FLYING OVER SUNSET begins rehearsals, full casting announced, and B-Roll proshot trailer revealed!!

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FIRST LOOK: One of the most highly anticipated shows expecting to make its long awaited debut this Fall is the new Tom Kitt, Michael Kore, and James Lapine musical musical Flying Over Sunset. We are so happy to share with you the all new b-roll footage of the show in action. It was filmed on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont at Lincoln Center Theater while still in its initial tech rehearsals prior before the plug on the production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we may know, FLYING OVER SUNSET only performed 1 performance…. it’s private Invited Dress Rehearsal. The show was initially scheduled to begin previews on March 12th, 2020 which turned out to be the day Broadway shut down. After a rough intermission of 19 1/2 months, this show is coming back to finally have its public audiences.
FLYING OVER SUNSET is set to finally begin its preview performances for the public at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 11th, 2021. The official Opening Night will be December 13th, 2021. It will run for a strictly limited engagement.
Today is also a very exciting day as the company has reunited to begin rehearsals for this 2nd chance start. Plus, full casing has been revealed. Under the direction of James Lapine and choreography by Michelle Dorance, majority of the cast is still expecting to be the same as it was prior to the shutdown consisting of….
Tony nominee Harry Hadden-Paton as “Aldous Huxley”,
Tony nominee Carmen Cusack as “Clare Boothe Luce”,
Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck as “Cary Grant”,
Michele Ragusa in the dual roles of “Betsy Drake” and “Ann Clare Austin”,
Laura Shoop as “Maria Huxley”,
Robert Sella as “Gerald Heard”,
Atticus Ware as “Archie Leach”,
Emily Pynenburg in the dual roles of “Sophia” and “Sophia Loren”,
and
a Full Ensemble.
New to the cast will include….
Kanisha Marie Feliciano who replaces Erika Henningsen in the dual roles of “Ann Clare Brokaw” & “Judith”,
and
Nehal joshi who replaces Jeremy Kushnier in the dual roles of “Dr. Harrington” and “Mr. Grant”,
In case anyone may not remember or know what FLYING OVER SUNSET is all about, this work of fiction show tells the tale of 3 notable historical figures….. Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce, and Cary Grant. At a crossroads in their life, they meet realizing that they all experimented with the drug LSD (short for Lysergic acid diethylamide). In addition, they embark a journey and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
Welcome back FLYING OVER SUNSET!!
Can’t wait for this show to make its long awaited debut.
Have a wonderful first day of rehearsal back.
Who is excited?!!

Longtime WICKED Broadway Ensemble member Lindsay Northern Bradshaw to depart this Halloween after 13 YEARS!!

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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.
Thoughts?!!

Full casting announced for long awaited Broadway bound Britney Spears jukebox musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME!!

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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 and American Idol favorite Justin Guarini (Broadway’s WICKED, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, and American Idiot) as “Prince Charming”,
Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Broadway’s original Side Show, Prince of Broadway, and last seen in The Cher Show) as “The Wicked Stepmother”,
Aisha Jackson (Most recently seen as the standby for “Anna” on Broadway in Disney’s Frozen) as “Snow White”,
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”,
and
Tess Soltau (Broadway’s WICKED) as “Betany”.
New to the cast will include….
Tony Award winning legend John Glover (Broadway’s Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Waiting for Godot plus TV’s Smallville) who replaces SAG Award winner Simon Callow as “The Narrator”,
and
Lauren Zarkin (Broadway’s Rock of Ages and The Great Comet along with the National Tours of Legally Blonde and WICKED plus Off Broadway’s We Are The Tigers) replacing Allie Trimm as “The Little Mermaid”,
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?!!!

Casting announced for the Off Broadway return of the Tony and Grammy winning smash hit JERSEY BOYS!!

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CJ Pawlikowski, Aaron De Jesus, and John Rochette will be returning to the off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE NEWS! Casting has been revealed a few weeks ago for the return of the Tony and Grammy Award winning smash hit Jersey Boys WORKING ITS WAY BACK to the Big Apple next month!!
Under the direction of 2 time Tony winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony winner Sergio Trujillio, the show’s returning cast members will include its main FOUR SEASONS that were all doing the show together prior to the shutdown. They also have played the role on the road. That line up will consist of… ….
Aaron De Jesus (who also appeared on the National Tours of WICKED, The Lion King, and Spamalot) as singing sensation “Frankie Valli“,
Cj Pawlikowski (National Tour The Book of Mormon) as acclaimed singer-songwriter “Bob Gaudio” which he will also play in the upcoming Live TV production of Jersey Boys (opposite Nick Jonas),
John Rochette as Bad Boy band member “Tommy DeVito“,
and
Jonathan Cable as bass playin’ “Nick Massi”.
Plus a Full ensemble.
JERSEY BOYS is set to have audiences WALK LIKE A MAN once again on the Great Bright Way this Fall and is here to STAY after 20 months dark. The show is set to reopen OFF Broadway at New World Stages beginning November 15th, 2021.
Who is excited?!!!

