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anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#0
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:20pm
Theatre? Cast? Dates?
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#1
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:22pm
THE WEDDING SINGER
Theatre: TBA

First Preview: March 2006

Opening: April 2006

Cast: Stephen Lynch, Laura Benanti, Felicia Finley, and Jason Antoon

Composer Matthew Sklar, lyricist Chad Beguelin and a librettists Beguelin and Tim Herlihy musicalize the 1998 film about a down-on-his-luck crooner.

as per Playbill
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#2
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:29pm
Only thing relatively new to add to this, I think, is that David Josefsberg (of Altar Boyz fame) has been cast in the role Steve Buschemi played in the movie.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#3
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:45pm
do you think the show is too small to play at the hilton? just a suggestion...
hmmm...maybe the chorus line revival could play there! :)
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#4
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:50pm
the Hilton/Ford Center is one of those 'cursed with flop' theatres....like the Plymouth or Longacre. The Wedding Singer seeems perfect for the Hirschfeld.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#5
Posted: 11/16/05 at 6:58pm
yeah!
but poor sweet charity...
re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?
anyway, that would be a good theatre!
and, okay, so:
LESTAT- palace
LION KING-minskoff
MARY POPPINS- new amsterdam

um, what other shows are coming to broadway? something will prob go to the music box theatre sometime soon...
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#6
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:06pm
THE WEDDING SINGER wants the Hirschfeld Theater, but SWEET CHARITY is supposedly not closing when Applegate leaves.

I'm hearing rumors that THE WEDDING SINGER is going into the Music Box Theater if the Hirschfeld doesnt clear out any time soon.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#7
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:18pm
oh, how big is the music box? must be pretty small if in my life can still pay the rent and run...
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#8
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:21pm
In My Life, by all human standards, should be closed by now.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#9
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:24pm
yeah i hope its not another brooklyn and keeps going and going and going...
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#10
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:29pm
Ok, again.

People need to stop suggesting the Hilton. The Hilton is NOT a Jujamcyn theatre...and as every article has stated...THE WEDDING SINGER is slated for a Jujamcyn theatre.

I know they've already put a deposit on a theatre but am not at liberty to say which one. Suffice it to say...it is not nor will it ever be the Hilton.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#11
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:33pm
oh im sorry, ill try to remember that re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#12
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:46pm
Felicia Finley! I love her!
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#13
Posted: 11/16/05 at 7:56pm
I think will probably got into the Hirschfeld theater when Charity closes sometime in January/Febuary. I wonder what will be next for the Hilton? Seems to big to put any of the upcoming shows, unless Tale of Two Cities nabs it.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#14
Posted: 11/16/05 at 9:25pm
True.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#15
Posted: 11/16/05 at 9:35pm
Julia Murney & Leslie Kritzer have auditioned for this show very recently as well.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#16
Posted: 11/16/05 at 10:43pm
Kevin Cahoon confirmed with me that he is playing George (the Boy George character...) in the show. He said they start rehearsals the first week in December, go to Seattle for out of town tryouts in January, and previews in March if all goes according to plan.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#17
Posted: 11/16/05 at 11:42pm
go to the website and get on the guest list! they'll send you info
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#18
Posted: 11/16/05 at 11:44pm
Tale of Two Cities is unlikely to nab anything at this point. They've canceled their tryout in Chicago and they just recently found a new director. It's going to be at least another season before it's ready for Broadway. My guess for Wedding Singer: another vote for Hirschfeld.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#19
Posted: 11/17/05 at 1:15am
Festen is going to the Music Box.

I've heard that Sweet Charity is announcing a big star replacement for after Christina leaves, AND a move to the Hilton, clearing the Hirshfeld for Wedding Singer.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#20
Posted: 11/17/05 at 1:20am
Charity can't even fill the Hirschfeld, let alone the Hilton
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#21
Posted: 11/17/05 at 9:31am
I wonder if Smaxie's info is true about Charity.

Very interesting.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#22
Posted: 11/17/05 at 10:29am
If the rumor is correct, it's supposed to hit the papers tomorrow. Don't know who the star replacement is, but again, it's reported to be someone very famous.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#23
Posted: 11/17/05 at 10:37am
Can't wait to see Wedding Singer here in January.
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re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?#24
Posted: 11/17/05 at 10:42am
Smaxie, you're getting me very excited.

Lets hope there will be an annoucement tomorrow. re: anything new with THE WEDDING SINGER?