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October 3, 2017 at 10:57 am #1202229073
Elf will tour Boston and New York City this holiday season. The show will play the Wang Theatre in Boston from November 28-December 10, and Madison Square Garden in New York City from December 13-29. Cheers star George Wendt has been cast as Santa Claus; he previously played the role in the original Broadway production. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/elf-the-musical-sets-holiday-return-with-cheers-star-george-wendtOctober 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm #1202230897
After Prince Of Broadway closes, Karen Ziemba will headline the national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which begins in Fayetteville, Arkansas on November 7. The rest of the cast has also been announced. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189919/let-her-sing-tony-winner-karen-ziemba-will-lead-the-tour-of-irving-berlins-white-christmas/October 10, 2017 at 11:24 am #1202234219
Here’s some good footage of the Les Miserables tour cast in rehearsal. Everyone looks very pretty for downtrodden French peasants, but they sound amazing in these clips:
This show was my gateway drug into loving the theatre, so I hope the tour turns out well, despite my reservations about the director.
Broadway.com has just released a video of its star, Nick Cartell singing ‘Bring Him Home’…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL0rRWffiSsOctober 10, 2017 at 11:44 am #1202234225
And now here’s a first look at the new Les Miserables tour…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photos-Get-A-First-Look-At-The-New-LES-MISERABLES-US-Tour-20171010October 16, 2017 at 5:35 am #1202238288
The Chicago reviews are out for the Les Miserables tour. The Tribune is a rave, while the Sun-Times is somewhat less complimentary.
(The link function doesn’t seem to be working.)October 16, 2017 at 6:18 am #1202238309
Here is the Chicago Tribune’s review…
I must admit, the first time I ever saw Les Miserables was actually the 25th anniversary tour. Going into it, I didn’t realize that the staging was brand new until before the show started. The most notable differences are that it has more visual scenery inspired by Victor Hugo’s paintings, and that it has no turntable. I remember being very impressed by how cinematic it was (this of course was over a year and a half before the film version was released), and I also really did like the updated orchestrations.
I have since seen the Laurence Connor/James Powell staging twice more (the last time being on Broadway), and I am planning to catch this tour in January.October 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm #1202241027
I got my ticket to see Fun Home on November 16 at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, New York!October 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm #1202241882
The rest of the casting for the Elf tour has been announced. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190053/erik-gratton-veronica-j-kuehn-to-join-george-wendt-in-elf-at-madison-square-garden/October 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm #1202241916
I was just able to catch The Little Mermaid tour last night, and here’s my review…
https://karereviews.weebly.com/the-little-mermaid-national-tour.htmlOctober 24, 2017 at 10:53 am #1202247028
Casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play, The Humans…
The cast includes Emmy winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons), Pamela Reed, Tony winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), and Lauren Klein reprising her role from the Broadway production.
I actually had the chance of interviewing Daisy Eagan about a year and a half ago for a production of Wit she did at North Carolina Theatre. You can watch it right here…https://www.broadwayworld.com/raleigh/article/BWW-TV-Daisy-Eagan-of-North-Carolina-Theatres-WIT-20160425October 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm #1202247190
I wish I could see it, but it’s not playing directly near me. The nearest cities on the tour are Cleveland and Schenectady. They’re both about a 4-5 hour drive from my house, but I don’t know if I’d be able to drive that far due to my work schedule.October 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm #1202247325
Amazing Grace will launch a national tour starting in Washington, D.C. next month on November 17. Casting has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/broadways-amazing-grace-musical-to-launch-national-tourOctober 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm #1202247330
In addition to being broadcast on TV this year, A Christmas Story: The Musical will also launch a national tour this holiday season, beginning in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 9. Casting has been announced (obviously a different cast from the TV production). http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-set-for-holiday-tour-of-pasek-and-pauls-a-christmas-story-the-musical