May 15, 2018 at 8:13 am #1202547407
Frozen will be launching a national tour at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood next fall.
Which is interesting given how Disney took a while to launch tours of its last two Broadway productions (Newsies and Aladdin) in order to figure out how to make them look presentable on the road without feeling watered down from their New York counterparts.May 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm #1202547627
The itinerary for the national tour of A Bronx Tale has been released, and what do you know, my hometown of Rochester is the first stop. http://www.playbill.com/article/cities-and-dates-announced-for-national-tour-of-a-bronx-taleMay 17, 2018 at 6:15 am #1202548905
Ben Levi Ross will be taking on the title role in the upcoming national tour of Dear Evan Hansen.
http://www.playbill.com/article/ben-levi-ross-to-star-in-dear-evan-hansen-national-tourMay 17, 2018 at 8:49 pm #1202549368
Despite the Broadway production currently doing some lackluster business at the box office, Jimmy Buffett’s jukebox musical, Escape to Margaritaville, is set to launch a national tour next fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Its-Five-OClock-Everywhere-ESCAPE-TO-MARGARITAVILLE-to-Hit-the-Road-in-2019-20180517May 18, 2018 at 5:35 am #1202549491
I suspect Margaritaville will do OK on tour, where the brand name can sell a week’s worth of tickets and reviews won’t matter with subscription bases. Should be a boon for the bars at touring venues, too.
It’ll be my opt-out show if it shows up in my season package, though.May 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm #1202549685
Something tells me this tour is going to flop and be canceled halfway through.May 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm #1202552784
After an acclaimed West End run, The Simon & Garfunkel Story will launch a 35-city U.S. tour this fall. The tour begins September 28 at the Colonial Theatre in Idaho Falls, Idaho and ends on November 18 at the Lynn Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192260/following-west-end-run-the-simon-garfunkel-story-to-launch-us-tour/May 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm #1202552861
Something tells me this tour is going to flop and be canceled halfway through.
It has happened many times in the past that a show would announce a national tour, but never come to fruition like the most recent revivals of On the Town and Spring Awakening as well as new musicals like Groundhog Day and Honeymoon in Vegas.June 5, 2018 at 2:31 pm #1202559365
Jessica Phillips will play Heidi Hansen in the upcoming national tour of Dear Evan Hansen.
https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/jessica-phillips-dear-evan-hansen-national-tour_85449.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=05jun2018June 6, 2018 at 8:15 am #1202559741
Full dates and cities have been announced for the upcoming national tour of Falsettos.
http://www.playbill.com/article/national-tour-of-broadways-falsettos-announces-full-tour-dates-and-citiesJune 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm #1202559951
More casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Dear Evan Hansen, newcomer Jared Goldsmith will play Jared Kleinman.
UPDATE: 17-year-old Phoebe Koyabe will be playing Alena Beck.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192417/newcomers-jared-goldsmith-phoebe-koyabe-will-be-found-in-the-dear-evan-hansen-tour/June 7, 2018 at 9:29 am #1202560411
Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) will play Cynthia Murphy in the Dear Evan Hansen.
UPDATE: Aaron Lazar will be playing her husband, Larry.
https://twitter.com/DearEvanHansen/status/1004765271091970055June 7, 2018 at 11:47 am #1202560486
Marrick Smith and Maggie McKenna will be playing Connor and Zoe Murphy. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192427/anybody-have-a-map-christiane-noll-aaron-lazar-more-complete-the-dear-evan-hansen-tour-cast/June 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm #1202565582
Trevor Dion Nicholas, who is currently starring as Genie in the West End production of Aladdin, will play a three-week engagement in Pittsburgh from August 22nd-September 9th. He’ll also temporarily be trading places with current national tour star Michael James Scott (who I got to see go on for James Monroe Iglehart in the Broadway production) as he’ll be playing the role in the West End from August 17th-September 30th.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Trevor-Dion-Nicholas-Will-Join-ALADDIN-National-Tour-as-Genie-at-Pittsburgh-Stop-20180614June 28, 2018 at 10:14 am #1202575624
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child will be making its West Coast premiere at the Curran Theatre in San Fransisco next fall.
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