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BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! Tune Up! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets 2017-18 Cast
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Seth MacFarlane Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Classic on Carpool Karaoke
by TV News Desk - August 22, 2017

Below, check out a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS duet of 'Suddenly Seymour' featuring '13' star Ariana Grande and Hollywood's Seth MacFarlane.. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! Take Your Shot at HAMILTON's New Block of Tickets, New App Lottery
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

Theatergoers on Broadway now have a second way to enter the musical Hamilton's popular daily lottery with the release of the innovative Hamilton app, effective immediately as a new block of tickets go on sale to the public today, Tuesday, August 22.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Joins Michael Feinstein for a Birthday Tune!
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2017

What's better than your actual birthday? Maybe a special birthday message from Liza Minnelli! Watch below as the stage and screen legend performs 'Light Up the Candles on the Birthday Cake,' accompanied by the one and only Michael Feinstein!. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-Previews begin for ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at Atlantic Theater Company!

-World premiere of FRIENDS CALL ME ALBERT opens tonight at Access Theater!

-And the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns to NYC for its 25th anniversary!


BWW Exclusive: BWW's Alexa Criscitiello breaks down Daveed Diggs' five upcoming projects you should know about!

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!


Set Your DVR... for the cast of COME FROM AWAY performing on GMA today!

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

What we're geeking out over: Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch will take over as Evan in DEAR EVAN HANSEN following Ben Platt's departure!

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!


What we're watching: Every little thing is gonna be 'Alt-Right' in Randy Rainbow's latest parody!


Social Butterfly: Betty Buckley called out Donald Trump last night on Twitter after catching word that 'Memory' was playing at his rally in Phoenix.


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Andrew Rannells, who turns 39 today!

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!

Andrew Rannells is perhaps best known for his role as "Elijah" on the hit HBO series GIRLS. Andrew also appeared in season two of Steven Soderbergh's THE KNICK on Cinemax, NBC's THE NEW NORMAL and in Nancy Meyer's THE INTERN. He originated the role of "Elder Price" in THE BOOK OF MORMON, for which he won a Grammy Award and was nominated for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Also on Broadway, heplayed the role of "King George" in the smash hit HAMILTON and starred as "Hedwig" in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Andrew recently appeared in the Fox feature WHY HIM alongside James Franco and Bryan Cranston. Rannells just wrapped his latest Broadway performance in FALSETTOS, for which he has been nominated for a Tony Award.


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