February 9, 2018 at 8:21 am #1202490697
The Ferryman, which is Jez Butterworth’s new play directed by Sam Mendes, will be transferring from London’s West End to Broadway this fall…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/West-Ends-THE-FERRYMAN-Will-Transfer-to-Broadway-This-Fall-20180209February 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm #1202491053
Heart Of Rock And Roll, a new musical incorporating the songs of Huey Lewis & The News, will have its world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Previews begin on September 6 with an opening night set for September 14 and will run through October 26. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191138/huey-lewis-the-news-musical-heart-of-rock-and-roll-to-premiere-at-the-old-globe-in-2018/February 12, 2018 at 10:23 am #1202492547
Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman’s musical adaptation of The Secret Garden is set to be revived next season directed & choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle (After Midnight)…
First, Miss Saigon was revived last season. Then, Once on This Island has been revived this season. And now with this news, if The Will Rogers Follies gets revived in the 2019-20 season, then all four Best Musical nominees from 1991 will have been revived on Broadway.
February 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm #1202492649
- This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Jeffrey Kare.
I’m looking forward to The Secret Garden revival. Although critical reception was mixed on the original, I love the score.
I could go my whole life without a Will Rogers Follies revival.February 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm #1202492665
The original production was beautifully-designed as well. That Tony was well-earned. I saw it when Daisy Eagan’s alternate was in, but she was very good, as was the rest of the original cast (though Mandy Patinkin had already left by the time I saw it). Rebecca Luker’s live performance of “How Could I Ever Know?” had lots of people reaching for the tissues.February 15, 2018 at 11:32 am #1202494505
In an abrupt announcement today, MCC Theater cancelled their production of playwright Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty Happy and severed their 15-year relationship with the playwright-in-residence. The play was to begin performances in August. A replacement offering will be announced in the coming weeks. No reason was given for this move in the statement.February 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm #1202494544
Casting has been announced for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is set to star Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stark Sands, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Gideon Glick, Will Pullen, Dakin Matthews, Frederick Weller, Erin Wilhelmi, and Stephen McKinley Henderson…
Not to mention that this will apparently be Bartlett Sher’s first Broadway production to not include his usual design team, lighting designer Donald Holder, set designer Michael Yeargan, and costume designer Catherine Zuber.
February 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm #1202494751
- This reply was modified 5 days, 10 hours ago by Jeffrey Kare.
I’m not so sure having adults play the child roles will work effectively. When the Geva Theater (the main regional theater here in Rochester, New York) put on a production of To Kill A Mockingbird, they used actual kids to play Scout, Jem and Dill as children, but they also had an adult woman play an older Scout, narrating the story to the audience. It worked fine that way.
February 20, 2018 at 12:46 pm #1202497604
- This reply was modified 5 days, 2 hours ago by Alex Meyer.
Following a successful run off-Broadway earlier this season, the revisal of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song will be transferring to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre this fall…