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Pretty Woman: The Musical opening on Broadway August 16th now starring Andy Karl

Three-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, last seen on Broadway in “Groundhog Day,” has been cast as the male lead in the upcoming “Pretty Woman: The Musical.” He’ll play Edward Lewis (Richard Gere in the 1990 movie) opposite Samantha Barks’ Vivian (the role that made a superstar of Julia Roberts). Karl, who won an Olivier Award for the London production of [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Schedule of Upcoming London Shows: What’s announced and what’s in previews in the West End

THE GRÖNHOLM METHOD • Theatre: Menier Chocolate Factory • First Preview: May 10, 2018 • Opening: May 22, 2018 • Playwright: Jordi Galceran, translated by Anne García-Romero and Mark St. Germain • Director: BT McNicholl • Cast: Jonathan Cake, Greg McHugh, Laura Pitt-Pulford, John Gordon Sinclair Set in the offices of a New York City Fortune 500 company, four unsuspecting [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Star Wars’ Adam Driver will headline Burn This on Broadway in 2019

Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls) is set to return to the stage in 2019 in the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 drama Burn This. Tony winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) will direct the production at a theater to be announced. Driver will play the role of [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

U2 to play at New York’s Apollo Theater for SiriusXM on June 11th. Invitation only!

Announced on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” today, U2 will take over New York City’s famed Apollo Theater for one June evening.   Described as a “one night detour” from U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour, the band’s date at the Apollo is June 11. It certainly will be an up-close-and-personal night with Bono & Company.  The venue’s 1,500-plus capacity is considerably [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Concerts, Special Events|0 Comments

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman working on a Broadway-aimed Some Like It Hot musical

A new musical adaptation of the film classic Some Like It Hot is in the works, with a Broadway premiere slated for 2020. The show will feature a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (the team behind the sounds of Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, and Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns), plus a book by playwright Matthew Lopez [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will return to Madison Square Garden in December

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will return to New York this holiday season for a December 13th–30 run at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The New York stop is part of a holiday tour for the production that will launch in Chicago November 16. Stops are also planned in Boston and Philadelphia. Grinch was [...]

By |May 12th, 2018|Special Events, Theater|0 Comments

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells lead the Broadway cast of ‘The Boys in the Band’ opening May 31st, 2018

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells will head the ensemble of Mart Crowley's landmark 1968 comedy-drama directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello about a birthday party that turns sour. Ryan Murphy will team with Wicked producer David Stone to bring a 50th-anniversary revival of The Boys in the Band to Broadway, assembling a deluxe cast [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

‘Glee’ alums Lea Michele and Darren Criss announce Co-Headlining Tour

It may not be William McKinley High School, but two “Glee” alumni are reuniting on a much bigger stage. Lea Michele and Darren Criss announced Monday that they are re-teaming for a co-headlining tour, performing songs from Broadway, their recent solo albums, and the hit Fox show. Dubbed the LM/DC tour, the two will hit the road starting May 30 [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Concerts|0 Comments

‘Moulin Rouge!’ The Musical will bring sensual cabaret to Broadway. Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo will headline

Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo will headline the new musical adaptation of “Moulin Rouge,” the stage adaptation of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film. Tveit, a Broadway fan-favorite whose screen work has included the film version of “Les Miserables” and TV outings “Graceland” and “Grease Live,” will play the role Ewan McGregor played in the movie, with Tony winner Olivo (“West [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

London success ‘Travesties’ on Broadway starring Tom Hollander. Nominated for 4 Tony Awards

Tom Hollander stars in Tom Stoppard's stirring drama Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre in 2018. Hollander is reprising his role as Henry Carr from an earlier production at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End. Patrick Marber directs the first-ever Broadway revival. James Joyce, Dadaist Tristan Tzara, and Lenin walk into a Zürich drawing room in 1917… and from [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments