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BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!

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BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More! The Story Continues! LOVE NEVER DIES Finds Cast for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which makes its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More! Industry Exclusive: Michael Riedel Out at Theater Talk; To Be Replaced by Multiple Co-Hosts
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that the longtime on-air partnership of THEATER TALK co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel has come to an end. We're told that Riedel will no longer appear on the program, and instead will be replaced by multiple rotating guest co-hosts for the foreseeable future. . (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More! VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Up for Writing a GAME OF THRONES Musical; Offers Rap Lyrics
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden asked Lin-Manuel Miranda if he would consider writing a GAME OF THRONES musical. 'In a New York minute,' replied the Tony Award winner.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More! Search Underway for Missing Broadway Talent Agent, Mark Schlegel
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

According to the Paramus Daily Voice, a search is currently underway for a missing talent agent, Mark Schlegel. The 57-year-old went missing on Sunday afternoon after returning from a family trip to Scotland.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More! Breaking: Tom Hollander Will Lead Revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has just announced the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties, direct from its hit, sold-out productions at London's Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani, Artistic Director) and the West End. Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the London production's acclaimed star Tom Hollander as Henry Carr.. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-Brandy Norwood returns to the cell block in Broadway's CHICAGO!

-New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE opens tonight at Theater at St. Clement's!

-Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and more are set for tonight's INNER CITY reunion concert at Feinstein's/54 Below!

- The Rockettes will stop traffic on Sixth Avenue with the return of CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST today!

-SNOWFALL's Carter Hudson headlines Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR, opening tonight!

-And Disney's FROZEN pre-Broadway engagement begins performances tonight in Denver!


BWW Exclusive: Catch up on the latest episode of Robert W Schneider and Kevin David Thomas' 'Behind the Curtain' podcast!

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!


#ThrowbackThursday: Check out these photos from Brandy's first time as Roxie in CHICAGO on Broadway in honor of her return to the show tonight!

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

What we're geeking out over: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the L.A. cast of HAMILTON performed 'California Dreamin' at yesterday's #Ham4Ham! Click here to watch the full video!


What we're looking forward to watching: Broadway's INDECENT is set to arrive on PBS this fall!

BWW Morning Brief August 17th, 2017: Brandy Returns to the Cell Block in CHICAGO and More!


Social Butterfly: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Rachel Bloom (secretly) announced via Instagram that Josh Groban will be guest-starring on the show's upcoming season!

@joshgroban is gonna be on #crazyexgirlfriend but it's a secret so don't tell anyone

A post shared by Rachel Bloom (@racheldoesstuff) on Aug 14, 2017 at 6:46pm PDT


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