Real Estate: ever want to celebrate Christmas like it's 2003? Well, now's your chance. American Idols Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will host "Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show" at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Anyone else reading "first annual" as a threat?
Casting: Danny Burstein will join the cast of Critic's Pick! "My Fair Lady" (read my review), replacing Norbert Leo Butz; "Great Comet" star Dénee Benton is joining Critic's Pick! "Hamilton"; and the cast has been announced for City Center's 75th Anniversary Gala production of "A Chorus Line"
Critic's Pick! Extensions and Closings: "What the Constitution Means to Me" (read my review) has extended to November 4th; "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" (read my review) has extended to December 30th; "Desperate Measures" (read my review) closes October 28th; and "Smokey Joe's Cafe" (read my review) closes November 4th, but will tour and record a cast album
Let's go to the movies: before it even hits Broadway, a film adaptation of "Be More Chill" has been announced (read my review of the Off-Broadway production); meanwhile, casting continues for the "Cats" movie with Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench announced to join Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and James Corden at the Jellicle Ball