After over a year in development, Matthew Warchus and Tim Minchin's Groundhog Day musical finally has a date attached. Variety reports that the musical remake of the classic 1993 film is set to begin previews on January 23, 2017 with a Broadway debut set for March 9, 2017. Minchin recently previewed one of his Groundhog Day songs at a Sydney Opera House performance, which you can check out below:
Sarah Silverman is bringing her memories of wetting the bed to Broadway. According to Broadway World, Silverman revealed during her interview on today's Howard Stern Show that she's currently working on a musical version of her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. The production will feature music by Cry-Baby's Adam Schlesinger, who has also composed music for The Dana Carvey Show, Saturday Night Live, and Crank Yankers. Silverman will not star in the show, but when Stern asked whether there would be "actual bedwetting" she said: "There won't be actual urine coming out of the urethra, but yes. Great question, Howard — that [...]
Back in January, reports began circulating that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were working on a Broadway play together, and today Showbiz411 has a new update on the once "mysterious project," which is a play by and starring David called Fish in the Dark. While it's unknown at this point whether Jerry Seinfeld will have any involvement in the project, EGOT winner and Book of Mormon producer Scott Rudin has signed on to the production and is credited with convincing David to star. Fish in the Dark will make David's first Broadway role.
A desire to reboot Clone High isn't the only truth bomb Bill Lawrence dropped in his EW interview yesterday. The Scrubs creator also confirmed that there's a Scrubs Broadway musical on the way. While Lawrence said Zach Braff will not star in the production, he did say there's a possibility that Ted's a cappella group The Worthless Peons (Sam Lloyd's real-life band The Blanks) will make an appearance.
Where does it stand now? We’re negotiating with different theater groups who will hopefully put up the money for a year to pay the composers to develop [spec songs]. Disney has nicely become a silent partner in giving the [...]
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by Kari Love, a former Broadway costume producer who now helps build prototype space suits for commercial use, and for space tourists to go into space with. They talk about how she got started on Broadway, what it was like working on the Spiderman musical, how she made the transition into space suits and how the two fields are similar.
"I love researching historical eras. A lot people liked to do their research from a fashion history standpoint, whereas I really liked to research from a greater historical context point of view. So if I need a [...]