Wake Up With BWW 8/23: THE SHINING on Broadway, MARGARITAVILLE Tour Casting, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
Is The Shining heading to the stage? Director Ivo van Hove is set to work on a stage adaptation of the film. Simon Stephens has been working on the script and it is believed that the play will premiere in London's West End before heading to Broadway.
Casting has been announced for the North American tour of Escape to Margaritaville! The cast will feature Chris Clark as Tully, Sarah Hinrichsen as Rachel, Shelly Lynn Walsh as Tammy, Peter Michael Jordan as Brick, Rachel Lyn Fobbs as Marley, Patrick Cogan as J.D. and Matthew James Sherrod as Jamal/Ted.
Encores! has announced its casting for its upcoming season. Cast members will include Alexandra Socha, Kate Baldwin, Ashley Park, and more!
Casting has been announced for the upcoming Rock of Ages Hollywood! The show will be led by Broadway's Nick Cordero and Frankie Grande!
Read more about these and other top stories below!
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1) Casting Announced For ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE North American Tour
Casting has been announced for the North American tour of Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE.. (more...)
New York City Center today announced select casting for the 2020 Encores! season.. (more...)
The complete cast is set for ROCK OF AGES Hollywood, which will open this fall at a specially built performance venue and nightlife destination on Hollywood Boulevard named after the venue at the center of the show, The Bourbon Room.. (more...)
4) Ivo van Hove to Direct Stage Adaptation of THE SHINING
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Director Ivo van Hove is set to work on a stage adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, according to Forbes. Simon Stephens has been working on the script and it is believed that the play will premiere in London's West End before heading to Broadway.. (more...)
Susan Boyle made headlines a decade ago when she surprised everyone with her performance of Les Miserables' 'I Dreamed a Dream' on Britain's Got Talent. Last night, Boyle returned to the Got Talent stage, performing her signature song again on Wednesday night's America's Got Talent results show.. (more...)
What we're watching: Watch a Magical Sneak Peek of DERREN BROWN: SECRET
From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, for the first time ever, this U.K. phenomenon and Netflix star brings his talents to Broadway. We got a special sneak peek today and you can check out a magical sneak peek!
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Beetlejuice's very own Barbara Maitland, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, is bringing us to the Netherworld to introduce us to her puppet friend, Adam 3.0! Check out her series of Instagram videos to see the adventures of Kerry and Adam 3.0, along with Kerry's co-star Rob McClure!
Find more clips here!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Andrew Rannells, who turns 41 today!
Rannells most recently appeared in the revival of The Boys In The Band on Broadway.
Rannells received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his work as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon.
Rannells was also seen on Broadway as Whizzer in Falsettos, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and King George II in Hamilton.
He has also been a part of the development of new projects including William Finn and James Lapine's Little Miss Sunshine and Douglas Carter-Beane's Lysistrata Jones.
In addition to voice work early in his career, he also starred on the HBO hit series Girls, NBC's The New Normal, and had recurring roles on How I Met Your Mother, The Knick, and Another Period.
On film, he was seen in The Intern, Bachelorette, and more.
See you bright and early Monday, BroadwayWorld!