Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Two New Broadway Outings Announced

Two new productions have been announced for the Main Stem. The first is a musical adaptation of the 2000 movie Bring It On, which will hit the St. James Theatre this summer. The show will be directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (who won a Tony for his choreography of In the Heights a few years back), and will play a limited engagement from July 12th through October 7th. Opening night is set for August 1st and was announced by Jordan Roth, president of the Jujamcyn Theaters (the organization that owns the St. James Theatre), via Twitter.

The second newly announced production is a musical adaptation of the 1998 Cinderella story, Ever After, which starred Drew Barrymore in that film's lead role. Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman made the announcement yesterday that the show will arrive on Broadway in the 2013-2014 season. According to, "Inspired by the 1998 film of the same title that starred Drew Barrymore, Ever After was first announced to have its world premiere in 2009 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco prior to an anticipated Broadway run. Smash and Seminar scribe Theresa Rebeck was originally attached as co-book writer, with Doug Hughes (Doubt) as director."  Now, 2012 Tony nominated director Kathleen Marshall is attached to direct the musical.

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