Jake Gyllenhaal is out, of Into The Woods that is! The actor reportedly will no longer be appearing in the film alongside Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep as originally planned. He is planning to star in another movie and there is no word yet on who will take his place as the Prince. Anna Kendrick, the soon-to-be Into The Woods star just wrapped up filming of movie adaptation of The Last 5 Years with co-star Jeremy Jordan. The movie will hopefully be released around spring of 2014, but no official word yet.
Idina Menzel is back! The Rent and Wicked star will be leading in a new musical created by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (co-creators of Next To Normal) called If/Then. The show will have an out of town engagement in Washington, D.C. before heading to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March twenty-seventh, with previews beginning on March fourth.
Broadway in Bryant Park is back! This popular event is free to anyone who wants to attend the mini Broadway concerts that take place every thursday. Various shows come out to sings some popular songs from their shows in hopes to spread some Broadway love to the concert goers. These concerts are the perfect tease to make you want to see all that Broadway has to offer this season. For a complete schedule of the concerts, show participants and more details, head over to the parks website.
For all of you Dancing With The Stars fans out there, the show’s very own Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have hit Broadway. This dynamic duo are starring in Forever Tango, which received news on an extended run immediately after their opening night. The show is now scheduled to run until September fifteenth.
It was also announced that the Tony-award winning show Peter And The Starcatcher will be heading on tour on August fifteenth, starting in Denver, Co, and concluding in Pittsburg, Pa, next spring. No word just yet on the cast, but be sure to check back to find out more information!