View Comments Star Files Related Shows It’s prisoner 24601 like never before. Ramin Karimloo recently released a stunning music video of the song “Losing,” a track from his upcoming EP The Road to Find Out – East. The “Broadgrass” (Broadway meets Bluegrass) track has the Les Miserables hunk front and center, singing his heart out, playing the piano, and cooking up a sensible breakfast with some girl (OK, maybe we’re a bit jealous.) The song is co-written by Karimloo and actor Hadley Fraser and features additional vocals by Katie Birtill. As recently reported, The Road To Find Out – East, available on April 7, will be the first of four EPs in a series from Karimloo, with North, South and West to follow. Additional tracks include folk renditions of “Oh What A Beautiful Morning” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.” Have a look at the “Losing” music video (or two or three looks; we don’t blame you) below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 Les Miserables Ramin Karimloo
View Comments It’s Fleet Week in New York City, which can only mean one thing: the streets are swarming with sexy sailors! We can’t wait to celebrate Memorial Day with our new best friends—and any hunky colonels, generals, sergeants and lieutenants are more than welcome to come, too. And while we’re remembering the Americans who died in military service this Memorial Day, we can’t forget about a few of our favorite Broadway men in uniform. Hey, who cares if they’re fictional? Does Flick from Violet make you swoon? Wanna get to know South Pacific’s Lieutenant Joseph Cable in Bali-ha’i? Ready for a night On the Town with Gabey? Cast your vote below!
Hudgens is best known for playing Gabriella, love interest of Zac Efron’s Troy, in Disney’s High School Musical movies. Recent screen credits include Bandslam and Spring Breakers. She played Mimi in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. View Comments Set during the turn of the 20th century, Gigi tells the story of a free-spirited teenage girl living in Paris who is groomed (in the custom of her family) to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until the pair realize they have fallen in love. Based on the 1944 novel by Colette, Gigi was first adapted for the Broadway stage in 1951 by Anita Loos, with an unknown Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Subsequently Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music) adapted the material for the 1958 movie musical, winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 1973, the tuner played 103 performances on Broadway with Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, earning a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” “Say a Prayer for Me Tonight” and more. Gigi High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, who as you will remember it well, performed in a summer industry reading of Gigi, will headline the Broadway-bound musical when it plays at the Kennedy Center. The tuner will run at the Eisenhower Theater January 16, 2015 through February 12, with opening night set for January 29. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, the re-imagined new production has been adapted by playwright and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas. Choreography will be by Joshua Bergasse. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 New York dates and further casting and creative team will be announced later. The workshop’s cast also included Broadway favorites Corey Cott, Kate Burton and Victoria Clark.
Related Shows Directed by Brian Cichocki, Money Grubbin’ Whores follows a back-room divorce negotiation between Matt, a New York plumber and Aviva, his Israeli wife. To cut costs, the two, mediated by Matt’s friend and Aviva’s cousin, battle it out in the party room of a New Jersey pizza restaurant. New comedy Money Grubbin’ Whores officially opens off-Broadway on September 30. Written by Sean J. Quinn, the show will run through October 19 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 The cast includes Adam Mucci, James Andrew O’Connor, Penny Bittone and Carmit Levité. View Comments Money Grubbin’ Whores
Related Shows View Comments In addition to Jackman, The River stars Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in their Broadway debuts. The River Wolverine is remaining on the Great White Way just that little bit longer! The Hugh Jackman-led The River has extended its limited engagement through February 8, 2015; the show had been set to shutter on January 25. The play opened on November 16 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre. Fun Home is due to move into Circle in the Square once Jackman completes his run; the new musical begins previews on April 4. Directed by Ian Rickson, The River is Jez Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated Jerusalem. The play, which had an acclaimed run helmed by Rickson in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre, tells the story of a man and a woman in a remote cabin on the cliffs on a moonless night. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 8, 2015
SCHOOL OF ROCK Though the weather in New York is in no way any indication yet, fall is fast approaching on the Great White Way. The next few months are packed with new productions ready to light up Broadway. Broadway.com asked readers to tell us which incoming fall shows they’re most excited for on the top 10 ranking site Culturalist. From plays to musicals and new works to old faves, here’s what came out on top! MISERY ON YOUR FEET! A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE ALLEGIANCE DAMES AT SEA FIDDLER ON THE ROOF THE COLOR PURPLE SYLVIA SPRING AWAKENING View Comments