Tony and Grammy winning JAGGED LITTLE PILL set to rock Australia; Casting Announced!

YOU LEARN! Alanis Morissette‘s Tony and Grammy winning smash hit Jagged Little Pill is set to finally ROCK the Australian Musical Theater scene this holiday season. After a brief delay due to recent COVID-19 / Delta Variant restrictions, this new company is all set to finally debut. The show will kick off in….
Sydney, Australia at the Theatre Royal Sydney from December 2nd- 19th, 2021
and
will continue in Melbourne, Australia playing the Comedy Theatre beginning January 2nd, 2022.
That’s not all, EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE FINE, FINE, FINE indeed cause the casting announcement has been revealed. Under the direction of Tony winner Diane Paulus, the Australian premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL will be led by….
Multi award winning Australian actress and pop star Natalie Bassingthwaighte as struggling suburban mother “Mary-Jane Healy”,
newcomer Liam Head as the “perfect son” himself “Nick Healy”,
Australian pop star and actor Tim Draxi as the porn addicting and frustrated suburban Dad as “Steve Healy”,
newcomer Emily Nkomo as rebellious, bisexual, and adopted African American teenage daughter “Frankie Healy”
newcomer Grace Miell as vulnerable but recently raped victim “Bella Fox”,
The Voice Australia favorite and pop star Aydan as the smart love interest “Phoenix”
Maggie McKenna (recently seen overseas here in the US as “Zoe Murphy” on the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen) as humorous, vulnerable, and easily hurt lesbian “Jo Taylor”.
and
a Full Ensemble.
The casting announcements features a video promo of the new Ensemble including McKenna’s voice performing the musical’s powerful 11:00 F*** You anthem YOU OUGHTA KNOW.
This new Australian company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL is the first of many international productions of the hit show to open after the show’s ongoing company here in our New York backyard. The Broadway production itself is set to reopen this Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

FIRST LOOK: Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles replaces Sara Bareilles as “Jenna” in WAITRESS on Broadway!!

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FIRST LOOK: Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles (last seen in Chicago) is about to wow Broadway audiences once again from being a MERRY MURDERESS to now baking some of the most delicious pies as the new leading lady of the strictly limited engagement revival of Waitress this week.
We are so happy to share with you a new promo photo that has been released of the acclaimed country singer in costume as pregnant pie maker “Jenna Hunterson”.
Nettles first performance as “Jenna” in WAITRESS replacing Sara Bareilles (who plays her final performance TODAY) is set for this Tuesday night, October 19th, 2021 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. She will play a month long run through November 24th, 2021. She joins the cast the same day as a previously announced lineup of new cast members joining consisting of…..
Acclaimed stage and screen star Erich Bergen (best known for appearing in the film version of Jersey Boys and on TV’s Madam Secretary) will return to the Diner playing the first of 2 limited engagement stints and temporary replacing Drew Gehling as the hottest doctor in town….. “Dr. Pomatter”.
Nik Dodani (recently in the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen) replacing original standout Tony nominated star Christopher Fitzgerald (who returns to prepare for the revival of Company) in the role of the awkward, nerdy, and magical “Ogie”
and
Ben Thompson (known for also appearing on Broadway in Matilda The Musical, American Idiot, and Holler If Ya Hear Me) also returning to the Diner to replace Joe Tippett in the role of the drunk, arrogant, greedy, and abusive “Earl”.
Other new cast members that recently just joined consisted of….
Tour veteran cast member Maiesha McQueen who replaced Charity AngĂ©l Dawson (now back preparing to relaunch Mrs. Doubtfire) as “Becky”
and
Ashley Blanchet who took over from Caitlin Houlahan (now back at Girl From The North Country) as “Dawn”.
Break a leg this week Jennifer and the new cast members!!
Happy Trails to Sara and all the newly departed cast members.
Who is excited?
How amazing does Jennifer look as “Jenna”?!!