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  • According to The Sun, there may be another bio-musical in development for both Broadway and the West End. Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician Elton John is providing his impressive back catalogue of hits, whilst his 'Billy Elliot' colleague and Tony winner Lee Hall is set to write the book for the project entitled Rocketman the Musical.According to Old Vic Theatre Chief Executive Sally Greene's comments in The Sun, there are big plans in store for John's biography. Tom Hardy has...

  • Mergatroyd Productions presents Tam Lin: A Halloween Tale of Magic & Seduction, by N.G. McClernan, at Theater Five from the 8 - 30 Oct 2005. Tam Lin is based on the Scottish folk ballad 'Tam Lin' and tells the story of Janet, the headstrong daughter of a Scottish warlord, who runs away from home to escape an arranged marriage. She ends up in the Forest of Carterhaugh, which is haunted by the ghostly young Tam Lin. Janet meets and falls in love with Tam Lin, but must return home again when Tam...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • '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...
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  •  Oscar Isaac    Manhattan Theatre Club have announced that Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal will join the cast of their upcoming off-Broadway production of  Beauty Of The Father by Nilo Cruz and directed by Michael Greif. Additional casting and the creative team will be announced at a later date.  Beauty Of The Fatheropens at NY City Center's Stage II on the 10 Jan 2006, following previews from the 15 Dec 2005 and running through to the 19 Feb 2006 In  Beauty Of The Father a young woman travels...