It’s been a great year of diverse theatre! Here’s a roundup of this season’s best numbers:
On Your Feet! Begins Previews
The new musical based on the life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan began previews on Monday. On Your Feet! stars Broadway newcomer Ana Villafañe. The production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. On Your Feet! opens on Nov. 5, 2015.
The Fiddler on The Roof Box Office Opens Today
Sunrise, sunset, the box office at The Broadway Theatre opens today at 10am. In honor of Fiddler on The Roof’s 50th Anniversary, the box office will be selling seats to select performances for $50. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office in order to receive the special offer.
Bob Saget Joins Hand To God
Saget will be returning to Broadway as Pastor Greg in Hand To God. He will be replacing current cast member Marc Kudisch starting on Nov. 3, 2015. This Tony-nominated play will close its Broadway curtain on Jan. 3, 2016, after which it will transfer to London’s West End. Casting has not been announced for the West End production.
A New King Will Reign in Hamilton
Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) will step into the role of King George III from Oct. 27- Nov. 29 while Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) works on his HBO series. Groff plans on returning to the role after this hiatus.
Now You (Really) Just Can’t Wait To Be King
Disney Theatrical is holding open call auditions around the country for Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway. Casting is seeking dancers, singer and children of all cultural backgrounds. Check here to see where auditions will be happening.
School Is In Session
The littlest rock stars of Broadway took to the streets earlier this week for the School Of Rock photo shoot. I’m excited to this cast really stick it to the man! Check out their photo shoot video here.
The Gin Game Begins Previews
It’s time to watch some gin rummy between two acting legends, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson at the Golden Theater. Previews began on Wednesday and the show is scheduled to run through January 10, 2016. No rush or lotto policies have been announced.
Dames At Sea Begins Previews
Dames at Sea starring John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp, Laurence Olivier, Lesli Margherita and Cary Tedder began previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Thursday night. The show announced that they will offer a student rush at the theatre for every performance. A limited number of $32 tickets will be available to students with a valid student ID. Only one ticket will be given for each transaction.
Corden Takes on Phantom Of The Opera…Again
Theatre lovers rejoice! The Late Late Show with James Corden is NOT one to miss. This week Corden finally had the chance to play his dream role, The Phantom. This newly imagined production took place right on a L.A. crosswalk. Watch this hilarious version of the musical here.
Hamilton Drops Digitally Today
The day is finally here! Hamilton is now available for digital download. On Monday, NPR had a First Listen and fans took to social media about their excitement.
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