Little Miss Sunshine – Official Casting announced for Off-Broadway run

Little Miss Sunshine

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has found its LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.  Nine-year old HANNAH ROSE NORDBERG will play Olive Hoover, who aspires to the coveted title of “Little Miss Sunshine,” in this new musical comedy from Tony Award winners JAMES LAPINE (book/direction) and WILLIAM FINN (music and lyrics).  Hannah joins the previously announced cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK and WILL CHASE, who […]

Reasons to Be Happy with Jenna Fischer extends performance dates

Reasons to Be HappyLucille Lortel Theatre

They haven’t even opened yet but the buzz and demand for tickets to Neil Labute’s newest play Reasons to Be Happy  is high and they have announced that the world premiere of the new play, also directed by LaBute, will now extend through Saturday, June 29th.  It was previously scheduled through June 23rd.  For the additional performances […]

Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez to star in First Date on Broadway

First Date Poster

Send to Kindle Tony® Award-winning producer Junkyard Dog Productions (Memphis) is proud to announce that leading man Zachary Levi, star of TV’s “Chuck,” Disney’s feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingénue  Krysta Rodriguez (“Smash,”The Addams Family) in FIRST DATE, Broadway’s new romantic musical comedy.  With a book byAustin Winsberg (“Gossip Girl”), music and lyrics […]

Little Miss Sunshine to open Second Stage 35th Season in NY

Little Miss Sunshine Musical

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that the new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book and direction by James Lapine, will kick off the theatre’s 35th anniversary season this fall. William Finn and James Lapine return to Second Stage Theatre where they most recently collaborated on The […]

BIlly Crystal to return to Broadway November ’13

700 Sundays Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, […]

Super Hunk Billy Crudup to Join Ian Kellen and Patrick Stewart in Pinter Beckett rep fest on Broadway

Two plays in rep

Send to Kindle OK, people, this is epic, two of the finer stage actors have joined the already incredible cast of the Pinter/Beckett rep-fest that is coming to Broadway next season. Today it was announced that Tony Award winners Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the limited season repertoire of […]

Yo Adrian – Rocky to land on Broadway in 2014

Rocky

Send to Kindle Rocky, a musical? Who would’ve thought that was a good idea when the movie premiered over 20 years ago? Well clearly, Sylvester Stallone did. Will Broadway audiences be screaming “yo Adrian” at the end? Time will tell. Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone have announced that the new musical  adaptation of the film, […]

Big FIsh opens in Chicago April 19, 2013 What’s the buzz?

Big Fish Poster

The world premiere of the new musical Big Fish, based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, opens its pre-Broadway engagement April 19, in Chicago. Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact, Show Boat, Crazy for You), the […]

First look at costume sketches from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy Musical

Roald Dahl is the new fad. First Matilda was made into an international juggernaut having opened to rave reviews and big sales in London’s West End and on Broadway , and now Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is prepping for its West End opening. Press notes state, “Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes […]

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School of Rock to Broadway? Andrew LLoyd Webber to turn movie into stage musical

School of Rock

Send to Kindle“God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass.”, so said Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) in the film School of Rock. Now, it seems that Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber has the same feelings. He recently sat down with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC radio to discuss his current project, STEPHEN WARD, […]