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Broadway AM Report, 12/29/2016 - Remembering Debbie Reynolds and More!

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Broadway AM Report, 12/29/2016 - Remembering Debbie Reynolds and More!
Idina Menzel in BEACHES on Lifetime!
Photo by Eike Schroter

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, has passed away - take a look back at her career, see what the stars had to say, and learn about her 'Old Hollywood' collection!
- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will head out on tour in 2018...
- We got a first look (right) at Idina Menzel in BEACHES, a peek at Max von Essen in YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Off-Broadway, and highlights from the Broadway-bound AMELIE, starring Phillipa Soo!
- Darko Tresnjak's COMEDY OF ERRORS has found its full company at Hartford Stage.
- Three films with Broadway ties - FENCES, LA LA LAND and MOANA - topped the holiday weekend box office.
- And in some happy news, Broadway's Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater are expecting their first child!


Broadway Weather Forecast: Rainy with a high of 49 today...


Set Your DVR... for THE PRESENT's Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, appearing on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA today!

Broadway AM Report, 12/29/2016 - Remembering Debbie Reynolds and More!


What we're geeking out over: Kevin Spacey's wonderful impression of Al Pacino at this year's KENNEDY CENTER HONORS!


What we're watching: The new, extended trailer for Lifetime's BEACHES, starring Idina Menzel and Nia Long!

Video of the Day: In memory of two great women, watch mother/daughter pair Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher perform a touching duet...


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Mary Tyler Moore, who turns 80 today!

Emmy Award winner Mary Tyler Moore, iconic TV sitcom actress known for THE Mary Tyler Moore SHOW and THE Dick Van Dyke SHOW, last appeared on Broadway in SWEET SUE. Before that, she tread the boards in WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? and the never-opened original 1966 Broadway production of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film ORDINARY PEOPLE. Moore also starred in the 1967 movie version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. She is a co-founder of Broadway Barks - NYC's annual animal adopt-a-thon - with Bernadette Peters.

Broadway AM Report, 12/29/2016 - Remembering Debbie Reynolds and More!
Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore at Broadway Barks 14.
Photo by Walter McBride

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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