On this week’s Broadway Beat, Broadway finds its Cher, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend may be coming to an end, Starlight transports event guests to 1907 Coney Island and the ghost with the most is heading to Broadway.
Stephanie J. Block Will Play Cher in the Upcoming Cher Show
The new Broadway-bound bio-musical The Cher Show has found its star! Two-time Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block will be one of three actresses portraying Cher in the highly anticipated musical based on her life. The show will begin performances in Chicago this June before transferring to Broadway this fall.
Could the Fourth Season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend be the Last?
The end of the road for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is in sight. Last month, The CW announced that Crazy will return for a fourth run in the 2018-19 season. And, according to its star and co-creator, Rachel Bloom, the fourth season will be shows last. The network declined to comment on if season four will indeed be the show's endgame. A formal announcement on the show's finale is expected to come closer to May's upfronts, when the network pitches its schedule to ad buyers.
Visit 1907 Coney Island at After Hours at the Towers
Step right up! Join Young Friends of Starlight as they host the third annual After Hours at the Towers on Friday, April 27th. Guests will be transported back to 1907 at the scene of a uniquely fantastic place that can be none other than Coney Island from Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spell-binding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. After Hours at the Towers benefits the Bob Rohlf Internship Program, which provides paid internship opportunities for college students at Starlight Theatre.
Beetlejuice Musical to Premiere at Washington's National Theatre
It’s been in the works for years, but a Beetlejuice musical is finally set for an official launch. The musical comedy, based on Tim Burton’s beloved film of the same name, will make its world premiere in a pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. The production is tentatively slated for an October bow and performance dates are expected to be confirmed shortly. As previously reported, Alex Timbers will direct the musical, just a few months after his staged version of Moulin Rouge! opens in Boston this summer.