Theater news for the week of March 7-14, 2014
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 …
Clifton Oliver & Allison Semmes to star in national tour of Motown the Musical
Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes have been cast as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in the first national tour of Motown the Musical. The national tour kicks off April 22 in Chicago. Oliver has performed on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King, In The Height and Wicked – he’s also performed in the national tours of The Lion King, Rent and Ragtime. Semmes has performed on Broadway in Motown the Musical and The Book of Mormon – she’s also done the national tour of The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, The Wiz and Candide. (broadway.com) Read more.
2014 Olivier nominations announced
The nominations for the 2014 Olivier Awards, the West End’s version of Broadway’s Tony Awards, were announced March 10, with musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along lead the group with seven nominations apiece. (broadway.com) Read more.
Pretty Woman may be heading for Broadway
According to the New York Post, Pretty Woman may be headed for Broadway. Movie director Garry Marshall, producer Paula Wagner and screenwriter J.F. Lawton are rumored to be interested in adapting the hit movie for Broadway – but only time will tell. (broadway.com) Read more.
Upcoming Events at PlayhouseSquare
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – KeyBank Broadway Series
Too True to Be Good – CPH/CWRU MFA Program
C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce
The Sing-Off Live Tour
Not By Bread Alone
Andrew Solomon -Writer’s Center Stage Series
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Can’t Stop Singing
Clybourne Park – Cleveland Play House