April 8, 2019 at 8:35 am #1202844218
Hannah Corneau (who I got to see play Yitzhak in the national tour of Hedwig & the Angry Inch) will be making her Broadway debut as the next Elphaba in Wicked on May 14th, taking over for Jessica Vosk.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Hannah-Corneau-Will-Make-Broadway-Debut-as-WICKEDs-Next-Elphaba-Jessica-Vosk-Plays-Final-Performance-This-May-20190408April 13, 2019 at 8:34 am #1202851323
Audible will release an audiobook version of An Act Of God featuring the voices of Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson and Colman Domingo. http://www.playbill.com/article/sean-hayes-cheyenne-jackson-and-colman-domingo-will-be-heard-on-an-act-of-god-audiobookApril 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm #1202854360
Alice Ripley will star as Captain Hook in an industry presentation of Pete(HER)Pan: A New Neverland on April 26. http://www.playbill.com/article/alice-ripley-to-star-in-pete-her-pan-a-new-neverland-musical-readingApril 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm #1202855875
Ethan Slater, Gizel Jimenez, Javier Munoz, Lena Hall, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Eric Petersen, Robert Cuccioli and Aury Krebs will participate in a private industry reading of the musical Reefer Madness on April 18. http://www.playbill.com/article/ethan-slater-javier-munoz-lena-hall-more-to-take-part-in-reefer-madness-readingApril 19, 2019 at 8:28 am #1202858931
A Little Night Music star D’Jamin Bartlett will star in a reading of the musical Confessions Of A Retired Witch (for which she also wrote the libretto) on June 5. Other cast members include Gary Hager and Lauren Gismondi. http://www.playbill.com/article/original-a-little-night-music-star-djamin-bartlett-will-head-reading-of-confessions-of-a-retired-witchApril 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm #1202862551
Noah Galvin will be taking over the role of Ogie in Waitress from Eddie Jemison on April 29. On the same day, Caitlin Houlahan will return to the role of Dawn, taking over from Lenne Klingaman. http://www.playbill.com/article/noah-galvin-will-return-to-broadway-in-waitressApril 23, 2019 at 7:13 am #1202863215
Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan have both extended their runs in the Broadway production of Waitress through June 2nd.
http://www.playbill.com/article/shoshana-bean-and-jeremy-jordan-extend-runs-in-broadways-waitressApril 23, 2019 at 7:15 am #1202863217
Blair Brown has departed the Broadway production of The Ferryman due to an injury, so Fionnula Flanagan has extended her run as Aunt Maggie Far Away.
Interestingly enough, if Flanagan receives a Tony nomination next week, she’ll be the only nominated cast member who’s still in the show while voters come to see it.April 23, 2019 at 6:26 pm #1202863962
Courtney Reed, who originated the role of Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Aladdin, has returned to the role in the West End production.
http://www.playbill.com/article/broadways-original-jasmine-courtney-reed-joins-london-aladdinApril 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm #1202864034
Amber Gray, Annie Golden, Jack Henry, Gizel Jimenez, Jo Lampert, Bre Jackson, Liz Leimkuhler, Gianna Masi and Sophia Ramos will star in an industry reading of the musical The Tattooed Lady on May 20. http://www.playbill.com/article/hadestowns-amber-gray-will-join-annie-golden-gizel-jimenez-more-for-reading-of-the-tattooed-lady-musicalApril 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm #1202865168
Alistair Brammer will join the London cast of Wicked as Fiyero beginning on July 22. http://www.playbill.com/article/miss-saigons-alistair-brammer-will-join-london-cast-of-wickedApril 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm #1202871044
Samantha Williams will take over the role of Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen from Phoenix Best beginning on May 7. http://www.playbill.com/article/samantha-williams-to-join-broadways-dear-evan-hansenApril 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm #1202871048
The rest of the casting for the April 29 benefit reading of Twentieth Century has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/see-whos-joining-alec-baldwin-anne-heche-and-more-in-twentieth-century-benefitMay 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm #1202876010
Following the big success of Hairspray (and flop of Cry-Baby), another John Waters film is apparently set to be turned into a Broadway musical. An industry reading of Pecker is set to take place on May 6th.
http://www.playbill.com/article/she-loves-mes-nicholas-barasch-will-star-in-reading-of-new-musical-pecker-based-on-john-waters-filmMay 1, 2019 at 1:06 pm #1202876029
Casting has been announced for the industry reading of the musical Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter on May 3, which will be directed by Victoria Clark and Jerry Dixon. The show will also make its West Coast premiere next year at Washington’s Village Theatre. http://www.playbill.com/article/lisa-howard-will-star-in-reading-of-contemporary-hansel-gretl-sequel
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