May 22, 2019 at 7:31 am #1202904349
A new pair of leads have been announced for the Broadway production of Pretty Woman. Jillian Mueller (no relation to Jessie Mueller as far as I’m aware) will be promoted from understudy to full-time Vivian Ward as she’ll be taking over for Samantha Barks. Brennin Hunt (who was most recently seen as Roger Davis in FOX’s almost live production of Rent) will be taking over for Andy Karl as Edward Lewis. They will both begin performances on July 22nd.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195911/jillian-mueller-rent-lives-brennin-hunt-to-take-over-lead-roles-in-pretty-woman/May 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm #1202904740
Following Jeremy Jordan’s departure on June 2nd, Erich Bergen will be returning to the role of Dr. Pomatter in the Broadway production of Waitress from June 4th-July 21st.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Erich-Bergen-to-Return-to-the-Cast-of-WAITRESS-20190522May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1202904748
For one night only on July 8th, Cleveland Musical Theatre in partnership with Rent The Runway, The Black Tux & MAC Cosmetics will present Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Into The Woods in concert at New York City’s historic Town Hall. The cast includes Tony Yazbeck as The Baker, Kate Shindle as The Baker’s Wife, Alice Ripley as The Witch, Betsy Wolfe as Cinderella, and more.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Alice-Ripley-Tony-Yazbeck-Kate-Shindle-and-Betsy-Wolfe-Will-Lead-INTO-THE-WOODS-At-Town-Hall-20190522May 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm #1202910862
Tony nominee Taylor Louderman will be departing the Broadway production of Mean Girls on September 8th. No replacement has been announced yet.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Taylor-Louderman-Will-Depart-MEAN-GIRLS-in-September-20190525May 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm #1202913846
2018 Jimmy Award winner Renee Rapp will take over the role of Regina George in Mean Girls from Taylor Louderman beginning on September 10. http://www.playbill.com/article/renee-rapp-2018-jimmy-award-winner-will-star-in-mean-girls-on-broadwayMay 30, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1202916718
Broadway Records will release an EP of four songs from Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of My Fair Lady, which will preserve Laura Benanti’s renditions of ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Just You Wait’, ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, and ‘Show Me’.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Records-to-Release-MY-FAIR-LADY-EP-Featuring-Laura-Benanti-20190530May 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm #1202917186
Ramin Karimloo, Laura Baldwin, Luke Bayer, Max Bowden and Rachel John will star in a concert presentation of Godspell at London’s Cadogan Hall on June 29. http://www.playbill.com/article/ramin-karimloo-to-headline-london-concert-version-of-godspellMay 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm #1202917190
Several new cast members have been announced for the London production of Wicked. http://www.playbill.com/article/londons-wicked-will-welcome-new-glinda-elphaba-and-moreMay 31, 2019 at 3:32 pm #1202918385
The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take over the role of Ogie from Jack McBrayer in the West End production of Waitress beginning on June 17. http://www.playbill.com/article/the-inbetweeners-blake-harrison-to-join-londons-waitressJune 3, 2019 at 8:48 am #1202921624
Raúl Esparza is set to lead a reading of a new musical based on the life of renowned scientist, Galileo.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196038/raul-esparza-to-star-in-reading-of-new-musical-galileo-with-powerhouse-theater/June 6, 2019 at 7:05 am #1202925596
This past Monday night, Donna Marie Asbury, who had spent the past 20 years in the Broadway production of Chicago as a member of the ensemble, played her final performance.
http://www.playbill.com/article/see-donna-marie-asbury-take-her-final-bow-in-chicago-after-20-yearsJune 8, 2019 at 6:13 am #1202928066
Coronation Street and Emmerdale star Bill Ward will join the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle on July 1. http://www.playbill.com/article/coronation-street-star-bill-ward-to-join-londons-everybodys-talking-about-jamieJune 8, 2019 at 6:28 am #1202928088
YouTube star Colleen Ballinger, aka Miranda Sings, will be making her Broadway debut as Dawn in Waitress from August 20-September 15. http://www.playbill.com/article/colleen-ballinger-aka-miranda-sings-will-make-broadway-debut-in-waitressJune 8, 2019 at 5:46 pm #1202928779
Shakina Nayfack, Eric William Morris, Mary Kate Morrissey, Michael Cunio, DC Anderson and Luke Wygodny will star in a reading of the new musical The Disappearing Man on July 8, 14 and 18 at Playwrights Horizons. http://www.playbill.com/article/shakina-nayfack-eric-william-morris-and-mary-kate-morrissey-set-for-the-disappearing-man-readingJune 12, 2019 at 5:31 pm #1202935216
Mary Bacon will take over the role of Aunt March in Little Women from Maria Elena Ramirez, who has left due to an injury. http://www.playbill.com/article/mary-bacon-joins-little-women-off-broadway
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