Some people are born to fly. Others are born to become poets. Some are just born to hand jive. Take Max Crumb ('Disaster') and Laura Osnes ('Pride & Prejudice') for example. The duo won the roles Danny and Sandy, respectively, on the NBC reality series 'Grease: You’re the One That I Want.' Now the summer lovers are getting back together to discuss Fox’s new liver version of the iconic Broadway musical.
This February is shaping up to be a good month for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Famed pianist and BSO regular Andre Watts is returning. Broadway starlet Sutton Foster will be performing with the Superpops around the middle of the month.
Over the weekend the massive blizzard of 2016 took its toll on the north, shutting down Broadway. Now The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is also suffering because of the weather. The BSO is postponing Monday, Jan 25 Musical Monday concert.
The old saying goes, “the show must go on,” but unfortunately that saying doesn’t hold up to heavy snow. The Great White Way is being shut down by a the great white cold stuff this weekend. First Disney shut down all Saturday, Jan 23 performances of Disney’s 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin,' and now the rest of Broadway has followed their lead. The Broadway League has annoused that all evening and matinee shows have been canceled for the safety of crews, performances and audiences. All performances are expected to resume on Sunday, Jan 24.
While Hoon Lee has been praised for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Lincoln Center revival of 'The King and I,' the production will hardly be left in a lurch when he leaves the production later this year. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim will be taking over the titular role May 3, with 'Inception's' Ken Watanabe filling-in in the interim. Although this will be Kim's Broadway debut, the 'Hawaii Five-O' actor has played Mongkut once before in an arena-style production at London's Royal Albert Hall back in 2008.
Spike Lee is calling on the Oscars to do the right thing when it comes to diversity. Recently, the director opened up to George Stephanopoulos about not attending this year’s ceremonies, the rumored boycott, host Chris Rock and even the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s face is now so synonymous with Alexander Hamilton that you could put him on the ten dollar bill and no one would object. Where Miranda is the man who wrote the musical about 'Hamilton,' Ron Chernow is the man who literally wrote the book on Alexander Hamilton. And by book we mean biography that the musical was based on. Now, Chernow is opening up about the hot new hip hop Broadway musical.
'Hello Dolly' is coming back to Broadway and I think we can all agree that we want to see her never go away again. Bette Midler will be stepping into the shoes of the famous matchmaker originated by the incomparable Carol Channing in the Original Broadway 1964 run. Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks, Dolly will return to the Great White Way in the spring of 2017.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is getting ready to host a wealth of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Later this month, conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Baltimore Symphony SuperPops present Disney Pixar in concert. Featuring the familiar scores and breathtaking visuals from 13 of your favorite films by the award winning animation studio, including 'Toy Story', 'Up', 'A Bug's Life', 'Monsters Inc'. In February, conductor Jack Everly and BSO present a series of concerts with Broadway legend Sutton Foster. The Tony Award winning actress has appeared in a host of amazing show, including 'Little Women', 'The Drowsy Chaperone', 'Young Frankenstein', 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Shrek the Musical', 'Violet' and 'Anything Goes.'
Not everyone has loved what Hofesh Shechter has done with the Jerome Robbins' chorography in Bartlett Sher's 50th anniversary revival of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' but the Israel born dance director seems to be taking the criticism in stride. The 41-year-old London based dancer and choreographer has commented that while some reviews have been harsh, his coming to Broadway has been a mostly positive affair.
Although his work in musicals like 'Cats,' 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' have made Andrew Lloyd Webber a household name for more the 4-decades, the famous Broadway composer had almost forgotten what it was like to have a hit. Since 'School of Rock: The Musical' made its Broadway debut, the show's success, has Webber every bit as shocked as finding diamond in the rough and breakout star, Alex Brightman, to play the lead. In fact, it would seem that Webber has had some difficulties finding a worthy Dewey Finn replacement for the West End run -- recently postponing the show's London debut until the spring of 2017.
Broadway legend Alan Cumming ('Cabaret') is coming to Carnegie Hall and he is bringing a few friends with him. In celebration of his upcoming album, 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends', the famed actor and singer will be performing songs from the record at the iconic venue this February. Joining Cumming on the stage will be his 2015 Tony Awards costar and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'On the Twentieth Century'). Alan is also offering a warm willkommen to Darren Criss ('Glee', 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch') Ricki Lake ('Hairspray' films) and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.
Although the success of his Broadway debut in Misery is certainly debatable, Bruce Willis' personal life is undeniably on an upswing. Despite taking a nearly decade long gap, between marriages, a 60-year-old John McClain didn't hesitate to start a family with his new wife, Emma Heming, after their marrying back in 2009. Regardless of the difficult reviews, Bruce had the new family -- including baby daughters Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn -- backstage at the show last week. As far as his other daughters with Demi Moore go, Willis proudly admits that his eldest, Rumer, gave him some advice going into the play, having just recently come off her Broadway run of Chicago.
Broadway's 'Hamilton' star Renée Elise Goldsberry is on top of the world. Goldsberry, who plays one of “The Schuyler Sisters,” Angelica Schuyler, in the smash hit hip hop musical that is making Broadway history. Goldsberry is even rubbing elbows with some of the most important people in the world today. The most powerful person in the world even. Recently, Goldsberry opened up about meeting Barack Obama.
Broadway Highlight: 'Fun Home' was without a doubt one of the best Broadway musicals of 2015, winning the Tony for just that. However, there is one song from the show that most fans have never heard in Full. Bruce actor Michael Cerveris ('Hedwig and The Angry Inch', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Assassins') brought one of the show’s cut songs to life with the help of his country band, Loose Cattle. The track, “Pony Girl,” heard in the show as only as a 45 second a cappella lullaby, now lives on to ride another day in its full version. In case you missed it earlier, check out the report below for a look at the song that no 'Fun Home fan can truly go without.