Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 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: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its one-year Broadway anniversary!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature
is JoAnn M. Hunter (portrait by Walter McBride),
choreographer for Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES!


- EXIT STRATEGY opens this evening at Primary Stages...
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates one year on Broadway tonight!
- And the cast of INDIAN SUMMER meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage.

Settle, Mueller and Glenn in WAITRESS!


- Barbra Streisand's GYPSY movie could start production this year with director Barry Levinson...
- The annual STARS IN THE ALLEY outdoor concert will take place in June!
- We got a first look (right) at Broadway's WAITRESS, plus a peek at MATILDA's three-year celebration, the PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES opening at Paper Mill, and photos from KINKY BOOTS creators Lauper & Fierstein's Walk of Fame ceremony!
- Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Season will feature works by Lucy Thurber, Taylor Mac and more.
- Stew & Heidi Rodewald will appear in their new musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public...
- Qui Nguyen won the 2015 Steinberg Award for his off-Broadway-bound VIETGONE.
- And Mark Rylance will star in THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA film, pennd by Tony Kushner!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Rain this morning and mixed sun and clouds this afternoon - high of 58 degrees!

Quote of the Day: A word from GYPSY movie star and producer Barbra Streisand...

"When I sing, people shut up."
-- Barbra Streisand (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to watching: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, set to air December 7!

Video of the Day: Check out BROADWAY BARES' tantalizing 2016 teaser!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Saoirse Ronan, who turns 22 today!

Ronan is currently making her Broadway debut as 'Abigail Williams' in THE CRUCIBLE. She was nominated for an Academy Award this year for her performance in the film BROOKLYN and received another Oscar nod for her role in ATONEMENT in 2007. Among her other film credits are THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, HOW I LIVE NOW, THE HOST, BYZANTIUM, HANNA, THE WAY BACK, THE LOVELY BONES, CITY OF EMBER, I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN and more. She will soon be seen on the big screen in THE SEAGULL and LOVING VINCENT.

Saoirse Ronan (center) and company in THE CRUCIBLE.
Photo by Jan Versweyveld

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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