Quickies: Broadway Briefs

7.23.2009

By Gregory Evan Miller

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Time for some news, you theatre queens!

  • -- Out and proud Broadway leading man Cheyenne Jackson is returning to the Great White Way once again, reviving his role as Woody in Finian's Rainbow. The show must be good since it's coming back -- but nothing can beat seeing Jackson in his Xanadu cut-off shorts. Sigh. Preview performances begin October 8th, and tickets are on sale now. 
-- If New York is more than just around the river bend for you, there's still a way to get your little-boys-dancing-ballet fix.  This year's big Tony winner, Billy Elliot, is launching a national tour starting this March in Chicago.  

- Upcoming musical The Addams Family has found a New York home -- The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where Disney's The Little Mermaid is currently playing. The new show opens March 4 and it stars, among a bunch of people you've probably never heard of, the notoriously gay Nathan Lane as the lovable Gomez.

- Previews have been canceled for the world premiere of the musical Catch Me if You Can, based upon the movie of the same name, due to the death of a family member of one of it's actors. The new musical features a score by Mark Shaiman of Hairspray. That sounds good, but not so good is the fact that you won't be seeing the delicious Leonardo DiCaprio. Double sigh.

--GREGORY MILLER

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