BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
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1) FOX Exec Teases Network is 'So Close' to Announcing Next Live Musical
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2017
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this month, entertainment president David Madden teased that although the network has not yet completely solidified plans for its next live musical event, it is 'so close' to revealing which show the network will present.. (more...)
2) VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Anthem' on Final Night of the 'Lead Me Home' Tour
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2017
January 29th was the final night of Ramin Karimloo and the Broadgrass Band's 'Lead Me Home' tour across the UK. Take a look at their performance of 'Anthem' from CHESS at the final performance below!. (more...)
3) Disney Announces Opening Night Events Nationwide for Fans of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - January 31, 2017
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is scheduling special opening night events for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans on Thursday, March 16 at approximately 590 locations nationwide. T. (more...)
4) Exclusive: In Rehearsals With Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - A Refugee Musical As Timely As Ever
by Alan Henry - January 31, 2017
Above the Elgin Theatre in Toronto on the 4th floor, magical things are happening. A company with 70 Tony Award nominations and 12 wins between them are gearing up to premiere a new musical, Sousatzka, based on the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film Madame Sousatzka. At the helm of the project, notorious theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky - who is making his comeback to 'artistic producing' following his convictions for fraud and forgery during his time as the head of Livent. Livent, of course, was once a division of Cineplex Odeon which produced the Sousatzka film before being bought out by Drabinsky and his then business partner Myron Gottlieb.. (more...)
5) Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore Reprise TANGLED Roles in New Disney Channel Movie & Series
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2017
Set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed film 'Tangled' and its short film 'Tangled Ever After,' the Disney Channel Original Movie 'Tangled Before Ever After' makes its debut on FRIDAY, MARCH 10. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
- Kander & Pierce's new musical KID VICTORY begins tonight at the Vineyard.
- GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE (more here) and JONAH AND OTTO start Off-Broadway...
- And James Corden hosts Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala tonight!
BWW Exclusive: Check out our latest interview as part of BWW's "Debut of the Month" series - IN TRANSIT's Gerianne Perez!
#WednesdayWisdom: A word from KID VICTORY composer John Kander...
"There is a kind of classlessness in the theater. The rehearsal pianist, the head carpenter, the stage manager, the star of the show-all are family." - John Kander (AZ Quotes)
What we're geeking out over: This incredibly talented HAMILTON fan's 25,000 domino homage to the musical!
What we're looking forward to listening to: Bob Dylan's new album TRIPLICATE, featuring show tunes and more, out this March - get a preview below!
What we're watching: Laura Osnes singing a LA LA LAND/CINDERELLA mashup!
Social Butterfly: Check out Ben Vereen visiting Broadway's A BRONX TALE last night!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Michael C. Hall, who turns 46 today!
Michael C. Hall last starred onstage in David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Off-Broadway; the show recently transferred to the West End. Before that, he played the title role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. Among his other Broadway credits are THE REALISTIC JONESES (which earned him a Drama Desk Award in 2014), CABARET, CHICAGO and SKYLIGHT. Hall has also appeared Off-Broadway in MR. MARMALADE, CORPUS CHRISTI, CYMBELINE, MACBETH and HENRY V. The actor is also known for his award-winning roles in TV's DEXTER and SIX FEET UNDER.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!