Dave Malloy’s musical 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,' is coming to Broadway. The musical based off of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, will star Josh Groban. Now, the full cast list has been announced. Check out the report below for a look at the musical.
'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.
Your wish has come true. Several of the original cast members of Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway are sticking around for another year. That is one more year for fans to see Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed and all the rest of your favorites.
The cast for Fox’s, upcoming live musical event, 'Rocky Horror: Live' is now complete, if you don’t include Ralph and Betty Hapschatt. It was recently announced that “Biscuit” singer Ivy Levan will open and close out the show as The Usherette. Levan joins an already star studded cast which include 'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox as Frank N Furter and original West End/Broadway/Picture Show Frank actor Tim Curry as the Narrator.
It was recently announced that Tony Award winner, Neil Patrick Harris ('Hedwig and The Angry Inch,' 'Assassins') was cast as the villainous Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of 'Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.' Now it has been revealed that Patrick Warburton ('Seinfeld,' 'Family Guy,' 'Tick') has been cast as Lemony Snicket himself.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical is one of the hardest Broadway shows to get tickets to today. However, one of the perks of being the most powerful man in the world is that you can get Broadway to show up at your doorstep. On Monday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the cast of 'Hamilton' to the White House. This isn’t the first time that Lin-Manuel Miranda has performed at the White House. Miranda performed the opening number from the musical in 2009 at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word. Check out the report below for a look at the cast performance as well as Obama’s comments on his role in 'Hamilton’s' origins.
Marvel’s 'Daredevil' Season 2 is about to stream on Netflix, but that isn’t the only place you will be able to see Charlie Cox ('Boardwalk Empire'). Cox has been cast in Nick Payne’s ('Constellations') new Off-Broadway play Incognito. Cox will be joined by Heather Lind ('Demolition'), Incognito will be directed by Drama Desk and Tony winner Doug Hughes ('Doubt: A Parable').
Tony Award winner Lena Hall ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch') has been cast to lead an invite only reading of the upcoming of the new musical adaptation of 'Citizen Ruth.' The new musical is based on the 1996 Miramax film of the same name, starring Laura Dern and Burt Reynolds. The plot centers around a young drug addicted woman who finds herself arrested and pregnant. Ruth is than ordered to have an abortion or face serious jail time. Check out the report below for more details.
We here at 'Classicalite' understand that the week can be long and sometime some stories go unread. That is why we have devised the Weekly Reprise to keep you up to date on all the latest buzz. Show-Tune junkies get ready for next fix. It was recently announced that the London cast recording of 'American Psycho the Musical' will be released alongside the show’s Broadway debut. Starring 'Doctor Who’s' Matt Smith and featuring music by Spring Awakenings own Duncan Sheik, this blood soaked ode to the 80’s is a must grab. Speaking of must. Sony Masterworks is gearing up to release a live audio recording of the UK’s production of 'Kinky Boots.'
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.
'Disaster!' is currently in preview on Broadway, but you don’t have to make it to NYC in order to get a taste of the new musical. Recently, Seth Rudetsky and the rest of the cast appeared on 'The Today Show' where they previewed the show for all of America to see.
'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez ('Spring Awakening') has landed a role on the new NBC pilot alongside John Lithgow. The show will be called The Trail follows the lives a father and (adopted) daughter, Lithgow and Rodriguez respectively. The twist is that Lithgow’s character Larry Henderson is accused of murdering his wife. It gets even better. The show is said to be a single camera comedy.
The dream is coming true. 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' got a little bit more real last week when the official cast was announced. Now, it has gotten even better. Rehearsals for the upcoming production have started and we have been given our first ever full cast photo. Check out the pic below to see all of your favorite characters and a new generation of names that you will undoubtedly grow to love.
Tony Winner Sutton Foster is making her way to Star’s Hollow. Foster formerly starred in 'Bunheads,' by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who also created 'Gilmore Girls.' So, now that 'Gilmore Girls' is getting a Netflix reboot, Foster is coming along for the ride.
'Grease: Live’s' Julianne Hough isn’t the only member of her family tackling a classic musical. Hough’s brother and fellow Dancing with the Stars' pro Derek Hough is will be feeling that glorious feeling as far as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain. Producer Harvey Weinstein ('Finding Neverland') will be bringing the show, currently produced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to Broadway as part of the 2016-17 season.