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July 2, 2018 at 8:29 am #1202577946
Kerstin Anderson, who I thought was wonderful as Maria in the recent touring production of The Sound of Music, is set to play Eliza Doolittle for Sunday matinee performances of Lincoln Center Theatre’s award-winning revival of My Fair Lady beginning on July 8th.
http://www.playbill.com/article/kerstin-anderson-to-play-eliza-doolittle-at-select-my-fair-lady-performancesJuly 2, 2018 at 11:01 am #1202578054
Kara Lindsay will be returning to the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Cynthia Weil on July 10th.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192719/happy-days-are-here-again-kara-lindsay-to-return-to-beautiful-on-broadway/July 3, 2018 at 9:04 am #1202578646
Several people will be joining the cast of A Bronx Tale during its last few weeks. Gerald Caesar will be playing Tyrone, Frankie Leoni will be playing Young Calogero and Kimber Sprawl will be playing Jane. http://www.playbill.com/article/broadways-a-bronx-tale-will-welcome-new-cast-membersJuly 6, 2018 at 10:24 am #1202580230
The X Factor winner Matt Cardle will succeed Will Young in Strictly Ballroom beginning on July 31. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192735/the-x-factor-winner-matt-cardle-to-join-the-west-ends-strictly-ballroom-the-musical/July 10, 2018 at 11:24 am #1202582228
Lilli Cooper will be leaving SpongeBob SquarePants on July 22 so that she can star in the Chicago pre-Broadway engagement of Tootsie. Christina Sajous will succeed her as Sandy from July 24 until closing night on September 16. http://www.playbill.com/article/christina-sajous-to-join-broadways-spongebob-squarepants
July 11, 2018 at 8:25 am #1202582869
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Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro will succeed Caitlin Houlahan and Christopher Fitzgerald as Dawn and Ogie in Waitress beginning on July 17. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192758/married-couple-katie-lowes-adam-shapiro-to-join-broadways-waitress/July 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm #1202583308
Katherine McLaughlin will be joining the cast of School Of Rock as Principal Rosalie Mullins on July 30. Also joining the cast will be eight new kid rockers: Layla Capers will take over as Tamika, Darrow Golub will take over as James, Matthew Jost will take over as Zack, Jordan Cole will take over as Lawrence, Hudson Loverro will take over as Billy, Nirvaan Pal will take over as Mason, and Duke Cutler and Theodora Silverman will take over as Swings. http://www.playbill.com/article/katherine-mclaughlin-hudson-loverro-more-will-join-broadways-school-of-rockJuly 12, 2018 at 7:54 am #1202583720
Mallory Bechtel will be making her Broadway debut on July 31st when she takes over for Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe Murphy in the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Mallory-Bechtel-Will-Play-Zoe-Murphy-in-DEAR-EVAN-HANSEN-20180712July 13, 2018 at 8:22 am #1202585757
Craig Gallivan, who has been playing Dewey Finn at select performances in the London production of School Of Rock, will take over the role full-time beginning on August 22. http://www.playbill.com/article/craig-gallivan-will-lead-londons-school-of-rock-new-cast-begins-in-augustJuly 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm #1202586532
Two more bits of West End casting news:
Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross will be taking over the roles of Margaret New and Hugo from Josie Walker and Phil Nicol in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on July 16. http://www.playbill.com/article/rebecca-mckinnis-and-lee-ross-join-everybodys-talking-about-jamie-in-west-end
Bonnie Langford will be joining the revival of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock starting on September 3. http://www.playbill.com/article/bonnie-langford-to-join-londons-42nd-streetJuly 16, 2018 at 8:17 am #1202587536
Lisa Brescia will assume the role of Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen on August 7. Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones plays her last performance August 5. Lisa is a Broadway veteran, having played, among other roles, Elphaba in Wicked.
I saw her play the Witch in a local production of Into the Woods a few years ago, and she’s definitely got pipes.July 16, 2018 at 8:19 am #1202587540
I also got to see her play Winifred Banks in a local production of Mary Poppins, such a wonderful performer.July 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm #1202588179
Loren Lott will temporarily take over the role of Ti Moune in Once On This Island while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury. http://www.playbill.com/article/loren-lott-to-step-into-once-on-this-island-as-hailey-kilgore-recovers-from-injuryJuly 17, 2018 at 12:11 pm #1202588989
Betsy Morgan and Joseph Taylor will return to the roles of Pirelli/Beggar Woman and Tobias in Sweeney Todd from July 31-August 26, while Jake Boyd will return to the role of Anthony for the final six weeks of the production. http://www.playbill.com/article/original-sweeney-todd-cast-members-will-return-for-final-weeks-of-off-broadway-runJuly 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm #1202589019
Brandon Victor Dixon, Joe Morton, Laura Gomez, Kevin Mambo and Daphne Rubin-Vega will be some of this year’s guest artists at the Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival at the Vineyard Theatre from August 9-18. http://www.playbill.com/article/brandon-victor-dixon-daphne-rubin-vega-more-join-rebel-verses-youth-arts-festival
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