Tuesday, September 28, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Dee Snider joining Rock of Ages


It’s a signature song from Rock of Ages, originally made huge by Twisted Sister.

And now, I have it on good authority that Dee Snider, lead rocker of Twisted Sister, will be joining the Rock of Ages cast.

It isn’t permanent, but this is no one night stand. Dee is in the final stages of talks to be a Broadway Rocker for 10 weeks!

My sources also tell me that Tuesday nights will be extra special – Dee Snider will be doing something special for fans after the show along the lines of Q&As and talk-backs.

Stay tuned to official Rock of Ages sources for an announcement soon... but remember that BroadwayGirlNYC told you first. :-)

Dee Snider's twitter apparently corroborates the story; on 9/28 he tweets, "Long day of rehearsals! Remembering lines, stage blocking and choreography is kicking my ass! I can do it!"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Exclusive! The BUS from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!

Hello my lovelies... I hope you have been enjoying my musings over at www.BroadwayWorld.com/BroadwayGirlNYC. And that you are following me on twitter, of course!

Check out this crazy, incredible footage I stumbled upon on youtube. It's almost 15 minutes of unseen footage of the PRISCILLA BUS!!

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert starts its pre-Broadway try-out in Toronto on October 12; the show comes to Broadway's Palace Theatre on February 28, with an opening night set for March 20.

I don't know about you, but I want to go for a ride on THIS bus!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Mitch Jarvis as Stacee Jaxx?!

Rumor has it -– and by rumor I mean my sources are solid –- that Mitch Jarvis wants to switch things up.

Mitch, who has received rave reviews as narrator Lonny in Rock of Ages, has apparently tired of the role, and successfully lobbied the ROA producers to let him take the less prominent, albeit sexier, role of Stacee Jaxx.

Maybe Mitch got tired of locking lips with Adam Dannheisser, and wanted some on-stage lady-loving instead?

No word on when the change will take place, but sounds like Jay Klaitz from the short-lived High Fidelity musical is the favorite to take over as Lonny.

You heard it here first, rockers!!


UPDATE: The contract for James Carpinello, the current Stacee Jaxx, is expected to end in September. Look for Mitch to make the change around then.

Photo: Mitch Jarvis and James Carpinello feel each other up, while Amy Spanger and Constatine Maroulis stand by.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Real Housewives of... Broadway?!

AM New York is reporting that Countess Luann de Lesseps, of The Real Housewives of New York City, may step onto the Broadway stage in Chicago.

This report comes after she was spotted dining at Bond 45 with Duncan Stewart, who casts the show.

Yes, she has released a single; but it sucks!!!

This would be stuntcasting to the Nth degree, possibly the worst example in theatrical history.

If this happens, I will officially abandon the theory that Chicago on Broadway has any credibility at all.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Update: Angel Reed had ANOTHER Broadway Star's baby?!

Back in July 2009, Angel Reed apparently craved impregnation by ANOTHER Broadway Star -- Hugh Jackman!!

Watch this documentary shot backstage at by Rock of Ages Productions:

har, har. Hope you enjoy. And serious congrats to the ACTUAL babymama and babydaddy, Angel and her beau Constantine Maroulis.

Constantine Maroulis and Angel Reed expecting a Child

They’ve never officially come out as a couple, but it’s been widely known in the Broadway community that Rock of Ages star (and former American Idol contestant) Constantine Maroulis has been dating, or at least sleeping with, ROA ensemble member Angel Reed.

Well, there’s no hiding it now; Angel has bowed out of Rock of Ages because, dun dun dun… she is pregnant with Constantine’s child!!

Best of luck to them… at the very least, this is a child who’s going to know how to ROCK!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Broadway in Bryant Park 2010

Every year, Broadway (and select off-Broadway) musicals put on performances in Bryant Park!

Pack your lunch and head out to the park at 42nd St and 6th Avenue every Thursday at 12:30pm Eastern.

Here's the full schedule of performances for Broadway in Bryant Park:

July 8th
In the Heights
Promises, Promises

July 15th
Billy Elliot
The Phantom of the Opera
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
South Pacific

July 22nd
A Little Night Music
Falling For Eve
The Lion King
Rock of Ages

July 29th
The Addams Family
Mary Poppins
Next to Normal

August 5th
Avenue Q
Million Dollar Quartet

August 12th
American Idiot
La Cage Aux Folles
Mamma Mia!
West Side Story