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BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More! Lincoln Center Theater Announces Full Casting For MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. As previously reported, Lauren Ambrose will be playing as Eliza Doolittle and Harry Hadden-Paton will play Henry Higgins, alongside Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins. Just announced are: Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, and Manu Narayan as Zoltan Karpathy.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More! Could THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Be Coming to Broadway?
by Stephanie Wild - January 31, 2018

Will The Greatest Showman 'come alive' on a Broadway stage someday? According to 20th Century Fox film chairman-CEO Stacey Snider, it's very possible!. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More! Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway's New Evan Hansen, Taylor Trensch!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2018

He will be found! BroadwayWorld has a first look at Dear Evan Hansen's new Evan, Taylor Trensch, who made a surprise debut in Dear Evan Hansen last night. He'll perform as 'Evan Hansen' on 1/31 at 8 PM, 2/1 at 7 PM and 2/3 at 2 PM. Noah Galvin will perform all other shows this week. Noah's final performance is Sunday, 2/4 and Taylor's first 'official' performance is Tuesday, 2/6.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More! A Mostly-White PORGY AND BESS Stirs Up Controversy in Hungary
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2018

One would assume that any company of Porgy and Bess, a 1935 folk opera set in an African American tenement in Charleston, South Carolina, would be made up of a black cast. It ain't necessarily so.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More! BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - January 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-AMY AND THE ORPHANS begins previews off-Broadway at Roundabout tonight!

-Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR officially opens tonight at Classic Stage Company!

-Jane Birkin performs BIRKIN/GAINSBOURG: LE SYMPHONIQUE at Carnegie Hall tonight!

-AS IS, a stage work exploring AIDS, begins performances tonight at Workshop Theatre!

-British TV Host, Pianist & Bandleader Jools Holland begins his run at The Blue Note today!


BWW Exclusive: Check out our industry editor exclusive on how Broadway is dealing with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements!

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!


What we're geeking out over: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will soar to Tokyo!

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!


Social Butterfly: DEAR EVAN HANSEN shared some process photos of its fan photo mosaic on Twitter!


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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