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Broadway AM Report, 8/12/2016 - Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN 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?

THIS WEEKEND'S BIG NEWS: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden stars in Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTy Hunter, starting tonight in Boston, and Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN debuts on Netflix!

Melham & Jacobs in Australia's ALADDIN!


- Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase are set for Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE concert!
- Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry will star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
- Stephen Daldry could be FROZEN's new director on Broadway...
- We got a first look (right) at ALADDIN in Sydney, plus a peek at Matthew Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom) in UNFAITHFUL in London, and stunning photos from 'HUNCHBACK' outside in Utah!
- York Theatre Company has set its 47th season.
- Chita Rivera is bringing NOWADAYS to Carnegie Hall!
- Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR has cancelled four shows to make creative changes...
- Lin-Manuel Miranda is moderating next week's GREASE: LIVE web panel.
- HOUSE's Robert Sean Leonard has signed on for CAMELOT in Connecticut.
- A deaf actor will play 'Quasimodo' in HUNCHBACK's L.A. premiere, and Tyne Daly is set for DEAR WORLD in concert!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms tonight, partly cloudy the rest of the weekend, with temps in the 90s. Whew, stay cool!

Quote of the Day: A word from CAMELOT's new king Robert Sean Leonard...

"As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus."
-- Robert Sean Leonard (via BrainyQuote)

What we're geeking out over: SHE LOVES ME star Laura Benanti's adorable pregnancy announcement!

Video of the Day: Watch the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's new musical drama THE GET DOWN, premiering today on Netflix!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Sarah Brightman, who turns 56 on Sunday!

Sarah Brightman, who was formerly married to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, originated the role of Christine Daaé in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway and in the West End. She later returned to Broadway in ASPECTS OF LOVE. Among her other stage credits are NIGHTINGALE, CATS and I AND ALBERT in London. Following her stage career, the Grammy-winning singer eventually became world's best-selling soprano of all time. The classical crossover artist has performed twice at the Olympic Games, once in Barcelona and again in Beijing. She released her eleventh studio album, DREAMCHASER, in 2013, followed by a world tour to promote the work. The next year, Brightman began training for a trip to the International Space Station but has since postponed the adventure for personal reasons.

Sarah Brightman at PHANTOM's 25th anniversary celebration.
Photo by Walter McBride

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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