Issue #187: February 15, 2007
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will
be closing in July after a 13-year run making way for the latest
Disney animation to stage musical, The Little Mermaid. Mermaid will
have a try out in Denver when it opens at Ellie Caulkins Opera
House on July 27 with the Broadway opening scheduled for December
6 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. When Beauty and the
Beast closes on July 29 it will have racked up 5,464 performances
making it the sixth-longest running show in Broadway history.
- The latest Alain Boubil/Claude-Michel Schonberg musical The
Pirate Queen opens on Broadway on April 5.
- Liev Schreiber hasn’t wasted
any time after his recent appearance on CSI…you can
catch him in a revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk
Radio opening February 25.
- Tony-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers)
is on board to direct and choreograph the next Mel
Brooks Broadway musical. Look for the stage
adaptation of the hit cult movie Young Frankenstein to
open in the fall.
- The Palace Theater will play host to Legally Blonde when
it opens on April 29. Currently in San Francisco, Laura
Bell Bundy is pretty in pink in the lead as Elle Woods…and
is in good hands with Tony-winning choreographer Jerry
Mitchell who is making his directorial debut.
Concert Tickets are hot as well as Broadway theater shows like Jersey Boys
Tickets, Disney's Mary Poppins on
Broadway and classics like Wicked Tickets.
- The Phantom of the Opera’s return to Toronto
after almost 10 years is proving to be quite a run….set
to open on February 25 the record breaking musical has already
extended its run at the Princess of Wales Theatre through to
- There are some rumblings that Elton John is
interested in bringing the Aussie musical Priscilla Queen
of the Desert first to London then to Broadway. You
may recall this was a huge sleeper hit when the movie version
was released in the 90s.