Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC 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: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- JERSEY BOYS will depart Broadway with DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli'!
- Anne Kauffman will direct Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway next summer, and THE GLASS MENAGERIE has found its home.
- Kristin Chenoweth is returning to the Great White Way with MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY!
- BEAUTIFUL is getting a new Carole King, starting in San Francisco...
- We got a first look (right) at Broadway-bound THE PROM in Atlanta, plus photos from MARIE AND ROSETTA Off-Broadway, and footage from this year's Elsie Fest!
- Tituss Burgess's THE PREACHER'S WIFE musical is getting an industry presentation.
- The Lilly Awards will host its 2016 BROADWAY CABARET this October.
- Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is headed to the West End, while BAT OUT OF HELL: THE MUSICAL is traveling to London and more in 2017.
- And a new Donna Summer musical is in the works!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 88 and overcast with a slight chance of rain today...
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Michael Feinstein, who turns 60 today!
Feinstein, whose moniker now graces supper club 54 Below in New York City and its counterpart in San Francisco, last starred on Broadway in ALL ABOUT ME, which he wrote. Before that, he appeared in concert twice, once in 'ISN'T IT ROMANTIC' and later in 'PIANO AND VOICE'. For his dedication to the Great American Songbook, Feinstein received a Special Drama Desk Award in 1988. Feinstein is also a multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist. He also works as the conductor for the Pasadena POPS and as Artistic Director of The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!