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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK
- Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: Review of the Broadway Segments
- A Tale of Two Cities returns via PBS
- Theatre Memorabilia: Photo Cards
- Mr. December: Cheyenne Jackson!
- Broadway Obit: 3 Shows Closing Soon!
- November Poll Results: Favorite Theatre News Site
GREEN DAY RELEASES ITS FIRST SHOWTUNE!
December 3rd, Green Day released a new version of their hit song, "21 Guns," featuring the cast of its Broadway-bound musical American Idiot. Cast members included John Gallagher, Jr. and Mary Faber.
Click here to hear it/download it: http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/03/green-day-with-american-idiot-cast-21-guns-song-premiere
TONY! TONY!: NEW WEST SIDE STORY LEAD(S) ANNOUNCED!
Well, one thing you can't say about Matt Cavenaugh's replacement in West Side Story: he is not good-looking. No, just the opposite is true! He is Broadway cutie Matt Hydzik (above), who currently understudies the role. And the show is in good hands, I think. I actually saw him go on early in the run. He was a little rough around the edges, but he has a great voice. Like I said it was early in the run, so the whole thing was probably new to him. Rock of Ages' Jeremy Jordan (below) joins the cast to play Tony on Wednesday and Sunday. (and he ain't too shabby looking, either!) The big Tony switch occurs on December 15, when Mr. Hydzik officially becomes Tony. At the same time, several new cast members will join the show. Of the current leads, Josefina Scaglione (Maria), John Arthur Greene (Riff), Tony winner Karen Olivo (Anita) and George Akram (Bernardo) will remain with the show.
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