June 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm #434983
Jose Llana will replace Ken Watanabe as the The King in The King and I beginning on 7/14 for an 11-week run. Llana played Lun Tha in the 1996 revival of this R&H classic.
Hoon Lee will assume the role beginning on 9/29.July 9, 2015 at 11:42 am #434985
Bryce Pinkham is returning to Gentleman’s Guide on 7/28. The announcement didn’t state the length of his new stand in the show.July 29, 2015 at 8:56 am #434986
Tony winner Alex Sharp and his alternate, Taylor Trensch, will both depart The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time following the Sept. 13th performance. Tyler Lea will succeed Sharp, while Benjamin Wheelwright will be the new alternate. Both are newcomers.February 16, 2016 at 9:31 am #434987
Marin Mazzie will succeed Kelli O’Hara in The King and I beginning May 3. I would go back again to see her do the role.February 26, 2016 at 9:41 am #434988
Rebecca Luker will play Helen Bechdel in Fun Home April 5 – May 22 while Judy Kuhn is out for hip surgery. Kuhn returns May 24.May 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm #1201826712
Owing to Audra McDonald’s pregnancy, she has canceled her London run of Lady Day for the time being and will remain with Shuffle Along until July 24, then take a leave and return this winter (providing the show is still running). Grammy winning vocalist Rhiannon Giddens will take the role of Lottie Gee during the divine Ms. Audra M’s absence.
Choreographer Savion Glover will also join the cast in an unspecified role.September 19, 2016 at 10:46 am #1201924981
Judy Kuhn will play the role of Golde for the final six weeks of Fiddler on the Roof‘s run, beginning Nov. 22.September 27, 2016 at 8:43 am #1201928077
Theater veteran Mamie Parris will be taking over the role of Grizabella in Cats from Leona Lewis.
I saw her go on as understudy to Kristin Chenoweth in On the 20th Century and she was great.October 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm #1201938944
As most of you all know, the legendary Jennifer Holliday recently replaced Heather Headley as Shug Avery in The Color Purple. More new casting has been announced. Isaiah Johnson and Danielle Brooks will play their final performances as Mister and Sophia respectively on November 13; stepping into their shoes will be Nathaniel Stampley and Carrie Campere. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/186466/and-what-about-that-fine-mister-nathaniel-stampley-will-replace-isaiah-johnson-in-the-color-purple/October 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm #1201940426
Paul Alexander Nolan will succeed Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn in Chicago starting on October 31. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/186488/suit-up-paul-alexander-nolan-is-chicagos-new-sizzling-billy-flynn/October 29, 2016 at 7:02 am #1201941730
Kara Lindsay will be returning to her old role of Glinda in Wicked, succeeding Carrie St. Louis in the role on November 1. On the same day, Sheryl Lee Ralph will take over the role of Madam Morrible from Judy Kaye. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/186461/still-thinking-pink-kara-lindsay-will-return-to-wicked-on-broadway/November 1, 2016 at 8:16 am #1201943019
Danny Rutigliano takes over the role of Danny in Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical from Lee Wilkof, starting today. http://www.playbill.com/article/danny-rutigliano-to-replace-lee-wilkof-in-holiday-innJanuary 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm #1201987330
Taylor Louderman will join the cast of Kinky Boots as Lauren beginning January 16. http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadways-KINKY-BOOTS-Will-Welcome-New-Lauren-This-Month-20170109January 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm #1201989722
Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will assume the roles of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton in April.January 25, 2017 at 8:56 am #1201994932
P.J. Benjamin and Chad Jennings will be joining the cast of Wicked as The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond, respectively. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/187392/pj-benjamin-chad-jennings-will-join-the-broadway-cast-of-wicked/