Welcome back to another weekly Broadway news roundup! This week was full of fun events, so let’s get right to it. This past week the cast of Matilda The Musical performed live on The View with the songs “Naughty” and “Revolting Children.” The cast of Pippin also had a press day where they performed “Corner of the Sky” and the shows opening song “Magic To Do” on Good Morning America this past Thursday. In other Pippin news, their Broadway revival cast recording will be released digitally on June 4, and you can purchase a copy in stores starting July 9!
In Tony Award news, we are just about two weeks away from the big event! This past week the Tony Awards Twitter account released this behind the scenes look at a CBS promotional spot for the big night. The spot showcases Cinderella, the Jersey Boys, Matilda, Annie and many more of our favorite Broadway characters in “real-life.” If this is a taste of what is to come for the live Tony Awards, it will no doubt be a surprising evening! It was also announced that CBS will be airing The Tony Awards through year 2018.
On May 21, the popular singer/songwriting duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk released their live album (based off of their You Made This Tour). On the day of the release, their album reached the number three spot on iTunes Singer/Songwriter’s Top Albums chart. Their album can be found on iTunes, Spotify, or on their website. It’s an incredible album and features some truly remarkable singers! I would definitely recommend checking it out. In other musical-recording news, PopWatch of Entertainment Weekly has released an exclusive first-listen at the Kinky Boots cast recording! The Cyndi Lauper flare is very evident in this fun and heart-warming score. No wonder everyone is falling in love with this show! You can’t help but to sing along. I am predicting some great things for this show on Tony night.
For some other Broadway news, it was recently announced that Once‘s Steve Kazee will be returning to 54 Below this summer for more concerts so if you missed him this month, this summer is your chance to see him perform! The cast of the off-Broadway show Dogfight had a concert of their own at a Barnes & Noble to sign copies of their cast recording and sing some tunes from their show. In other news, Tony nominees Amy Morton and Tracy Letts of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be joining the cast of TV’s Homeland.
Broadway’s favorite cookie is turning one-year old this week! Schmackary’s will be celebrating it’s one-year anniversary on May 24 and 25. The Broadway-famous cookie joint also has a new service where you can order cookies and have them sent to the stage door of different Broadway theaters for your favorite Broadway actor! How cool is that?!
Although the news in the Big City never stops, my Broadway roundup has come to a close. See you all next week for another weekly roundup! I can’t wait to see what this week will bring us.