Tis the Season for big Broadway announcements and for Hamilton to shine. That and more in this month’s Fast 5.
Get ready to rock! Broadway’s School of Rock started previews off with a special visit from the movie cast. It’s uncanny how similar some of them look. We’re excited for the official opening Dec. 6!
Allegiance opened on Nov. 8, which tells a fictionalized story of George Takei’s childhood in Japanese internment camps in WWII. Takei stars in the show, joined by co-stars Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney Princess’ Jasmine and Mulan), Telly Leung (Glee), Katie Rose Clarke and more.
On Your Feet, the musical based on the life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, also opened this month and has been having box office success.
Unfortunately, the revival of Sylvia (starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick) and first Broadway run (but classic show) Dames at Sea announced their closings. Both shows will end their Broadway runs on January 3. Dames at Sea is planning a national tour in 2017.
4.You’ll recognize these titles
It was a big month for some titles in our 2015-16 Season.
Kinky Boots welcomed Wayne Brady as the new Lola.
Motown announced their summer return to Broadway.
Nene Leaks joined the cast of Chicago. (and Chicago celebrated it’s 19th birthday).
Wow! We’re excited to see the touring casts come through!
5.Hamilton still soaring, takes #1 spot on rap chart
Once again the words “ground” and “breaking” are being applied to that gargantuan hit in residence at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. The Hamilton cast album has officially made it to number one on the Billboard Rap Album Chart for the week of November 28.