ProducerScott Rudinannounced today that, beginningTuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars,Donna Murphy,will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi forTuesdayevening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) andJerry Herman's (music and lyrics)Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendaryBette Midler.(Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.)Confirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLY August 13, 2016
It's usually around this time of year that the Hollywood Bowl announces their summer musical, and this year we haven't heard yet, officially... so we sent out our spies in Los Angeles to see what we could find out. It didn't take long to zero inon what we suspect will be announced very shortly. So, what musical would they choose after LES MISERABLES, GUYS & DOLLS, THE PRODUCERS, RENT, HAIR and last summer's SPAMALOT? Drumroll please... we believe that the Hollywood Bowl Musical will be A CHORUS LINE.UPDATE: Bette Midler Confirms Broadway Return in HELLO, DOLLY Next March! January 19, 2016
Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Karam's The Humans featuring Cassie Beck,Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele, just opened earlier this week, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, the show might have a life after offBroadway. David Rooney writes that producer Scott Rudin will transfer the production (full cast included) to Broadway in 2016.Rialto Chatter: SCARLET PIMPERNEL Broadway Revival in the Works? WONDERLAND to Make West End Debut? October 12, 2015
First announced back in 2009, BroadwayWorld.com broke news earlier this yearabout the long gestating BAT OUT OF HELL Musical - revealing exclusively thatmusician and producer Todd Rundgrenjoined the teamand that the show was hoping to make a 2016 world premiere in Toronto. Producers Michael Cohl and David Sonenberg have joined the project as co-producers, alongside the previously announced Elva Corrie.Rialto Chatter: West End GYPSY Starring Imelda Staunton to Be Filmed for Broadcast, Release? September 15, 2015
According to an email sent to a ticket buyer and alerted to BroadwayWorld.com, plans are underway for the BBC to film the London production during the first week of October for potential broadcast and release. At this time no official announcement of either has been made, and the Savoy Theatre's Twitter account has long denied filming being planned, but stay tuned to BroadwayWorld.com for the latest.Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next? June 5, 2015
According to a recent post by the A.R.T. the show already has plans for Broadway! The theatre auctioned off tickets to the show's opening night on Broadway as a part of its 2015 gala, teasing: 'See it in Cambridge before it heads to NYC!' Casting has not yet been announced, but a recent NYC workshop was led by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Bryce Pinkham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and Eric Anderson.Rialto Chatter: THE ICEMAN COMETH, Starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, Coming to Broadway? February 23, 2015
When the Public Theatre announced HAMILTON's third extension earlier this month, rumors fizzled that the show would in fact transfer to Broadway in time for the 2015 Tony Awards eligibility cut off. Just today, however, the Public announced a special event for tomorrow afternoon, at which the 'HAMILTON creative team, producers and company along with the Public Theater staff at a special gathering to celebrate this new musical.' Could this mean that a Broadway transfer announcement is on its way? Check back tomorrow to find out!