May 13, 2019 at 7:33 am #1202891908
Olivier winner Jenna Russell will star as Francesca Johnson in the U.K. premiere of The Bridges of Madison County.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195801/jenna-russell-to-star-in-uk-premiere-of-the-bridges-of-madison-county-at-the-menier/May 13, 2019 at 9:03 am #1202892070
Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming West End return of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195805/joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-completes-cast-for-west-end-return/May 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm #1202892689
Touching The Void, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic last September, will transfer to the West End for a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre beginning on November 9. http://www.playbill.com/article/touching-the-void-to-transfer-to-londons-west-endMay 13, 2019 at 5:34 pm #1202892700
Casting has been announced for Donmar Warehouse’s revival of David Greig’s play Europe, which will run from June 20-August 10. http://www.playbill.com/article/more-casting-announced-for-donmar-warehouse-revival-of-david-greigs-europeMay 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1202892702
Mitchell Jarvis will be reprising his original role of Lonnie in the Off-Broadway revival of Rock Of Ages. The rest of the casting has also been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/mitchell-jarvis-to-star-in-off-broadway-return-of-rock-of-ages-full-cast-setMay 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm #1202892751
Rumor has it that Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Ari’el Stachel could both be starring in The Public Theater’s world premiere of Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey’s stage musical adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s 2008 Oscar nominated film, The Visitor.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rialto-Chatter-Will-David-Hyde-Pierce-And-Ariel-Stachel-Star-In-A-Musical-Adaptation-of-THE-VISITOR-20190513May 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm #1202894176
Casting for Make Believe has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/off-broadway-premiere-of-bess-wohls-make-believe-finds-its-castMay 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm #1202894215
Life Sucks will return to Off-Broadway for a limited run this summer at the Acorn Theater from June 4-September 1. http://www.playbill.com/article/wheelhouses-life-sucks-to-transfer-to-theater-rowMay 16, 2019 at 11:21 am #1202896620
Casting has been announced for Encores! Off-Center’s upcoming staging of Working: A Musical. It includes Helen Hunt (yes, the Emmy & Oscar winner is gonna be doing a musical), Andrea Burns, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, Tracie Thoms, and more.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Helen-Hunt-Christopher-Jackson-Javier-Muoz-and-More-Lead-Encores-WORKING-A-MUSICAL-20190516May 16, 2019 at 11:57 am #1202896682
Olivier nominee Tyrone Huntley has joined the cast of The View UpStairs. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195837/tyrone-huntley-to-join-andy-mientus-declan-bennett-in-european-premiere-of-the-view-upstairs/May 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202896714
Jocelyn Bioh has been named as MCC Theater’s Burnt Umber playwright-in-residence for the next three years. http://www.playbill.com/article/jocelyn-bioh-will-be-mccs-burnt-umber-playwright-in-residence-for-next-3-yearsMay 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm #1202896724
Several Off-Broadway venues have announced their 2019-2020 season lineups:
Playwright’s Realm. http://www.playbill.com/article/playwrights-realm-unveils-20192020-seasonMay 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1202896950
Chloe Moss’ play How Love Is Spelt will be revived at London’s Southwark Playhouse for a limited engagement from September 4-28. Casting will be announced at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/chloe-moss-how-love-is-spelt-will-be-revived-in-londonMay 17, 2019 at 10:58 am #1202897784
The long in the works stage musical adaptation of Back to the Future is set to debut in London’s West End this February.
http://www.playbill.com/article/back-to-the-future-musical-sets-2020-world-premiereMay 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm #1202898216
Critics weren’t too impressed by the recent Encores! production of High Button Shoes. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Encores-HIGH-BUTTON-SHOES-20190510
Meanwhile, the reaction to the revival of Curse Of The Starving Class was more mixed. https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Review-Roundup-Sam-Shepards-CURSE-OF-THE-STARVING-CLASS-at-Signature-Theatre-20190514
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