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More Cast Members Confirmed for ‘The Wiz’

May 12, 2009

We just heard that Ashanti will be staring in the Broadway reprisal of The Wiz as Dorothy.  Now there are more stars confirmed for the show.  Tichina Arnold (Evillene), Orlando Jones (The Wiz) and Dawn Lewis (Addaperle) will also appear in the show. I’m sorry but I still won’t see it.  Ashanti ruined it for […]

“Thriller” the…Musical?

November 7, 2008

According to Page Six a man named James Nederlander is producing a musical version of Wacko Jacko’s “Thriller” video. Source Whenever any preexisting piece is turned into a musical I’m scared.  However, I am intrigued. I think this is either crazy or brilliant…maybe both.   Want more Manifesto? Check me out at Blogger.com and TheFlowLive.com.

Katie Gets Slammed by the Critics

October 20, 2008

Katie’s performance in her new Broadway show, “All My Sons” is being slammed by the critics. Here are some of the reviews: USA Today: “At best, she exhibits a girlish exuberance that could serve her well in certain stage roles, provided she finds a director who can ease her obvious self-consciousness and get her to […]

Shrek Sings?

August 15, 2008

So Shrek is now a musical.  Brian d’Arcy James (pictured above) will be playing the part of Shrek.  The show opens in Seattle and will premiere on Broadway in November. Source WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYY?   Want more Manifesto? Check me out at Blogger.com and Today.com

No Broadway Lights for India Just Yet

August 5, 2008

Neo-soul singer India Arie was set to star on Broadway in Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf”.  But according to Whoopi Goldberg, the show’s producer, one of the financial backers decided to back out at the last minute so the show has been postponed. Source Dang that really […]