Krysta Rodriguez of Broadway’s The Addams Family Joins Smash Cast; Leslie Odom Jr. Becomes Series Regular

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More casting news for the musical TV series “Smash.” Raza Jaffrey’s (Karen’s boyfriend, Dev) exit leaves room for a new roommate. Krysta Rodriguez will play that roommate. Rodriguez will play Ana, a full regular cast member in season two. She will play Karen’s (Katherine McPhee) “fun and spunky” new roomie. The character is […]

“Smash” Adds Rising Star Andy Mientus to Second Season

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Andy Mientus, last seen in the recent off Broadway production of Carrie, has signed on to play Kyle, an aspiring musical theater writer from Brooklyn, on the second season of “Smash.” Mientus is the final installment of the three additions to the “Smash” cast to be announced. He joins Jeremy Jordan of Disney’s […]

Lucille Lortel Award nominations are in, Once leads the pack

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Nominations for the Lucille Lortel Awards are in. The 14 categories, which recognize outstanding achievement off Broadway, were announced yesterday, March 29. The ceremony, set to take place on Sunday, May 6 at NYU Skirball Center, will once again benefit The Actors Fund. A total of 30 productions received nominations. Leading the pack […]

The MCC revival of Carrie will close earlier than expected

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Following the evening performance on Sunday, April 8, 2012, after 34 previews and 46 performances, Carrie will end its run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The show had been previously extended through April 22nd. The directors of MCC said in a statement that “MCC, the authors, an the director achieved what we all […]

Broadway’s Top 10 Biggest Flops

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When the word “Broadway” is mentioned, most think of big bright lights and blockbuster hit musicals like the long running Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King or Mamma Mia.  There are hundreds of productions that are quickly forgotten upon closing; as a matter of fact most shows don’t even make it through […]