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At opening night of the classic play about newspapermen, Matt Rodin plays 'Extra Extra Extra" with the starry crowd.
Ooooh, Rocky! Fox's highly anticipated Rocky Horror Picture Show aired on October 20, and between all the red lips, fishnets and insa-a-a-a-ane sets, we wanted to ask the fans which performances they loved the most. The starry cast included Laverne Cox, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Vereen, Reeve Carney, Tim Curry, Staz Nair, Ryan McCartan and Victoria Justice. Did the 40-year anniversary re-vamp do the original cult classic justice? The classic songs seem to stick out in the fans' top 10 below! Take a look!
"Over at the Frankenstein Place"
"I Can Make You a Man"
"Don't Dream It"
"Science Fiction/Double Feature"
"Rose Tint My World"
"Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me"
"The Time Warp"
New School of Rock star Becky Gulsvig drops by Broadway.com HQ to chat with Imogen Lloyd Webber.
Brian d’Arcy James is Mr. Hollywood, now. After starring in the Oscar-winning Spotlight, the Something Rotten! Tony nominee has now been tapped to appear in Molly’s Game, according to Deadline. The film, which will mark Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, will star Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.
Based on the memoir by “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, the film follows an aspiring Olympic skier who becomes involved in the high-stakes world of celebrity gambling. Bloom organized numerous invite-only poker games for A-listers and eventually became the target of an FBI investigation.
D’Arcy James has a number of additional screen projects lined up. He is currently shooting the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, helmed by Spotlight director Tom McCarthy. He is also attached to Felt, Rebel in the Rye and Trouble.
Prior to Something Rotten!, d’Arcy James received Tony nominations for his performances in Shrek and Sweet Smell of Success. His additional stage credits include the off-Broadway production of Hamilton, Macbeth, Time Stands Still, Next to Normal and The Apple Tree.
The cast of Broadway's A Bronx Tale showed off their moves at New 42nd Street Studios on October 21. Check them out!
Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Sophie Okonedo to Star Opposite Damian Lewis in The Goat
Sophie Okonedo will join the previously announced Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? in the West End. She won a Tony for A Raisin in the Sun and garnered a Tony nod for The Crucible earlier this year; Okonedo also received an Oscar nomination for Hotel Rwanda. Directed by Ian Rickson, the show is scheduled to play a strictly limited 12-week season at London’s prestigious Theatre Royal Haymarket from March 24, 2017 through June 24.
Sell/Buy/Date Extends Off-Broadway
Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony winner Sarah Jones, has extended by a week off-Broadway through November 20. Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the limited engagement, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry, is playing at New York City Center’s The Studio at Stage II.
Daveed Diggs & More Set for The 24 Hour Plays
Tony winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), Raúl ...
Happy Friday, and happy Aaron Tveit day! Yes, it's true: Every day feels like Aaron Tveit day at Broadway.com HQ, but we hope you're wearing your ceremonial salmon shorts and shower-singing "The Thong Song" in honor of his birthday. Despite the national holiday, it was still a busy week on the Great White Way, from a screaming match between streetlamp crooners and alley cats to the ultimate power pantsuit. Catch up on all you may have missed over the past seven days with the Lessons of the Week!
Mark Ballas Loves to Scream at Cats
What's a Jersey Boy to do between shows on Saturday? Yelling at a bunch of Jellicles sounds reasonable. In his premiere Jersey Boys vlog episode, Mark Ballas showed viewers a weekly tradition: yelling across the street to the cast of Cats every Saturday at five. The guys at the August Wilson may be able to walk like a man, but are they cock of the walk when they're walking alone?
Jellicle Cats Are Probably Messy Bakers
Even if they're getting screamed at by some Broadway New Jerseyans, the cats of Cats know how to party: with lots and lots of...flour. At ...
Chazz Palmenteri's story of growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s gets ready to take to the Broadway stage as a full-fledged musical. Step inside rehearsals for a video sneak peek!
Late Rent composer Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical Tick, Tick...BOOM! opened off-Broadway at Theatre Row on October 20. Check out the pics!
Extra! Extra! The highly anticipated revival of The Front Page starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman and a slew of acting titans opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on October 20. See the headline-making guests who came out for the starry opening, and catch the comedy through January 29, 2017!
The Front Page, starring John Slattery, John Goodman, Nathan Lane and a cavalcade of stars opens on the Great White Way.
Wishes do come true, Broadway.com readers!* After you requested it this past summer, 13 Going On 30 could be landing on the Great White Way. Andy Fickman (Heathers: The Musical) will direct the stage adaptation of the hit 2004 film, which starred Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. According to Deadline, the producing team includes Fickman, Revolution Studios, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner.
The production will feature music and lyrics by First Date team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner and a book by the movie’s screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. 13 Going on 30 follows the story of unhappy middle school student Jenna, who makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the following day as a 30-year-old woman.
The movie contained a big “Thriller” dance, which may be included in the tuner if licensing allows. Check it out below.
*So maybe don't wish that you want to be 17 years older than you are.
