December 10, 2019 at 10:49 am #1203229198
Let’s wait till it starts performing in previews to see the reaction.December 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm #1203230117
I’ve been reading some reactions from the first preview of West Side Story. From what I’ve gathered, the people who liked this new production really liked it. They felt the show worked very well without an intermission and the stuff that was cut didn’t feel missing. They’ve also be singing their praises for Isaac Powell’s performance as Tony, so he could have potential to become the first actor to ever receive a Tony nomination for that part. Though the reactions have acknowledged that this West Side Story is definitely going to be divisive among audiences as it is much more violent than previous productions.December 11, 2019 at 7:34 am #1203230984
Rashidra Scott will be completing that cast for the upcoming Broadway revival of Company as Susan.
https://deadline.com/2019/12/broadway-rashidra-scott-company-stephen-sondheim-casting-aint-too-prouds-1202806417/December 12, 2019 at 10:05 am #1203233782
Additional casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change. Which includes Alexander Bello, John Cariani, Arica Jackson, Tamika Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Harper Miles, Jonah Mussolino, Nya, Chinua Payne, Nasia Thomas, Stuart Zagnit, and Chip Zien.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Caissie-Levy-John-Cariani-Chip-Zien-Tamika-Lawrence-More-Join-CAROLINE-OR-CHANGE-on-Broadway-20191212December 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm #1203241218
Reviews are coming in for the out-of-town tryout of Mrs. Doubtfire in Seattle. So far, critics think that the show is in pretty good shape right now, though it could still use some work.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-MRS-DOUBTFIREs-Pre-Broadway-Engagement-in-Seattle-What-Do-the-Critics-Think-20191214?fbclid=IwAR1C9RlProc6xsC0BkPeomEFcWSk82tj0l3JAAwq1IC4UgrsYPkDf6LZg2gDecember 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm #1203241961
If they make the right changes it looks like Mrs. Doubtfire could do well on Broadway. Rob McClure got great reviews so Best Actor could be a dogfight between him and Tony Yazbeck.December 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm #1203242122
We don’t even know how Flying Over Sunset will turn out yet, let alone whether or not Tony Yazbeck will be able to standout more from Harry Hadden-Paton.December 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm #1203248325
Isaac Powell has injured his knee. So the Broadway revival of West Side Story will now open on February 20th.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-News-Broadway-Revival-of-WEST-SIDE-STORY-Pushes-Back-Opening-Night-20191223January 3, 2020 at 6:37 am #1203257804
Russ Tamblyn, who played Riff in the much celebrated 1961 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story, recently got to catch a preview performance of the current Broadway revival while visiting his daughter, actress Amber Tamblyn in New York. He even got to meet the cast backstage and gave his blessing to Ben Cook, who is currently playing Riff on Broadway.
https://twitter.com/RussTamblyn/status/1212904177376145409January 6, 2020 at 8:53 pm #1203267184
Tyler Lansing Weaks and Eduardo Ramos have both been cast in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out taking over for the previously announced Will Harrison and Joél Pérez.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198014/tyler-lansing-weaks-eduardo-ramos-join-broadway-revival-of-take-me-out/January 7, 2020 at 8:03 am #1203268222
The Broadway production of Freestyle Love Supreme has recouped its investment.
https://twitter.com/MichaelPaulson/status/1214577432021352451January 7, 2020 at 10:34 am #1203268794
Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Debra Messing-led Broadway premiere of Birthday Candles. Which includes Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, and Christopher Livingston.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Andre-Braugher-Enrico-Colantoni-and-More-Join-Debra-Messing-in-BIRTHDAY-CANDLES-on-Broadway-20200107January 8, 2020 at 5:42 am #1203270253
Sing Street will officially be moving to Broadway this spring.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197642/new-musical-sing-street-based-on-cult-film-to-bow-on-broadway-this-spring/January 8, 2020 at 8:23 am #1203270503
Every single review of Sing Street I read said that it was promising but needed quite a bit of work. This quick transfer will not allow time for that work. Plus it’s in the nasty Lyceum, so hard pass.
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