On this week’s episode, Sarah Bockel returns to her role as Carole King, A Star Wars Parody takes the Off-Broadway stage, tickets are on sale now to all 2019 Broadway shows at Starlight, and a Grease prequel is in the works.
Sarah Bockel Takes Over as Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical plays Starlight Theatre June 25th through 30th, and we just got word that our leading actress will be direct from Broadway. Sarah Bockel, who has been on the road with the National Broadway Tour as Carole King, will reprise the role in New York for one month, while the current Broadway actress plays her hometown of Toronto. Break a leg on Broadway, Sarah, and we’ll see you under the stars in June!
A Musical About Star Wars to Launch Off-Broadway
A Musical About Star Wars - or Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing in the Galaxy, Much Much Better than Star Trek, is currently playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row in New York City, with an official open date of May the 4th be with you (duh). In this musical parody, two Star Wars mega-fans bond over their love of the movies, and set out to create an epic musical in hopes to take it on the Comic Con circuit. This show-within-a-show features an upbeat pop score that celebrates the legacy of all things Star Wars, and is taking Off-Broadway by force.
BroadwayHD Teams Up With Fathom for One-Night-Only 42nd Street in Cinemas
Tickets are now available to all shows in the 2019 AdventHealth Broadway Series. Kicking off the summer is the family-friendly classic, The Wizard of Oz, and later in June, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical brings the hits of this iconic singer/songwriter to the Starlight stage. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking and spectacular musical CATS makes its triumphant return to Kansas City, while Robert De Niro’s new hit musical A Bronx Tale, rounds out the month of July. And in September, the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly!, graces the starlight stage. With Rock of Ages and Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy, it’s sure to be another fantastic season under the stars.
Grease' Prequel 'Summer Loving' in the Works With John August Writing
We are hopelessly devoted to all-things Grease...except for Grease 2...that was terrible. Rumor has it that Paramount Pictures has a prequel to the iconic 1970s musical and movie in the works, with veteran writer John August tapped to write the film. August penned the big-screen hits “Big Fish” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and is currently working on the live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin, to be released later this month. Titled Summer Loving, this Grease prequel will take on the story of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance as relayed in the song “Summer Nights” from the movie and musical. We’ll keep you updated on this exciting new film as we know more.