Rialto Chatter: Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST Heading to Broadway?
March 20, 2013
Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave currently star in the world premiere of Eisenberg's The Revisionist, directed by Kip Fagan, which began its limited run on February 6 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. Now according to the New York Times, the show wil extend yet again, now closing on April 27. Plus, the show is looking into a possible Broadway transfer for the 2013-14 season.
Renee Zellweger to Star in THE HUSTLER in the West End?
February 28, 2013
According to the Daily Mail, Renee Zellweger is set to appear in a West End stage version of the movie The Hustler. She would play 'Fast Eddie' Felson's girlfriend. No further casting has been announced.
Rialto Chatter: New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical to be Based on ALL IN THE TIMING?
February 26, 2013
As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in early phases of composition. According to the Village Voice, the show, titled All Together Now, is based on 'a small moment' from Ives' All in the Timing and that it will go backwards in time, similar to Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Allong. There is no word yet on which part of All in the Timing (which is a series of one-act plays) the show will be based.
RIALTO CHATTER: Is GLEE's Jane Lynch Headed to Broadway This Summer?
February 12, 2013
According to reports, actress Jane Lynch of GLEE may be heading to Broadway for a major musical this summer.
Rialto Chatter: Bill T. Jones-Helmed SUPER FLY Coming to Broadway in 2013?
January 30, 2013
According to BroadwayGirlNYC, SUPER FLY, the musical based on the 1972 film directed by Gordon Parks, is coming to Broadway in late 2013. The Mottola Group and The Dodgers Developmental Lab held a developmental workshop for the show last Spring. Bill T. Jones, who also helmed the workshop, will direct and choreograph, as Tommy Mottola just announced on the Howard Stern Show.
Rialto Chatter: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Play Golden Theatre This Spring?
January 29, 2013
BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Lincoln Center Theater production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a new play by Christopher Durang, directed by Nicholas Martin might be heading to Broadway in the near future. Now, rumors are cirulating that it might be heading for the Golden Theatre in March 2013.
Breaking News: Disney's ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
January 22, 2013
Now, Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, will play its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre(formerly the Canon) November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 and will open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014. The show will feature music by Alan Menken; lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph.
Rialto Chatter: Bob Crowley Joining ALADDIN Team & Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Moving Forward
January 9, 2013
Today. Michael Riedel adds to the story noting that Tony-winning set designer Bob Crowley has been added to the team to create a completely new physical production for the run.
Graves Joins Ruffelle In PIAF, At The Curve, Leicester?
January 9, 2013
We're told that Tiffany Graves, recently seen as alternate leading lady in Sweet Charity and long-standing Velma in Chicago, will be playing Marlene Dietrich in the Curve's new production of Piaf.
Fraser To Direct BWW:UK Award-Winner In THREE SIDES Revival?
January 9, 2013
We hear that Hadley Fraser, most recently seen as Javert in Les Miserables, is turning his hand to directing, and, what's more, will be at the helm of a revival of Three Sides, originally presented at the National Theatre, later this year.
Rialto Chatter: ALADDIN to Hit Broadway Spring of 2014 with 'Major New Player' on Creative Team
January 8, 2013
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, MARY POPPINS will close on Broadway on March 3, 2013 to make way for renovations at the New Amsterdam Theater, followed by its next tenant 'A musical adaptation of the company's 1992 animated film 'Aladdin,' according to two Broadway theater executives. Now according to The Wrap, the show will arrive in spring 2014.
Denzel Washington to Return to Broadway in A RAISIN IN THE SUN?
December 28, 2012
Denzel Washington, who was last seen on Broadway in Fences, winning a 2010 Tony Award, has been telling the press in interviews that he was headed back to the stage in 2014. Now, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reports today that the show will be A RAISIN IN THE SUN, directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Scott Rudin. Washington will play Walter Lee Younger in the show, which is hoping to hit the stage in the Spring of 2013.
Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Wayne Brady & Krystal Joy Brown to Lead ELIZA Reading
December 21, 2012
BWW has learned that Wayne Brady and Krystal Joy Brown will lead an upcoming January 8, reading of Eliza- a contemporary version of Pygmalion. The project, which features a book, music and lyrics by Madison Jones, will be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, and produced by Suzanne de Passe.
BWW Exclusive: Ryan Murphy's THE NORMAL HEART Headed to HBO with $15 Million Budget?
November 13, 2012
Now, a cable network insider tells us exclusively that the film will instead be an HBO television production, with a budget in the neighborhood of $15 million dollars. There is no word yet on a timeline for the project, or if the announced starry cast are staying aboard the project.
Douglas Hodge to Appear as Cyrano in London?
October 17, 2012
According to rumors, Douglas Hodge, who is set to star as Willy Wonka at the Theatre Royal Drury, may also be appearing as Cyrano de Bergerac on the West End.
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Headed for Broadway Spring 2013 Starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella
October 11, 2012
According to The Washington Post, Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage has signed on to direct a production of Eric Coble's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN on Broadway in the Spring of 2013, a production that'll mark Broadway debuts for both. Lead producer Larry Kaye has said that signed on to star will be Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella.
MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY Headed to Broadway? Harling, Lambert & Morrison on Creative Team?
