What’s on Broadway

Angela Tricarico

  1. Once On This Island will return to Broadway! The 1990 Tony award nominee for best musical will be given its first revival, directed by Michael Arden (the Tony award nominated director behind Deaf West Spring Awakening). The story of Once On This Island follows Ti Moune, a young peasant girl who uses love to bring together groups of people from different social classes. Dates, a theater, and casting are all still to be announced in the coming weeks.
  2. Casting News! A Bronx Tale: The Musical announced the full cast for the Broadway production, opening December 1st. Tony nominee Nick Cordero leads the cast as Sonny, Richard H. Blake will play Lorenzo, and Bobby Conte Thornton will make his Broadway debut as Calogero. Broadway’s first acapella musical, In Transit, announced their cast, headlines by Broadway favorites James Snyder and Telly Leung, and Justin Guarini, from the first season of American Idol. In Transit begins performances on November 10th before a December 11th opening night.

  3. Moulin Rouge! will become a stage musical! Earlier this week, it was announced that a stage adaptation of the 2001 film is in the works. The work currently has no timeline or cast, but a partial creative team of Tony winners Alex Timbers and John Logan directing and writing the book, respectively. The film follows a poet (played by Ewan McGregor) who falls for Satine (Nicole Kidman), the star of the Moulin Rogue, a Parisian cabaret. There is no word on whether the musical will be made of original songs, or existing songs like the film.

Openings: Holiday Inn, a stage adaptation of the 1942 Irving Berlin movie starring stage fave Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu, of High School Musical fame, started previews at Broadway’s Studio 54 on September 1st.

Last Chance: The groundbreaking musical Fun Home, based on the memoirs of cartoonist Alison Bechdel plays it last Broadway performance on September 10th.