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  • Broadway's hit musical Wicked will welcome new principals next month to join current stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (Fiyero) at the Gershwin Theatre.Beginning 2 February, the cast will include Carrie St. Louis (Glinda), Peter Scolari (The Wizard), Dawn E. Cantwell (Nessarose), Michael Genet (Dr. Dillamond) and Zachary Noah Piser (Boq).In addition, two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye assumes the role of Madame Morrible from 16 February (with Kathy Fitzgerald covering the role...

  • Christina Applegate, the star of the upcoming Broadway production of Sweet Charity, broke her foot during a performance of the musical Friday, 11 March in Chicago. The show was playing its second of three pre-Broadway engagements there at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Christina Applegate's doctors are optimistic that she will be able to return to the show in time for the first preview performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, where the musical opens on the 21 Apr 2005 Christina...

  • Sierra Boggess assumes the lead female role of 'Christine Daae' on 21 Jan 2013 in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history. Boggess, who is assuming the role from Marni Raab, is joining the cast just in time for the show's 25th anniversary which the production will celebrate on 26 Jan 2013. Boggess has been specifically chosen by the creative team to join the cast in time for the production becoming the first Broadway show ever to celebrate...

  • Producers of Broadway's hit musical Wicked have announced new principal casting from July 31, 2017, at the Gershwin Theatre.Jackie Burns returns to the lead role of Elphaba. She made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival of 'Hair' and also appeared in the 2014 Broadway premiere of 'If/Then.' She previously starred as Elphaba on Broadway from September 2011 to February 2013, as well as on the National Tour. She also starred in the lead role of Elizabeth on the National Tour of 'If/Then.'Amanda...

  • 'Glee' and 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' TV star Nene Leakes makes her Broadway debut tonight, when she replaces The View's Sherri Shepherd as the wicked stepmother, Madame, in the company of Rodgers and Hammerstein's  Cinderella, at the Broadway Theatre. She will continue in the production until its final performance on 3 January 2015. Nene Leakes is perhaps best known as a Reality TV star on Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta', as well as playing the recurring character of Coach...
  • Recording Artist Jordan Fisher will make his Broadway debut when he assumes the roles of John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre on 22 November 2016. Original cast member Anthony Ramos will play his final performance on 20 November, and go on to film a leading role in Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" on Netflix. Jordan Fisher is signed to Hollywood Records and represented by Abrams Artists Agency. His...

  • Dee Snider, frontman for the 80's rock band "Twisted Sister," stars as 'Dennis' in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages from 11 Dec 2010. Snider assumes the role of 'Dennis' from original cast member Adam Dannheisser. Dee Snider, is making his Broadway debut in the role of 'Dennis,' for an 11-week limited engagement from 11 Oct - 24 Dec 2010 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. While perhaps best known as the lead singer of 80's "Twisted Sister," Dee Snider can also claim credit as the writer of their...

  • Nick Cordero will make his Broadway debut on 24 Sep 2012 when he stars as 'Dennis' in the five-time Tony Award nominated musical, Rock of Ages, playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Cordero will assume the role from original cast member Adam Dannheisser who temporarily leaves the role to star in the Lincoln Center's off-Broadway production of Ayad Akhtar's 'Disgraced' playing at the Claire Tow Theater from 24 Sep - 18 Nov 2012. Dannheisser will return to Rock of Ages on 19 Nov 2012. Cordero's...

  • The Lincoln center has announced the complete cast for their upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein�S South Pacific which will play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre from 1 Mar - 22 Jun 2008. Sean Cullen, Victor Hawks, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Laurissa Romain, Thomas G. Waites and Noah Weisberg, join the previously announced Kelli O�Hara as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque, Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Matthew Morrison as Lt. Joseph Cable and Danny Burstein...

  • It has been announced that the original lead cast members of Disney Theatrical's Broadway musical of Aladdin have extended their contracts to 2016 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will now remain in the production until 21 February 2016. This new musical, based on the Academy Award winning 1992 animated film, officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 20 March 2014, following previews...