Related Shows Remaining in the role of Fop 2 didn’t last long for this Tony winner and ultimate Phan. In pursuit of his life-long dream to play the Phantom, The Late Late Show’s James Corden got the touring cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera together to assemble the first production of the tuner on an actual Los Angeles crosswalk. You read that right, open up your mind here. Watch below for full-blown costumes (including the all important different “Masquerade” mask), a silent candelabra and a boat. Yes, a boat. On a crosswalk. It has to be seen to be believed. from $29.00 View Comments The Phantom of the Opera
Related Shows This is a trio to die for! Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway alum Heléne Yorke will join Benjamin Walker in the Broadway premiere of American Psycho. The three will play Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe, Jean and Evelyn Williams, respectively. Damiano and Yorke had taken part in the workshop presentation earlier this year.The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24, 2016. Rupert Goold will direct.Ripley and Damiano reunite after playing mother and daughter in Next to Normal, which earned Ripley a Tony and Damiano a nomination. Ripley’s additional credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show and Sunset Boulevard. Damiano made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Yorke returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Bullets Over Broadway and Grease. On screen, she can be seen in Masters of Sex and the upcoming series Graves.Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.Additional casting and the opening night date will be announced later. American Psycho Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Benjamin Walker
Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Star Files The King and I Jose Llana View Comments Related Shows Ken Watanabe A lineup of new and returning kings are poised to claim the throne in The King and I on Broadway. Ken Watanabe, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as the titular King of Siam opposite Kelli O’Hara, will return to the role beginning March 1, taking over for Hoon Lee at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.Jose Llana, who previously succeeded Watanabe, will do so once more beginning April 19 for two weeks. On May 3, Daniel Dae Kim will make his Broadway debut as the King for an eight-week run.Watanabe received an Oscar nod for his performance in the 2004 film The Last Samurai. His additional film credits include Batman Begins, Inception, Letters from Iwo Jima and the 2014 reboot of Godzilla.Llana’s additional credits include here Lies Love off-Broadway, as well as Wonderland, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song, Rent, Streetcorner Symphony and the ’96 revival of The King and I (in which he played Lun Tha).Kim is best known for his performance as Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost. His additional credits include Hawaii Five-0 and Angel. In 2009, he played the King in a Royal Albert Hall engagement in London opposite Maria Friedman.Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The current cast also includes Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha and Ashley Park as Tuptim.
Ben Platt Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt and Head of Passes’ Alana Arenas have received Actors’ Equity Foundation’s 2016 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising performers. Additionally, Lois Smith, who appeared off-Broadway this season’s Marjorie Prime and John, and The Crucible Tony nominee Bill Camp are the recipients of this year’s Richard Seff Award, which honors veteran actors in supporting roles.Platt has earned Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance in Dear Evan Hansen, now at Second Stage Theatre. He made his Broadway debut in 2014 in The Book of Mormon, having previously played the role of Elder Cunningham in Chicago and on tour. His film credits include Pitch Perfect and Ricki and the Flash.Arenas won this year’s Lucille Lortel Award for her featured performance in the Public’s Head of Passes. Her other off-Broadway credits include The Bluest Eye and Disgraced. She has been a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble since 2007.Smith received a special citation this week by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, and also received Drama League and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Her numerous stage credits include Tony-nominated performances in Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath, as well as Stages and The Iceman Cometh.In addition to a Tony nomination, Camp picked up a Drama Desk nod for his current performance in The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre. He has appeared on Broadway in Death of a Salesman, Coram Boy, Heartbreak House, Jackie, Saint Joan and The Seagull.The four recipients will be presented with the award on May 31 at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting. Bill Camp Star Files View Comments Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ & Alana Arenas in ‘Head of Passes'(Photos: Matthew Murphy & Joan Marcus)