “Matilda” may be making the jump across the pond for a Spring 2013 Broadway opening, but a few details have to be ironed out before any official announcements ar…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Plays 10,000th Performance on Broadway by David Rogers

Saturday, February 11 marked the 10,000th Broadway performance of the mega-hit “Phantom of the Opera,” which is makes it the first Broadway show to do so. The longest-running show on Bro…

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Friday, February 10, 2012

‘Stick Fly’ Closes on Broadway February 26 by David Rogers

Producers have announced that “Stick Fly,” the Broadway play featuring music by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, will end its run at Cort Theater at the end of this month. By the time of t…

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Lea Michele May Follow Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’ to Film by David Rogers

Rumors have been flying around the internet recently that “Glee” star Lea Michele will reprise the role of Wendla in the upcoming film adaptation of “Spring Awakening,” but the actor…

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

‘Gilmore Girl’ Alexis Bledel Joins Cast of Off-Broadway ‘Regrets’ by David Rogers

Former Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel has signed on to appear in the premiere of Matt Charman’s “Regrets” when it opens at New York City Center Stage on March 27. Previews will begin March…

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‘Love Loss and What I Wore’ Set to Close Two and Half Year Run March 25 by David Rogers

After just last week announcing that Sierra Boggess and Quincy Tyler Bernstine would be among the new cast members of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” over the next two months, producers ha…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

‘Back to the Future’ to Become a Musical on Broadway? by David Rogers

We’re currently only three years away from the 2015 “future” depicted in the second installment of the “Back to the Future” trilogy, but it is possible we could see a musical versi…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

‘Book of Mormon’ Scales to Top of Broadway’s Box Office by David Rogers

For the first time in its ongoing 11th month Broadway run, “The Book of Mormon” topped the box office last week. The show, which has been widely successful, had been kept out of the top …

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Tony Danza Stars in ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ on Broadway 2013 by David Rogers

Tony Danza will star in the upcoming musical adaptation of “Honeymoon in Vegas.” After a run in Toronto later this year, the musical is expected to make its Broadway debut in the spring …

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Sting’s Musical ‘The Last Ship’ Has Plans for West End, Broadway by David Rogers

Sting’s first musical, “The Last Ship,” had a try out reading in Newcastle, England over the weekend, and the former frontman of The Police hopes to bring the play to Broadway and then…

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

‘Brothers & Sisters’ Matthew Rhys Gets Starring Gig in Off-Broadway ‘Look Back in Anger’ by David Rogers

Former “Brothers and Sisters” star Matthew Rhys is starring in the new Off-Broadway revival of “Look Back in Anger,” which opened February 2 at the Laura Pels Theatre. The Roundabout…

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