“Now, meet four friends from the 1950s in A Taste of Things To Come, which debuts in Chicago this month. Written by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, the original musical comedy about a Betty Crocker club features an all-female cast and creative team, including director/choreographer Lorin Latarro, who talked to Rebellious.”
“Katharine McPhee getting ready to step into the lead role of pregnant pie-maker Jenna Hunterson in the hit Broadway musical Waitress — and PEOPLE’s got the first look at her in beautiful bright blue costume! The Scorpion actress and American Idol alum, 33, will make her Broadway debut this spring for a limited run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning April 10.
Waitress is the first Broadway musical ever to boast an all-female creative team. In addition to Bareilles’ music and lyrics, the show features a book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction from Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.”
“Broadway In Chicago and the producers of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME are delighted to announce the full casting for A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, a slice-of-life original musical comedy that makes its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited six-week engagement March 20 through April 29, 2018.”
“He’ll follow Marnie with a new presentation of La Traviata beginning December 4. Diana Damrau, who both made her role debut as Violetta and worked with Mayer on Rigoletto with the Met in 2013, will star as the tragic heroine Violetta once more.
Mayer will set the Verdi opera in the 18th century in a staging that captures the changing of the seasons—a decision that appears to distance the Met from the new production’s sparse predecessor (from director Willy Decker) and lean into a decidedly more traditional approach. The creative team includes Tony-winning Broadway veterans Susan Hilferty (costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting), and Christine Jones (sets), as well as choreographer Lorin Latarro.”
“Chess, the 1984 musical by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar lyricist Tim Rice, returns in a new production helmed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Running February 14–18, the Kennedy Center production features Ramin Karimloo (Anastasia, Les Misérables) as Russian chess star Anatoly Sergievski and Raúl Esparza (Company, Leap of Faith) as American chess champion Freddie Trumper, with Tony Award winner winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Svetlana Sergievsky and Tony winner Karen Olivo (In the Heights) as Florence Vassey.”
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“The Huey Lewis and the News musical Heart of Rock and Roll will kick off the 2018-19 season at San Diego’s Old Globe. Featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams, a story by Abrams and Tyler Mitchell, the production will run September 6-October 21 under the direction of Gordon Greenberg.
The creative team includes Lorin Latarro (choreography), Brian Usifer (musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations), Derek McLane (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), and John Shivers and David Patridge (sound design).”
“On Tuesday, December 12th, WAITRESS co-stars Jason Mraz and Betsy Wolfe stop by Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show to perform It Only Takes a Taste from the hit musical! BWW has a first look at the performance below!”
“Sara Bareilles will rejoin the cast of her Broadway musical Waitress beginning January 16, producers have announced. Her six-week stint will continue through February 25. For the first two weeks of her engagement, she’ll star opposite her friend and collaborator Jason Mraz, who is currently making is Broadway debut as Dr. Pomatter. Mraz will play his final performance on January 28.”
“After 2016’s record-breaking inaugural reimagined production brought Charles Dickens‘ timeless story beyond the stage and into the aisles and lobbies, McCarter Theatre Center has announced the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 5 – 31 in the Matthews Theatre.”
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“Lorin Latarro‘s choreography is pure Broadway, fitting the anachronistic mood…
This cocky tune includes a great dance break, choreographed by the talented choreographer Lorin Latarro and featuring Clyde Alves… This show is timely and smart, and has great potential to make it to New York and beyond.”
– BWW News Desk, Broadway World