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BWW Morning Brief July 5th, 2017 - Starry 'BULLETS' at Ogunquit and More!

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Hello, July!


1) Muny Announces Cast Change for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - July 04, 2017

The Muny announced today Jeffrey Schecter will star as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. Schecter replaces Peter Scolari, who struggled with allergies during rehearsals that resulted in extreme vocal stress and a severe sinus infection.. (more...)


2) First Look At Will Young And Louise Redknapp In CABARET
by BWW News Desk - July 04, 2017

FIRST LOOK photos of WILL YOUNG as the Emcee and LOUISE REDKNAPP as Sally Bowles have today been released, ahead of the UK tour of CABARET this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Malvern, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley, Dublin and Brighton.. (more...)


3) A Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - July 04, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation.. (more...)


4) Tony Winner Heather Headley to Perform on MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
by BWW News Desk - July 04, 2017

Grammy and Tony-Award winner Heather Headley will perform a new arrangement of the Elvis Presley hit 'If I Can Dream' on Macy's 41st Annual 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Headley most recently appeared on Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE.. (more...)


5) Tickets For Megan Hilty At London's Hippodrome Now On Sale!
by BWW News Desk - July 04, 2017

Club 11 London is thrilled to bring star of the worldwide hit series SMASH and Broadway's MEGAN HILTY to The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, in London for just 4 nights from Wednesday September 6th 2017.. (more...)


Next up in our "mug shots" series is Shakespeare in the Park's
De'Adre Aziza (portrait by Walter McBride). Plus visit our merchandise shop to get your own BWW mug, t-shirt, tote bag and more!

Today's Call Sheet:

- Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starting tonight in Maine!


BWW Exclusive: Learn about Tony-winning BANDSTAND choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler's swingin' career!


#WednesdayWisdom: Better yourself with our crash course on American history through musical theatre...


What we're geeking out over: Being able to sing along to HAMILTON's instrumentals!


What we're listening to: Alice Ripley singing "Bring Back My Boy" from the BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording!


Social Butterfly: Check out Okieriete Onaodowan's GREAT COMET/HAMILTON mashup for #Ham4All!


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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