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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The full cast has been announced for Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play Equus, opening at the Boardhurst Theatre on 25 Sep 2008, following previews from 5 Sep and running through to 4 Feb 2009. Joining the previously announced Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe and Kate Mulgrew in Equus are Anna Camp, Carolyn McCormick, Lorenzo Pisoni, T. Ryder Smith, Graeme Malcolm and Sandra Shipley, along with Collin Baja, Tyrone Jackson, Spencer Liff, Adesola Osakalumi and Marc Spaulding. Daniel...

  • Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will not reprise his role as 'Claude,' which he played off-Broadway, when Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical plays on Broadway. Groff, currently appearing off-Broadway in Prayer for My Enemy, originated the role of 'Claude' when the musical played an extended run at Delacaorte Theatre earlier this year. Groff was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of 'Melchior' in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. He made his Broadway debut in 'In My Life'...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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