It’s always  ‘swonderful news when our Hawaii-reared actors on Broadway and beyond take part in a range of spin-off activities like awards shows and regional theatrical productions.

We applaud these ex-patriots, who carry perhaps an invisible island flag, when they participate in craft-related activities.

Like, Marc delaCruz, the Big Island singer-actor-dancer in the mega-hit “Hamilton” on Broadway, will be one of the performers  in the New York Theatre Barn’s New Works festivities at 7 p.m. ET Monday (April 11) at Theaterlab on W. 36th St.  Because “Hamilton” is dark on Mondays, he is able to join other projects.

Marc delaCruz

Excerpts from off-Broadway endeavors “With(out) Her” and “Black-Eyed Susan” will be performed by an array of troupers from the stage, film and ballet whirlpool of talent from shows ranging from “Spider-Man: Turn Off the. Dark” to the musical “Moulin Rouge,” from the American Ballet Theatre to “Spamilton.” …

Then there’s Keala Settle, formerly of Laie, and best known for her supporting roles in the original “Waitress” Broadyway cast and performer of the global hit, “This Is Me,” from the soundtrack and movie of “The Greatest Show,” which starred Hugh Jackman.

Keala Settle

She’ll be a presenter at the Olivier Awards Sunday (April 10) at Royal Albert Hall in London, revived after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An array of notables  from Britain and Europe such as Tom Felton, Jonathan Pryce and Kit Harington will also be involved, and surely, her aloha will be one of the pluses.

The Olivier nominees include such shows as “Back to the Future – the Musical,” “The Drifters Girl,” “Frozen,” “The Bob Marley Musical,’ “Moulin Rouge,” new to the UK, and revivals like “Anything Goes,” “Cabaret” and “Spring Awakening.”…

The aforementioned Settle, by the way, has been tapped to join the cast of the summer London revival of “Sister Act,” but is making her London debut in the award-winning “& Juliet,” joining Tom Francis as Romeo and Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet. Settle plays the nurse, through June 18 at the at the Shaftesbury Theatre, in “& Juliet.” The work is described as a jukebox comedy about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lover reclaiming control of her fate.” …

If you’re Broadway bound…

So Broadway is bouncing back nicely, with Hugh Jackman’s “The Music Man,” raking in more than $3 million a week, making the revival the box office king.

This weekly list of Broadway grosses (for week ending April 4) might be handy in planning your show plans (Courtesy the Broadway League):

Week EndShowTypeTheatre#Prev#PerfGrossesGrosses
Prev Week
Prev Week
% Cap
04/03/2022ALADDINMusicalNew Amsterdam08$1,012,610$1,088,06912,43812,83290%
04/03/2022AMERICAN BUFFALO 2022PlayCircle In The Square80$592,422$683,5475,1425,61286%
04/03/2022AMERICAN UTOPIA 2021SpecialSt. James06$1,314,017$1,166,58310,10210,03298%
04/03/2022BIRTHDAY CANDLESPlayAmerican Airlines80$303,513$296,5145,2774,79791%
04/03/2022COME FROM AWAYMusicalSchoenfeld08$529,314$623,2075,7196,59368%
04/03/2022COMPANY 2021MusicalJacobs08$757,062$887,7466,8357,25882%
04/03/2022DEAR EVAN HANSENMusicalMusic Box08$637,474$749,1755,6866,39972%
04/03/2022FUNNY GIRL 2022MusicalAugust Wilson70$1,263,178$200,7938,5461,224100%
04/03/2022HADESTOWNMusicalWalter Kerr08$1,050,687$1,108,1827,3347,385100%
04/03/2022HAMILTONMusicalRichard Rodgers08$2,285,159$2,235,87910,59510,559100%
04/03/2022HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPlayLyric08$1,394,380$1,513,89410,93711,19184%
04/03/2022HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVEPlayFriedman60$221,439$3,02179%
04/03/2022MACBETH 2022PlayLongacre30$527,244$3,139100%
04/03/2022MJ THE MUSICALMusicalNeil Simon08$1,185,483$1,250,0779,1609,75483%
04/03/2022MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICALMusicalAl Hirschfeld08$1,336,959$1,406,4989,5199,90892%

04/03/2022MR. SATURDAY NIGHTMusicalNederlander60$805,619$6,21087%
04/03/2022PARADISE SQUAREMusicalEthel Barrymore71$296,350$346,6517,1657,28791%
04/03/2022PLAZA SUITE 2022PlayHudson08$1,383,563$1,567,4937,7407,79199%
04/03/2022SIXMusicalBrooks Atkinson08$1,288,716$1,241,7048,1078,15098%
04/03/2022TAKE ME OUT 2022PlayHelen Hayes80$311,997$365,1404,0643,83087%
04/03/2022THE BOOK OF MORMONMusicalEugene O’Neill08$996,401$1,058,3848,1708,41296%
04/03/2022THE LION KINGMusicalMinskoff08$1,642,666$1,709,63012,97913,20896%
04/03/2022THE LITTLE PRINCEMusicalBroadway60$359,264$5,77155%
04/03/2022THE MINUTESPlayStudio 5420$140,970$1,59980%
04/03/2022THE MUSIC MAN 2022MusicalWinter Garden08$3,335,201$3,292,95112,13312,09299%
04/03/2022THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMusicalMajestic08$738,574$841,4268,0278,96663%
04/03/2022THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH 2022PlayVivian Beaumont30$59,908$1,45646%
04/03/2022TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICALMusicalLunt-Fontanne08$751,186$812,6816,1386,89052%


And that’s Show Biz. …

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