Theatre and Music News: Some Like It Hot, Into The Woods, Thelma & Louise, Kimberly Akimbo, Wicked, Patti LuPone and Little Shop of Horrors

Theatre and Music News: Some Like It Hot, Into The Woods, Thelma & Louise, Kimberly Akimbo, Wicked, Patti LuPone and Little Shop of Horrors

Concord Theatricals Recordings has announced that Some Like It Hot (Original Broadway Cast Recording) will be recorded this month and released on March 24 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide, with physical release to follow. The album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Marc Shaiman, co-produced by Charlie Rosen, Bryan Carter and Mary-Mitchell Campbell with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Hunter Arnold, The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron are managers of SLIH Cast Album Limited Liability Company.

“We’re elated to be recording Marc and Scott’s killer score for this joyous new musical comedy,” said Sean Patrick Flahaven, Chief Theatricals Executive for Concord.

Sign up to receive album updates from Concord Theatricals Recordings HERE. Previously release music videos include “A Darker Shade Of Blue” and “Some Like It Hot”.

The original cast recording will include Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Joe, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry, Adrianna Hicks as Sugar, Kevin Del Aguila as Osgood, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sweet Sue, Adam Heller as Mulligan, Mark Lotito as Spats, and Angie Schworer as Minnie.  The ensemble will include Tia Altinay, TyNia René Brandon, Ian Campayno, Gabi Campo, DeMarius R. Copes, Casey Garvin, Devon Hadsell, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Jenny Hill, K.J. Hippensteel, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Brian Martin, Abby Matsusaka, Amber Owens, Kayla Pecchioni, Charles South, Brendon Stimson, Raena White, Julius Williams, and Richard Riaz Yoder.

Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today the complete cast and additional cities for the highly anticipated limited engagements across the United States of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, beginning February 2023 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, following preview performances in Buffalo, NY.

The complete cast of Into the Woods – many coming direct from the Broadway production – will include Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker, Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Cole Thompson as Jack, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, Diane Phelan as Cinderella, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Jason Forbach as Rapunzel’s Prince, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Rayanne Gonzales as Jack’s Mother (DC only), David Patrick Kelly as The Narrator, Josh Breckenridge as Cinderella’s Father, Felicia Curry as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, Jim Stanek as the Steward, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel with Erica Durham, Ellie Fishman, Marya Grandy, Paul Kreppel, Eddie Lopez, Ximone Rose, and Sam Simahk as understudies.

A musical version of Thelma & Louise is being workshoped with Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood. This musical has been in the works since at least 2021 with the film’s screenwriter, Callie Khouri, writing the book with Haley Feiffer, as well as indie singer/songwriter Neko Case creating the score.

An original cast album of Broadway’s Kimberly Akimbo will be released by Ghostlight Records in digital and streaming formats. The recording will drop on Valentine’s Day February 14 and is already available for preorder.

McKenzie Kurtz is joining Broadway’s ‘Wicked as Glinda also starting Valentine’s Day February 14. She succeeds Brittney Johnson, who will play her final performance at the Gershwin Theatre on February 12. Kurtz most recently appeared in NBC’s Annie Live! as the Star-to-Be. Upcoming roles include “Heather” in Marvel’s new television series “She Hulk” premiering on Disney+ in 2022. In the fall of 2021, she performed in the workshop of Trading Places directed by Kenny Leon. McKenzie made her Broadway debut as Princess Anna in Frozen in February of 2020.

Patti LuPone will tour, in her cabaret act Don’t Monkey With BroadwayThe tour kicks off in Orem, UT on February 4 at the Noorda Center For the Performing Arts, before heading to California, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, and more.

Euphoria’s Maude Apatow will star in Little Shop of Horrors starting February 7th. She will replace Tony winner Lena Hall, who leaves February 5.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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