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BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!
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3) BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More! Final Cast Announced to Join Josie Lawrence in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
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by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical, EVITA. This environmental production, created solely for its unique theatre in-the-round, can be seen only at North Shore Music Theatre now through Sunday, October 8. Click below to watch highlights from the show!. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More! Photo Flash: First Look - Classic TV Series Graces the Stage in THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, presents the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-Celebrate 'Mean Girls Day' at the August Wilson Theatre with tickets, swag, guest appearances, and more!

-Kelli O'Hara brings 'An Intimate Evening of Spirit and Song' to The Sheen Center tonight!

-Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath lead Keen Company's LONELY PLANET, beginning tonight!

-Atlantic Theater kicks off the 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series today!

-Iris Bahr brings solo show I LOST YOU THERE back to Cherry Lane!

-Performances begin tonight for Musicals Tonight!'s THE APPLE TREE!

-And The Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY begins previews tonight at The Public!


BWW Exclusive: BWW's Alan Henry and Matt Tamanini debuted their brand new podcast, 'The Poddest Couple' yesterday, featuring an interview with Lesli Margherita and more!

BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!


Set Your DVR... for MEAN GIRLS' Tina Fey, visiting NBC's TODAY and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS!

BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!
Photo credit: Walter McBride

What we're geeking out over: Patti LuPone will be taking DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY on tour in 2018!

BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!


What we're watching: Check out the cast of WAITRESS on Tour performing 'Opening Up!'


Social Butterfly: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, and more have reacted via social media to the tragedy in Las Vegas.


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to John Patrick Shanley, who turns 67 today!

BWW Morning Brief October 3rd, 2017: MEAN GIRLS Day, Patti LuPone, and More!

Shanley won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Drama Critics Circle and Obie awards for his play Doubt: A Parable, which was recreated on the big screen in 2008 by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams and was nominated for five Oscars. In 1988, Shanley won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Moonstruck. Among his other plays are Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Big Funk, Sailor's Song, Defiance, Storefront Church and most recently, Outside Mullingar.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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