Broadway News February 22ndFebruary 22, 2013
PHANTOM, CHICAGO, AVENUE Q & More to Perform at Free SPOTLIGHT ON TOWN HALL Concert
The Broadway casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and CHICAGO, as well as off-Broadway’s AVENUE Q, will perform at SPOTLIGHT ON TOWN HALL on March 28. The concert will celebrate the famed New York City venue and commemorate Town Hall’s new designation as a National Historic Landmark Site. (broadway.com) Read more.
Ben Foster to Replace Shia LaBeouf in Broadway's ORPHANS
Less than 24 hours after Shia LaBeouf exited the upcoming Broadway production of ORPHANS, actor Ben Foster (pictured above) has stepped in to take over the role of Treat. Foster will be making his Broadway debut but his film credits include THE PUNISHER, THE MESSENGER, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, ALPHA DOG, 3:10 TO YUMA, RAMPART AND CONTRABAND. He can also be seen in the upcoming KILL YOUR DARLINGS opposite Daniel Radcliffe. (broadway.com) Read more.
SMASH Star Jeremy Jordan to Star Opposite Anna Kendrick in THE LAST FIVE YEARS Film
NEWSIES and SMASH star Jeremy Jordan will join Tony nominee Anna Kendrick in the Richard LaGravenese film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS. The two-character musical centers around the tumultuous relationship between Jamie (Jordan), a writer, and Cathy (Kendrick), an aspiring actress, over the course of five years. (playbill.com) Read more.