Week in Review: Broadway Buzz
Hello Everyone! We’d like to take a quick moment to apologize for the lack of Blog Posts this week on Luner on Theatre! We were having an issue with Blog Posts and the internet set up allowing us to publish them! But WE’RE BACK!
Hello Everyone! We know we have not done one of these in a while but sadly there has been barely any news to do one on hence the lack of these articles. However, we wanted to give you a current update as to what Broadway is up to right now and planning to be up to within in the next months. So here we go with another Luner on Theatre Week in Review article as we give you the current Broadway Buzz
Ranging from casting replacements to looking at potential productions for a new season, Broadway is starting to kick back up business wise with the summer end nearing and a new season of plays and musicals preparing to take the great white way.
Darren Criss Set to Replace Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed
The Brotherhood of Man will continue on strong on Broadway in the new year as Glee star Darren Criss is now set to take over for Daniel Radcliffe in the Tony Award Winning production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Radcliffe is set to exit the production January 1st, 2012 and Criss will begin January 3rd for a 3 week period. His stint in the the show will only cause for one absence from the FOX hit TV series Glee which will by then be in the second half of its third season. The news is very exciting as fans have worried who would replace the big name attraction of Radcliffe. And funny as it is, Daniel Radcliffe is most known for his role as Harry Potter in the hit movies. His replacement, Darren Criss, is best known for playing Harry Potter in the smash Youtube hit A Very Potter Musical. However, who will replace Criss upon his exit from the production? Lets see what the sorting hat will decide for How to Succeed next!
Follies Begins Broadway Previews Today At The Marquis Today
The Kennedy Center production of Follies starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige and many others begins its Broadway previews today at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The production which received praise upon praise after its run in Washington decided to transfer to Broadway for a limited engagement. The production features an enormous cast, budget and orchestra. Luner on Theatre has previously covered news of this Follies transfer. To check that out, you can click here. Luner on Theatre will continue to bring you more news of the Follies return to Broadway as time goes on.
Baby, Its You! Sets Broadway Closing for September 4th, 2011
In news the Broadway the community has been waiting for months now, the producers of Baby, Its You! announced August 3rd the production would close September 4th. However, this news was neither upsetting or surprising to anyone in the Broadway community. Playbill.com Announced the closing only to end the article with “Wait. That show was still running?”. Hands down being one of the worst musicals of the season, Baby, Its You! shutter will not shed tears or any sort of loss for Broadway come September 4th. Thats the business baby!
West End’s Ghost the Musical headed to Broadway?
Producers of the new West End production of Ghost the Musical are eying a Broadway future for their production according to a news source. The production which received decent reviews is looking to somehow transfer to Broadway in April of 2012. The production was reviewed negatively by Ben Brantley but to be honest, what isn’t? Ghost The Musical has new music and lyrics by Dave Stewart, who was half of The Eurythmics and Glen Ballard. Bruce Joel Rubinadapted his original screenplay for the stage. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the future life of Ghost the Musical on Broadway!
Glee’s Ryan Murphy Set to Make Normal Heart Film, Declines Annie
The creator of the FOX hit TV series Glee is currently in the works to make a film version of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s Tony Award Winning drama which just most recently ended on Broadway. He released the following statement about working on it: “The Normal Heart’ is the thing that I’m going to do next. I optioned it and there’s a brilliant script that Larry Kramer wrote and I’m going to do that with Mark Ruffalo and maybe [Julia] Roberts. I believe in that play”. Murphy has also announced he will in no way take part in the upcoming Annie remake. While he stated that he loved the idea and the people working on it, he did not have the time to fully commit himself so he let the project go for someone else.
London’s One Man, Two Guvnor’s headed to Broadway?
According to Variety, this new London comedy is eyeing a Broadway future in this upcoming season after its West End engagement runs out. The production is based off of one page from the piece The Servant of Two Masters and is absolutely hilarious according to sources. James Corden stars in the production and his performance has been praised by critics and fans alike. The production will play London later tis year into 2012 at which time it will look for a Broadway future. Luner on Theatre will be sure to keep you up to date on all the potential news of the productions Broadway future!
And thats it folks! A lot of Broadway buzz going on! We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on everything like always! Stay tuned to Luner on Theatre as we continue to cover the final theatre of Summer 2011 and head into a new season of Broadway!
Do you like Luner on Theatre? Prove it by clicking here and Voting for Luner on Theatre as Best Local Blogger! We’re Running for It in Philadelphia and your support is greatly appreciated!