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Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN 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? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our AM Report for 2017!

TODAY'S CALL SHEET:

- NYTW's starry OTHELLO puts on a benefit show tonight.
- Darko Tresnjak's COMEDY OF ERRORS starts at Hartford Stage...
- Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH celebrates its 100th performance at New World Stages.
- And YEN - with Lucas Hedges and more - begins this evening at MCC Theater!

Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN and More!
Next up in our "mug shots" series is IN TRANSIT star
Chesney Snow (portrait by Walter McBride)!

Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN and More!NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- ANASTASIA has found its full Broadway company!
- Tyne Daly will star in DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company.
- We got a first look at highlights from JITNEY on Broadway, a peek at THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery's Sardi's portraits, plus (right) Megan Hilty on the cover of FIT PREGNANCY magazine!
- Tituss Burgess is developing THE PREACHER'S WIFE for Broadway.
- Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen are choreographing a benefit workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'.
- Lea Michele will perform solo in L.A. and NYC this month.
- Will Smith could star in Disney's upcoming live-action DUMBO film...
- And HAIRSPRAY's Kenny Leon and GREASE's Thomas Kail are among the 2017 DGA nominees!


BWW Exclusive: Prep for HOLIDAY INN's live stream this weekend with an in-depth history of Irving Berlin's life and works!


#ThrowbackThursday: Get ready for tonight's OTHELLO benefit Off-Broadway with a shot from the archives...

Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN and More!
Uta Hagen as Desdemona and Paul Robeson as OTHELLO
at Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Photo courtesy NYPL.

What we're geeking out over: Daveed Diggs singing & rapping Sesame Street's "Rubber Duckie" - check it out below!


What we're looking forward to listening to: Ariana Grande & John Legend performing the title track for Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN and More!


What we're watching: The cast of HAMILTON's White House performance of "One Last Time" in honor of President Obama's last days in office.


Social Butterfly: Lin-Manuel Miranda's selfie-at-the-theatre game is on point!


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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