Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!

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Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!
1) Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More! VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Ben Platt For Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen Mashup, 'Found/Tonight'
by Stage Tube - March 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Ben Platt for the newest song in his #Hamildrop series, Found/Tonight. The song, which features vocals by both men, features bits of 'The Story of Tonight' from Hamilton and 'You Will Be Found' from Dear Evan Hansen. Listen below!. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2018

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3) Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More! MATILDA's Sophia Gennusa Books Recurring Role on New NBC Pilot
by Matt Smith - March 19, 2018

Even if you're little, you can do a lot indeed!! Proving the popular MATILDA mantra to be true, Sophia Gennusa, one of the original breakout stars of the 2013 Broadway blockbuster, has booked a recurring role on the new NBC investigative thriller pilot, THE ENEMY WITHIN.. (more...)

4) Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More! Alli Mauzey Will Take Over as 'Ernestina' in HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2018

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5) Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More! Betsy Wolfe Launches Broadway Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2018

BroadwayEvolved is a revolutionized Broadway summer intensive with a selective, in-depth training program for aspiring actors and educators, both created and taught by elite industry professionals. Created by Broadway star Betsy Wolfe and education professional Cynthia Rose, BroadwayEvolved will take place August 6-9, 2018 in NYC.. (more...)

Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-ROCKTOPIA begins previews tonight on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre!

-Daphne Rubin-Vega-led MISS YOU LIKE HELL begins previews tonight at The Public Theater!

BWW Exclusive: Katie Rose Clarke, Marty Thomas, and more sing Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon at Broadway Sessions!

What we're geeking out over: Go inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!

Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!
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What we're watching: Everything's Alright as Sara Bareilles debuts classic song in new JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE promo!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Chip Zien, who turns 71 today!

Brief 3/20: ROCKTOPIA Begins Previews and More!

Chip Zien created the central role of the Baker in Sondheim/Lapine's award-winning INTO THE WOODS and also created the role of Mendel in William Finn's highly acclaimed FALSETTOS. Most recently he was seen on B'way in THE BIG KNIFE directed by Douglas Hughes, The Roundabout's THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, THE COUNTRY GIRL directed by Mike Nichols and as Thenardier in the revival of LES MISERABLES. He appeared in Tommy Tune's GRAND HOTEL playing Otto Kringelein, the memorable dancing bookkeeper. Other Broadway credits include, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ALL OVER TOWN directed by Dustin Hoffman and THE SUICIDE with Derek Jacobi. Mr. Zien also starred in the La Jolla reworking of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

On TV, Mr. Zien is currently filming CRIME, a new HBO series and was a regular on THE CAROLINE RHEA SHOW, ALMOST PERFECT (CBS), NOW AND AGAIN (CBS), DEADLINE (NBC), SHELL GAME (CBS) and LOVE, SIDNEY (NBC).

Mr. Zien has recently turned his attention to writing. His new musical, THE HISTORY OF WAR was selected and presented at The New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). His one-man show DEATH IN ASHTABULA and a musical revue TRAVELS WITH MY DISCONTENT, showcasing the music of Deborah Abramson, were both developed and performed at The Barrington Stage.

Additionally, Mr. Zien has performed his solo concert at 54 Below to smashing notices.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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