WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK
- Find the Darkness Off-Broadway
- LOGOS: The Addams Family
- CD Review: Glory Days
- Broadway Crossword II, Part 2
- Family-Friendly: What is Broadway's Obligation?
- LOGOS: Million Dollar Quartet
TWO 'ON THE RADAR' SHOWS HAVE BROADWAY FUTURES
Best of luck to everyone involved in all of those shows!
HARD TO SAY GOODBYE...
...but we must, to Kerry Butler and Tom Lenk, who depart Rock of Ages (it's still running...). Emily Padgett (long time understudy in the role, and cutie Cody Green's girlfriend) will play Sherrie, while Derek St. Pierre will play Franz. When does Constantine Maroulis go?
...but we must, to the original revival tribe of Hair, most of whom are London-bound to "let the sunshine in" on the West End.
...but we must, to the National Tours of The Phantom of the Opera and Spring Awakening. The former will close this September, the latter at the end of May. Not to worry, fans of both. Looks like Love Never Dies will make Phantom look like a masterpiece, and add years to the Broadway run. And Guilty Ones, as soon as the Equity tour closes, a new non-Equity Awakening will start, just in time for you to get your blogs and facebooks and whatever else ready and re-set to talk about who is the best ever Melchior and Moritz... (it will always be Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr.)
BROADWAY BOYS IN TV PILOT
The producers and creatives of the Broadway-bound and London-snubbed Love Never Dies have officially announced that the show will "likely undergo some changes prior to its New York opening." Likely? DUH. NOTE TO SELF: Get tickets fast for previews! This will either be a hot mess I won't want to miss or a miracle transformation I don't want to miss!
SHOCKING (KINDA) NEWS!
The lone reason I'm hesitant about the new revival of La Cage aux Folles has now become a reason that I'll need to see it twice! In an amazing - in that why didn't anyone do this before kind of way - announcement, Kelsey Grammer tells the press that for the first 6 months, he'll play Georges, followed by 6 months as Albin/Zsa Zsa. Now THAT I gotta see... of course, who knows if it'll make it that long... and I nominate David Hyde Pierce as Georges. At least we know they have chemistry!
FELA! IS GOING TO BE RECORDED
Fela! is getting a cast recording. The only question is how much will
BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
- 2: the number of different Playbills being distributed at All About Me. One features Dame Edna, the other Michael Feinstein, but not both in either. Collector alert!
- 2: the number of rave reviews from The New York Times for Next Fall, which now looks like a shoo-in for a Best Play Tony nomination.
- 16: the number of additional performances (so far) added to the runs of off-Broadway's Yank! and The Scottsboro Boys.
Broadway Birthdays Last Week:
- 3/7: Andy Blankenbeuhler
- 3/8: Lynne Redgrave
- 3/9: the late Raul Julia
- 3/10: David Rabe
- 3/11: John Barrowman (right)
- 3/12: Liza Minelli
- 3/13: Dana Delany
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