‘Flashdance’ Looking to Dance on Broadway August 2013

‘Flashdance’ Looking to Dance on Broadway August 2013

The musical version of the hit movie “Flashdance” is coming to Broadway next August. Producer Marc Routh spoke to the New York Times  about why the production will be eschewing the usual spring or fall openings for Broadway shows. “I think one of the advant ...

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‘Shrek’ Set to Close on West End February 24

‘Shrek’ Set to Close on West End February 24

The West End run of “Shrek The Musical” will come to an end early next year. The musical, which currently plays at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, will close on Sunday, February 24, 2013, producers DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions announced recen ...

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Donnie and Marie Take Christmas Act to Los Angeles

Brother and sister act Donny and Marie Osmond will bring their Christmas show to Los Angeles for a three-week residency in December. “Donny & Marie – Christmas in Los Angeles” will open December 4 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and will run through ...

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Opens at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater in April

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Opens at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater in April

The upcoming revival of “Jekyll & Hyde” will be coming to Broadway a little earlier than expected. A previously announced 25-week national tour of the musical will kick off this fall, and the show will come to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in April ...

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Andile Gumbi Takes Over Simba in Broadway’s ‘Lion King’

Andile Gumbi Takes Over Simba in Broadway’s ‘Lion King’

Andile Gumbi has taken over the role of Simba in the Broadway production of “The Lion King.” Gumbi has previously performed the same role in productions in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai and South Africa. He is originally from South Africal, and his other st ...

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Nigel Lythgoe Bringing ‘Fame’ Back to Television

Nigel Lythgoe Bringing ‘Fame’ Back to Television

“American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe will bring the classic 1980 film musical “Fame” to the small screen. Lythgoe has teamed up with MGM Television to re-imagine the musical that follows the lives of students as they struggle toward success. The new product ...

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Ticket Lottery Details for Book of Mormon Los Angeles, Wicked Las Vegas

Ticket Lottery Details for Book of Mormon Los Angeles, Wicked Las Vegas

Upcoming tour productions of “The Book of Mormon” and “Wicked” will feature a lottery ticket drawing for $25 tickets. The national tour of “The Book of Mormon” is headed for the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on September 5, and lottery entries will be acc ...

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae Lead Cast in Broadway’s ‘Motown’

Just last month, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy launched a YouTube talent search for an actor to play Michael Jackson in the upcoming Broadway production “Motown: The Musical.” Now it has been announced that the production will officially open April 14, 2013, an ...

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Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon Bring ‘Grace’ to Broadway’s Cort Theatre October 4

Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon Bring ‘Grace’ to Broadway’s Cort Theatre October 4

Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon will appear on Broadway together later this year in “Grace.” “Grace” will begin previews at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on September 13 with an official opening on October 4. The play is written by Oscar-winning director Craig W ...

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Cross Dressing ‘Tootsie’ Getting Musical Adaptation for Broadway

A stage version of the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film “Tootsie” is coming to Broadway. The musical version of the Academy Award-winning movie is coming to the stage as part of a new, five-year agreement with Broadway producer Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions and So ...

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