Theater news for the week of November 29- December 6, 2013
Billie Joe and Norah Jones release Foreverly this week.
Each week, we’re going to keep you up-to-speed with the latest Broadway news and stories. Check back every Friday to see what you missed this week and to catch a glimpse of what’s going on at PlayhouseSquare this weekend. Enjoy!
Happening on Broadway …
Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones team up on Foreverly
Green Day front man and Broadway star (American Idiot) Billie Joe Armstrong recently teamed up with Grammy-winner Norah Jones to record Foreverly a remake album of the 1958 Everly Brothers’ album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Foreverly was released under the radar this week. (usatoday.com) Read more.
Re-imagined tour of The Phantom of the Opera kicks off in Rhode Island
A re-imagined tour of The Phantom of the Opera starring Julia Udine and Mark Campell opens November 27 in Rhode Island. Produced by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, the tour runs through next September. “It’s wonderful to have a new production of Phantom touring America in the same year that the show celebrates 25 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK,” Lloyd Webber said in a statement. (playbill.com) Read more.
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd to make Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men
Producer David Binder has announced that Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will make their Broadway debuts in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, which will begin previews at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre March 19, 2014. Of Mice and Men, which hasn’t been on Broadway in 40 years, will open April 16, 2014. (broadway.com) Read more.
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