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Top Stories of the Day - Wednesday June 29, 2016

Here's some of the most popular stories posted on BroadwayWorld.com in the last 24 hours!

Breaking News: Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton & Caroline O'Connor Will Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway; Opens in April at the Broadhurst!
by BWW News Desk - Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy Productions (It's Only A Play, The Visit) announce today the new musical, Anastasia, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company will be led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor in the roles they originated at Hartford Stage. Additional casting will be announced soon.


Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, Betsy Wolfe & More Join Starry Broadway Revival of FALSETTOS!
by BWW News Desk - Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Anthony Rosenthal (as Jason), Tracie Thoms (as Dr. Charlotte), Brandon Uranowitz (as Mendel), and Betsy Wolfe (as Cordelia) will join Stephanie J. Block (as Trina), Christian Borle (as Marvin), and Andrew Rannells (as Whizzer) in its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS will begin previews Thursday, September 29, and run for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street).  Opening night will be Thursday, October 27.


VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Reveals He'll Return as King George for Tonight's HAMILTON Performance
by TV News Desk - On this morning's TODAY, Tony-nominated actor Jonathan Groff (HAMILTON) spoke to Kathie Lee and Hoda about the highly anticipated film version of HBO's LOOKING.


HAMILTON's Jon Rua to Play Final Performance Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jon Rua has announced that he will play his final performance in Broadway's HAMILTON on Wednesday, June 29th.


Casts of WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE, GREAT COMET OF 1812 & More Will Perform at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK; Full Line-Up Announced!
by BWW News Desk - On Thursday, July 7, 106.7 LITE FM will kick off its 16th annual lunchtime theatre summer series, '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park.' The 2016 program will feature the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Bryant Park Stage. Check out this year's schedule below!


STAGE TUBE: Eden Does Eva- Watch Trailer of Espinosa in Studio Tenn's EVITA!
by Stage Tube - Running September 9-18 at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall, Broadway's Eden Espinosa will lead Studio Tenn's EVITA. Check out a trailer for the production below!


EVITA llegará al Nuevo Teatro Alcalá de Madrid en septiembre
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - La nueva produccion, protagonizada por INMA MIRA (EVITA), JADEL (CHE) e IGNASI VIDAL (PERÓN), se estreno el año pasado en Tenerife.


VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda: Last Season's Broadway Diversity 'A Fluke'
by Michael Dale - HAMILTON's author/star offers frank talk about what created Broadway's most diverse season and what is needed to make diversity grow.


BWW Review: CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLETs 60th Anniversary Celebration
by Melia Kraus-har - "We're the lucky ones," said Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) CEO Nicholas Ade as he introduced the company's 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Sunoco Theater in the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg on June 25th, 2016. Ade acknowledged the tremendous accomplishment in sustaining a dance institution at such a high level in tribute to Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and the company's national profile.


BWW TV: ALLEGIANCE's Darren Lee Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!
by Broadway's Backbone - Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld announced the results for our first annual Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award, which went to the company of Allegiance. Darren Lee accepted the award on behalf of his cast, with the help of Broadway favorite Sean Palmer and you can check out how it all went down below!


Posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 10:41 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond



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