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BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!

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BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! Steffan Harri, Laura Main to Go 'Green' in SHREK THE MUSICAL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2017

Believe all 'ogre' again! SHREK THE MUSICAL today announces casting for the major nationwide tour.. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! BWW Interview: Ben Lewis Talks THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - September 11, 2017

Ben Lewis's past work includes Forbidden Broadway and Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory, Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible, and playing The Phantom in the original Australian production of Love Never Dies. He's now donning the mask again to lead the West End production of Phantom of the Opera.. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! Josh Gad Thanks FROZEN Co-Star Kristen Bell for 'Literally Saving' His Family During Irma
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2017

Josh Gad turned to social media over the weekend to thank his FROZEN co-star Kristen Bell for 'literally saving' his family from the brutal forces of Hurricane Irma.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! VIDEO: Idina Menzel Gives 11-Year-Old 'Let It Go' Singer Surprise of His Life
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2017

On this week's ELLEN, Chacko explained that he has been bullied at school, but quickly got the surprise of his life when Menzel came out from backstage to show her support for the talented singer.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More! VIDEO: 9/11 Flashback - Broadway Stars Unite for Inspirational 2001 TV Spot
by Caryn Robbins - September 11, 2017

On the 16th Anniversary of 9/11, BWW looks back at a special tribute video filmed back in 2001 which proves the tried and true tradition - 'the show must go on!'. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD opens tonight at the Atlantic Theater Company!

-Gritty new musical THE DEATH OF THE MOON opens tonight at the Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theatre!

-Hal Prince will sign his new memoir SENSE OF OCCASION today at The Drama Book Shop!

-And WICKED's Amanda Rose joins MY SWOLLEN FEET at New York Summerfest Theatre Festival!


BWW Exclusive: Check out Broadway's top social media growth in this week's social analysis!

BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!


What we're geeking out over: Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, and more will be inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame!

BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!


What we're watching: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele takes one last look at the Imperial in this new video!


Social Butterfly: Regina, Gretchen, and Karen are getting ready to take over Broadway for MEAN GIRLS!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Will Chase, who turns 47 today!

BWW Morning Brief September 12th, 2017: ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD Opens and More!
Photo credit: Jennifer Broski

Will Chase most recently starred on Broadway in SOMETHING ROTTEN. Other Broadway credits include THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, THE STORY OF MY LIFE, BILLY ELLIOT, HIGH FIDELITY, THE FULL MONTY and MISS SAIGON.


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