July 16, 2019 at 7:29 am #1202977201
Adrienne Walker, who previously played Nala in The Lion King on Broadway in 2016, returns to the role starting tonight. http://www.playbill.com/article/adrienne-walker-returns-to-cast-of-broadways-the-lion-king-july-16July 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1202981852
Nick Robinson, who was the star of last year’s feature film, Love, Simon, will be making his Broadway debut on November 5th when he takes over for Will Pullen as Jem Scout in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
https://deadline.com/2019/07/nick-robinson-broadway-to-kill-a-mockingbird-love-simon-1202647954/July 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm #1202982140
Interestingly enough, as the article mentions, this is a reunion of sorts for Nick Robinson and Bartlett Sher, as Robinson also played Jem when he was 12 years old in a production of Christopher Sergel’s version of To Kill A Mockingbird at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre that was directed by Sher.July 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm #1202985544
The musical Disenchanted! will release a 10th anniversary studio recording in September. Cast members of various productions of the show will appear on the recording, such as: Becky Gulsvig, J. Elaine Marcos, Andrea Canny, Michelle Knight, Soara-Joye Ross, and Jenny Lee Stern. http://www.playbill.com/article/10th-anniversary-disenchanted-album-to-feature-performances-from-becky-gulsvig-j-elaine-marcos-moreJuly 23, 2019 at 9:18 am #1202991557
Beth Leavel & Bobby Conte Thornton are set to do an upcoming reading of a new two-hander by Matthew Lombardo titled Conversations with Mother.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196462/beth-leavel-bobby-conte-thornton-to-play-mother-son-in-reading-of-new-play-conversations-with-mother/July 23, 2019 at 10:43 am #1202991745
Two new cast members have been announced for the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen. Ivan Hernandez and Ann Sanders will both begin performances as Larry & Cynthia Murphy on August 6th. Though Sanders will be in the show through October 20th. Original cast members Michael Park and Jennifer Laura Thompson will both depart on August 4th.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ivan-Hernandez-Ann-Sanders-Will-Join-DEAR-EVAN-HANSEN-on-Broadway-Jennifer-Laura-Thompson-and-Michael-Park-Depart-in-August-20190723July 23, 2019 at 12:44 pm #1202992014
Several new cast members will join the West End production of The Phantom Of The Opera on September 9. Josh Piterman will take over as the Phantom, Britt Lenting will take over as Carlotta Guidicelli, and Richard Woodford will take over as Monsieur Andre. http://www.playbill.com/article/west-end-will-welcome-new-phantom-as-the-phantom-of-the-opera-heads-into-34th-yearJuly 24, 2019 at 10:19 am #1202993949
Richard Kline, who’s been playing Old Joe in the national tour of Waitress, will step into the role on Broadway starting tonight and continue through August 20. During that time, his predecessor Larry Marshall will take over the role on tour, before eventually returning to Broadway. http://www.playbill.com/article/richard-kline-joins-broadway-company-of-waitressJuly 25, 2019 at 9:18 am #1202995325
A cast has been assembled for for a sneak peek of Dave Malloy’s upcoming stage musical adaptation of Moby Dick.
http://www.playbill.com/article/dave-malloy-robert-cuccioli-nick-choksi-and-more-to-take-part-in-moby-dick-sneak-peekJuly 25, 2019 at 8:59 pm #1202996311
Yelena Shmulenson, Brian Morvant, Jeremy Lawrence, Allen Lewis Rickman, Jacqueline Sydney, Kevin Sebastian, and Sergey Nagorny will star in a reading of Leon Kobrin’s play Breach Of Promise at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on July 31. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-set-for-reading-of-leon-kobrins-rediscovered-play-breach-of-promiseJuly 26, 2019 at 1:40 pm #1202997284
Aisha Jawando will succeed Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as the title role in the West End production of Tina–The Tina Turner Musical beginning on October 8. http://www.playbill.com/article/londons-tinathe-tina-turner-musical-names-new-starJuly 29, 2019 at 6:43 pm #1203001728
Dylis Croman returns to the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago tonight and will continue through August 18. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196521/dylis-croman-reprises-turn-as-roxie-hart-in-chicago-on-broadway/July 31, 2019 at 10:20 am #1203003912
Chelsea Halfpenny will step into the role of Judy Bernly in the West End production of 9 To 5 August 27-29, and then take over the role full time on September 2. Current Judy Amber Davis will play her final performances August 30-31. http://www.playbill.com/article/emmerdales-chelsea-halfpenny-will-make-west-end-debut-in-9-to-5August 2, 2019 at 1:05 pm #1203007469
Four-time Olivier winner Maria Friedman will star in an industry reading of the musical The Trojan Woman at London’s Covent Garden on August 9. http://www.playbill.com/article/olivier-winner-maria-friedman-set-for-reading-of-new-musical-the-trojan-womenAugust 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm #1203013445
Jason SweetTooth Williams, Autumn Hurlburt, Jenny Rose Baker, Jerusha Cavazos, Delphi Borich, Gabrielle Mariella, James Callahan, Audrey Belle Adams, Peter Williams, and Casey Keefe will star in an industry reading of the musical Frankie! on August 19, which features book, music, and lyrics by 16-year-old musical prodigy Elise Marra. http://www.playbill.com/article/be-more-chills-jason-sweettooth-williams-and-autumn-hurlbert-to-lead-frankie-musical-reading
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