Monday, November 1, 2010

Broadway Buzz

There are few things that I love more than Broadway shows, and I think the fall season might be one of them. Everything from crunching leaves beneath my feet to pumpkin pies to the fresh, crisp air. I keep imagining how wonderful a trip to New York would be this time of year to see a few Broadway shows and take a stroll through Central Park. Hopefully a vacation is in my future, but until then, here’s the latest from Broadway.
    • Football fans unite! Lombardi opened October 21 in New York to adorning Green Bay Packer fans and theater-goers. Check out some great video from the show and catch the review in “The Wall Street Journal.”
    • “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Our beloved holiday classic, “Elf,” is now a Broadway musical. The show opens November 14 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Looks like Christmas came early this year.
    • Pee-wee Herman, welcome to Broadway! The Pee-wee Herman Show opens on Broadway November 11 and has been extended an additional four weeks due to overwhelming demand. I had no idea Pee-wee’s story would be so captivating!
    • Our favorite Marvel comics’ hero Spider-Man has made his way to the stage. With music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, it is going to be a rockin’ show. Read more at the Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark official website.
    • “Jersey Boys – the film!” Graham King’s GK Films acquired the rights to the Broadway blockbusterJersey Boys. After the musical steals our hearts in June at the Fox Cities P.A.C. we can relive the moments forever on film.
    • Lea Michele as Elphaba?! There’s more talk about WICKED possibly becoming a film. One of my favorite “Glee” stars is standing out as a possible Elphaba. Move over “The Wizard of Oz,” make room for “Wicked” on my DVD shelf!
    • Check out the latest and greatest from one of my favorite leading ladies, Kristin Chenoweth. She is still headlining in Promises, Promises on Broadway but has a lot to say in her interview about her other projects. WICKED’s original Glinda sure is “Pop-u-lar!”
I keep reading about how successful Promises, Promises is on Broadway, and I can’t wait to someday see Kristin Chenoweth onstage. Which Broadway performer do you wish you could see live?
Don’t forget to keep current with your Broadway Buzz. Share any interesting news you come across until the next post!

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