- The Actors Fund will give a benefit performance of Seth's Broadway 101 at the New World Stages on April 14th. The show was written by Seth Rudetsky, who recently hosted Broadway Backwards and features Laura Benanti, Jonathan Groff, Andrea McArdle, Norm Lewis, Pamela Myers and a full orchestra. "Rudetsky shows what is brilliant about Broadway, how the whole thing works and why it can sometimes be a splitting headache!"
- Tony winner Gary Beach (The Producers) is joining the national tour cast of Spamalot.
- Four songs from Passing Strange, now in previews, are available for free streaming and download.
- Advance tickets to John Water's Cry-Baby, set to begin previews April 24th, go on sale this Sunday. Preview tickets are half-price.
- A Bronx Tale closes this Sunday.
- Stephen Sondheim's 1981 flop, Merrily We Roll Along, may have a revival in the 2009 season. The original production only played 16 performances.
- Despite a raft of bad reviews, The Little Mermaid is grossing $1M a week, proving that anything Disney on Broadway is bulletproof.
Big Gay Sketch Show mashes up Extreme Home Makeover and Grey Gardens:
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