November 18, 2013
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster starred in the Encores! Off-Center presentation of VIOLET back in July, and BroadwayWorld has just learned the the star will lead the show on Broadway in the Spring of 2014. Foster, who was previously set to play Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, had to cancel her March engagement because of a scheduling conflict with the upcoming production.RIALTO CHATTER: Glenn Close Possible for 50th Anniversary Revival of MAME?
November 10, 2013
According to Clyde Fitch Report, Close reportedly turned down the highly sought-after role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the upcoming stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starring Zach Braff. As previously announced, Allen turned down stage legends Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters, both of who reportedly auditioned, and is now leaning towards casting Marin Mazzie, who took on the role in the recent readings of the production.Daniel Evans, Bobby Steggert, Michael Urie, and Alan Cumming Lead Roundabout's COMPANY Reading Today
October 18, 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company today hosts a private reading for a potential new production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, which might include some gender reversals in the casting of SOME of the show's iconic characters. Also, contrary to published reports, Nathan Lane is not currently attached to the workshop. We have confirmed that featured amongst the cast are Bobby Steggert, Michael Urie, and Alan Cumming. The New York Times is now reporting that Tony-winning director John Tiffany is directing and 2008 Tony nominee Daniel Evans is playing 'Bobby', who will be gay in this version of the show.RIALTO CHATTER Update: Daniel Evans, Bobby Steggart, Michael Urie, and Alan Cumming Lead Roundabout's COMPANY Readings; John Tiffany Directs
October 15, 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company has been hosting private readings for a potential new production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, which might include some gender reversals in the casting of SOME of the show's iconic characters. Also, contrary to published reports, Nathan Lane is not currently attached to the workshop. We have confirmed that featured amongst the cast are Bobby Steggart, Michael Urie, and Alan Cumming. The New York Times is now reporting that Tony-winning director John Tiffany is directing and 2008 Tony nominee Daniel Evans is playing 'Bobby', who will be gay in this version of the show.RIALTO CHATTER: Roundabout Hosting Private COMPANY Readings, Including Steggart, Urie, Cumming & More
October 15, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed online reports that the Roundabout Theatre Company has been hosting private readings for a potential new production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, which might include some gender reversals in the casting of SOME of the show's iconic characters. Also, contrary to published reports, Nathan Lane is not currently attached to the workshop. We have confirmed that featured amongst the cast are Bobby Steggart, Michael Urie, and Alan Cumming.Rialto Chatter: Mayor Bloomberg to Receive Special Tony Honor?
June 5, 2013
The 2013 Tony Awards are just four days away and still more names are being added to the list of those who will be honored this year. Michael Riedel writes in today's New York Post that Mayor Bloomberg will accept a special honor on Sunday night.Rialto Chatter: ALL of Broadway to Be Featured in Tonys Opening?
May 31, 2013
The 2013 Tony Awards are just over a week away, and according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel, plans are at last being finalized for the much-anticipated opening number. He writes: 'This year, no single show will kick off the telecast. Every Broadway show - and I mean every show - will be part of the opening.'Rialto Chatter: Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST Heading to Broadway?
March 20, 2013
Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave currently star in the world premiere of Eisenberg's The Revisionist, directed by Kip Fagan, which began its limited run on February 6 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. Now according to the New York Times, the show wil extend yet again, now closing on April 27. Plus, the show is looking into a possible Broadway transfer for the 2013-14 season.Renee Zellweger to Star in THE HUSTLER in the West End?
February 28, 2013
According to the Daily Mail, Renee Zellweger is set to appear in a West End stage version of the movie The Hustler. She would play 'Fast Eddie' Felson's girlfriend. No further casting has been announced.Rialto Chatter: New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical to be Based on ALL IN THE TIMING?
February 26, 2013
As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in early phases of composition. According to the Village Voice, the show, titled All Together Now, is based on 'a small moment' from Ives' All in the Timing and that it will go backwards in time, similar to Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Allong. There is no word yet on which part of All in the Timing (which is a series of one-act plays) the show will be based.RIALTO CHATTER: Is GLEE's Jane Lynch Headed to Broadway This Summer?
February 12, 2013
According to reports, actress Jane Lynch of GLEE may be heading to Broadway for a major musical this summer.Rialto Chatter: Bill T. Jones-Helmed SUPER FLY Coming to Broadway in 2013?
January 30, 2013
According to BroadwayGirlNYC, SUPER FLY, the musical based on the 1972 film directed by Gordon Parks, is coming to Broadway in late 2013. The Mottola Group and The Dodgers Developmental Lab held a developmental workshop for the show last Spring. Bill T. Jones, who also helmed the workshop, will direct and choreograph, as Tommy Mottola just announced on the Howard Stern Show.Rialto Chatter: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Play Golden Theatre This Spring?
January 29, 2013
BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Lincoln Center Theater production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a new play by Christopher Durang, directed by Nicholas Martin might be heading to Broadway in the near future. Now, rumors are cirulating that it might be heading for the Golden Theatre in March 2013.Breaking News: Disney's ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
January 22, 2013
Now, Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, will play its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre(formerly the Canon) November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 and will open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014. The show will feature music by Alan Menken; lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph.Rialto Chatter: Bob Crowley Joining ALADDIN Team & Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Moving Forward
January 9, 2013
Today. Michael Riedel adds to the story noting that Tony-winning set designer Bob Crowley has been added to the team to create a completely new physical production for the run.Graves Joins Ruffelle In PIAF, At The Curve, Leicester?
January 9, 2013
We're told that Tiffany Graves, recently seen as alternate leading lady in Sweet Charity and long-standing Velma in Chicago, will be playing Marlene Dietrich in the Curve's new production of Piaf.Fraser To Direct BWW:UK Award-Winner In THREE SIDES Revival?
January 9, 2013
We hear that Hadley Fraser, most recently seen as Javert in Les Miserables, is turning his hand to directing, and, what's more, will be at the helm of a revival of Three Sides, originally presented at the National Theatre, later this year.Rialto Chatter: ALADDIN to Hit Broadway Spring of 2014 with 'Major New Player' on Creative Team
January 8, 2013
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, MARY POPPINS will close on Broadway on March 3, 2013 to make way for renovations at the New Amsterdam Theater, followed by its next tenant 'A musical adaptation of the company's 1992 animated film 'Aladdin,' according to two Broadway theater executives. Now according to The Wrap, the show will arrive in spring 2014.Denzel Washington to Return to Broadway in A RAISIN IN THE SUN?
December 28, 2012
Denzel Washington, who was last seen on Broadway in Fences, winning a 2010 Tony Award, has been telling the press in interviews that he was headed back to the stage in 2014. Now, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reports today that the show will be A RAISIN IN THE SUN, directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Scott Rudin. Washington will play Walter Lee Younger in the show, which is hoping to hit the stage in the Spring of 2013.Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Wayne Brady & Krystal Joy Brown to Lead ELIZA Reading
December 21, 2012
BWW has learned that Wayne Brady and Krystal Joy Brown will lead an upcoming January 8, reading of Eliza- a contemporary version of Pygmalion. The project, which features a book, music and lyrics by Madison Jones, will be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, and produced by Suzanne de Passe.