Here’s a quick glance of some notable happenings on the Great White Way this week:
Now on Sale on Broadway:
Oslo – Begins March 23rd
Lincoln Center Theater presents a darkly comic political thriller about the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.
Beginning Performances Next Week:
Lewis Black: Black to the Future – Begins September 12th
6 nights only! Lewis Black returns to Broadway this fall, bringing his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.
Broadway News and Notes:
Dancing with the Stars Winner May Join Jersey Boys
- Mark Ballas, who has twice won ABC’s Dancing with the Stars competition, may be heading to Broadway. It has been reported that the acclaimed dancer will appear in the long-running Broadway hit Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre. Neither the dates nor the role he will play have been announced. Ballas penned a letter to his Dancing with the Stars fans which was posted on Twitter, and hints at his future involvement in the production. For more on this story, click here.
Moulin Rouge Film To Be Adapted as a Stage Musical
- Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Oscar-nominated film Moulin Rouge is being adapted as a stage musical, titled Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, and won two for Best Costumes and Best Art Direction – Sets. Skyfall and Gladiator screenwriter John Logan will craft the book and Alex Timbers, who previously oversaw Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway, will direct. The show’s opening city, opening venue and production timeline will be announced at a later date. Click here for more on this announcement.
Broadway Paramour Returns After Hiatus
- Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, the international circus troupe’s first show created expressly for Broadway, returned to its regular performance schedule on September 1 after a four-performance mini-hiatus to make “creative changes.” Producers canceled the August 22, 24, 25 and 31 performances. The acrobatic musical about two rivals for the heart of a beautiful singer opened May 25 at the Lyric Theatre. For more on the production’s hiatus, click here.