August 12, 2019 at 9:12 am #1203020580
After The Lightning Thief completes its limited run, Diana, the biographical musical about Princess Diana, will head into the Longacre Theatre this spring.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/theater/diana-musical-broadway.htmlAugust 12, 2019 at 9:19 am #1203020599
Oh, boy. Based on its less-than-stellar reception out in California, I can only imagine how harsh the New York theater critics will be towards it. Beetlejuice couldn’t save itself after its D.C. tryout; I don’t think this one will, either.August 12, 2019 at 9:24 am #1203020612
Well, Frank Marshall appears to be one of the lead producers, so I imagine he has all the money to mount a Broadway production.August 12, 2019 at 9:27 am #1203020616
An all-American team telling the story of very British people seems a recipe for disaster to me.
Perhaps Phoebe Waller-Bridge could offer some notes? 🙂
My bet is this goes more the route of Escape to Margaritaville than Come From Away in terms of La Jolla transfers.August 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm #1203021387
Why oh why can’t The Secret Life of Bees open this season?!?!?! It has a great chance of at least winning Score.August 13, 2019 at 7:08 am #1203021819
Campbell Scott will be starring as Ebenezer Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway this holiday season.
Campbell’s father, George C. Scott, previously played Scrooge to great acclaim in a 1984 TV movie adaptation.August 13, 2019 at 7:28 am #1203021840
Casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play. Reprising their roles from the Off-Broadway production are Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan. They’ll be joined by Joaquina Kalukango.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/SLAVE-PLAY-Announces-Full-Cast-Including-Paul-Alexander-Nolan-Ato-Blankson-Wood-James-Cusati-Moyer-and-More-20190813August 13, 2019 at 10:44 am #1203022024
Looks like Mary-Louise Parker could be up against herself at next year’s Tony Awards. After The Sound Inside, she’ll be reuniting with David Morse and director Mark Brokaw on the Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Mary-Louise-Parker-and-David-Morse-Will-Lead-HOW-I-LEARNED-TO-DRIVE-on-Broadway-in-2020-20190813August 13, 2019 at 10:51 am #1203022031
Lots of announcements this week. I’m tapping my foot waiting for something from Company.August 15, 2019 at 5:25 am #1203024826
Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance. Which includes Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, and Kyle Soller reprising their roles from the West End production.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/John-Benjamin-Hickey-Kyle-Soller-And-More-Announced-For-THE-INHERITANCE-On-Broadway-Full-Casting-Announced-20190815August 15, 2019 at 4:10 pm #1203025662
Now, Michael Riedel reports why Vanessa Redgrave won’t be reprising her role in the Broadway production of The Inheritance from London.
https://nypost.com/2019/08/15/heres-hoping-vanessa-redgrave-isnt-done-with-broadway/August 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm #1203028299
Of the seven new Broadway musicals this season, the four I’d pick for the Tony nominees for Best Musical are Six, The Lightning Thief, Jagged Little Pill and Girl from the North Country.August 17, 2019 at 8:38 pm #1203028441
Moulin Rouge will definitely be one of the nominees. The Lightning Thief was not well received off-Broadway.August 17, 2019 at 9:02 pm #1203028448
As I’ve mentioned before, I think the Best Musical race will come down to Girl From the North Country and Six. The former show would follow a similar trajectory to a lot of recent Tony champions from this past decade. It’s a scrappy little show that moves from Off-Broadway to Broadway. While Girl From the North Country is a jukebox musical, it at least is suppose to be doing something completely different with the genre. Though I could see Six having (slightly) more snob appeal given that it has a completely original score and doesn’t rely on any pre-existing material. The Lightning Thief will probably be this year’s Be More Chill.
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