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Broadway AM Report, 8/2/2016 - WICKED Tour, HOLIDAY INN Event 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: WICKED welcomes a new 'Fiyero' in Houston, and the cast of Broadway's HOLIDAY INN takes part in a special "making of" event in NYC!

Peters & Estefan at BROADWAY BARKS!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Joshua Henry, Mandy Gonzalez and Jonathan Kirkland have signed on for HAMILTON in Chicago and on Broadway!
- Dove Cameron and Garrett Clayton are the latest additions to NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! cast.
- Roundabout Underground has found its cast for KINGDOM COME...
- We got a look (right) at this year's BROADWAY BARKS, a peek at CATS' official opening bows and after-party interviews, and footage of MISS SAIGON's real-life helicopter in Atlanta!
- Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET will make its UK debut this autumn.
- 'CURSED CHILD' will be the final installment of JK Rowling's beloved franchise...
- And PBS and the BBC are adapting the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III for the small screen!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms this morning with a high of 77 - we'll take the rain for a break from the heat!

Quote of the Day: A word from the great Irving Berlin...

"There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny."
-- Irving Berlin (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: NEXT TO NORMAL alumni Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit and Alice Ripley singing together at 54 Below!


Video of the Day: Watch Joshua Henry -- who will play HAMILTON's new Aaron Burr in Chicago -- sing "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" from THE WIZ!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Mary-Louise Parker, who turns 52 today!

Mary-Louise Parker will take the stage this fall in HEISENBERG, reprising her role from the show's recent Off-Broadway run. She has also appeared on Broadway in THE SNOW GEESE, HEDDA GABLER, RECKLESS, PROOF (which won her a Tony in 2001), BUS STOP and PRELUDE TO A KISS. Among her Off-Broadway credits are DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, COMMUNICATING DOORS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, BABYLON GARDENS and THE ART OF SUCCESS. The actress is best known for her Golden Globe-winning portrayal of 'Nancy Botwin' in Showtime's WEEDS. She received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for 2003's ANGELS IN AMERICA mini-series and has also appeared on-screen in THE WEST WING, RED, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and FRIED GREEN TOMATOES.

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker in MTC's HEISENBERG.
Photo by Joan Marcus.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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