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BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!

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BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
1) BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More! John Stamos, Weird Al to Star in WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

John Stamos will join forces with Weird Al Yankovic in a live-in-concert production of the Warner Bros' film, Broadway adaptation, and Roald Dahl classic novel CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. T. (more...)


2) BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More! JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio Dies at Age 79
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

The entertainment industry mourns the death of songwriter and actress Judy Parker Gaudio, (age 79). Gaudio, the writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband Bob Gaudio confirmed.. (more...)


3) BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More! BC/EFA Announces Special Auction for Opening Night Front Row Seats to SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

Bruce Springsteen, Jujamcyn Theaters and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS have joined forces to provide help for the most vulnerable among us.. (more...)


4) BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More! VIDEO: Broadway's Jordan Fisher, Debbie Gibson Wow Judges On DANCING WITH THE STARS' Season Premiere
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold danced the Tango to There's? ?Nothing? ?Holdin'? ?Me? ?Back by Shawn? ?Mendes on last night's Season 25 premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS.. (more...)


5) BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More! Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS.. (more...)


BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-The Broadway Green Alliance's fall 2017 E-Waste Collection Drive takes place in Duffy Square today!

-BLAMED: AN ESTABLISHED FICTION ends its run off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse tonight.

-Doric Wilson's STREET THEATER launches TOSOS' 2017-18 season tonight!

-And Adam Wyeth's APARTMENT BLOCK begins performances tonight at 124 Bank Street Theater!


BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS star Drew Gehling try out some 'Bad Ideas' on the latest episode of TURNING THE TABLES!


Set Your DVR... for THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, who is talking the new season of The Voice on TODAY!

BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!


What we're geeking out over: PRINCE OF BROADWAY has announced that it will be extending through 10/29!

BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!


What we're watching: Check out this video from the latest Broadway Sessions!


Social Butterfly: LOVE NEVER DIES shared via Twitter a behind-the scenes look of transforming The Stanley Theatre!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Kristen Johnston, who turns 50 today!

BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!

Kristen Johnston is most famous for her role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. Johnston made her professional stage debut with New York's Atlantic Theater Company, where she appeared in such productions as As You Like It, Girl's Talk, Stage Door, Author's Voice, Portrait of a Woman, and RoseMary For Remembrance. In addition to her stage and film career, she also teaches at the Atlantic Acting School in NYC.


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