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BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More! Westboro Baptist Church Makes Plans to Protest Idina Menzel at Kansas City Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

In Fall 2015, the Westboro Baptist Church took aim at Kristin Chenoweth at a Kansas concert, preaching: 'God gave you a blessed life, but you strayed for sin and vice!' Now the WBC is targeting her Wicked co-star, Idina Menzel.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More! Whats Worse Than Texting During a Show? BOOK OF MORMON Audience Member Wins the Prize
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

What's worse than taking photos during a Broadway show? Nothing can top taking a phone call in the middle of an 11 o'clock number or trying to charge your phone on a Broadway set, right? Wrong. . (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More! The Pie Shop is Opening Earlier! WAITRESS Announces New Schedule Beginning in September
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

The producers of Broadway's delicious hit musical, WAITRESS, announced today that beginning Tuesday September 5, the smash musical will play on a new schedule at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with earlier week night curtain times and a Sunday evening performance.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More! VIDEO: Billy Eichner Reacts to Patti LuPone Calling Madonna a 'Movie Killer'
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, comedian Billy Eichner tells a caller how he felt when Patti LuPone called Madonna a 'movie killer' when she was a guest on the the Bravo show. . (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More! Breaking: They're Working Their Way Back! JERSEY BOYS Will Return Off-Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

The big man is back in town! The beloved Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS returns to New York City at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) this November, 2017.. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
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-Janet Metz reprises her role as the Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at NewArts!

-54 -THE MUSICAL brings sights and sounds of '70s disco to Asbury Park!

-And two-person thriller AFTER THE END opens at Paradise Factory Theatre!


BWW Exclusive: BWW's Walter McBride captured these beautiful photos as Broadway dimmed the lights in memory of Barbara Cook on Wednesday.

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!


#FridayFunday: Watch as the cast of COME FROM AWAY take flight at Broadway in Bryant Park!


What we're geeking out over: Tony winner Steve Kazee is leading an industry reading of a new musical based on the hit movie THE STING!

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!


What we're looking forward watching: Ben Platt will be guest starring on an episode of NBC's WILL & GRACE!

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!


Social Butterfly: Telsey and Company Casting announced via Twitter a search for a young actor to play the lead role of 'Ralphie' in FOX's A CHRISTMAS STORY!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Viola Davis, who turns 52 today!

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!

Viola Davis recently picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose Maxson, a devoted wife and mother who tries to champion her son's ambitions against her husband's sometimes savage derision, in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. This is the third Academy Award nomination for Davis. She was previously nominated for: THE HELP (2011) Nominee, Actress in a Leading Role and DOUBT (2008) Nominee, Actress in a Supporting Role.


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