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BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!

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BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More! Disney Struggling to Cast Lead Roles in Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - July 11, 2017

Disney is struggling to find its leads for the recently announced live-action remake of its hit 1992 animated film ALADDIN. The site reports that the studio and the film's director Guy Ritchie put out a global casting call back in March in an attempt to find its Aladdin and Jasmine for the project.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More! WICKED Surpasses PHANTOM OF THE THE OPERA at Broadway Box Office
by Caryn Robbins - July 11, 2017

WICKED is flying high at the Broadway box office. The long-running musical has hit $1 billion faster than any other show in Broadway history, surpassing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Broadway box office.. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More! BWW Morning Brief July 11th, 2017 - 'MIDSUMMER' at the Delacorte and More!
by Jessica Khan - July 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM takes its first bow tonight at the Delacorte!. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More! Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, and Andrea Burns to Teach in New Zealand Next Year
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2017

The Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (CIMTSS) is excited to announce that two-time Tony-nominee, star of Hamilton, Glee and Frozen JONATHAN GROFF will make his debut at CIMTSS in 2018.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More! Sierra Boggess, Chris McCarrell and More Join the BroadwayCon 2018 Line Up
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2017

BroadwayCon has just announed that Sierra Boggess, Drew Gasparini, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, and Chris McCarrell have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018.. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

- William Michals, Lesli Margherita and Anthony Santelmo, Jr. star in 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA tonight!


BWW Exclusive: Check out highlights from the BROADWAY SESSIONS season finale!


#WednesdayWisdom: Hear what Michael Moore had to say in rehearsal for his daring Broadway debut!


What we're geeking out over: St. Croix's historic tour of Alexander Hamilton's early years in Christiansted...

BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!


What we're looking forward to reading: The behind-the-scenes book for this year's Best Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN!

BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
The cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Social Butterfly: Watch Erica Gimpel perform a sneak peek from the upcoming FAME reunion concert!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Cheyenne Jackson, who turns 42 today!

Cheyenne Jackson last starred on Broadway in THE PERFORMERS. Before that, he took the stage in FINIAN'S RAINBOW, XANADU, ALL SHOOK UP, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE an AIDA. He also originated the role of 'Matthew' in ALTAR BOYZ. More recently, Jackson appeared in Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN in concert and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA at Encores! He has also taken part in concert productions of DAMN YANKEES and IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN. Among his on-screen credits are 30 ROCK, GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, as well the film version of SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS.

BWW Morning Brief July 12th, 2017 - 54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA and More!
Cheyenne Jackson in MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN.
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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