Alfie Boe is back on Broadway, starting tonight! The former 'Les Miserables' Jean Valjean actor is taking over the leading role of J.M.Barrie in 'Finding Neverland.' Boe is replacing Tony Yazbeck.
The old theater adage says the show must go on, but that doesn’t mean every actor can. In this issue of the Classicalite Weekly Reprise we are looking at some of the recent cast shake ups on Broadway. Jean Valjean actor Alfie Boe has left 'Les Miserables' to join the cast of 'Finding Neverland' as J.M. Barrie. Boe will be replaced by former Jean Valjean actor and UK 'Phantom' John Owen-Jones. Boe will be replacing Tony Yazbeck. Meanwhile the Kander and Ebb classic, 'Chicago' has a new/old Billy Flynn. Jason Danieley ('The Visit,' 'Next to Normal,' 'The Full Monty') returned to the role this past Monday, February 29. replacing Eddie George.
Broadway’s 'Finding Neverland' is in the middle of a few cast shake ups at the moment. J.M. Barrie actor Tony Yazbeck is out the door and 'Les Miserables' lead Alfie Boe is getting read to take his place. Captain Hook actor Kelsey Grammer is also getting ready to leave the show once again but not as soon as he planned. Grammer has extended his return Check the report below for all the latest news and updates.
Tony Yazbeck is stepping down from his lead role as J.M Barrie in Finding Neverland, and that means Alfie Boe will be stepping up to dance with the bear. John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera) will be taking over Boe’s role as in Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
More than 40 years since its initial release, Pete Townshend has created a "classical" version of The Who's iconic album 'Quadrophenia.' On Tuesday, June 9, Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Classics will release Townshend's new, orchestral version in both standard and deluxe editions. This new version of Quadrophenia will have its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir along with Pete Townsend, Alfie Boe, Billy Idol and very special guests on July 5.
Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist and song-writer of The Who, has announced that he has created a classical version on the bands 1973 album, "Quadrophenia" for symphony orchestra, opera singers and choir.
The superstar who stepped all the way to the season 14 finale of Dancing with the Stars, Katherine Jenkins announces her next release (celebrating 10 years in the industry) Home Sweet Home on January 27 via Decca Records.
They might have been on strike at Carnegie Hall, but across the pond in Blightly, the Classic Brit Awards still steamrolled ahead. A massive production--filmed for mainstream, primetime TV (the ITV1 channel)--it was a cast of dozens and a healthy clutch of big stars.
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