Lena Hall Leaving Hedwig and the Angry Inch on April 4 Hedwig Star to Make her Café Carlyle Debut

Hall as Yitzhak.

Hall as Yitzhak.

Hall as Yitzhak.

She has appeared as Yitzhak with four different Hedwigs since Hedwig and the Angry Inch started previews on March 29, 2014. The cult musical, which had been an Off-Broadway hit years before and then was produced around the world, opened on Broadway as a revival on April 22, 2014. Her replacement has yet to be announced.

Four Hedwigs

Hall, who won the Tony for Yitzhak, has appeared in Hedwig with Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, … (read more)

On the Twentieth Century Still on Track Despite Gallagher’s Illness Peter Gallagher Due to Return March 3

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th-25Peter Gallagher has been out of On the Twentieth Century since last Saturday (February 21) when the Roundabout was forced to cancel the evening performance. Gallagher is reported to be suffering from a severe sinus infection, which has affected his ability to sing.

James Moye, his understudy, has been playing the role of Oscar Jaffe since Sunday, February 22. When Gallagher became too ill to perform director Scott Ellis decided that it would be dangerous for Moye to perform Saturday … (read more)

Feb. 27, 2015: Latest London Theatre Notes, Orts, and Doings Willy Wonka, Oppenheimer and Golem in the News

Oppenheimer with John Heffernan.

Oppenheimer with John Heffernan.

Oppenheimer with John Heffernan.

There’s theatre news from London regarding Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Oppenheimer, and Golem. Here’s what’s happening in London this week.

New Willy Wonka Announced

News is that Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on London’s West End. Slinger has a wide range of stage credits that include a wealth of Shakespearean roles. He has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including appearing in the Complete Works and … (read more)

Classic Stage Company’s Hamlet Directed by Austin Pendleton Stars Galore in this New Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Peter Sarsgaard as hamlet off broadway

Peter Sarsgaard as hamlet off broadway

Peter Sarsgaard plays Hamlet.

Recently announced players for the Classic Stage Company’s Hamlet, which will be directed by Austin Pendleton, include Lisa Joyce, Penelope Allen, and Two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella. Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State) wlll play Hamlet.

The Roles

The cast is exceptionally exciting. Along with Joyce (Boardwalk Empire) as Ophelia, the cast will include Allen (Richard III) as Gertrude, Spinella (Angels in America: Perestroika, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches) as … (read more)

Lisa D’Amour’s Broadway Debut of Airline Highway Features Tony Winner Julie White Manhattan Theatre Club’s Presentation of Steppenwolf’s Production Coming April 1

Julie White to star in Airline Highway.

Julie White to star in Airline Highway.

Julie White to star in Airline Highway.

The Broadway premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway will include a stellar cast. Tony winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) will play Tanya. Included in the Broadway production will be K. Todd Freeman (The Song of Jacob Zulu) as Sissy Na Na, Scott Jaeck (August: Osage County) as Wayne, Ken Marks as Francis (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and Judith Roberts (Orange Is (read more)

Fish in the Dark Continues Big Box Office as Matilda Spikes Up Broadway Grosses and Box Office for Week Ending Feb 22, 2015

Larry David must be feeling "pretty, pretty good" about Fish in the Dark.

Larry David must be feeling "pretty, pretty good" about Fish in the Dark.

Larry David must be feeling “pretty, pretty good” about Fish in the Dark.

Larry David’s Fish in the Dark continued its strong run at the box office for the week ending February 22, 2015, while Matilda The Musical’s sales went up more than 13% from the week prior. Musicals that have been running strong, such as The Book of Mormon (102.5%), Aladdin (100.9%), The Lion King (99.8%), and Wicked (96.5%), continued to do so. Helen Mirren in The Audience, … (read more)

Broadway and Theatre News Notes: Spacey Gets Olivier Plus Groff Joins Hamilton & Lane Back on Broadway

Spacey to receive a Special Olivier.

Spacey to receive a Special Olivier.

Spacey to receive a Special Olivier.

Kevin Spacey, who’s a Tony and Oscar winner, will receive a Special Award at the Olivier Awards. Spacey will be presented with his Olivier on April 12 at London’s Royal Opera House. The American actor, who has served as Artistic Director of the Old Vic for the past decade, is being given the award in order to acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to The Old Vic and to British theater.

Jonathan Groff in Musical Hamilton

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Robert De Niro to Direct A Bronx Tale for Paper Mill Production A Bronx Tale Score by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater and Book by Chazz Palminteri

Robert De Niro to direct A Bronx Tale. at Paper Mill

Robert De Niro to direct A Bronx Tale. at Paper Mill

Robert De Niro to direct A Bronx Tale.

Oscar winner Robert De Niro will be part of the creative team that brings the musical adaptation of the Chazz Palminteri film A Bronx Tale to the stage. Along with De Niro will be four-time Tony winner director Jerry Zaks. Palminteri is adapting his film script for the stage while Alan Menken & Glenn Slater will score the musical. De Niro directed and starred in the 1993 film, which is based on … (read more)

Hamilton & Lin-Manuel Miranda Headed to Broadway New Musical Will Open in Summer 2015 After Public Run

Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton the New Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton the New Musical

Hamilton starring Lin-Manuel Miranda will go to Broadway.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Tony, Drama Desk, Grammy, and Emmy winner, has a new musical and it will be on Broadway this summer. The musical, Hamilton, will start previews on July 16 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Miranda, who created the highly acclaimed musical In the Heights, is presently enjoying an extended run of Hamilton at the Public Theatre. Hamilton, which will play at the Public’s Newman theatre through May 3 … (read more)

The Heidi Chronicles Previews Tonight at the Music Box First Broadway Revival Stars Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo

The Heidi Chronicles will be the final show to open on Broadway in March.

heidi56Four shows, including The Heidi Chronicles, will open on Broadway in March. The other three, Fish in the Dark, On the Twentieth Century, and The Audience, are already in previews. Which means that tonight The Heidi Chronicles completes the quarter of February previews destined for March openings.

The Cast and Creative Team

The revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning play includes “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss in the title role. Jason Biggs (The Graduate) … (read more)

On the Twentieth Century’s Peter Gallagher: 10 Fast Trivia Facts Find Out about his First Broadway Show and Much More!

Gallagher stars with Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century.

Gallagher stars with Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century.

Gallagher stars with Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century.

Peter Gallagher is currently in previews with Kristin Chenoweth in the Roundabout’s production of On the Twentieth Century. Although most people came to know Gallagher through his movie roles, especially the hit film Sex, Lies, and Video Tape (1989), in which he starred with James Spader, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo, Gallagher had already been in five Broadway shows before that movie was released and made him a star.

How … (read more)