October 2, 2012
Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com reports this morning that Focus Features is now at work on turning the film MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY into a new Broadway musical.
Rialto Chatter: Is Pamela Anderson Headed for Broadway?
September 26, 2012
Though rumors have been circulating for some time that Pamela Anderson is headed to the Great White Way, the actress confirmed yesterday that she still plans to make an appearance on Broadway: 'I'm gonna end up in musical theater. I'm gonna be on Broadway,' she said after her elimination from DANCING WITH THE STARS.
Exclusive: Full Cast Revealed for SUGAR BABIES Workshop Starring McGrath, Leavel & More!
September 15, 2012
Starring alongside Tony winners Michael McGrath and Beth Leavel are Brooks Ashmanskas, Richard Bell, Jack Doyle, Marty Passante, Jennifer Cody, Kelley Bradshaw, Mary Callahan, Melissa Jones, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Brittan Marcin, Beth Nicely, Abbey O'Brien, Jillian Owens, Kristyn Pope, Kimber Stevenson, Scott Brateng, Barry Busby, Sean Quinn & Clifton Samuels.
Renee Zellweger Headed to Broadway in THE HUSTLER?
September 7, 2012
Deadline.com, while reporting on an upcoming film project for Renee Zellwegger (her directorial debut, 4 1/2 minutes, oppposite Johnny Knoxville), also notes that 'She'll also star in the upcoming Broadway adaptation of The Hustler, written by Tambakis and to be directed by Warriors Gavin O'Connor.'
Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Antonio Banderas Potential Ricky Martin Replacements for EVITA?
August 17, 2012
While Latin hearthrob Ricky Martin is signed to star in EVITA through the end of the year, with a Spring 2013 contract extension possible as well, Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that producers are already on the hunt for replacement stars as 'Che' to ensure the show continues when Martin departs.
Rialto Chatter: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Set for Early 2013 on Broadway?
August 15, 2012
A new casting notice has gone out for both an upcoming fall developmental lab of the Broadway-bound HANDS ON A HARDBODY, as well as the upcoming Broadway production, which aims to begin rehearsals in January of 2013. This fits with the previously announced news that the La Jolla Playhouse production would be heading to Broadway this coming season.
Michael McGrath and Beth Leavel Set for Broadway-Bound SUGAR BABIES Workshop, 9/20
August 5, 2012
According to a casting notice on Backstage, Shooting High Productions is casting an AGVA-sanctioned workshop/showcase of the Broadway-bound production of SUGAR BABIES, starring Tony Award winners Michael Mcgrath and Beth Leavel.
Public's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre?
July 27, 2012
Is the Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of INTO THE WOODS headed for 45th Street? The New York Post's Michael Riedel says today that the show is raising money and looking toward the Hirschfeld Theatre, which currently houses a limited return run of FELA!; the Fela Kuti-inspired musical closes August 4 and no other show is lined up as of yet.
Rialto Chatter: James Lapine Adapts Moss Hart's ACT ONE for the Stage
July 18, 2012
James Lapine has reportedly been commissioned for a stage adaptation of Moss Hart's landmark autobiography, ACT ONE, by Lincoln Center Theatre's artistic director Andre Bishop.
Rialto Chatter: ROMEO AND JULIET Coming Back to Broadway in 2013?
July 17, 2012
According to a recent Equity audition notice, Romeo and Juliet might be heading back to Broadway in the near future, with auditions taking place at the end of the month. The Shakespearan classic might also embark on a national tour in 2013. A production timeline has not been announced.
Nathan Lane Coming Back to Broadway in THE NANCE; Jack O'Brien to Direct
June 26, 2012
According to the New York Times, Broadway favorite Nathan Lane will be heading back to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance, a new play about a performer who played the role of the nance in burlesque shows in the early 20th century. Lincoln Center Theater is looking to bring the show to Broadway in spring 2013, with Jack O'Brien attached to direct.
Rialto Chatter: Sigourney Weaver to Star in Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE?
June 26, 2012
In a recent interview with Showbiz411, stage and screen star Sigourney Weaver revealed that she might be heading back to the stage in another Christopher Durang play at Lincoln Center. Weaver, who previously worked with Durang in 1996's SEX AND LONGING, would join the cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, opening November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. An official casting announcement has not yet been made.
Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Headed to the Stage?; Lansbury, Lazar & More to Star in Reading
June 15, 2012
BroadwayWorld.com has learned that casting is now under way for a 29-hour reading of ANASTASIA - A New Musical, based on the hit 1997 animated motion picture from Fox Animation Studios. The musical, which is in its early stages of development will feature the five songs from the film along with fifteen new songs written for the stage.
Goodman's THE ICEMAN COMETH, Starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, Will Likely Not Take Broadway Bow
June 12, 2012
Producer Scott Rudin, who holds the rights to produce the show on Broadway, has decided not to stage the Goodman Theatre production on the Great White Way.
Christian Borle to Depart PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in July?
June 6, 2012
A casting notice has revealed potential July starting dates for a new actor to take over for the Tony-nominated Christian Borle as 'Black Stache' in Peter and the Starcatcher when he departs (as expected) for the filming of season two of NBC's SMASH. We're told by a production source that no official date has been set for Borle's last performance, which remains to be determined.