|Good bye, Mr. Jackman!|
- Upon its close, the folks over at Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway announced that the Australian wonder not only turned a profit for the show, but he also raised just short of $1.8M for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. All by himself...
- This Times article (HERE) is a reminder that there are more than just cast members out of work when a show closes. And given that this article talks about two long-runners, Billy Elliot and The Addams Family, it is a harsh reminder that all shows close eventually, and that just like every other business these days, Broadway offers no job security, no matter the show.
And so we will have said good bye to several shows over the next weeks, there have been/will be several high profile good byes to cast members of shows that are staying put. So with every "good bye" in these cases comes some "hellos" and "welcomes!"
OTHER DESERT CITIES - Good bye, Thomas! Hello, Justin! Good bye, Rachel! Hello again, Elizabeth!
|Come back soon, Rachel!|
|Welcome home, Elizabeth!|
WAR HORSE - Good bye, Seth and Matt! Hello, Andrew and Stephen James!
Also saying "hello" on the 12th will be new cast members/original cast members moving up: David Manis (as Arthur Narracott), Andy Murray (as Ted Narracott), David Lansbury (as Hauptmann Müller), Harlan Bengel, Toby Billowitz, Lute Breuer, Hunter Canning, Anthony Cochrane, Ben Horner, Leah Hofmann, Tessa Klein, Nat McIntyre, Geoffrey Murphy, Andy Murray, Tommy Schrider and Jack Spann. And saying "good bye" are: Zach Appelman, Austin Durant, Joby Earle, Ariel Heller, Peter Hermann, Ian Lassiter, Boris McGiver, Prentice Onayemi, Bhavesh Patel, Stephen Plunkett, Liam Robinson, T. Ryder Smith, Zach Villa and Cat Walleck.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! - Good bye, Daniel, John and Christopher! Hello, Darren, Nick, Beau and Michael!
Also coming on board with Jonas will be TV and stage favorite Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, The Temperamentals, Angels in America) who replaces Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump.
New faces, familiar places - shows to re-see until more new shows start up this spring!
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