Friday, March 6, 2009

News from Broadway

Here are the latest happenings from the Great White Way:

- Guys And Dolls opened at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday, March 1.

- West Side Story will open at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, March 19.

- Blithe Spirit with Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett and Angela Lansbury opens at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre on March 15 .

-The opening night of the new Broadway play Impressionism, which had been scheduled for March 12, has been adjusted by nearly two weeks. The new work, which co-stars Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, will now officially open March 24 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

- Next to Normal will come to Broadway this spring, direct from its engagement at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, beginning preview performances at the Longacre Theatre on Friday, March 27 and officially opening on Wednesday, April 15.

- The current tour and upcoming April Broadway engagement of Robin Williams' new one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction, will be postponed so he can undergo surgery for an aortic valve replacement.

- Fantasia Barrino will be back in The Color Purple this summer, this time joining the national tour for its five-week stint in Washington, D.C.

- The world premiere engagement of Minsky’s wrapped up its engagement the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles last week.

- Spider-man, Turn Off the Dark, will open on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway’s Hilton. Production is directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and The Edge.

- Shrek the Musical original cast recording will be released March 24.

- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, 92, died March 4 after a brief illness.

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