Hello everyone and welcome back to another weekly Broadway roundup! It’s been a slow news week since everyone is still getting over the exciting Tony buzz, but there has been very big news released.
Tony award-winning director Diane Paulus of Pippin will be directing a musical adaptation of the movie Waitress that debuted in 2007. This show will be starring pop-soul singer Sarah Bareilles and there is no set date at the moment for when the show will opening. Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical announced that they will be launching a national tour beginning in 2014. Also this week marked the two-year anniversary for Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, and there will hopefully be many more performances to follow their good streak! Peter and the Starcatcher at New World Stages has also celebrated a landmark with 100 performances Off-Broadway. It was announced that this season’s hit play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has extended their previously shortened run until August twenty-fifth, so if you have a chance to see the show this summer don’t miss out!
For all of you Broadway and pooch-loving fans out there, Broadway Barks is back! They will be celebrating their fifteenth year on July thirteenth, 2013 in Shubert Alley. This event produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids helps animals all across NYC in various shelters find loving homes and families or helps support veterinary costs through donations. auctions, and grants.
This week the cast of Cinderella performed at a local Barnes & Noble to promote their cast recording. (Did you see this fabulous picture of CB’s Sunny with Santino and Laura? So awesome!) There is a film adaptation of Lysistrata Jones in the works, planned to be directed by Andy Fickman. Lysistrata Jones closed in 2012 after thirty-four previews and thirty performances.
Topping off this weeks news is the announcement that the film adaptation of Into The Woods starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt is set to hit theatres on Christmas day of 2014! I can hardly wait.