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Weekend Agenda: Gavin Creel Goes to Orlandooooo Edition

Well this is a new one for The Craptacular. We’re updating live from the theater. It’s intermission at End of the Rainbow and this is what we’ll be gabbing about until the lights go down

  • Remember that fucked up dream you had where you were seeing The Book of Mormon, only you were in St. Louis and Gavin Creel was playing Elder Price? WELL GUESS WHAT
  • That really strange, high-pitched squealing sound you heard on Tuesday afternoon around 5pm? Yeah. That was The Mick losing her mind over the news that love-of-her-theater-life Steel Burkhardt has a new gig in New York City. It’s at LaMama, but to head you off at the pass, it’s not a Bruno Mars musical also starring Will Chase. It’s a “collage”of Warhol Superstar Jackie Curtis’s work, and it also stars Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. So many feelings, you guys!
  • And right on schedule, Broadway actress and Smash star Megan Hilty has signed herself a record deal. Not to rain on her parade or anything but… just… don’t take too much advice from Matt Morrison, okay, Megan?
  • Newsies opened and basically everyone loved it… except Ben Brantley over at the venerable New York Times. We adore our bro Ben for his command of language and his tendency to err on the side of snobbery, but on this one, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
  • We saw this coming a year ago: Jeremy Jordan is FAMOUS, you guys. Broadway’s hottest commodity signed with ICM this week. Stay tuned for our contest where we take bets on how soon after the Tony Awards he’ll be leaving Newsies…
  • John Doyle’s Merrily We Roll Along, which is currently playing at the Cincinnati Playhouse, may have a future on Broadway, despite feeling “emotionally cool.” LOL, you don’t say. Never would have pegged a Sondheim show as that…
  • Jonathan Groff tap danced… TAP DANCED… in MCC Theater’s Miscast benefit this week. Make sure you make it to 3:45.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sam March 31, 2012, 4:26 pm

    I was unreasonably excited about Gavin Creel being in the tour of The Book of Mormon, because I already have tickets for this December and would get to see him on stage. Except. My tickets are in Chicago, where not the first the second national tour is kicking off. Without Gavin. WHY?

    • Sam March 31, 2012, 4:27 pm

      grammar correction: not the first but* the second

  • Lindsay April 1, 2012, 2:36 am

    Ben Brantley can suck it…clearly, he doesn’t get it. And yay for Jeremy Jordan! I knew he’d get famous. Now us theater nerds will have to share him with the rest of the world….kinda like how the old-school fansies had to learn to share Christian Bale.

  • Shari April 2, 2012, 2:45 pm

    You guys… you really should have warned me to make sure I had an empty bladder before watching that video of J. Groff TAP DANCING… i inevitably peed myself. !

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