This past week on Broadway it was announced that Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair) and Taylor Louderman (Bring It On the Musical) will be starring in Life of an Actress, a new movie musical about aspiring performers who work as waitresses. The movie produced by Paul Chau is set to be released in 2014.
First Date hits Broadway this week starting previews on July ninth. Tickets start at thirty-five dollars and stars Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family Musical, Smash) and Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled). Krysta Rodriguez will be appearing alongside Julia Mattinson (Godspell), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Andrew Kober (Hair) and many others in Drew Gasparini‘s upcoming concert entitled “I Could Use A Drink.” The concert will be held on July twenty-ninth at Joe’s Pub and tickets are only $18, so go check out his work!
Alice Cooper’s albums “Welcome to My Nightmare” and “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” may be following in the footsteps of American Idiot the Musical. Cooper is starting to envision his “Nightmare” albums together to form a Broadway show. There are still a lot of steps to take before this idea becomes a full on Broadway musical, but maybe one day Cooper’s music will hit the Great White Way.
My Fair Lady will hit Broadway next season without Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth as originally discussed. Now Harry Potter and Schindler’s List star Ralph Fiennes may be joining the cast. Fiennes is in the running to play the role of Henry Higgins, but no word on if this casting idea will be permanent.
In other theater news, Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks closed on Broadway this past week, as did Silence! The Musical. It was also announced that Bette Midler may bring “I’ll Eat You Last” to Los Angeles. This stage play by John Logan recently closed on Broadway but is hoping to send the show to the west coast sometime soon, although nothing has been confirmed yet.