October 3, 2018 at 7:25 am #1202645608
We’re not even halfway through the 2018-19 season, and already, we have announcements regarding next season. Not only are there revivals of Titanic and West Side Story planning to come in during the 2019-20 season, but it was just announced that the Tina Turner bio-musical, Tina, will be coming to Broadway next fall.October 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm #1202646428
The award-winning hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen, will be making its way to London’s West End in November 2019.
Unlike the 2017 Tony Awards, Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen won’t be going head-to-head at the Oliviers.October 31, 2018 at 2:39 pm #1202665812
London’s Young Vic Theatre has announced their 2019-2020 season lineup.
http://www.playbill.com/article/londons-young-vic-unveils-20192020-seasonNovember 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm #1202666598
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, the gender-swapped revival of Company, which can currently be seen in London, is eyeing a Broadway transfer next fall.
What a season it would be for Stephen Sondheim to have two shows running on Broadway at the same time. Even though West Side Story doesn’t really count as one of his shows given that he only wrote the lyrics. Plus, he doesn’t really show as much enthusiasm for his earlier work.November 2, 2018 at 8:16 am #1202666878
We should remember that part of the reason why Elaine Stritch contended as lead for the original production is because that was back in the day when eligibility was determined based on billing alone. She was apparently billed above the title (along with Susan Browning), thus they were both nominated for Lead Actress in a Musical.
I think Patti LuPone competing as a Featured Actress would make more sense not only given that Joanne is a very featured part in Company, but it would also clear the way for Rosalie Craig to compete in (and potentially win) Lead Actress in a Musical. After all, if Nathan Lane is willing to compete in (and win) Featured Actor in a Play for Angels in America, there’s no reason for Patti not to do the same thing.
It would also be ironic if the very first performer to have won a Tony for playing Bobby in Company ends up being a woman. Larry Kert was nominated for the original production in 1971 (despite having already taken over for Dean Jones after opening night), yet lost to Hal Linden for The Rothschilds. Despite being the frontrunner for the most recent Broadway revival in 2007, Raúl Esparza famously lost in an upset to David Hyde Pierce for Curtains.November 2, 2018 at 12:14 pm #1202666973
Whether she goes lead or supporting, I could easily see LuPone winning her third Tony, especially if her competition is weak.November 8, 2018 at 3:05 pm #1202671076
The Olivier-winning revival of Jesus Christ Superstar will play at London’s Barbican Theatre from July 4-August 24. http://www.playbill.com/article/olivier-winning-jesus-christ-superstar-will-transfer-to-londons-barbican-theatreNovember 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm #1202671106
Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron will both be starring as Margaret and Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre in London.
November 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm #1202671130
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It has to be said, Renee Fleming is nowhere near actress enough to pull off Margaret Johnson.November 13, 2018 at 6:03 am #1202674096
Rumor has it that Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald are both in talks to star in a Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s 1987 play, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, that’s suppose to take place sometime next season.
https://pagesix.com/2018/11/12/michael-shannon-and-audra-mcdonald-in-talks-for-frankie-and-johnny-revival/November 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm #1202675335
The Acting Company will be presenting two plays in repertory next summer: Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son, and Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure. http://www.playbill.com/article/the-acting-company-to-present-nambi-e-kelleys-native-son-and-shakespeares-measure-for-measure-in-2019November 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm #1202675345
A production of Caroline, Or Change (NOT the same production currently playing in the West End), will play at the Astoria Performing Arts Center from May 2-25. http://www.playbill.com/article/caroline-or-change-will-return-to-new-york-at-astoria-performing-arts-centerNovember 16, 2018 at 8:59 am #1202676269
Casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere musical adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theatre Company, which includes Elizabeth Teeter, Tony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Tony nominee Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed), and Tony nominee Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd).
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194075/lachanze-saycon-sengbloh-manoel-felciano-set-for-world-premiere-secret-life-of-bees-musical/November 19, 2018 at 5:59 am #1202678039
I’ve got some really bad news (at least to me), and it is that Moulin Rouge! has set its Broadway dates for this summer.
But that doesn’t mean we all can’t still try to stop it.
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