Theater Roundup: 'Little Shop' Off-Broadway, Closings & More


Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle are headlining an off-Broadway run of Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theater in Hell's Kitchen this fall. The revival will be directed by Michael Mayer (Burn This), with Groff as Seymour, Blanchard as Audrey, and Borle as the dentist. The rest of the cast is still to be announced.

Previews begin September 17th, with an opening October 17th. The run is currently set to end on November 24th. Groff will miss two weeks of the run in November (perhaps for Frozen II promo?); see Telecharge for details on the dates he'll be out.




Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, who is currently starring in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune with Michael Shannon, tweeted that someone at Sunday's performance of the show had taken a flash photo of their nude scene in the show, adding that it was "not cool at all". Her replies were filled with supportive comments and hopes that the perpetrator had been caught by an usher. Photography is prohibited during all Broadway shows.






Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) is set to make his Broadway debut in To Kill a Mockingbird, beginning November 5th. He'll be playing Jem Finch, son of Atticus and sister of Scout, a role currently played by Will Pullen. In this production, all of the children are played by adults.

On the same day, Ed Harris (Westworld) is set to take over as Atticus Finch, a role currently played by Jeff Daniels.

The play, written by Aaron Sorkin and based on the book by Harper Lee, has been hugely successful and critically acclaimed since its debut on Broadway last November.







Moulin Rouge! The Musical is releasing an Original Broadway Cast Recording later this fall. A firm date and tracklist have yet to be announced.






Fleabag, the play written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge that inspired her hit TV series, will be broadcast live to movie theaters from its West End run via National Theatre Live on September 12th. Check the link above to see if the live showing or one of its encore showings is coming to a theater near you.






Beautiful: The Carol King Musical has announced its closing date after nearly six years on Broadway. The last day to see the musical about the life of singer-songwriter Carol King will be October 27th, 2019. Singer Vanessa Carlton is currently in the lead role, originated by Jesse Mueller.







Damon Daunno, star of the Oklahoma! revival running on Broadway, played an acoustic version of the show's opening number "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" for Broadway Box.






Michelle Visage (RPDR) saw Oklahoma! and loved it.


Ditto Matt Lucas (Doctor Who).

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Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman), Eugene Cordero, Janet Varney and Tawny Newsome all went to see Hadestown while they were in town for a couple of Spontaneanation tour performances.



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The fucking nerve of some asshole to take a photo of a nude scene... wtf is wrong with people? Anyway, any and all theater talk welcomed below.