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Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More!

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Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
1) Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Stephanie J. Block Will Play Cher on Broadway
by Stephanie Wild - March 27, 2018

According to Forbes, The Cher Show has found its Cher and it's Broadway veteran Stephanie J. Block! Block will star as the pop singer at the height of her career.. (more...)


2) Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Photo Coverage: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet for Miscast 2018, Celebrating Laurie Metcalf!
by Jennifer Broski - March 27, 2018

Just last night, the best of Broadway walked the red carpet in celebration of one of the most anticipated events of the theatrical season- MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! Be sure to check back later to watch a performance from the show!. (more...)


3) Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Drew Gehling To Lead Tina Landau Directed DAVE Musical At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Drew Gehling (Waitress, Jersey Boys) will play both President Bill Mitchell and the title role in DAVE, the world-premiere musical debuting this summer, based on the blockbuster Academy Award-nominated comedy. The production, by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), is directed by Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and will run July 13-August 19, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.. (more...)


4) Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Rialto Chatter: Harriet Harris, Will Swenson, and Kathy Fitzgerald to Lead the Cast of THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY?
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2018

According to a casting notice, the world premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington Stage Company will be lead by Harriet Harris as Fanny, Will Swenson as Tony, and Kathy Fitzgerald as Kitty. The notice also listed Arnie Burton as Bert, Chip Zien as Oscar, Hayley Podschun as Gwen, AJ Shively as Perry, and Alan H. Green as Gil. The role of Julie has not yet been cast.. (more...)


5) Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More! AN ACT OF GOD, 42nd STREET, And More Set For Bucks County Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2018

A classic tap-happy musical and a new production of a legendary Broadway comedy are highlights of Bucks County Playhouse's 2018 Season. Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler announced details of the season, which will kick off at the historic Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania on May 19.. (more...)


Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

-SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL begins previews on Broadway tonight!

-Judy Gold leads a benefit reading of THE RAGING SKILLET tonight!

-The Barbour Playwrights Award continues tonight with MOMMY'S LITTLE PRINCESS!


BWW Exclusive: SPONGEBOB stars Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee and Wesley Taylor Could Drive a Person Crazy at MISCAST!


What we're geeking out over: Go inside Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda's performance of "Found/Tonight" at MARCH FOR OUR LIVES!


What we're watching: Watch the SUMMER cast make final preparations for Broadway; previews begin tonight!


Social Butterfly: Watch BWW Live's chat with ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Lisa Howard!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Orfeh!

Brief 3/28: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Begins Previews Tonight, and More!

Orfeh is currently starring as Kit in the pre-Broadway run of Pretty Woman in Chicago. The show will open on Broadway this summer! Orfeh was last on Broadway as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical for which she was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Orfeh's other Broadway credits include Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm and Footloose. Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Love, Janis. Television and film work includes Sleeping with the Fishes (with Gina Rodriguez), Across the Universe, "Film U," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "Sex and the City" and "Chappelle's Show." She has performed at Lincoln Center with her husband, Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Andy Karl, and in numerous Broadway benefits including Hair for the Actors Fund (Grammy nomination). Her extensive recording career includes music with '90s top-40 group Or-N-More. She has performed with many music icons from legends the O'Jays to Chaka Khan. Her solo CD, "What Do You Want From Me" and latest single, "Forget My Name" are available on iTunes, as well as her most recent release, a live album titled "Legally Bound" that she and her husband recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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