Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
In this week's casting news, Stephanie J. Block will set sail as Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES this March, while Kelli O'Hara has signed on to lead FAR FROM HEAVEN's pre-NYC run in Williamstown. Jayne Houdyshell, Terri White and more confirmed that they will transfer to Los Angeles with FOLLIES, and Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan and Condola Rashad will guest star on the next episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY.
THE LYONS, which debuted last fall at the Vineyard Theatre, will play Broadway beginning this April. Dick Latessa and Linda Lavin will star and Mark Brokaw will direct. THE LYONS is described as "a stirring work about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch."
A knowledgable critic for more than four decades, Howard Kissel passed away yesterday at 69 years of age. He is the only person to have been the chairman of both the New York Film Critics Circle and the New York Drama Critics Circle. He is the author of several books, including "The Abominable Showman," a biography of producer David Merrick, and "The Art of Acting," based on the technique lectures of Stella Adler.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and KINKY BOOTS have announced plans to come to Broadway. Both are based on films - Bullets Over Broadway was released in 1994 and was announced for a 2013 Broadway opening; Kinky Boots was released in 2005 and is slated for a pre-Broadway run this October in Chicago. Will the Public's INTO THE WOODS and Michael John LaChiusa's GIANT also play Broadway?
Get a first look at LEAP OF FAITH's stars in a new photoshoot, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS in performance, video highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR'S concert preview and the trailer for the next episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY!
- ON THIS DAY featured A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SILK STOCKINGS, THE PAJAMA GAME, Lea Salonga, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and CRAZY FOR YOU.
- FLASH FRIDAY looked forward to the Academy Awards.
- THE FRIDAY SIX talked with Anne L. Nathan, who'll next appear on Broadway in ONCE.
- STAGE ART gave a unique perspective to CARRIE.