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Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it?

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY opens Off-Broadway, and the couples are set to perform Cirque du Soleil-inspired numbers on tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS!

Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!
Grumpy Cat visits CATS!

NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:

- God is a woman, after all - Paige Davis will take on the role IN AN ACT OF GOD in AZ!
- THE LION KING tour is adding new cities and reconfiguring the show.
- The who's who of Broadway will come together to support Hillary Clinton...
- We witnessed (right) Grumpy Cat become the first real feline at Broadway's CATS, watched highlights of Diane Lane in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, got a glimpse at Simon McBurney's opening bows and after-party for THE ENCOUNTER, took a first look at 'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan in Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS...', and saw a sneak peek at the touring casts of FINDING NEVERLAND and FUN HOME in rehearsal!
- Times Square's iconic Carnegie Deli will shutter just before the New Year...
- The RSC is broadcasting KING LEAR this November.
- And Leslie Odom Jr. has boarded THE ORIENT EXPRESS film!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 75 to kick off the first week of October!

What we're geeking out over: Lin-Manuel Miranda's early "debut" on SNL!


What we're watching: All-new clips from BETTER OFF SINGLE, starring Aaron Tveit!


What we're listening to: Joshua Henry and company performing VIOLET's "On My Way" for Broadway Inspirational Voices' new series!


Video of the Day: Watch the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE send off Heather Headley with a beautiful group performance of "I Won't Complain."


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to John Patrick Shanley, who turns 66 today!

Playwright John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as that year's Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk for Outstanding New Play. It was adapted for the big screen in 2008, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. His play OUTSIDE MULLINGAR debuted on Broadway in 2014. He directed PRODIGAL SON Off-Broadway last year and has also helmed Off-Broadway productions of his works STOREFRONT CHURCH, ROMANTIC POETRY, WHERE'S MY MONEY, CELLINI, MISSING/KISSING, FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, BEGGARS IN A HOUSE OF PLENTY and THE BIG FUNK. Shanley also won the 1988 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for MOONSTRUCK.

Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!
John Patrick Shanley, Annika Boras, Timothee Chalamet,
Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry and David Potters at
the opening for MTC's PRODIGAL SON. Photo by Walter McBride.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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