West End star Killian Donnelly will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots. Donnelly, who earned an Olivier nomination for originating the role of Charlie in the West End staging, will take over for Aaron C. Finley beginning December 6.
In addition to Kinky Boots, Donnelly’s additional London stage credits include Memphis, Billy Elliot, The Commitments, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. He also appeared in the screen adaptation of Les Miz, playing Combeferre.
Featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, the Tony-winning Kinky Boots follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from a local drag queen. Together, these two become an unstoppable team, and find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.
When Donnelly assumes the role of Charlie, he’ll join a cast that will include Youtube star Todrick Hall as Lola (Hall succeeds Alan Mingo Jr. beginning November 1), Haven Burton as Lauren, Shannon O’Boyle as Nicola, Marcus Neville as George and Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don.
She's trading in scrubs for serving trays! Charity Angél Dawson, who originated the role of Nurse Norma during Waitress' premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has been part of the cast ever since, assumed the role of Becky beginning on October 20. Keala Settle played her last performance in the Diane Paulus-helmed hit on October 19.
A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Dawson has also been seen on the Great White Way in the 2014 revival of Side Show; she played Lavora in the off-Broadway production of Disaster!. Her other stage credits include Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Ain't Misbehavin', Kiss Me Kate, The Wiz and West Side Story.
The cast of Waitress also features Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, William Popp, Christopher Fitzgerald and Eric Anderson.
Waitress marks five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles' stage-writing debut. Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly and book by Jessie Nelson, the tuner follows Jenna (Mueller), a small town waitress stuck in a loveless marriage. As a nearby baking contest approaches (and a new doctor comes to town), she’s torn between her commitments and—thanks to her pie-making expertise—a chance at freedom.
Move over, late December back in '63—what a night October 21 will be! That's when Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway! starts performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre; the highly anticipated limited engagement is scheduled to run through October 29. Jersey Boys, the story of how they became international superstars, continues to play at the August Wilson through January 15, 2017.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway! marks their return to the Great White Way after wow-ing audiences from San Francisco to London. The show features all of their greatest hits and Valli’s solo hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),” “Let's Hang On!” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Grease,” "My Eyes Adored You," “Who Loves You” and “December ‘63 (Oh What A Night),” along with a variety of musical surprises.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have sold over 175 million records, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, have scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits and ...
Ramin Karimloo needs little introduction as a onetime Phantom in both The Phantom of the Opera and its West End sequel, Love Never Dies, as well as a storming Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway, which brought him a 2014 Tony nod. But he can currently be found opposite Wicked alumna Kerry Ellis as one of four leads in the small but still mighty Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre. The ever-charming and candid performer took time recently to talk about returning home to London, acting in an intimate venue, his hopes for his next Broadway venture, Anastasia, and, yes, working out.
Welcome back to London! Does Murder Ballad feel like a homecoming?
In a way. London is where my kids are, and where they are is home. [Karimloo's sons are 12 and 8.] And London is great—I mean, I do love it—but I can't deny the opportunities that are there for me in New York. There's so much going on there at any moment in time, and there's more of it and it just feels bigger: that's just the way it is. Also, I just love the way musical theater is celebrated out there; it is a great ...
The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.
Dammit (Janet), we loved Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show remake! Laverne Cox's fabulous fashion as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the entire cast's marvelous moves and of course, the new songs and homage paid to old favorites were just a few of the highlights from the eagerly anticipated televised event. Before you watch it again, dye your hair like Annaleigh Ashford's or start obsessing over how to recreate any of the characters' looks for Halloween next week, we want to know which musical number you loved the most. We're shivering with anticipation for your top 10, so Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan flipped the switch and posted hers!
STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.
STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click "rearrange list" to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.
Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.
Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!
Two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones will appear alongside Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in the West End. Directed by John Tiffany, the Broadway and Edinburgh International Festival hit production will begin previews on January 26, 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Opening night is set for February 2.
Time is the longest distance between two places. A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son determined to leave. Former Southern Belle, Amanda Wingfield, is desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, whilst son Tom dreams of breaking free from their faded St. Louis home. But will the long-awaited "gentleman caller" fulfill or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?
Jones will reprise her Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as Amanda Wingfield, with fellow Edinburgh International Festival cast members Michael Esper as Tom and Kate O’Flynn as Laura. Brian J. Smith will reprise his Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as the Gentleman Caller.
The production, which originated in 2013 at the American Repertory Theater, will feature movement by Steven Hoggett, design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Nico Muhly ...
We have your latest West End Hamilton update. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit tuner is now scheduled to begin previews a little later than previously reported and will start performances in November 2017 at the renovated Victoria Palace Theatre. According to U.K. journalist Baz Bamigboye, opening night is set for December. As Miranda hinted to Broadway.com at the Tonys, he is still aiming to appear in London in some shows in 2018.
Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.
Hamilton is currently playing to standing room only audiences at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre and at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre.
This week, Ariana DeBose hangs out with co-star Nick Cordero, visits Something Rotten! pal Eric Sciotto and gets together with her Hamilton family.