One of the first questions Broadway fans tend to ask one another is, "What was your first show?" For many musical theater lovers, that first show was what hooked them on the spectacle and excitement of Broadway.
'The Phantom of The Opera' is one of the most iconic musicals of all time. The current Broadway production at the Majestic Theater will be replacing a few cast members on Monday, April 4. Rebecca Eichenberger and John Easterlin are on their way in, while Linda Balgord and Christian Sebek are departing the show. Check the report below for more details on the cast replacements.
John Owen-Jones is leaving the West End run of 'Phantom of the Opera' to once again take on he role of prisoner 24601 A.K.A. Jean Valjean in Broadway’s 'Les Miserables.' Now, John Owen-Jones is opening up about the two iconic roles and just how they differ.
‘Phantom of the Opera; film actor Gerard Butler was really close to being on next year’s In Memoriam at the Oscar ceremonies. Butler recently revealed that he was nearly shot and killed by a blank bullet on the set of this ‘Olympus has Fallen’ sequel, ‘London Has Fallen.’
'The Phantom of the Opera' is coming to Charleston, South Carolina. The highly acclaimed musical is heading to the Palmetto State as part of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center's Best of Broadway series this March (2016). Check out the report below for all the details as well as some behind the scenes videos from the production.
Alfie Boe is stepping down from the lead role as Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' on Broadway. Jean Valjean fans have no fear, John Owen-Jones ('Phantom of The Opera') will be taking over the role of prisoner 24601.
It is a great time to be an Adam Pascal fan, or just to be Adam Pascal himself. Pascal is current gearing up for a starring role in Seth Rudetsky’s 'Disaster! on Broadway.' That is not all. Pascal is joining Norm Lewis and some other big names in a one night charity concert with the Broadway Inspirational Choir. Meanwhile, fans of Pascal’s earlier work will be happy to know that 'RENT' is going on tour later this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
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.
Pretty much everything that Donald Trump does these days is making headline. But here at Classicalite we are not so much concerned with what he says, but what he listens too. Turns out that Trump is a pretty big fan of Pavarotti performing Puccini's "Nessun Dorma", Adele's "Skyfall" theme, Elton John's hit "Rocket Man" and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Phantom of the Opera." These are four songs that are commonly played at Trump’s campaign rallies.
With hits like Book of Mormon, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Jersey Boys, Broadway is once again taking the country and the world by storm with popular touring productions. Many theatergoers around the country opt to see the touring productions because tickets are generally cheaper on the road than on Broadway, especially in terms of resale prices. The secondary ticket market is seeing price increases for a number of touring productions, just not to the extent of many of their Broadway counterparts, according to data provided by TiqIQ.
'The Color Purple,' though, has one thing that 'Fiddler on the Roof 'does not have: a famous pop singer. And, least we forget, Danielle Brooks (i.e. "Taystee" from 'Orange is the New Black').
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber--certainly one of the theater's best-cast composers, writers and producers. Be it on Broadway or in his native West End, it's his name above so many other cast ones in productions as brilliant and as varied as 'Cats,' 'Evita,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' etc. ad inf. But what about his newest show, 'School of Rock: The Musical,' beginning previews early November (opening officially on December 6) at the Shubert's Winter Garden Theatre? And can YOU, Classicalites, afford a ticket?
Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey will make cameo appearances at a special performance as the musical becomes the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.
It seems that Jackie Evancho's most recent performance on America's Got Talent--with whom the singer has a history--apparently stunned audiences on a massive scale singing Phantom of the Opera's "Think of Me."
The singer, actress, talk show host and former child star will be the first African-American to play the 'Cinderella' title role in the Broadway musical.