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BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More!

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BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More! ABC Sets Air Date for Kristen Bell's ENCORE Musical Special; INTO THE WOODS to Be Featured
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017

In the show, executive producer Bell, who also appears, reunites the cast of a high school musical and asks them to perform it again twenty years later.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More! Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today final principal casting for the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. One of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome back international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter J back to lead the 30th Anniversary.. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More! Industry Interview: Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig's KINKY BOOTS are Made for Running
by Robert Diamond - November 14, 2017

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig's boots are made for running... on Broadway.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More! VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jordan Fisher Tangos His Way to the DWTS' Finals
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2017

Overcoming an injury, pro dancer Lindsay Arnold was able to compete in last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS, helping her celebrity partner Jordan Fisher dance their way to next week's Semi Final round of competition.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More! FROZEN Co-Stars Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel to Perform Together on ABC Holiday Special
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017

Count down to 25 Days of Christmas as Tony Award -winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow FROZEN star Kristen Bell to perform together for the very first time on primetime television, during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, airing THURSDAY, NOV. 30. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

- BRIGADOON bows this evening at New York City Center!

- Broadway Green Alliance hosts its fall textile drive today - donate in Duffy Square!

- 'CHASING MEM'RIES', starring Tyne Daly, premieres tonight at the Geffen!

- And John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS opens on Broadway!


BWW Exclusive: Check out our exclusive interview with Ben Vereen!

BWW Morning Brief November 15th, 2017 - 'LATIN HISTORY', BRIGADOON and More!


#WednesdayWisdom: A word from John Leguizamo before tonight's 'LATIN HISTORY' opening...

"I see the new Latin artist as a pioneer, opening up doors for others to follow. And when they don't open, we crowbar our way in."
- John Leguizamo (via BrainyQuote)


What we're geeking out over: Cheyenne Jackson ad-libbing a made-up AMERICAN HORROR STORY tune!


What we're watching: A vintage clip from CHICAGO's 1996 debut at City Center Encores!


Social Butterfly: Congrats to ON THE TOWN co-stars Alysha Umphress & Cody Williams, who tied the knot earlier this week!

'Twas Lit AF. ????????????????????

A post shared by Alysha Umphress (@alyshaumphress) on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:16am PST


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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