Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
BRING IT ON opened its limited engagement on Broadway on Wednesday, and BroadwayWorld brought you complete coverage of the high-spirited celebrations, from red carpet arrivals to curtain call to the after party, plus reviews and the Gypsy Robe ceremony - and even more!
In this week's casting news: the Broadway-bound new musical ALLEGIANCE, which will open at The Old Globe this fall, will feature George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Paolo Montalban, Allie Trimm and many more; two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn will join the previously announced Carolee Carmello in SCANDALOUS; Bobby Cannavale, Matt McGrath and more are set for '8' at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Rob Morrow has joined the cast of York Theatre Company's LAST DANCE; Stephen Anthony and Merritt David Janes will lead the cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN's first national tour; and British movie star Orlando Bloom may be headed for the Great White Way in Romeo & Juliet.
Broadway lost two well-known members of its community this week: lauded writer and commentator Gore Vidal passed away July 31 at age 86, and Tony Award-winning producer Joan Stein passed away at age 59. Read more about Stein's prolific career here; BroadwayWorld's Pat Cerasaro took a look back at Vidal's varied work in a Flash Special.
Don't forget to take an exclusive first look at the brand new FINDING NEVERLAND poster, starring Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig, footage from Goodspeed's CAROUSEL and The Actors Fund's CHESS; plus read more about why HONEYMOON IN VEGAS postponed its Toronto run; END OF THE RAINBOW's August 19 closing date and Linda Lavin's upcoming Birdland show.