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Wake Up With BWW 10/27: DIANA and AIN'T TOO PROUD Tour Complete Casting Announced, and More!

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Plus, check out all new photos from the upcoming Annie Live!, and watch JoJo Siwa perform 'Anything Goes' on Dancing With The Stars!

Wake Up With BWW 10/27: DIANA and AIN'T TOO PROUD Tour Complete Casting Announced, and More!
Cast of Diana

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news.

Today's top stories include complete casting announced for the Broadway reopening of Diana, plus a first look at all new photos and a poster from ANNIE LIVE! starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Celina Smith.

Additionally, full casting has been announced for the National Tour of Ain't Too Proud. Plus, watch JoJo Siwa perform a horror-themed 'Anything Goes' on this week's episode of Dancing With The Stars!

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Today's Top Stories

DIANA, THE MUSICAL Announces Complete Cast For Broadway Reopening
by Chloe Rabinowitz

Casting has been announced for the Broadway reopening of DIANA, THE MUSICAL. Returning to the production include Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.. (more...)


Photos: First Look at Harry Connick Jr. & Celina Smith in New ANNIE LIVE! Photos & Poster
by Michael Major

The new photos reveal Harry Connick Jr. in costume as Daddy Warbucks, along with Celina Smith as Annie and Sandy the Dog. The new live musical will also feature Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace, Jane Krakowski as Lily St. Regis, and Tituss Burgess as Rooster Hannigan. Plus, check out the new poster now!. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch JoJo Siwa Perform a Horror-Themed 'Anything Goes' Routine on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by Michael Major

Internet sensation JoJo Siwa performed a haunting rendition of 'Anything Goes' on Dancing With the Stars' 'Horror Night' last night with her partner Jenna Johnson. Watch the full performance now!. (more...)


AIN'T TOO PROUD First National Tour Announces Complete Casting
by Stephi Wild

After a week of public performances at Durham Performing Arts Center, the tour will officially launch at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. this December, before continuing to 50+ cities across North America, including a homecoming to The Temptations roots in Detroit.. (more...)


Today's Call Sheet

Caroline, or Change officially opens tonight on Broadway!

Sharon D Clarke returns to her Olivier Award-winning role as Caroline Thibodeaux, with Gabriel Amoroso (Noah Gellman), Alexander Bello (Jackie Thibodeaux), John Cariani (Stuart Gellman), Joy Hermalyn (Grandma Gellman), Arica Jackson (The Washing Machine), Tamika Lawrence (Dotty Moffett), Caissie Levy (Rose Stopnick Gellman), Adam Makké (Noah Gellman), Kevin S. McAllister (The Dryer, The Bus), Harper Miles (Radio 3), N'Kenge (The Moon), Nya (Radio 2), Richard Alexander Phillips (Alternate for Jackie Thibodeaux and Joe Thibodeaux), Jayden Theophile (Joe Thibodeaux), Nasia Thomas (Radio 1), Jaden Myles Waldman (Noah Gellman), Samantha Williams (Emmie Thibodeaux), Stuart Zagnit (Grandpa Gellman) and Chip Zien (Mr. Stopnick).

The show began previews earlier this month at Studio 54. It features a Book & Lyrics by Tony Kushner, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Direction by Michael Longhurst, Choreography by Ann Yee, Musical Supervision by Nigel Lilley and Musical Direction by Joseph Joubert.

Meet the cast here.


Phantom Reopens

The Phantom of the Opera is officially back and Broadway is Broadway again! Directed by the late theater legend Harold Prince, Phantom officially resumed performances on Friday night, October 22, at The Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Street) - the musical's New York home for all 33 record-breaking years.

As a part of the celebration, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh took the stage for a special speech, and afterwards Webber took to the streets for a special DJ set in front of The Majestic. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

Check out the video here.


Review Roundups

As touring productions are returning, BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the reviews as they come in! Check out some of our latest roundups below!

Review Roundup: THE LION KING Tour Roars Back to the Stage; What Are The Critics Saying?

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY National Tour Returns to the Stage; What Did the Critics Think?

Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Takes the Stage; What Did the Critics Think?

Review Roundup: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Kicks Off its National Tour; What Did the Critics Think?

Review Roundup: HAMILTON's Touring 'Angelica' Company Returns to the Stage!


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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