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OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!Hello, Donna! Murphy Will Play Dolly Weekly
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016


Rialto Chatter: Will Telly Leung Fly High as ALADDIN's Next Prince Ali?Rialto Chatter: Will Telly Leung Fly High as ALADDIN's Next Prince Ali?
Posted: Jan. 4, 2017


Revised HADESTOWN Will Get NYC Workshop; Is Broadway Next?Revised HADESTOWN Will Get NYC Workshop; Is Broadway Next?
Posted: Mar. 22, 2017


Revised HADESTOWN Will Get NYC Workshop; Is Broadway Next?Revised HADESTOWN Will Get NYC Workshop; Is Broadway Next?
March 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a a revised version of Hadestown, which ran off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop last year, will get a New York City Workshop later this week. The cast will be led by Reeve Carney, Gizel Jimenez, Patrick Page, Amber Gray, and Andre De Shields with James Brown III, Marcus Choi, LuLu Fall, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Adam Perry, and Rocky Vega.

Rialto Chatter: Will Telly Leung Fly High as ALADDIN's Next Prince Ali?Rialto Chatter: Will Telly Leung Fly High as ALADDIN's Next Prince Ali?
January 4, 2017

Will he move from NYC to Agrabah? BroadwayWorld has just exclusively learned that Telly Leungis rumored to take over the title role in Broadway's Aladdin. Disney Theatrical declined to comment, and an official start date has not yet been announced.

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
October 20, 2016

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. BUTTERFLYConfirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLY
August 13, 2016

While there is no official announcement, Michael Riedel writes that she is in talks to bring David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play back to Broadway.

Rialto Chatter: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Moving Closer to a Broadway Bow?Rialto Chatter: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Moving Closer to a Broadway Bow?
May 27, 2016

With a boost in the box office and the final days of an extension dwindling, Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company's world premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is preparing for its next move.

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger.

Rialto Chatter: Kathleen Marshall's Reworked THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Heading to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Kathleen Marshall's Reworked THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Heading to Broadway?
May 6, 2016

Could the recently reworked version of Meredith Willson musicalTHE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN soon land on Broadway?

Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?
April 7, 2016

Julie Taymor could be in the midst of plotting her big Broadway comeback.

Rialto Chatter: Carl Reiner's ALL KINDS OF LOVE Being Adapted for the Stage?Rialto Chatter: Carl Reiner's ALL KINDS OF LOVE Being Adapted for the Stage?
April 4, 2016

Actor and comedian Carl Reiner just revealed that he might have a broadway show in the works! He wrote today on Twitter:

UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???
February 8, 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!UPDATE: Bette Midler Confirms Broadway Return in HELLO, DOLLY Next March!
January 19, 2016

UPDATE: Bette Midler has announced on Twitter that she will indeed be making her return to Broadway next year in Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart's Tony-winning musical HELLO DOLLY!

Rialto Chatter: Will Harvey Weinstein Bring SINGIN IN THE RAIN to Broadway in 2016?Rialto Chatter: Will Harvey Weinstein Bring SINGIN IN THE RAIN to Broadway in 2016?
November 23, 2015

Now according to the Wrap, Harvey Weinstein has plans to bring the production to Broadway following its run in Paris, which is set to conclude on January 17.

Rialto Chatter: Will Scott Rudin Bring Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Scott Rudin Bring Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS to Broadway?
October 27, 2015

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?Rialto Chatter: SCARLET PIMPERNEL Broadway Revival in the Works? WONDERLAND to Make West End Debut?
October 12, 2015

Just last nightPBS aired a new episode of its 66TH AND BROADWAY series, this time featuring the work of composer Frank Wildhorn, and on the show, he revealed scoops on the status of two of his projects.

BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Sets November Developmental Lab; 2016 Premiere?BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Sets November Developmental Lab; 2016 Premiere?
September 29, 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?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?Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next?
June 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the highly-acclaimed production of SPRING AWAKENING currently running through June 14 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is in active talks for a transfer to New York City after the show's West Coast run.

Rialto Chatter Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins Team?Rialto Chatter Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins Team?
March 27, 2015

First announced back in 2009, BroadwayWorld.com has learned some updates today about the long gestating Bat Out of Hell, the Musical.

Rialto Chatter Scoop: Broadway's Best Turn Out for Today's 17 AGAIN Musical Reading; Find Out Who's Who!Rialto Chatter Scoop: Broadway's Best Turn Out for Today's 17 AGAIN Musical Reading; Find Out Who's Who!
March 6, 2015

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is holding a private developmental reading of 17 Again, a new musical with a book by Marco Pennette, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, and direction by Adam Shankman, today, March 6, 2015.

Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?
March 3, 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.



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