Main | Friday, January 30, 2009

Broadway Friday

--- Equus star Daniel Radcliffe had his caricature added to the walls of Sardi's this week. The show closes on Feb. 8th.

--- Tom Wopat returns to the cast of Chicago on Feb. 16th.

--- Drag king stand-up comedian Murray Hill will host his annual Oscars party at Joe's Pub on Feb.22nd. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

--- Freebie: Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik performs tonight at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble at 6pm. The Tony and Grammy-winning Sheik will be doing numbers from his new CD, Whisper House.

--- Gavin Creel (pictured right), Will Swenson, and Caissie Levy will headline the revival of Hair, which begins previews on March 6th.

--- Thriller - The Musical is headed for Broadway. The plot will follow the same lines as Michael Jackson's landmark 14-minute video and the show will include other songs from the album as well as tracks from Jackson's Off The Wall. Director John Landis is suing for 50% of all profits derived from his creation of the music video, saying that Jackson and his Broadway backer do not have the rights to the concept.

--- Rosie O'Donnell's Broadway Kids charity has opened a new headquarters just off Times Square. The Marvel Arts Center will provide musical theater training to NYC public school kids free of charge. The kids will receive professional training in dance, music, and drama.

--- VIDEO: Gavel Creel, Jenny Kanelos, Scott Duquette, and Rory O'Malley talk about Defying Inequality, Broadway's grassroots marriage equality movement.

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