BUT, it will be rebooted in Las Vegas in 2015
Remember when we got all excited/worried that Julie Taymor signed on to direct a Broadway musical based on the adventures of Spider-Man but things started to go terribly wrong when players were getting injured so severely in previews that they had to quit the production and the show had to go dark for a week so that it could be revamped? Then Taymor got fired and the show re-opened and finally found box office success (and, thankfully, no more injuries)? Yeah, well, the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark story is about to come to a close. Due to declining ticket sales, the show will close on Broadway in January. Plans are in the works to adapt the stage production for Las Vegas, where producers feel the show can find new life … but Spider-Man‘s time on the Great White Way is about to come to a final end. More »
A Whole New World
In recent years, the Walt Disney Company has successfully adapted many of their films for the Broadway stage (including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and more) and next year they will be bringing their animated version of Aladdin to the live-action musical theater stage. Disney’s Aladdin, as it is called, is already being performed in Toronto, Ontario ahead of its Broadway debut early next year and today we get to see a few photos from the show. Click below to get your first look at the live action versions of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the magical Genie. More »
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Workshopping in 2014
Children of the 90′s, take note … for a new Broadway musical is coming out way from singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette who has decided to turn her mega successful debut American album Jagged Little Pill into a show. To be honest, there are a host of ways that an idea like this can turn out very badly but considering Alanis herself is involved in this new production, I am insanely hopeful that this Jagged Little Pill musical will turn out AMAZINGLY well! AHHHH. Read on to learn more. More »
Back in June we learned the exciting news that actor Neil Patrick Harris signed on to star in a new Broadway production of the smash off-Broadway show (turned indie cult classic film) Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Today we get our first look at NPH as Hedwig as the first promo poster for the show has been released. Neil posted a teaser photo from the poster photoshoot about 2 weeks ago on his official Instagram profile and debuted the poster itself on his official Twitter profile. Click below to see the poster artwork for Hedwig in full below and get your first look at his new incarnation of the fabulous character. More »
Back in February of 2010 we first learned that a musical version of American Psycho was headed for the musical theater stage and today we learn that British actor Matt Smith has been cast in the lead role of Patrick Bateman. Smith, as some of you may know, rose to fame when he took over the lead role of The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who when David Tennant left the role. Now that Smith has moved on from Doctor Who, it would appear that he has his sights set on a career in musical theater. While I still have some concerns about an American Psycho musical, I am intrigued by the decision to cast Matt Smith as the lead. More »
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This Couple Is TOO Cute
A little while back we learned that Orlando Bloom (AKA Miranda Kerr‘s husband) would be the new Romeo in our lives… so to speak. Bloom will be starring alongside Condola Rashad in Broadway’s latest adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Romeo & Juliet. Previews for the show began yesterday and Miranda attended the event to support her hubby. Naturally, she looked amazing, rocking a gorgeous blue dress. The couple was also spotted leaving the event together, and they looked like they had a blast. Peep the gallery for more!
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Here Comes the Musical
Here’s some great news to brighten up your day … the brilliant 2001 French film Amélie is being adapted into a Broadway stage musical! I *just* rewatched Amélie here in LA on the big screen and was just reminded how brilliantly perfect the film truly is … so news of this musical adaptation is very welcome news, indeed. We still have some time to wait before Amélie makes her debut on the Great White Way but with this happy news, we have something positive to look forward to! Wee!! More »
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"For never was a story of more woe ..."
A new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet is headed for Broadway next season and today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, we get our first look at the first promo photo released for play which stars actors Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the famous star-cross’d lovers. In recent years there have been film versions of the classic story (with a new film on the way) but Romeo and Juliet hasn’t graced the Broadway stage in 36 years … until now. Click below to see the full-size image of Orlando‘s Romeo and Condola‘s Juliet as they stare lovingly into one another’s eyes … and make your plans now, y’all. This is a Broadway production that is NOT to be missed. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was my last day here in NYC before Kirsten and I end our holiday adventure and return home to SoCal today. Because I’ve pretty much seen all the Broadway shows that I want to see for this season, I let Kirsten choose the shows she wanted to see and I would happily go along with her. After we saw Macbeth on Monday night, we were both in the mood for more of the Scottish Play … so, we decided to see one of my fave off-Broadway shows — Sleep No More. I was really excited for Kirsten to experience the immersive play for the first time and, to be honest, I was kinda excited to make my return to the McKittrick Hotel so … off we went, for one last adventure together here in the city. More »
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The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon Kirsten and I successfully made it to NYC from Stockholm and we were greeted with a lot of HEAT and HUMIDITY. I’m not kidding, y’all … it’s kinda miserable. Thankfully, our hotel room has a very powerful air conditioning system so we managed to cool off and stay cool … er, that is until we left the room for the night. Kirst and I have been talking about seeing a Broadway show so I decided to let her choose since I’ve pretty much seen everything that I wanted to see this season. She was interested in seeing Alan Cumming‘s one-man performance of Macbeth and because I loved the show so much when I saw it last April, I was happy to see it again. We managed to score 5th row center seats and … away we went! More »
Posted under: 'Macbeth'