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BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!

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BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!
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by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2017

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5) BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More! BWW TV: Broadway Dreams Kids Sing Out at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 06, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

- JITNEY's Jerome Preston Bates, Brian D. Coats, Brandon J. Dirden, and Ray Anthony Thomas set for performance and Q&A at Queens Library tonight!

-KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter and more are performing a benefit concert at Feinstein's/54 Below to support Eric L. Summers.

-LGBTQA-themed ADAM & BRIAN will make its world premiere at Broadway Bound Festival!

-And Corkscrew Theater Festival kicks off its inaugural season tonight at Paradise Factory!


BWW Exclusive: Check out BWW's Michael Dale's review of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park!

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!
Photo credit: Joan Marcus

#MotivationalMonday: Nothing says motivation like seeing a little boy sing his heart out, and with Idina Menzel no less! Check out the video here!

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!


What we're watching: Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go performing "The Movie in My Mind" and "I'd Give My Life For You" at Bryant Park!


Social Butterfly: SWEENEY TODD's Stacie Bono took over our Instagram story yesterday!

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Rachel York, who turns 46 today!

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!

Rachel York is a dynamic and versatile actress, singer, dancer and comedienne, best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in "City of Angels," "Les
Miserables," "Victor/Victoria" (Drama Desk Award) with Dame Julie Andrews, "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Sly Fox" with Richard Dreyfuss, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and recently the new musical "Disaster!" Previously at the Ahmanson, Ms. York starred as Reno Sweeney in the national tour of "Anything Goes." Also on tour, she created the role of Cruella de Vil in "The 101 Dalmatians Musical," starred as Guenevere in "Camelot" and portrayed Lilli Vanessi/Kate in "Kiss Me, Kate" (U.S. tour and London's West End). Off-Broadway she starred in "The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman," Stephen Sondheim's "Putting It Together" (Drama Desk nomination), "Dessa Rose" (Drama Desk nomination) as well as NYC Encores! acclaimed productions of "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" and "Little Me." Among her favorite regional productions are "Ragtime," "The King and I" and "Turn of the Century" opposite Jeff Daniels. Ms. York turned heads with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie "Lucy." She has also appeared on several popular TV series including "Power," "Hannah Montana," "Frasier," "Numb3rs," and will be featured in the upcoming film "It Had To Be You."


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