HELLO, THERE POPPETS! So unbelievable to see the magic of Broadway and Live Theater back. However, we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic following ongoing safety protocols. Currently, most Broadway shows including the upcoming return of Mrs. Doubtfire sadly will NOT being doing the popular post-show stage door at this time. This is all for the healthy and safety of the entire cast, crew, musicians, creative team, and your fellow Theatergoers.
Please remember to respect the company and NO RANTS!!!! These are people just like you and me.
However if you still want have the chance to connect with the company, there are various ways to do that….
1. Follow your favorite cast members on their social media
2. Send them a fan letter (depending if the production is allowing fans to still send in fan letters and artwork)
Plans for Stage Door will be back but currently NOT at this time. Keep follow ongoing safety protocols.
Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical will resume Broadway previews on October 21st, 2021 and finally reach its official Opening Night on December 5th, 2021 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Who is excited for DOUBTFIRE’s return?
Thoughts on the NO Stage Door at this time?!!
Longtime WICKED Broadway Ensemble member Lindsay Northern Bradshaw to depart this Halloween after 13 YEARS!!
BREAKING NEWS: It has just been announced that long running WICKED Ensemble Broadway cast member Lindsay Northern-Bradshaw has announced her departure from the long running Stephen Schwartz blockbuster after 13 YEARS. Her final performance at the Gershwin Theatre is set for Halloween itself on October 31st, 2021.
The actress took to her family YouTube channel FRAMILY TRAVEL to share the news with all the viewers. She shared her thoughts saying its time to move on plus spending more quality time with her family. We know for sure Northern-Bradshaw will eventually be back on Broadway with something and will do many more projects to come.
Lindsay Northern-Bradshaw made her Broadway debut with Wicked in 2008 where she stayed with the production ever since. She appeared in the show every night as part of the Ensemble. Plus, she also served as the 2nd cover / understudy for the role of the POPULAR “Glinda” going on various times.
Wishing you so much happiness and an exciting future ahead. Enjoy the last few days of your final days in THE MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ….. FOR GOOD. We will miss you.
Here is the show’s current stars….
Nik Walker as “Otis Williams”,
James Harkness as “Paul Williams”,
Jawan M. Jackson as ‘Melvin Franklin,’
Matt Manuel as “David Ruffin”,
Jelani Remy as “Eddie Kendricks”
…. performing a medley of 3 beloved Temptations hits consisting of GET READY, AIN’T TOO PROUD, and I CAN’T GET NEXT TO YOU.
You can catch the toe-tapping AIN’T TOO PROUD back on Broadway 8 times a week at the Imperial Theatre. Along with it being in NYC, the show is set to kick off a National Tour this Holiday season beginning December 7th, 2021 in Durham, NC. From there, the show will make its way to…..
our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL,
Grand Rapids, MI,
San Francisco, CA,
WELCOME BACK AIN’T TOO PROUD!!!
How incredible was that?!!
Full casting announced for long awaited Broadway bound Britney Spears jukebox musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME!!
SHOW ME HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE!!! Get ready to feel even STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY as the official cast announcement has been revealed for the long awaited debut of the new musical Once Upon a One More Time heading for the Great Bright Way. This show of course is an original fairy-tale jukebox musical featuring the songs of the legendary Britney Spears. Under the direction and choreography of Keone and Mari Madrid, the magic of Fairy Tales and the music of legendary Pop Princess herself 8 times a week will consist of it’s continuing cast members….
Briga Heelan (NBC’s Great News) as “Cinderella”,
Broadway favorite and acclaimed singer-songwriter Morgan Weed (Broadway’s American Psycho) as “Princess Pea”,
Brooke Dillman (TV’s Superbad) as “The OFGM (a.k.a The Original Fairy Godmother)”,
Wonu Ogunfowora (Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) as “Rapunzel”,
Ashley Chiu (Off Broadway’s KPOP) as “Sleeping Beauty”,
Mimi Scardulla (Off Broadway’s We Are The Tigers: The Musical) as “Belinda”,
Tess Soltau (Broadway’s WICKED) as “Betany”.
New to the cast will include….
ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME will finally have its long awaited debut in our nation’s capitol of Washington D.C. at the Shakespeare Theatre Company beginning next month. It will from November 29th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022.
This show was initially slated to have its world premiere out-of-town tryout in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre and then come to Broadway’s Marquis Theatre all in 2020. However, the production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know this show will be a promising feel good fun time and of course celebrating the legacy of Britney Spears….. We gotta also show our support as well….. #FreeBritney
Are you ready to go CRAZY and dance like a royal TILL THE WORLD ENDS?!!!
Broadway Shows will NOT be having Fall RED BUCKET Fundraising for BROADWAY CARES this year; Expecting to return Spring 2022!!!
BREAKING NEWS: Due to still taking slow and steady COVID-19 safety protocols as more shows start returning, it has just been announced that Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will NOT be doing their Fall edition of its Audience Appeal RED BUCKETS Fundraising. However, it is expecting to return for the Spring of 2022.
For those who may not know, the Audience Appeal RED BUCKETS fundraiser happens TWICE a year in the Broadway and Live Theater community where all the shows come together for a friendly 6-Week competition to raise the most money for BC/EFA. It happens during the Fall (usually end of October – early December) and the Spring (usually end of March-April) of each Theater season. After a performance during the curtain call, a cast member comes forward with a speech talking about BC/EFA, the fundraiser, and encouraging Theatergoers to donate what they got. Several cast members usually will hang out in the back of the auditorium “guarding the exits” holding the famous buckets. Along with the donations, they even sell some really unique items for sale (depending on how your budget is) that is usually NOT sold at the Merchandise stands in the Theater. Many of them include…
signed playbills and posters (for those who can’t stay afterwards to stage door),
recycled prop pieces,
possible cameo appearances in some of Broadway’s hottest shows,
Sometimes even during the speeches, there would be a LIVE AUCITION for unique items for sale even before the audience exits from signed score pieces, backstage tours, and even a post-show encore sing along.
Both these competitions lead up to 2 annual benefit competition variety shows the Theater community does. For the Fall, it would be for THE RED BUCKETS FOLLIES COMPETITION (formerly GYPSY OF THE YEAR) usually held at the New Amsterdam Theatre. For the Spring, it would be THE EASTER BONNETT COMEPETION at the Minskoff Theatre. Both these competitions feature casts from both Broadway and Touring companies performing creative song and dance pieces. You never know what can go down….. from powerful tributes to hysterical musical parody spoofs (on another Broadway show, or even their own). The performances itself would be judged some familiar Broadway favorites in the audience. At the end of the competitions, the judges would come out presenting Awards for standout performances and the show that has raised the most money for BC/EFA.
Despite the Fall fundraising NOT happening this year, it still does NOT hurt for Broadway fans and supporters to donate whatever they have for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. No donations are too big or too small….. ever. This organization has helped so many people in need…. both dealing with HIV/AIDS, serious conditions, natural disasters, and even this past year and a half alone with the COVID-19 pandemic where they raised over millions of dollars alone. All of this helps those struggling have food, shelter, necessities, and so much more. For donate, they take CASH, CREDIT CARDS, & CHECKS (OH MY!). Let’s keep Broadway’s legacy alive and support those in need.
Stay Safe Broadway and BC/EFA!!!