First Listen: “The Sparkling Diamond” from Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Source: | Posted: August 23 2019 @ 10:06 am

The Sparkling Diamond from Moulin Rouge the MusicalThe producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and RCA Records have released a single of “The Sparkling Diamond” track from the highly-anticipated Original Broadway Cast Recording of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The full album will be released at all digital and streaming providers on August 30 via Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. Fans who pre-order the digital album will receive an instant download of “The Sparkling Diamond.” Click here to pre-order. A physical edition of the album will be made available at a later date.

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Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie, Mason Reeves & More Complete the Cast of Disney's Frozen Tour

Source: | Posted: August 23 2019 @ 10:00 am

Coronation day is just the best! Casting for the upcoming North American tour of Disney's Frozen is complete and Austin Colby, F. Michael Haynie and Mason Reeves have joined the company as Hans, Olaf and Kristoff, respectively. They join the previously announced Caroline Bowman (Elsa)—who in a sweet fairytale twist is married to Colby!—and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) in the road production of the hit musical.

Also joining the Frozen tour cast are Jeremy Morse as Weselton, and Collin Baja and Evan Strand alternating as Sven. Frozen will launch November 10 at the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY, prior to an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles later this fall (December 4 through February 2, 2020). Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances ...

Female Comics Are Taking On A Previously Off-Limits Topic: Abortion

Source: | Posted: August 23 2019 @ 8:37 am

“Given the trend over the last few years to use comedy as therapy, to use laughter to counterpoint pain, a complicated subject like abortion is no less likely to be a topic for comedy than mental health, toxic masculinity or sexual abuse. … [And] in the face of [a wave of restrictionist] legislation, comedy is […]

Tickets Are Now on Sale for The Lightning Thief on Broadway

Source: | Posted: August 22 2019 @ 3:34 pm

The cast of  The Lightning Thief.

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief, the rollicking stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's young adult fantasy novel. The production will play the Longacre Theatre for a 16-week run from September 20 through January 5, with an opening night set for October 16.

Featuring a score by Rob Rokicki, a book by Joe Tracz (Be More Chill) and direction by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill), The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson on a fantastical journey across the United States in search of Zeus' lightning bolt.

The Broadway cast will be led by Chris McCarrell repeating his acclaimed off-Broadway and touring turn as Percy Jackson, with Kristin Stokes as Annabeth, Jorrel Javier as Grover/Mr. D., Ryan Knowles as Chiron, James Hayden Rodriguez as Luke, Jalynn Steele as Sally and Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarisse. Rounding out the company is T. Shyvonne Stewart, Izzy Figueroa and Sam Leicht.

The production will feature choreography by Patrick McCollum and orchestrations by Rokicki and Wiley DeWeese, with scenic design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by David Lander and sound design by Ryan Rumery.

Brian Cox, Bryce Pinkham & More on Revisiting History in the Upcoming Broadway Play The Great Society

Source: | Posted: August 22 2019 @ 2:58 pm

The Great Society stars Brian Cox, Marc Kudisch, Bryce Pinkham and more talk about bringing President Lyndon B. Johnson's life to Broadway.

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