This week in theater includes news about “Wicked,” and about an older musical by the same composer; the longer life of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a hoped-for life for “Rebecca,” and the online life moves on stage.
Scroll down for a a one-man Les Miserables.
January 1, 2013
Ah, remember 2012? Here are the most-read stories on this blog in 2012, and the top ten theater-related stories of the year, some of which were deeply weird.
Broadway Theater Guide Spring 2013 – So far, 19 shows with opening dates and theaters. This will change.
Peter and the Starcatcher will closed as planned on Broadway on January 20th. But it producers now say it will reopen sometime this Spring Off-Broadway at New World Stages.
Another Wicked box office record: $2.95 million for 9 performances. 2012 was its 9th year as highest-grossing Bway show
Remember Ben (“I was raped, I was duped”) Sprecher, lead producer of Rebecca? He retains the rights to show, “plans” 2013 opening
David (@DavidsUniverse): Oy
Darci Faye (@DCF_09) I’m glad Ben Sprecher is still aiming to bring Rebecca to Broadway. I admire his determination, and wish him all the best!
Daniel Oreskes joins Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave in Eisenberg’s play The Revisionist Feb 15-Mar 31
Social Media On Stage:Theater Meets Twitter,Facebook,Youtube,Tumbler, Soundcloud..My article in American Theatre Magazine
Christopher Durang reportedly in talks for a Broadway run of his “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo reportedly to star In HBO movie of Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’ in 2014,Ryan Murphy to direct
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, link to the PBS documentary and a list of 67 Jewish songwriters.
Closing today on Broadway: Chaplin, Dead Accounts, Elf, Grace, War Horse
Brian DeVito @bdevit: I hate these early January Sundays…
One-man Les Miz film (shorter too)