Broadway Collection News Ending April 24, 2013
We have a lot of new casting announcements for Broadway Collection shows, so look for these new leading actors and actresses on stage!
– Wicked the Musical has welcomed back Katie Rose Clarke to the role of Glinda. Ms. Clarke last played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2010.
– Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will also join the cast of Wicked, assuming the role of Elphaba.
– Christina DeCicco has joined the cast of Broadway’s high-flying spectacular, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark in the role of “Arachne.” Ms. DeCicco was last seen on Broadway starring as Eva Peron twice a week in the Broadway revival of Evita.
– Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie will make their Broadway debuts starring in the 8-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once as ‘guy’ and ‘girl.’ Mr. Darvill (‘Guy’) is known to fans around the world of the long-running BBC-TV show “Doctor Who” in which he played Rory Williams. Ms. Christie (‘Girl’) appeared in the recent West End production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus opposite Daniel Radcliff.
We do have some sad news, unfortunately Hands on a Hardbody has shut its doors on Broadway. We wish the cast, crew and creative team the best of luck on their future endeavors.
After a wonderful year on Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It will also play its final performance on June 15, 2013 after 505 performances.
In better news, Motown the Musical’s Broadway debut is a hit with audiences! The show grossed more than a million dollars for the week ending April 21, 2013, joining the Million Dollar Club for the second time since the show opened for previews in March.
The awards season for New York theatre has officially begun and we would like to congratulate our shows that have been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award! The nominees in The Broadway Collection include: Kinky Boots with 9; Chaplin, The Musical and Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella with 8; Matilda the Musical with 5; The Mystery of Edwin Drood with 4; Hands on a Hardbody with 3 and Annie with 1.
That is all for now! We hope to see you here in New York soon!