Wake Up With BWW 8/15: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway and Tour Casting, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
Broadway in Bryant Park has its final performance today! This week's performances will feature the casts of The Phantom of the Opera (Ben Crawford, Kaley Ann Voorhies, Paul A. Schaefer); Mean Girls (Reneé Rapp, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Danielle Wade); Frankenstein; Tootsie (Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Britney Coleman, Shina Ann Morris, Diana Vaden).
New casting has been announced for Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway and tour! Stars of the First National Tour, including Jessica Phillips ('Heidi Hansen'), Tony Award-nominee Christiane Noll ('Cynthia Murphy'), Jared Goldsmith('Jared Kleinman') and Phoebe Koyabe ('Alana Beck') will reprise their critically acclaimed roles on Broadway this fall; Toronto company members Jessica Sherman ('Heidi Hansen'), Claire Rankin ('Cynthia Murphy'), Stephanie La Rochelle ('Zoe Murphy') and Alessandro Costantini ('Jared Kleinman') will hit the road for the second year of Dear Evan Hansen's recording-breaking North American Tour.
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1) Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Plus Tour Cast Changes!
Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich has announced several casting changes for the Broadway and North American touring productions of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen.. (more...)
Jonathan Groff appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where he took time to record voice memos for Fallon's children as Kristoff, his character from Frozen!. (more...)
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Lea Salonga will take on the role of Mrs. Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's classic musical SWEENEY TODD in the Philippines. The show culminates Atlantis' 20th Anniversary Season in 2019. She stars opposite Jett Pangan in the title role.. (more...)
Following a critically-acclaimed first year on tour, Israeli theatre, film and TV star, Yehezkel Lazarov, will continue his celebrated performance as Tevye in Year 2 of the Fiddler on the Roof North American Tour. Additional casting and upcoming tour dates have also been announced.. (more...)
The cast of SIX the musical took to the stage at Broadway in Chicago's summer concert earlier this week to give audiences a taste of the hit musical! Check out the video!. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
The final week of Broadway in Bryant Park is upon us! This week's performances will feature the casts of The Phantom of the Opera (Ben Crawford, Kaley Ann Voorhies, Paul A. Schaefer); Mean Girls (Reneé Rapp, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Danielle Wade); Frankenstein; Tootsie (Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Britney Coleman, Shina Ann Morris, Diana Vaden).
What we're geeking out over: The Blonds Announced Partnership With MOULIN ROUGE! at NYFW
The Blonds first brought glitter, glamour and drama to the runway at New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows in February 2017. This September, the avant-garde ready-to-wear designers will return to NYFW: The Shows to debut an off-site theatrical collaboration with Moulin Rouge!The Musical on September 9th, 2019, at 9PM at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), home of the hit musical.
Co-founded by designer Phillipe Blond and creative director David Blond, The Blonds' Spring 2020 Runway show will feature collection looks inspired by Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This marks the first of its kind off-site theatrical collaboration debut for the brand, offering guests a unique, never-before-seen runway experience.
What we're watching: Tina Fey Heads Home To Philly To Kick-Off MEAN GIRLS Ticket Sales!
At the event, Tina sat down with longtime friend and the inspiration for the beloved MEAN GIRLS character of the same name, Damian Holbrook, for a creative conversation about the show and more! Check out a clip from the evening!
Lord Burgess, the songwriter of "Day-O," just stopped by the Winter Garden Theatre to celebrate his 95th birthday with the cast of BEETLEJUICE. Watch as the audience joins in for a special post-show sing-along!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!