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Stephen Lynch, the singing comedian who made his Broadway debut in the now-closed musical The Wedding Singer, is featured in a “Comedy Central Presents” special that premieres tonight. So if you miss seeing this multi-talented comic on Broadway, tune into Comedy Central and catch him performing his own off-beat material!
The Little Mermaid, Disney’s latest attempt to conquer Broadway by adapting its animated films for the stage, opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this evening. The Lunt-Fontanne was the site of Disney’s first Broadway triumph (after it moved from the Palace), Beauty and the Beast, which closed there in July 2007. Directed by Francesca Zambello, The Little Mermaid stars Norm Lewis, Eddie Korbich, Sherie Rene Scott, and Broadway newcomer Sierra Boggess in the title role.
Popular recording artist Josh Groban will star in a concert version of Chess, to play at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 12th and 13th. Also starring in the concert is Broadway regular Idina Menzel, who originated the role of Elphaba in Wicked. A Cold War-era musical about rival American and Russian chess players, Chess opened on Broadway in April of 1988 and closed after only a couple months, but the show subsequently gained cult status due to its Broadway and London cast recordings.
If Golden Globe Award nominees for this year’s big Broadway-to-film transfers Sweeney Todd and Hairspray win, Broadway fans won’t get to see them accept. Due to the Writers Guild strike, the ceremony has been canceled this year. Instead, the winners will be announced in a press conference, to be televised live on NBC on January 13 at 6pm.
Three Broadway shows shuttered today. Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline, the holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the revival of Les Miserables all said goodbye to Broadway, ending limited runs that had already been extended past their original close dates.
Following a Broadway run that lasted just over a year, the Disney stage musical version of Tarzan will have a revamped production at Theater of the Stars in Atlanta in January 2009. The new production will still feature David Henry Hwang’s book and the Phil Collins score, but it will be directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, with set design by Kenneth Foy and aerial design by Paul Rubin (the Broadway production had direction and scenic design from Bob Crowley). After the new version of Tarzan debuts in Atlanta, it will tour to theaters in San Jose, Raleigh, and Dallas in early ’09.
The first new show to hit Broadway in 2008 is the play The 39 Steps, which begins performances tonight at the American Airlines Theatre. To get discount tickets to see this comedy thriller, and other Broadway musicals and plays, click here.
The Radio City Christmas show has come and gone, and Christmas trees are being taken down all over, but there is still one holiday experience available on Broadway: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. This Broadway stage version of the beloved children’s book continues playing at the St. James Theater through this Sunday, January 6. So get your tickets while you can!
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a big time for New York City — and for Broadway. But once the New Year’s celebrations die down, Broadway gets rather quiet for the period prior to the Spring tourist season. This means that January, February, and March are especially good months to get discounts on Broadway tickets. For some of the best discounts on Broadway theater tickets, check out the Broadway Discount Ticket Guide here.