Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King & I” West End production starring Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, and Ruthie Ann Miles will be screened globally on November 29th, with an encore in the U.S. on December 4th. To search for a nearby screening and purchase tickets go to kingandimusicalcinema.com
Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a “powerhouse” (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award-winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
Hear Cast Members of Beetlejuice The Musical Sing In New Teaser
Beetlejuice The Musical is set to make its pre-broadway debut at the National Theatre in Washington DC this October-November (tickets here) making its way on Broadway in Spring 2019. The cast includes Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia and Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice.
Hear a preview of the most iconic song from the original Beetlejuice motion picture in the latest promo for the musical below:
— Beetlejuice on Broadway (@BeetlejuiceBway) September 13, 2018
You can read more of Trevor Decker News’ coverage about the new Beetlejuice musical here
Sophia Anne Caruso Joins Cast of “Beetlejuice” The Musical
The pre-Broadway Beetlejuice has found its ghost and the teenager who summons him: Alex Brightman (School of Rock) will play the title character, and Sophia Anne Caruso, who knocked ’em dead with her rendition of “Life on Mars?” in the David Bowie Off-Broadway musical Lazarus, has been cast as Lydia.
The casting announcement was made today by producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures’ Mark Kaufman and Langley Park Productions’ Kevin McCormick.
Caruso played Young Norma Jean on NBC’s Smash, and Brigitta Von Trapp in that network’s The Sound of Music Live! She made her Off-Broadway debut in 2015’s The Nether, and later that year portrayed “The Girl” in the Bowie/Enda Walsh musical Lazarus, directed by Ivo van Hove, at the New York Theater Workshop. With her showstopping performance of Bowie’s great ballad “Life on Mars?”, she moved with the production when it transferred to London’s West End in 2016.
Performances in D.C. begin Sunday, October 14, with an official opening on Sunday, November 4.
Elton John Performs ‘Circle of Life’ To Celebrate 20 Years of The Lion King on Broadway!
Elton John surprised the audience last night at the performance celebrating The Lion King’s 20 years on Broadway. Creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi joined hundreds of alumni and others for a special performance of the show. The evening of celebration culminated in a surprise performance by The Lion King’s Tony-nominated composer Elton John, who was revealed to the exhilarated audience for a special performance of his hit song, “Circle of Life,” joined by the entire company of The Lion King.
Source: Broadway World
First Look Behind The Scenes of The Frozen Broadway Musical
When Disney announced that Frozen was coming to Broadway as the latest Disney music, fans couldn’t wait to get an update. Now we’re getting our first look at behind the scenes footage of the production in the trailer which you can watch above.
Frozen will play its out-of-town tryout at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts August 17 – October 1, 2017. Tickets for performances in Denver are on sale now. For information on the Denver engagement visit DenverCenter.org. Tickets for Broadway performances will go on sale later this year.
Carlos PenaVega Auditions For Broadway Musical
Carlos PenaVega auditioned for “Aladdin” The Musical a few weeks ago and he has posted the video of his audition online. The video which is just over 3 minutes features the former “Big Time Rush” star singing two songs “Proud of Your Boy” and “One Jump”.
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REPORT: NBC’s Peter Pan Live Co-Star Taylor Louderman To Star In ‘Clueless’ Musical?
In an all-new interview with MTV, director Amy Heckerling gives an update on the progress of CLUELESS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical production eyeing a Broadway run in the near future.
“It’s a jukebox musical,” explains Heckerling. “It’s as if the ’90s was one year, and we’re taking songs from the ’90s and playing with the lyrics to make them tell the story. We just had a sing-through/read-through the other day, and it went really well. They’re just wonderful young actors. A lot of them are coming [to the retrospective].”
The director went on to reveal the cast who has participated in the recent readings, sharing, “Well, they’re all young people. At this [recent] reading, we had the boy from Heathers [Dave Thomas Brown] and the girl from Bring It On [Taylor Louderman], and they were wonderful. At the last reading, we had Wally [Wallace] Shawn playing himself, the teacher [from the film version]. Asked if Mr. Shawn may wind up in the Broadway production, Heckerling exclaims, “God willing!”
Regarding a time table for the project, she offers, “It’s Broadway. The studios have been completely 100 percent dotting i’s and [crossing] t’s – that’s an expression nobody uses anymore, because nobody writes – but nobody wants to start renting stages yet, because nobody likes to spend money until there’s no way anything could go wrong. But the producers did Jersey Boys and Urinetown – they’re very big, mega-successful musicals.”