This week JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tentatively set a July 1 closing date "unless business improves" and SISTER ACT will shutter on August 26. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH will hit Broadway for a limited run and THE AIMEE PROJECT is aiming for a fall opening night.
In this week's casting news, film and stage actor Bobby Cannavale will lead GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS alongside Al Pacino, and recent Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will depart PETER AND THE STARCATCHER on June 30, to be succeeded by Matthew Saldivar (last seen in the current revival of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE). Michelle Gomez, Brian F. O'Byrne and more will join Jake Gyllenhall in IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET; both NEWSIES star Jeremy Jordan and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson are headed for SMASH on NBC; Cherry Jones is slated to lead THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T. under the direction of ONCE's John Tiffany; Stephen Pasquale has joined Kelli O'Hara and more in FAR FROM HEAVEN at the Williamstown Theatre Festival prior to a Playwrights Horizons run; Kate Shindle, Michael Arden and more took place in a reading of NERDS this week; and Jill Paice will lead REBECCA as "I" along with Ryan Silverman as "Maxim de Winter" in REBECCA this fall.
BroadwayWorld brought you a first look at the Public's AS YOU LIKE IT, THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA in rehearsal, ROCK OF AGES' new stars, Cirque du Soleil's new show ZARKANA, and more!
Composer-lyricist and three-time Tony Award winner Richard Adler died Thursday at 90 years old. In addition to his Tony Awards - for PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES and KWAMINA, Adler is a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and a recipient of the ASCAP-Richard Rodgers Award. Take a look back at Adler's impressive career.
ON THIS DAY looked back at Bob Fosse, MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAMELOT, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Kerry Butler and John Gallagher, Jr.
ONCE's Lucas Papaelias answered THE FRIDAY SIX.
BroadwayWorld's Pat Cerasaro chatted with Leslie Uggams and Jeremy Kushnier.