August 19, 2019 at 7:32 am #1203029873
We may have only just begun the 2019-20 season, and already, we have announcements regarding next season. The creative team has just been announced for the upcoming Soul Train musical. The production is planning a Broadway premiere in 2021 in celebration of the landmark series’ 50th Anniversary.
August 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm #1203030858
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This creative team is historic in that this will be the first Broadway musical to feature an entirely African-American female creative team.August 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm #1203047241
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, he talks about rumors he’s heard about several productions that could potentially make it to Broadway next season.
https://nypost.com/2019/08/29/billy-crystals-mr-saturday-night-musical-scores-early-buzz/September 5, 2019 at 6:19 am #1203058823
Additional casting has already been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster. Which includes Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, and Shuler Hensley (who previously worked with Hugh in the 1998 London production of Oklahoma! and Sutton twice) as Marcellus Washburn.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/four-tony-award-winners-join-broadway-cast-music-man-1233715September 5, 2019 at 8:07 am #1203059057
This is a stunning cast. 6 Tony winners in one show may be a record. Rudin is definitely cutting no corners here.
Tickets go on sale next weekend, but no theater announced yet. Everyone assumes it’s taking the Winter Garden, but it’s hard to sell tix with no seating chart. Maybe they’ll announce next week.September 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm #1203073843
Emma Rice’s stage adaptation of Emily Bronte’s iconic novel Wuthering Heights will premiere at London’s Lyttleton Theatre in the fall of 2020 before embarking on a U.K. tour. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/national-theatre-adds-emma-rice-adaptation-of-wuthering-heightsSeptember 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm #1203098570
The recent West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return to the London Palladium next summer for a limited run from July 2-September 6, 2020. http://www.playbill.com/article/joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-will-return-to-london-palladium-in-2020September 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm #1203098614
Between The Lines, a musical adaptation of the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, will make its Off-Broadway premiere at the Tony Kiser Theatre on April 21. http://www.playbill.com/article/musical-adaptation-of-between-the-lines-sets-off-broadway-premiereSeptember 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm #1203098624
The Almeida Theatre production of Robert Icke’s play The Doctor, which itself is adaptation of Arthur Schniztler’s play Professor Bernhardi, will transfer to the West End for a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre beginning on April 20. http://www.playbill.com/article/almeida-theatre-production-of-the-doctor-starring-juliet-stevenson-will-transfer-to-londons-west-endSeptember 25, 2019 at 8:11 pm #1203103757
Goodspeed Musicals has announced its 2020 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/darko-tresnjak-helmed-candide-more-set-for-goodspeed-musicals-2020-seasonOctober 10, 2019 at 7:16 am #1203130609
MJ, the Michael Jackson bio-musical has been officially set for a Broadway run at the Neil Simon Theatre with previews beginning in July 2020 ahead of its opening in August.
This could well end very badly.October 10, 2019 at 7:28 am #1203130623
Well, The Cher Show couldn’t become a hit for the Neil Simon Theatre. Only time will tell if MJ will fare any better.October 10, 2019 at 7:34 am #1203130635
MJ is controversial. I don’t see this ending wellOctober 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm #1203131287
Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of the Yann Martel novel, Life of Pi, will be heading to London’s West End this summer. Not only that, but a Broadway transfer is also in the works.
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