The previews for the all Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s famed play 'The Crucible' have been pushed back by by one day. Star Saoirse Ronan is up for an Academy Award for her role in the film 'Brooklyn' on the very same night, so the show has decided to let her attend the the ceremonies.
While Josh Groban might take his career seriously, that seems to be about it. The 34-year-old native of L.A. recently joked that he will more than likely need several pairs of underpants to get through his Broadway debut in 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.' In fact, Kat Dennings' jokester of a boyfriend recently revealed that he would love to star in a raunchy foul mouthed comedy someday, but seriously doubts his management team is ever going to allow that to happen.
The musical adaptation of the 2007 film 'Waitress' is gearing up for its big Broadway debut this spring. There is a lot of buzz around Waitress for many reasons but one of the big ones is that the music and lyrics are written by five time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. Bareilles is perhaps best known for writing a song about not writing someone a “Love Song.” Many people might not know that Sara Bareilles is a lifelong fan of musical theater and performed in community theater productions of 'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Little Shop of Horrors.] From Skid Row to the Great White Way, Sara has had quite the journey.
Put on some Huey Lewis, wrap your floors in plastic and make sure you have returned any overdue video tapes, because 'American Psycho the Musical' is getting ready to open on Broadway. The musical's book was written by Marvel Comics and 'Glee' writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with music and lyrics by 'Spring Awakening's' Duncan Sheik. The show originally opened in London and stared 'Doctor Who' vet Matt Smith as Patrick Bateman, but it is Benjamin Walker whose name is on the business card for Broadway. The Broadway production will also reunite 'Next to Normal' mother and daughter pair Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano respectively.
Lin-Manuel Miranda new musical 'Hamilton' is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. If you don’t already have tickets to see it, than chances are you will be waiting a good long time before you make in the room. However, you might not be completely out of luck. Hamilton is gearing up to visit stages on the west coast, at SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles as well as a sit down performance at Broadway in Chicago event series at the PrivateBank Theatre. Can’t make it to NYC, LA, San Francisco or Chicago? Well there is still some hope. 'Hamilton' will also be coming to your very own living room….sort of. It was recently announced that PBS’ Great Performances series, will feature a documentary based on the hit show, titled Hamilton’s America, later this fall. A previous documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda's other hit musical 'In The Heights' titled, 'In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams', also aired as part of 'PBS’ Great Performances' series.
Cate Blanchett is no stranger to the stage, just the Broadway stage. Yes, you read that right. The highly acclaimed stage and screen star has yet appear as a performer on Broadway. That is until now. Cate Blanchett is finally making her long waiting debut alongside Richard Roxburgh in 'The Present'. So what is The Present you ask? Written by Cate Blanchett’s very own husband, acclaimed playwright Andrew Upton, 'The Present' is based on Anton Chekhov's first play, which while technically untitled is often called 'Platonov.' Originating in Blanchett's native Australia and first performed at The Sydney Theater Company, 'The Present' is making its way on over to the Big Apple this fall/winter.
'RENT' is coming back to a stage hopefully somewhere close to you, this fall. That is right, in celebration of 10,512,000 moments so dear, and 20 years of still owed back rent, the beloved Broadway musical is going back on tour. 'RENT' took Puccini's opera La Bohème and centered it in New York City circa the 1990’s amidst the AIDS crisis.
Bernadette Peters has spent a lifetime bewitching Broadway fans with amazing talent. Peters, although not limited to, is widely known for appearing a large number musicals written by famed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including, 'A Little Night Music', 'Sunday in the Park with George', 'Follies' and 'Gypsy'. However, Bernadette will always be known to fans as the original Witch in the hit Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine collaboration, 'Into the Woods'. Following the release of the recent Disney film, based on the musical, Bernadette and others from the original Broadway cast reunited for a series of concerts. In other news, Bernadette also discussed a possible return to Broadway.
Alan Menken is one of the most well respected names in showbiz today. The acclaimed composer has the GOT parts of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,Tony), several times over. So one would hope that his work on ABC’s Galavant could earn him an Emmy or two. So you can imagine how intimidating and thrilling it must have been for actor Timothy Omundson to stand before the Disney and Broadway legend after shying away from musical theater for most of his adult life. Ahead of this weekend’s Season 2 finale of 'Galavant,' Omundson is opening up about how the musical episode of 'Psych' lead to him working with Menken.
Bernadette Peters is without a doubt one of Broadway's best. 'Into the Woods', 'Annie Get Your Gun', 'Gypsy', 'Follies' and 'A Little Night Music.' These are just a few of her amazing performances that she has graced us with. However, no matter how many shows she is in, fans just can not get enough. That is why it is a good thing that she was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of Amazon Video Prime’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle.’ With both seasons available you can spend the weekend streaming all 20 episode to give yourself the Bernadette fix that we know you so desperately crave.
Following the success Broadway run, David Javerbaum's transcription of An Act of God (God is credited as the writer) made its L.A. debut on Saturday, Jan 30. Stepping into the Jim Parsons ('Big Bang Theory', 'Buddy the Elf') role of God is Tony nominee Sean Hayes ('Will & Grace', 'Promises, Promises'). Joining Hayes are David Josefsberg and James Gleason as the Archangels Michael and Gabriel respectively. The show first previewed on Broadway began previews on Broadway at on May 7, 2015, and officially opened on May 28 2015 at the famed Studio 54. The play is based off of David Javerbaum's 2011 book 'The Last Testament: A Memoir By God.'
Broadway fav Neil Patrick Harris’ ('Assassins', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch') live NBC variety show, Best Show Ever was recently cancelled, but he isn’t wasting any time getting back in the saddle. Harris has confirmed that he will be playing the role of main villain, Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming version of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
'Heroes', 'American Horror Story: Murder House & Asylum', and the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. Zachary Quinto was (and still is) well on track to become of the biggest stars of both film and TV. However, Quinto has made the decision to stick a little closer to the stage. Starting off, off-Broadway in 'Angels in America' Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of the classic Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie as Tom. Quinto is currently gearing up for another stint off-Broadway in Noah Haidle’s 'Smokefall.'Now Quinto is opening up about why he left the small and silver screens for the Great White Way.
Victoria Clark ('Les Misérables', 'Guys and Dolls') is returning to the role that won her a Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Award, Margaret Johnson in Adam Guettel's 'The Light in the Piazza.' Clark and her fellow 'The Light in the Plaza' original Broadway cast member Matthew Morrison ('Glee', 'Finding Neverland') will be reuniting for a one night only special benefit for the Lincoln Center Theater.
Former 'Phantom of the Opera' lead and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis is joining Broadway Inspirational Voices choir for a special one night only concert Special guest include some of big names like 'Kinky Boots' lead Billy Porter, 'Hamilton’s' Renee Elise Goldsberry, 'Rent’s' Adam Pascal, and many, many more.