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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/2015 - FUN HOME on LATE NIGHT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news FUN HOME heads to LATE NIGHT, BEAUTY A…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brittany Snow to Come Back for PITCH PERFECT 3 by Jessica Showers

FULL CIRCLE's Brittany Snow is the latest original cast member to sign on for PITCH PERFECT 3, set to hit theaters on July 21, 2017, with stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson also returning.

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Audition Advice from Baldwin, Chenoweth, Clark, Luker and Stroman by Jessica Showers

Here's what NOT to do at an audition, straight from five Broadway divas.

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Nederlander Sells Neil Simon Air Rights to Dream Hotel Project by Jessica Showers

Nederlander will soon be funneling a new hunk of real estate profit we hope into the arts in New York City. The organization just sold nearly 20,000 square feet of air above its Neil Simon T…

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STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Off-Broadway-Bound INVISIBLE THREAD Will Travel to Uganda by Jessica Showers

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' INVISIBLE THREAD, formerly titled WITNESS UGANDA, is headed on the trip of a lifetime before it lands back in the States for its off-Broadway premiere at Sec…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HER…

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden Spotted at HAMILTON Days After President Obama's Visit by Jessica Showers

According to several reports on Twitter, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, were spotted at Broadway's Hamilton tonight, July 27, just days after President Barack Obama gave …

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FROZEN Writing Team Departs Disney's BOB THE MUSICAL; Tom Cruise to Star? by Jessica Showers

BOB THE MUSICAL is circling a new creative team.

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/27/2015 - 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Opens and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news James Lecesne brings'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNE…

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Friday, July 24, 2015

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it This weekend's big news Broadway divas are heading out …

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sophie-Louise Dann, Sally Ann Triplett and Keith Ramsay to Lead Jerry Mitchell's BECOMING NANCY Workshop by Jessica Showers

Jerry Mitchell is currently developing a musical based on Terry Ronald's book, BECOMING NANCY, and the Daily Mail writes that Sophie-Louise Dann, Sally Ann Triplett pictured, left and newcom…

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Never Before Has a Boy Wanted More! OLIVER! Movie to Conduct Nationwide Search for Leading Lads; Toby Haynes to Direct by Jessica Showers

As previously reported,a 'grittier' big screen version of Lionel Bart's OLIVER is aiming to startproduction next year in London, via Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films. Now, the Dail…

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FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This' by Jessica Showers

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Sa…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news Colin Quinn tells his story off-Broadw…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Frank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office Success by Jessica Showers

Broadway's HAMILTON isn't hurting at the box office, but it has one monetary controversy in the wings. And Frank Rich, writing in New York Magazine, has the solution.

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Taye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIG by Jessica Showers

Taye Diggs knows how to 'Let It Go' when it counts.

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Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL by Jessica Showers

Filming is underway in New York Cityfor Tony-winning director Michael Mayer'sbig screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL,adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set

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Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre Gets A Snazzy New Name by Jessica Showers

If you want to see the new dance musical TRIP OF LOVE this fall, you'll have to head to Stage 42. That's the new name of off-Broadway's 499-seat Little Shubert Theatre, located at 442 West 4…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilett…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chicago Theater Memorial Bike Ride to Honor Molly Glynn and Others Lost This Year by Jessica Showers

The Chicago theatre community willband together for a Memorial Bike Ride to commemorate those lost over the last year, including CHICAGO FIRE actress Molly Glynn.

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Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees by Jessica Showers

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards.

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Christian Borle to Lead Workshop of New 'BRITISH INVASION' Musical from Rick Elice by Jessica Showers

British pop is headed to the stage in the new piece THE BRITISH INVASION MUSICAL working title from theco-creator of JERSEY BOYS.The New York Post writes that SOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Bo…

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Rosie Perez Gives Emotional Goodbye on THE VIEW by Jessica Showers

Rosie Perez was in tears when she announced two weeks ago that she will be departing THE VIEW on August 6, writes The Hollywood Reporter. After months of rumors, co-host and Broadway star Pe…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, M…

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Tim Minchin's MATILDA Musical Headed to the Big Screen with New Material by Jessica Showers

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is getting some new tunes for its silver screen debut According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a movie version, for which composerlyricistTim Minchin is writing additional…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/20/2015 - Mrs. Smith's CAT-TACULAR and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news The crazy cat lady tells her tale off-…

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

BWW Flashback: The Train Is Leaving the Station! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Closes on Broadway Today by Jessica Showers

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ends its extended soujourn today, July 19, 2015 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Below, before the tra…

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Not Play HAMILTON for President Obama by Jessica Showers

President Barack Obama will take a tripback in time to meet one of our nation's most famous Founding Fathers

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it This weekend's big news A new junior version of CHILDRE…

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Breaking News: Director David Fincher to Bring FIGHT CLUB Rock Opera to the Stage by Jessica Showers

It's technically against the rules, but we're going to talk about FIGHT CLUB -- and this time, it's official.Mashable reports Chuck Palahniuk's long-gestating idea for a FIGHT CLUB musical w…

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Sir Ian McKellen's Reddit AMA: On Shakespeare, LOTR, Boxers and More by Jessica Showers

Yesterday, stage and screen vet Ian McKellen did an AMA on reddit. As one would expect, it waschock-full of theatre stories and signature McKellen wit.

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