December 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm #1202443807
Tony nominee Eva Noblezada, Eric Morris, Tom Nelis and Harley Durst appeared in a private industry reading of King Kong. Perhaps some of them will be cast in the official production? https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190720/eva-noblezada-more-to-lead-private-industry-reading-of-broadway-bound-king-kong/January 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm #1202456110
Rumor has it that a revival of the 1992 Tony-winning musical, Crazy for You, will be taking place this fall…
It would supposedly star Tony Yazbeck & Laura Osnes with direction by the show’s original choreographer, Susan Stroman.January 15, 2018 at 7:30 am #1202467662
According to Michael Riedel, Head Over Heels will bow sometime this summer at the Hudson Theatre. The exact date is planned to be announced soon. https://nypost.com/2018/01/09/gwyneth-paltrow-actually-got-a-go-gos-musical-to-bway/January 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm #1202467960
I don’t know if it would end up coming in next season, but a remounting of Hal Prince’s original production of Evita, which is currently on an international tour, has its eyes set on Broadway…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Will-Hal-Prince-Helmed-EVITA-Bring-Its-Rainbow-Tour-to-Broadway-20180115January 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm #1202468925
Michael Riedel has reported how the upcoming musical adaptation of Pretty Woman is shaping up…
https://nypost.com/2018/01/16/pretty-woman-hooker-gets-a-feminist-twist-on-broadway/January 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm #1202469791
Moulin Rouge! will officially play at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre this summer from June 27-August 5. While Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo played Christian and Satine in a lab for the show, neither they nor anybody else has been officially confirmed for the cast of this production. http://www.playbill.com/article/dates-set-for-world-premiere-of-moulin-rouge-musical-in-bostonJanuary 21, 2018 at 7:04 am #1202472614
Soft Power, a new musical collaboration between Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, will play at the Centre Theatre Group in Los Angles and the Curran Theatre in San Francisco this summer.
http://www.playbill.com/article/dear-evan-hansen-and-jeanine-tesori-david-henry-hwang-premiere-announced-for-curran-seasonJanuary 24, 2018 at 12:14 pm #1202477398
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced their first slate of productions for next season…
On Broadway, they’ll be presenting the American premiere of The Nap, which is a new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), as well as the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, which is a 2013 play written by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).January 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm #1202477458
Looks like David Yazbek already has a follow-up to The Band’s Visit as he’s working on a musical adaptation of Tootsie, set to premiere in Chicago this fall starring Tony nominee Santina Fontana (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella)…
January 25, 2018 at 6:36 am #1202478204
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I have fears about how a stage version of Tootsie would play today. I’m not sure how much tolerance there will be for a story about a man dressing in drag to take a job away from a woman in the entertainment industry. Plus, daytime soaps are really a thing of the past so this will probably have to be set in the ’80s, meaning we may have a lot of pink and green sets and helmet hair.
But it’s a first-class production team, so maybe they can make something of it.January 26, 2018 at 7:09 am #1202479394
In addition to its performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. this summer, the Temptations musical Ain’t Too Proud will also play at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from August 21-September 30 and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from October 10-November 17. A Broadway engagement is still unconfirmed. http://www.playbill.com/article/temptations-musical-aint-too-proud-sets-los-angeles-and-toronto-engagementsJanuary 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm #1202482917
Tony winner Beth Leavel and Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas and Christopher Sieber have joined the cast of The Prom. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191010/beth-leavel-brooks-ashmanskas-more-to-star-in-broadways-the-prom/January 29, 2018 at 7:31 pm #1202483060
Casting has been announced for the Broadway-Bound Head Over Heels…
The musical is also set to begin performances at the Hudson Theatre on June 23rd with an official opening set for July 26th.
January 29, 2018 at 8:45 pm #1202483120
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It should also be mentioned that one of the cast members will be Peppermint, the runner-up to the 9th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She will be the first transgender woman to play a principal role in a Broadway show.February 7, 2018 at 5:46 pm #1202489614
Rumor has it that Al Pacino could soon be returning to Broadway as Tennessee Williams opposite Judith Light in God Looked Away…
Hopefully, this turns out better for Pacino than China Doll.