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BWW Morning Brief October 9th, 2017: Elsie Fest, FRANKENSTEIN and {MY LINGERIE PLAY} Open, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief October 9th, 2017: Elsie Fest, FRANKENSTEIN and {MY LINGERIE PLAY} Open, and More!
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BWW Morning Brief October 9th, 2017: Elsie Fest, FRANKENSTEIN and {MY LINGERIE PLAY} Open, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-Edward L. Beck's SWEETENED WATER gets a reading at Cherry Lane today!

-The cast and friends of HADESTOWN host a cast album listening party tonight!

-Write Act Rep's FRANKENSTEIN musical opens tonight at St. Luke's Theatre!

-{MY LINGERIE PLAY} opens tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater!

-HEISENBERG, starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham, opens in the West End!

-Michael Mott celebrates ABANDONED HEART in concert tonight at The Cutting Room!

-Original LENNON stars Will Chase, Mandy Gonzalez and more reunite in concert tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below!

-And Haskins, Green, Musto, Pacheco, and Vincentelli will preview the 2017 Broadway Season on THEATER TALK today!


BWW Exclusive: Watch the cast of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST get ready for its off-Broadway limited engagement!


#MotivationalMonday: THE GREAT COMET's Sumayya Ali shared her thoughts on the show's untimely closing, diversity and controversy this weekend, closing with:

So in our death; please receive our organs to give life to social activism. We give our spirit to the ingenuity of the future productions of The Great Comet and our heart will forever belong to the best fans a cast and crew could ever imagine.


What we're geeking out over: Broadway's Harvey Fierstein clarified over the weekend that he is NOT the Harvey accused of sexual harassment in this humorous tweet!


What we're watching: Take a look at what's inside rehearsals for the national tour of WAITRESS!


Social Butterfly: Check out our Instagram and Twitter to see yesterday's live coverage from Elsie Fest!

@jeremymjordan does a Disney Medley here at #ElsieFest!

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And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Colin Donnell, who turns 35 today!

BWW Morning Brief October 9th, 2017: Elsie Fest, FRANKENSTEIN and {MY LINGERIE PLAY} Open, and More!
Photo credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Colin Donnell is well-known for his work on stage, with Broadway roles that include Violet, Anything Goes (which garnered him Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Astaire nominations), and Jersey Boys. Among his other notable stage appearances are Follies, Merrily We Roll Along, Lady Be Good at New York City Center, The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Love's Labour's Lost, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Additionally, he toured with productions of Wicked and Mamma Mia!


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