With 2014 just about to kick off, there have been many exciting new announcements for the upcoming year regarding the 2014 live performance schedule. There are many new productions that will be hitting the Broadway stage in 2014 and many of them involve performances from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. One of the biggest announcements of the week came regarding the upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The new production is scheduled to begin on February 4th on Broadway and the team behind the new musical has just revealed that the lead in the role will be replaced by pop star Carly Rae Jepsen. The singer will be replacing Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes in the title role. The team behind Cinderella also revealed that they will be recasting to role of Madame the evil step-mother with actress Fran Drescher. Carly Rae Jepsen is most known for her hit single “Call Me Maybe.” This will be her first time taking on the Broadway stage. Tickets are available now to see this production live.
Another big production is of the musical “All The Way” which will be starring TV sensation Bryan Cranston, most known for his work in the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Malcom in the Middle.” The actor will be portraying Lyndon B. Johnson during his presidency in the new production. The show will officially debut at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 6th. Tickets are on sale now. Another much talked about 2014 production will be of the new Woody Allen adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway.” Allen will be taking a break from his work in film to direct this mobster themed production which opens on April 10th at the St. James Theatre. Tickets are also on sale for this production now.
Finally one of the other big announcements regarding the upcoming 2014 Broadway schedule has actor James Franco in a major role. He will be playing George in the famed literary classic “Of Mice and Men.” This new revival of the John Steinbeck classic will co-star Chris O’Dowd. The production will officially open on April 16th at the Longacre Theatre. Tickets are available now for this much anticipated play. Will you be getting tickets to see “Of Mice and Men” live?