ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

Amazing Grace Sets Closing Date


The musical based on the story behind the iconic song will play its final performance on October 25. By the time of closing, Amazing Grace will have played a total of 24 previews and 114 regular performances. Don’t lose faith folks, a national tour is in the works! Stay tuned…

AT&T, You Just Got Patti LuPwned


THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN and she urges you to drop AT&T! “I dropped them years ago, not because of an arrogant and ignorant spokesperson, but because their service stunk,” LuPone told Playbill.com. “I made the right decision to go with Verizon.” Read the rest of her statement here. Come on AT&T, who do you think you are?!

Mann Steps In To Finding Neverland


Tony nominee Terrence Mann is returning to Broadway as Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in Finding Neverland. Mann will be replacing Anthony Warlow who replaced Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer during his summer hiatus. There is no news if Grammar will be returning to the production.  Mann will begin performances on September 29.

Tony Nominee Sydney Lucas to Depart From Fun Home


Lucas will play her final performance on October 4. Not to worry Fun Homies, Gabriella Pizzolo will take over the role of Small Alison beginning October 6.

Meet The Tucks


Principal casting has been announced for the much anticipated musical, Tuck Everlasting. This new musical will star 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster, Andrew-Keenan Bolger (Newsies) as Jesse Tuck, Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland) as Mae Tuck, Michael Park (How to Succeed…) as Angus Tuck, Terrence Mann (Pippin) as the Man in the Yellow Suit, Fred Applegate (The Last Ship) as Constable Joe, Robert Lenzi (South Pacific) as Miles Tuck, Machel Wartella (Wicked) as Hugo and Valerie Write (Elf) as Betsy Foster. Tuck Everlasting directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon), will begin previews at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre on March 31.



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