February 21, 2019 at 8:49 am #1202783814
Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway transfer of James Graham’s Ink.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194941/andrew-durand-more-to-join-bertie-carvel-in-broadways-ink/February 25, 2019 at 3:13 pm #1202794630
The London cast album of Tina–The Tina Turner Musical will be digitally released on March 29. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-album-for-broadway-bound-tinathe-tina-turner-musical-sets-release-dateFebruary 26, 2019 at 8:56 pm #1202796723
Complete casting for the West End transfer of Fiddler On The Roof has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/see-whos-joining-judy-kuhn-and-andy-nyman-in-west-end-transfer-of-meniers-fiddler-on-the-roofFebruary 28, 2019 at 6:37 am #1202798720
As the Glenda Jackson-led revival of King Lear starts previews tonight, complete casting has been announced. Which includes Michael Arden (in his first acting job on Broadway since becoming a two-time Tony nominated director), Justin Cunningham, Dion Johnstone, Ian Lassiter, Che Ayende, Therese Barbato, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Daniel Marmion, and John McGinty.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Michael-Arden-John-McGinty-More-Join-Glenda-Jackson-in-KING-LEAR-on-Broadway-20190228March 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm #1202802772
Ain’t Too Proud will be releasing its cast recording digitally on March 22 and physically on April 19. http://www.playbill.com/article/aint-too-proud-broadways-new-temptations-musical-will-release-a-cast-album-in-marchMarch 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm #1202802790
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas has joined the producing team of What The Constitution Means To Me. https://deadline.com/2019/02/what-the-constitution-means-to-me-jose-antonio-vargas-broadway-heidi-schreck-1202566565/March 4, 2019 at 9:17 am #1202803406
Andrea Martin has withdrawn from the upcoming Broadway production of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus due to an injury during rehearsals. Kristine Nielsen will be taking over for her while Julie White will be taking over Nielsen in her originally assigned role and performances will now begin on March 9th.
http://www.playbill.com/article/julie-white-joins-broadways-gary-as-andrea-martin-withdraws-first-performance-delayedMarch 4, 2019 at 9:22 am #1202803411
Oh no!!!! I love me some Andrea Martin. But I also love me some Julie White so it will be fun to see her as well.
But we all know Nathan Lane is the real attraction here anyway.
Actually, Kristine Nielsen is taking over for Andrea Martin and Julie White is joining the cast in another role previously played by Nielsen.March 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm #1202808102
Reviews are coming in for the West End production of Waitress, and they have so far appeared to be pretty favorable.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Did-London-Critics-Have-A-Sweet-Time-At-WAITRESS-20190307March 8, 2019 at 8:56 pm #1202809694
The original Scout Finch herself, Mary Badham, attended a recent performance of To Kill A Mockingbird. https://people.com/theater/to-kill-a-mockingbird-broadway-mary-madham-attends/?fbclid=IwAR0nADFHNmo9Ge1_o0Ee528c0YF8OjgMzZX0t1BvtYWvmkepI5AxN9keitoMarch 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm #1202811625
Be More Chill has opened on Broadway, and the critical response has been mixed.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Did-the-Critics-More-Than-Survive-at-BE-MORE-CHILL-Updating-Live-20190310March 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm #1202811639
That Times pan is even more harsh than the off-Broadway review last summer. Even the more generous notices acknowledge the show’s limited appeal. That appeal, I’d wager, won’t extend to Tony voters.March 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm #1202811704
Playbill did an interview with Ephraim Sykes about his role as David Ruffin in Ain’t Too Proud. http://www.playbill.com/article/with-motown-in-his-blood-hamilton-alum-ephraim-sykes-continues-a-broadway-legacy-of-60s-music-in-aint-too-proud
They also did an interview with Hadestown creators Anais Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin. http://www.playbill.com/article/why-rachel-chavkin-and-anais-mitchell-were-fated-to-create-broadways-hadestown-togetherMarch 10, 2019 at 8:52 pm #1202811739
That Times pan is even more harsh than the off-Broadway review last summer. Even the more generous notices acknowledge the show’s limited appeal. That appeal, I’d wager, won’t extend to Tony voters.
I agree. In response to your first sentence, it does kind of bring up how critics (and audiences) have different mindsets going into a show out-of-town vs. on Broadway. With the former, you know that the show is only a work-in-progress as the creative team is continuing to make modifications everyday. With the latter, the creative team has finished making all the modifications necessary, and we the audience expect the show to be the best it can.March 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm #1202811742
Broadway.com did two recent interviews:
One with To Kill A Mockingbird star Gbenga Akinnagbe as part of their Fresh Face series. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195042/to-kill-a-mockingbirds-gbenga-akinnagbe-on-surviving-his-dark-childhood-dreaming-of-becoming-an-olympian-more/
Another with Charity Wakefield of the West End production Emilia. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195106/charity-wakefield-on-making-her-west-end-debut-in-emilia-and-realizing-she-resembles-shakespeare/
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