Wake Up With BWW 3/6: Olivier Nominees, MAGIC MIKE Auditions, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Wednesday! The week is halfway over and we've got a slew of Broadway stories for you to catch up on!
First, the nominations for this year's Olivier Awards were announced! Leading the list of nominees are Company and Come From Away, each with nine nominations.
Auditions are open for the forthcoming Broadway show Magic Mike the Musical! Think you've got what it takes to star in this much-anticipated musical? Submit your audition tape today!
Cruel Intentions is set to embark on a National Tour, beginning later this month, and we've learned who will be starring in this 90s-era hit. The cast will be led by Jeffrey Kringer , Betsy Stewart, and Taylor Pearlstein! The tour kicks off March 29, 2019 in Schenectady, NY.
Nashville is headed to Broadway! That's right, the hit television series will be getting a Broadway musical. While no further information about the production has been announced, we're definitely excited to see this show hit the stage!
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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical. Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical - a stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin & Roger Kumble - will launch its first national tour at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on March 29, 2019. The production will play over 18 cities this Spring.. (more...)
Today (Tuesday 5 March), actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, which takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.. (more...)
Producers of the Broadway-bound Magic Mike The Musical announced today that they are accepting audition videos for a diverse cast of leading men in the show which premieres in Boston this fall - and requires a unique set of talents! The show's director Trip Cullman said, "When Channing Tatum and his co- stars first appeared on the screen, it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen - and we are looking for actors who can surprise and dazzle us in that same unprecedented way. We are especially open to men of any race, ethnicity or creed as long as they are that elusive unicorn who can act, dance and sing brilliantly. So that should be easy!". (more...)
Last night, the Lusty Month of May came early when Lincoln Center presented its benefit concert of Camelot!. (more...)
Syracuse Stage announced the shows that will make up the 2019/2020 season: six plays and musicals on subscription plus a special world premiere directed by TV, stage and film actor Taye Diggs. . (more...)
The Tony Award-winning Falsettos is on the move after its phenomenally successful Broadway revival. After winning two Tonys in its original run, it was nominated for five more in 2017, including Best Revival of a Musical. Leading the talented pack is Max von Essen as Marvin, the married dad turned gay man who learns to navigate his new roles and relationships. Von Essen is, perhaps, best known for his Tony-nominated role as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris. He is also a successful film actor and solo recording artist. Fresh off of a run on Broadway as Greb Vaganov in Anastasia, he agreed to speak with BroadwayWorld Sacramento about his upcoming album release, past roles, and what we can expect from Falsettos.
What we're geeking out over: Hit TV Series NASHVILLE is Getting the Broadway Musical Treatment
Lionsgate and Producer Scott Delman announced today that the beloved Lionsgate and ABC Studios television series Nashville, a hit for six seasons on ABC, CMT and Hulu, is being adapted as a Broadway musical. Delman, a 10-time Tony Award® winner who will serve as lead producer, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Lionsgate and ABC Studios, which co-produced and distributed the television show. Additional information, including production dates and the complete creative team, will be announced shortly.
OMIGOD YOU GUYS! The songs of Legally Blonde: The Musical just hit the Feinstein's/54 Below stage. On Sunday night, Carrie St. Louis led a cast of Broadway and tour favorites in the music of the 7-time Tony-nominated hit musical.
St. Louis was joined by original Broadway cast members Tracy Jai Edwards as Brooke Wyndham and Haven Burton as Paulette, Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale), as Warner Huntington III, Dan DeLuca (Newsies) as Emmett Forrest, Raven Thomas(Hamilton) as Vivienne Kensington, and Darius Wright (Pretty Woman, A Bronx Tale, Matilda) as Kyle/UPS Guy. Additional cast members include DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots, Sweeney Todd) as Margo, Amber Ardolino (Head Over Heels, Hamilton) as Serena, and Shea Renne (Allegiance) as Pilar. They are joined by an ensemble of new NYC faces including Gwynne Wood, Esteban Suero, Jonathan Young, Lauren Urso, Jessica Kundla, Salome B. Smith, and Sonya Venugopal. The evening is produced and directed by Abby DePhillips and Matt Redmond, with music direction by Rebekah Bruce Parker.
"(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House." Aw-shucks, does that mean I won't get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
After Trump mocked Clinton's announcement that she would not be joining the 2020 presidential race, Hillary channeled her inner Regina George, and responded with a subtle (yet epic) Mean Girls subtweet.
The popular quote from the film was later adapted and slightly altered for the Broadway stage musical.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!