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BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!

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1) Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

Flashdance - The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour.. (more...)


2) VIDEO: Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers Ask JULIUS CAESAR Protestors - 'Really?'
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler ask recent protestors at Shakespeare in the Park's JULIUS CAESAR 'really?'. (more...)


3) Here We Go Again! Dominic Cooper Talks MAMMA MIA! Sequel
by Movies News Desk - June 22, 2017

In a new interview with ETOnline, Dominic Cooper discusses the recently confirmed sequel to 2008's MAMMA MIA! Subtitled 'Here We Go Again!', the movie hits theaters on July 20, 2018.. (more...)


4) Jermyn Street Theatre Set to Become Producing House as Tom Littler's First Season is Announced
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

In a major shift of artistic policy, Tom Littler today announces the relaunch of Jermyn Street Theatre as a producing theatre as he reveals his first season as artistic director.. (more...)


5) BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready!. (more...)


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This Weekend's Call Sheet:

- Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season!
- AFTERGLOW (here) and GROWING UP GONZALEZ debut this weekend Off-Broadway.
- Jane Krakowski performs this evening at the Rainbow Room...
- Joshua Jackson headlines CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD in the Berkshires.
- And the stars of WAITRESS and CHICAGO launch this year's 'Broadway in the Boros' series!


BWW Exclusive: See our photos from the BEAUTIFUL Sing For Hope piano unveiling earlier this week!

Abby Mueller and the cast of BEAUTIFUL. Photo by Walter McBride.

#FridayFunday: Indulge in some more footage from this year's sizzling Broadway Bares with this saucy lacrosse scrimmage!


What we're geeking out over: Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST being screened with a live orchestra in London!


What we're reading: Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT, out now via TCG!


What we're watching: Anthony Rapp in the film BWOY, screening starting this weekend at Moving Image!


Social Butterfly: Check out highlights of Jessica Grové and James Snyder in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus in Sacramento!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Mary Beth Peil, who turns 76 this weekend!

Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil is currently starring in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Among her past Broadway credits are LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, THE VISIT, FOLLIES, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, NINE and THE KING AND I. She has also taken the stage Off-Broadway in THE THREEPENNY OPERA, DOMESTICATED, HARPER REGAN, HEDDA GABLER, CYMBELINE, BIRDS OF PARADISE and many more. She has recently appeared on TV in THE GOOD WIFE and was a regular fixture on the late 1990s, early 2000s series DAWSON'S CREEK.

Nicole Scimeca and Mary Beth Peil in ANASTASIA on Broadway.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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